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The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic

The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Boundless just launched the public beta version of its brand new site. What is Boundless? It’s a way to easily turn all of the open source information that exists in the world into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook. And it’s free.

 

This is one of the most exciting announcements that came across my inbox over the past few weeks. Boundless is shaping up to truly disrupt the digital textbook industry and the newly launched tools are robust enough to do just that.

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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.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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How to Go Beyond the Textbook Using Open Educational Resources | NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog

How to Go Beyond the Textbook Using Open Educational Resources | NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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thando mhlongo's curator insight, May 22, 5:20 AM

going the extra mile

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OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources?  ...

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Captivate your students using Open Educational Resources (OERs) #edtech #OERs #elearning #highered #education

Your Students Using Open Educational Resources John D. Shank Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library @ @IDLibrarian & https://www.l

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John Shank's curator insight, April 29, 2:18 PM

The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!

Chris Carter's curator insight, April 29, 7:43 PM

OERs may change the rules of he education game.

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UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

“Building inclusive Knowledge Societies through information and communication” is one of the key objectives for UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy. By adopting this objective, UNESCO Member States have recognized that knowledge plays a key role in economic growth, social development, cultural enrichment and democratic empowerment. This decision of the Members States has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.

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OER and for-profits: Are we selling out? - eCampus News

OER and for-profits: Are we selling out? - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can an advocate for open educational resources (OER) and student equity justify partnering for for-profits?

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has defined OER as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”
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Will this massive collaboration between universities spur open ed? - eCampus News

Will this massive collaboration between universities spur open ed? - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open education thrives in California through new large-scale collaboration between major universities.
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Wikipedia not destroying life as we know it

Wikipedia not destroying life as we know it | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
CROWD-SOURCED online compendium Wikipedia is not supplanting scholarship and intellectual authority, with students using it mainly as a backup rather than a primary reference.
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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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Open Educational Resources - LibGuide at University of the Witwatersrand

Open Educational Resources - LibGuide at University of the Witwatersrand | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A comprehensive set of OER resources 

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Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University

Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.

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David Wiley (ed.) - An Open Education Reader

David Wiley (ed.) - An Open Education Reader | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License."


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Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:33 AM

A fantastic collection of links, articles, insights and resources about Open Ed. 

Ana Dias's curator insight, December 17, 2014 7:11 AM

open education reader!! 

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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.

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CU Boulder Adopts Open Access -- Campus Technology

CU Boulder Adopts Open Access -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Colorado Boulder has gone public with its recent adoption of an open access policy.
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Canada is a Hot Spot for Creative and Imaginative Developments in Online Learning and Open Educational Resources | Contact North

Canada is a Hot Spot for Creative and Imaginative Developments in Online Learning and Open Educational Resources | Contact North | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Canada is a hot spot for creative and imaginative developments in online learning and open educational resources (OER).

By no means is this a comprehensive or exhaustive list of such developments and the following list is intended as a high-level overview:

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents]

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The Changing Cost of Open Source -- Campus Technology

The Changing Cost of Open Source -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At one time higher ed wanted community-built software because of the $0 price tag; now many universities are paying somebody else to keep open source projects moving forward.
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Why MOOC OERs are “ultimate necessities” in higher education - eCampus News

Why MOOC OERs are “ultimate necessities” in higher education - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researcher discusses 3 strategies to open up MOOC content.

OER-open-MOOCAre MOOCs truly the open education innovation they were designed to be?

That’s the question one researcher says those in academia should be asking. Though MOOCs are based on ubiquity (suggesting an evolution of the Open Learning Movement), in contrast with open educational resources (OER), MOOC content is often paywalled and copyrighted.

“Philosophically, the main problem with MOOCs is the inaccessibility and inadaptability of their resources, challenging democratic open access to knowledge,” explains Javiera Atenas, learning technologist at University College London (UCL). “MOOC openness is often related with openness to enrollment, and does not point to openness of the contents and the resources…A number of authors and organizations consider it an ultimate necessity to open up MOOC resources.”
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Introducing JSTOR Teaching Resources

Introducing JSTOR Teaching Resources | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free tools for educators! We are excited to share several new tools designed to help educators and students to get the most out of JSTOR and other academic resources. This new Teaching Resources site is intended to bring these tools together into one starting point for educators.

The Teaching Resources currently highlighted on this site include:

JSTOR Classroom Readings, intended to help teachers locate articles on JSTOR for classroom use, using filters for topic, length of article, and reading level.


Understanding Shakespeare, which enables scholars to link directly from lines in plays to the articles on JSTOR that mention them.


Research Basics for High School Students, a self-paced research skills course for college-bound high school students.

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OPENPediatrics offers opportunity to help physicians, and sick children, worldwide

OPENPediatrics offers opportunity to help physicians, and sick children, worldwide | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OPENPediatrics.org is an online platform that facilitates skills transfer worldwide.
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Open attribution builder - a really useful tool!

Open attribution builder - a really useful tool! | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

About Open Attribution Builder This application is:

to help you easily cite open material you find; as you fill out the form the application will automatically generate the attribution for you.to cite only openly distributed work, such as work licensed by Creative Commons or released in the public domain.to provide a default attribution statement. You’re welcome to modify the citation to make it more suitable to your needs.

This application is NOT:

to mark your own work with a Creative Commons license or to place your work in the public domain. To do so, please use the license chooser (for the CC licensed work) or CC0 Waiver (for the public domain work) provided by Creative Commons.applicable for all types of materials; this application is only for openly released work.


This application lets you enter information for title, author, license, organization, and project. You are not required to enter all information to have a citation generated. Click the ? icons to learn more about each area.


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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, January 21, 3:36 PM

This is a great tool to help teachers and course designers attribute open educational resources they use from other sources accurately and consistently. It comes from the Open Washington OER Network. As they say in the 'About' page - its purpose to attribute other people's work, not to apply a CC licence to your work. (For that you should stick to using the license chooser on the Creative Commons website.)

 

 

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UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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ICDE » ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning calls for actions by governments, higher education institutions and faculty

ICDE » ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning calls for actions by governments, higher education institutions and faculty | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Access to, and success in, open, online and flexible learning are key solutions to the pressing development challenges and needs of 21st century societies, emphasizes the November 2014 Bali message by ICDE’s higher education leaders

“To tackle inequality, unemployment, in particular among youth, and progress towards the development goals of nations, a new commitment is needed to opening up education, technology enhanced learning, the use of open educational resources, online, flexible and blended learning, research and innovation in the design, development, deployment and delivery of education at all levels.”

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:29 PM

Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)