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Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities

Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.


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sharing, collaboration and repurposing content are the hallmarks of modern education
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free - 

More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free -  | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Getty Museum's Open Content Program offers more than 114,000 images that you can download and re-use for free. You can download and re-use the images as long as you give proper attribution for the source of the image (see my image caption for an example).
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Building Real Community Online with Free Apps -- Campus Technology

Building Real Community Online with Free Apps -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Giving students "voice, choice and connectivity" will help them gain a sense of belonging in a group even when they're states and countries apart.
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Algunas herramientas útiles no sólo para clases en línea
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An open source search engine that will help you learn pretty much anything

An open source search engine that will help you learn pretty much anything | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A team of developers just launched an open source search engine that will show you how to learn pretty much anything. It works by clustering resources into “mind maps.” They have mind maps with…
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Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY -- Campus Technology

Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A community college in New York City has taken on the challenge of showing the rest of the City University of New York system how to percolate open educational resources throughout its courses.
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University System of Maryland Scales Up OER at 12 Institutions -- Campus Technology

University System of Maryland Scales Up OER at 12 Institutions -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Twelve public higher education institutions in Maryland have been awarded grants to ramp up the use of open educational resources.
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Why anyone can steal our articles. Yes, really. - The Conversation

We believe quality information should be accessible to all and that’s why we publish under a Creative Commons license, which allows anyone, anywhere to republish our articles. This short video explains…
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California State University System Streamlines OER Adoption for Faculty and Students -- Campus Technology

California State University System Streamlines OER Adoption for Faculty and Students -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through a new partnership with VitalSource, faculty and students within the CSU system will be able to access CSU-created OER materials and other digital content on the VitalSource Bookshelf Platform.
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Mining OER infographic

Mining OER infographic | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Open Educational Resources
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Sometimes searching for materials in the internet can take hours. If you are looking for a specific lesson or how to meet a specific objective, chances are someone has a lesson for it.  Looking through Open Educational Resources can help you find what you need, or at least get you started in the right direction.
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The OEC is honored to present the 2017 winners of OER & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence | The Open Education Consortium

The OEC is honored to present the 2017 winners of OER & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence | The Open Education Consortium | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Education Consortium announces the 2017 winners of OER & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence.

The Open Education Awards Committee, populated by educators and open education advocates from around the world, reviews and selects winners. Open Educational Resources and Projects are produced in a variety of languages and developed by institutions and organizations committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone.

The Open Education Consortium is pleased to recognize these institutions and organizations as well as the resources, projects and initiatives they have contributed to free and open education.

Congratulations to the following 2017 Open Education Awards for Excellence WINNERS!
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The Met Expands Access to Images of Artworks

The Met Expands Access to Images of Artworks | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is making images of all its public-domain artworks -- more than 375,000 pieces -- available for unrestricted use.
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Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education -- Campus Technology

Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Fear and anxiety can keep many educators from embracing open educational resources and open pedagogy. Here, "open" proponents explain common concerns.
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Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.
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Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.
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OER Development: Tools and Tips

OER Development: Tools and Tips | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Find out the steps to create, tools that can help you create, and some important things that you must consider for OER development.
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Accés Obert: Modeling Open Access in Catalonia

Accés Obert: Modeling Open Access in Catalonia | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two of Spain's foremost scholarly communication experts discuss the conditions underlying the success of open access publishing in Catalonia and in Spain more generally.
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New Washington State Bill Seeks to Increase OER Use and Development

New Washington State Bill Seeks to Increase OER Use and Development | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Proposed legislation would make using open resources easier for educators.
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Scaling Digital & Open Educational Resources (OER) - OLC

A recent Pearson Education survey titled “Digital appetite vs. what’s on the table” found that about 82 percent of students, faculty and administrators surveyed think that digital is the future.  However, only 56 percent said more than half of their institution’s courses are using some sort of digital courseware.  Additionally, according to a 2016 Babson Survey Research Group study on Open Education Resources, the most common factor cited by faculty when selecting educational resources was the cost to the students and yet only 5.3% of courses are using open materials.  Both digital and OER materials have proven themselves successful at lowering costs for students and creating a unique and engaging learning experience.  So how best do schools scale these offerings for maximum benefit?  This webinar, sponsored by Ed Map and VitalSource, will focus in on best practices for managing the complexities of digital materials and OER so that the digital and OER footprint within an institution can effectively grow.
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A New Value Proposition for Open Textbooks | Higher Ed Gamma

A New Value Proposition for Open Textbooks | Higher Ed Gamma | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
 Engaging students with knowledge practices?
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Publishers and Open-Resource Advocates Square Off on the Future of Course Content

Publishers and Open-Resource Advocates Square Off on the Future of Course Content | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A debate hosted by The Chronicle at this year’s South by Southwest Edu conference offered its fair share of humor — and a few pointed jabs.
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Considering OER? Here’s what you need to know

Considering OER? Here’s what you need to know | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources (OER) are becoming more widespread in classrooms, but many educators and administrators aren’t sure how to make the leap from talking about them to actually using them.

It’s probably easier than some might think.

OER are teaching and learning resources that are free to use and share. They also are adaptable and can be customized for a specific class or student. Repositories such as The Orange Grove, the Utah Education Network, and OER Commons help educators locate and learn how to incorporate the resources into their instruction.
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Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education -- Campus Technology

Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Fear and anxiety can keep many educators from embracing open educational resources and open pedagogy. Here, "open" proponents explain common concerns.
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Fear and anxiety in theological education? Perish the thought!
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7 musts for digital and OER course materials - eCampus News

7 musts for digital and OER course materials - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the emergence of digital learning materials and open educational resources (OER), instructors have a wealth of instructional course materials at their fingertips. But just because something is free and in digital format doesn’t mean it passes muster.

“At some institutions the review and selection of course materials involves faculty collaboration and a shared responsibility to ensure course materials meet agreed-upon learning goals for students. Ideally, the decision on which course materials to use is based on the needs of the faculty teaching the course and the desired learning outcomes for the often diverse group of students taking the course,” according to a course materials guide from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

The guide offers a brief overview of OER and notes that there are always costs associated with free materials, such as costs to reproduce resources or costs associated with the manpower necessary to maintain an OER repository. Despite the costs, though, OER are a viable option for course materials.
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
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Wow, just wow.
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More colleges are using free educational resources

More colleges are using free educational resources | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Students at Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) in Arizona have done just as well academically with open educational resources (OER) as with traditional, high-priced textbooks.      In addition, students and faculty are more engaged in teaching and learning in courses that use OER, which are free or low-cost teaching and learning materials, and students are more likely to complete degrees faster.  Those benefits, as well as the cost savings, could be used in marketing efforts aimed at encouraging more students to enroll, according to OER advocates."

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8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development -- Campus Technology

8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When Harvard kicked off OpenScholar six years ago, little did it realize the impact the website creation project would have on the university — and the academic world at large.
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