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An open door to UNESCO's knowledge | UNESCO

An open door to UNESCO's knowledge | UNESCO | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Building peaceful, democratic and inclusive knowledge societies across the world is at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate. To make global knowledge societies possible, universal access to information is a fundamental condition.

 

Open Access means free access to scientific information and unrestricted use of electronic data for everyone. With Open Access, expensive prices and copyrights will no longer be obstacles to the dissemination of knowledge. Everyone is free to add information, modify contents, translate texts into other languages, and disseminate an entire electronic publication.

 

For UNESCO, adopting an Open Access Policy means to make thousands of its publications freely available to the public. Furthermore, Open Access is also a way to provide the public with an insight into the work of the Organization so that everyone is able to discover and share what UNESCO is doing.

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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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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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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 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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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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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!

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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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