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Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence

Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Quality assurance approaches in higher education are well-established, but it is important to develop methods which are applicable to the domain of e-learning. The E-xcellence methodology (EADTU, 2009a) was therefore designed to assess the quality of e-learning in distance learning and blended learning contexts. The methodology is based around a set of benchmarks, supported by a practitioner handbook and a web-based ‘QuickScan’ self-evaluation tool. Experience shows that the E-xcellence methodology is particularly valuable for the process of improvement through collaborative internal review.


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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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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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Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News

Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OpenStax College has unveiled three new open textbooks and said its free textbooks will save students an estimated $25 million in the 2015-16 academic year.

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Open education the sustainable way in the knowledge age - University World News

Open education advocates do not believe that commercial MOOCs provide a sustainable way to widening tertiary access. “There are significant points of difference between the commercial MOOC provider model and the OERu model,” Mackintosh said.

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The do's and don'ts of creating OERs - eCampus News

The do's and don'ts of creating OERs - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Do follow these best practices in creating open resources to use and share.

open-create-OERMost faculty educators have already started creating their own open educational resources (OER) in the form of assessments, coursework, and presentations. Bringing them online to share with other educators is just the natural next step.

But there are best practices when creating and sharing OERs: resources that are freely shared and able to be modified and redistributed.
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An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Last week I enjoyed some quiet vacation time - sans wifi - on a lake in rural Tennessee with my family. This break gave me some time to think, worry, and write. I now have no doubt that the overwhe...

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The Rise of Open Curriculum

The Rise of Open Curriculum - Bright - Medium

Free, adaptable curriculum is quickly displacing traditional textbook publishers in our schools — and that’s a welcome c…


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Une autre dimension ouverte par le développement de l'usage des technologies même si la réalité à tendance à nous démontrer que les potentiels sont encore fort peu explorés|exploités

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Rich Sources of Curated Open Educational Resources – High Quality, Current, and Free | Extreme Networks

Rich Sources of Curated Open Educational Resources – High Quality, Current, and Free | Extreme Networks | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Extreme Networks survey on open educational resources (OER) shows that high-quality, openly licensed learning materials are improving the educational

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▶ Penn Manor: The power of open in education - YouTube

Charlie Reisinger, IT director for the Penn Manor school district, helped bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School....
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OER Pilot Kickoff

OER Pilot Kickoff | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of New Hampshire has launched its first significant pilot initiative in Open Educational Resources!  As the Pilot Consultant/resident blogger/enthusiastic Tweet-Maven, I thought I would write a bit to introduce the process, some of our participants, and what we focused on during our first training session.

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Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped

Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Few things annoy me more than burning time on bureaucratic paperwork. Frankly, as an educator, my time and attention should be centered on students and learning — and that includes modifying and selecting readings and resources. Finding fresh critical pedagogical articles that connect pop culture and critical thinking, for example, is not only more interesting to me professionally than revising course outcomes to match accreditation evaluation rubrics, but such articles are more useful and engaging for my students. Plus, such articles can support critical thinking skills and connecting these skills with media in students’ lives. While some administrators might disagree, few educators would. Making this “idealistic” hope happen is a challenge. One possible path to this solution: reconceive how we as individuals approach Open Educational Resources (OERs) and our use of educational technologies. UNSECO defined OERs in 2002 as “technology-enabled, open provision of educational resources for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes.”
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The cost of developing an open textbook: $80,000 – $130,000 | Tony Bates

The cost of developing an open textbook: $80,000 – $130,000 | Tony Bates | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open textbooks may be free, but they are not without cost. So what is the cost of developing an open textbook from scratch? Answer: a minimum of $80,000, more likely around $130,000. Here’s how I arrived at the figure, based on my own open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.

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edX makes it easy for authors to share under Creative Commons - Creative Commons

edX makes it easy for authors to share under Creative Commons - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

edX has added the ability for authors to apply a Creative Commons (CC) license to their courses and videos on its platform. More than 50 academic institutions, including MIT and Harvard, use edX to offer free courses that anyone in the world can join. Now, authors at these institutions and elsewhere may license their courses...

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Approach to Education Innovation Making Use of Open Content - PDF paper

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UMUC Replaces Textbooks with Embedded Digital Resources | UMUC

UMUC Replaces Textbooks with Embedded Digital Resources | UMUC | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The first phase of the plan was completed last fall, when about 40 percent of undergraduate courses began using open educational resources (OER) and other types of no-cost resources.

 

The change was prompted in part by the rising cost of textbooks combined with opportunities now available to find and access peer-reviewed content and information in specialized databases and other digital sources.

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Open Education and & Personal Learning ~ Stephen's Web

Open Education and & Personal Learning ~ Stephen's Web | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 24, 10:31 AM

This article shares a presentation given by Stephen Downes back in April 2015 covering Open Education and Personal Learning.

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The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News | eSchool News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creating flexible and easily distributed OER is easy with a few simple steps. Follow these do's and don'ts.
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The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News | eSchool News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Do follow these best practices in creating open resources to use and share

oer-creationWhether you know it or not, most educators have already started creating their own open educational resources (OER) in the form of tests, handouts, and presentations. Bringing them on online to share with other educators is just the natural next step.

But there are best practices creating and sharing OERs, which are resources that are freely shared and able to be modified and redistributed.
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First Open Textbook Conference Scheduled in Minneapolis -- Campus Technology

The Open Textbook Network will hold a first Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota to encourage faculty to use open textbooks in their courses.
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Open or shut?

Open or shut? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age. They are the researchers and teachers who freely share their knowledge and studies online. They are circumventing traditional approaches and discovering new ways of sharing their work. They are the open scholars.

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Office 365 is building integration into educational open source software

Office 365 is building integration into educational open source software | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After a few decades behind the iron wall of anti-open source sentiments, it would appear Microsoft is finally open (all pun intended) to the benefits and extended possibilities open source implement
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Heard about it last month in a meeting. Moodle is already talking to office 365, starting to be interesting

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Microsoft is coming back again...

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Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach | Bossu | Open Praxis

Capacity-building in open education: an Australian approach | Bossu | Open Praxis | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Addressing the gap between global open educational resource (OER) proliferation and the slow adoption of OER and open educational practices (OEP) in Australian higher education, this paper focuses on a capacity-building project targeting academics, academic support staff and educational developers. The conception, design, development, piloting and evaluation of an open, online professional development micro course are detailed, highlighting key aspects of the open design and considerations for sharing and reuse across higher education institutions. The open micro course introduces five key OEP concepts through five contemporary curriculum design topics, using knowledge co-creation activities which engage learners in iterative shaping of the course, and generate artefacts for demonstration and recognition of learning. Opportunities for short to longer term capacity-building which leverage the micro course are also discussed, in response to significant shifts underway in higher education funding and professional development priorities.
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An Open Education Reader

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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Open access: The true cost of science publishing

Open access: The true cost of science publishing | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cheap open-access journals raise questions about the value publishers add for their money.

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Openness in higher education: Open Educational Resources

"Openness in Higher Education: Open Educational Resources (OER) By: Glenda Cox .Presented at: University of South Africa (UNISA) on 17 March 2015 ..."


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Measuring the success of an open textbook | Tony Bates

Measuring the success of an open textbook | Tony Bates | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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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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