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Open Resource Training 101 -- Campus Technology

Open Resource Training 101 -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here are four professional development hurdles that come up during OER rollouts on campus and a few good strategies for overcoming these issues.
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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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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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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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OER revolution in higher ed

OER revolution in higher ed | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources have grown over the last few years from one-off oddities in single courses to the basis of entire degree programs. Cutting out textbook costs for students tops the list of reasons administrators encourage faculty to develop and adopt these free—or very inexpensive—resources, also known as OER.

Other enticements include immediate access for students who sometimes wait or refuse to buy course materials, and instructors’ ability to customize and update OER, which range from digital textbooks to interactive tutorials to quizzes to YouTube videos.
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Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think -- Campus Technology

Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

A recent survey of 3,000 faculty members by Babson College reported that six in 10 instructors (58 percent) were "generally unaware" of open educational resources (OER). Some were downright resistant to the whole idea. "I am against freely giving faculty intellectual property," declared one respondent. "It is tantamount to working for nothing. The universities don't want to pay us and the book companies don't want to pay us."

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Behind the scenes: creative commons publishing

Behind the scenes: creative commons publishing | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We believe in the free flow of information and proudly publish under creative commons.
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5 Ways to Participate in the #GoOpen Movement

5 Ways to Participate in the #GoOpen Movement | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Julie Keane - Here are five examples of strategies and organizations to help educators start pariticipating in the #GoOpen movement.
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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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Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access

Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Germany’s DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions to all of Elsevier’s academic and sci…
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Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform -- Campus Technology

Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble Education has released a new platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use open educational resources.
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Open Research for Academics: how to be an academic in the twenty-first century

Open Research for Academics: how to be an academic in the twenty-first century | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open research is about more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. Ahead of a workshop and hackathon later this week, Bian…
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Half of academics confused about open data

Half of academics confused about open data | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Survey reveals three quarters of academics have shared data despite widespread uncertainty
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Faculty: OER use could triple in the next 5 years - eCampus News

Faculty: OER use could triple in the next 5 years - eCampus News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources (OER) in higher education could triple in use as primary courseware in the next five years, according to a new survey of college and university faculty.

OER have the potential to jump from 4 percent use as primary courseware to 12 percent, noted a Cengage Learning survey of more than 500 faculty. And one of the main reasons for the projected increase in adoption is OER’s potential as a solution for students who skip or defer classes due to the price of required course textbooks or learning resources.

The survey, Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape, also found that OER use for supplemental learning materials may nearly quadruple in size, from 5 percent to 19 percent.
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