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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.
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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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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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A global shift to open source at the university

A global shift to open source at the university | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is open education and all of the resources out there all about? What does it all mean? Jodi Biddle tackles these big questions and more in this article for Opensource.com's Open Education Week.
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OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Welcome to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. This four week course is free and open to all registe…

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A new short-term MOOC on the use of OER

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iOERs: A GUIDE TO FINDING, CHOOSING, AND USING WHAT’S OUT THERE TO TRANSFORM COLLEGE TEACHING - YouTube

iOERs: A GUIDE TO FINDING, CHOOSING, AND USING WHAT’S OUT THERE TO TRANSFORM COLLEGE TEACHING - YouTube | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This channel is a video companion to the book "Interactive Open Educational Resources." It has quick start videos that demonstrate how to quickly and effectively [locate the best online, free resources]."


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Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered

Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.

 

OER Defined

"OER are 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."
— The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan

 

We spend years teaching our children to share. Yet from the moment students enter academia, we discourage it. Lock up your work in prestigious subscription journals; keep your data close to your chest; compete instead of collaborate – these are the messages transmitted by peers and mentors. These are the tenets of our unhealthy academic culture. We need to change our priorities.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 3:48 PM

Open Education = Open Research?  Research behind the paywall vs research delivered by keyword search on Google or Bing?

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Sharing our research is important, but forgoing vigor in publishing could be problematic. For example, what makes an open source published article strong? There is a a need to explore something different that allows publication, openness, and vigor.

 

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Research and Global Open Access Initiatives

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Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19

Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19 | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Forget the content (which is amazing and current) just enjoy the emagazine format from campustechnology.

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MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact,

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4g: Student Engagement – gauging learner attitudes to OER

4g: Student Engagement – gauging learner attitudes to OER | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The study found that the majority of all types of students were positive about many aspects of OERs and some were already making extensive use of a wide range of resources, not only within their course, but when selecting an institution to attend. 

 

More than half of students expect OERs to play an increasingly important role in their learning experience in the future. However, the findings also point to a need for more clarity and reassurance for students about the role that OERs will play in learning in the future, as well as more practical support in their discovery and use.


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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, July 24, 2:03 AM

Results of a study by the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students in the UK about attitude towards and use of OER. For me, some remarkable results were:

 

"The spirit of open learning is one of sharing freely and openly yet both groups of students (traditional and non-traditional) said they were likely to share resources that they had found but with caveats, such as only with people they knew, or with just others in the same class or after they had finished using a particularly useful resource as they wanted to gain an advantage and the possibility of a higher mark than other students. Such comments highlight students' perceptions of assessment and competition. "

 

"There was less likelihood of sharing resources when the materials were produced by the students themselves. One reason was concerns over being accused of plagiarism."

 

"when asked whether materials from their courses should be made openly available, opinions were divided with views ranging from “not minding” to “no, it would devalue education and why pay for something that is made free for others not paying”."

 

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Open Education Resources - College Unbound

Open Education Resources - College Unbound | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"One of the highlights of technology is the free, open access to information that it allows. Here are some open education resources we think you'll enjoy! Free Online Courses: Use these links to enroll in free online courses, or download materials to learn at your own pace."

 

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Excellent collection of resources for motivated learners, intended mainly (but not exclusively) for those of post high-school age. College Unbound is a fascinating organization founded by Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor.


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Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The success of open government data is indisputable. By empowering data scientists as well as the general public to interrogate publicly shared government data sets, we have been able to discover new trends and correlations as well as spot malfeasance. Open data affects publicly funded academic research at a governmental and funder level as well, including the types of research supported and what happens with the data collected. Nonetheless, it took a recent statement from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to ignite the conversation about open data between individual academic researchers.

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Top school's lessons free on iTunes

Top school's lessons free on iTunes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Ms Kelleher, the school's principal, said that the focus "shouldn't be on the technology, it should always be on the learning".

 

But she said teachers can be "frustrated by the static nature of traditional textbooks. They are often expensive and out of date almost as soon as they are published."

 

Developing the digital course materials, which pupils can use at school or at home, has been "very positive" and rather than reducing the role of the teacher, she says that it makes the teacher "more important than ever".

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Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

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The consortium's mission is to  expand access to education by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources. There are webinars, resources and information about how to promote and use OERs.

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The Story of OERs

This presentation narrates the emergence of OERs, what are OERs and how we can network and collaborate to create, share OERs.

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Resource: New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images | Digital Humanities Now

Resource: New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images | Digital Humanities Now | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online

Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning -- this course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including education, publishing, librarianship, economics, politics, and more, and asks you to discover what it means to you. Open Knowledge is international and multi-institutional, bringing together instructors and students from Canada, Ghana, Mexico, the United States, and the rest of the world. It will challenge you take control of your own education, to determine your own personal learning objectives, to contribute to the development of the curriculum, to reflect on your progress, to learn new digital skills, and to take a leadership role in the virtual classroom. It will also provide you with the opportunity to connect with colleagues from different countries and professions, and to better understand areas where your interests overlap and where unexpected distincts exist. We hope you’ll consider taking this journey with us.

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Open researcher open course

Open researcher open course | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Led by Beck Pitt, the OER Research Hub has developed an open course (don't use the M word) on P2P University on being an open researcher. It is four weeks long, although you can study it anytime an...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum

Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Open Curriculum is a new entry into the lesson depot market. Like similar sites, Open Curriculum offers a collection of thousands of resources for teaching mathematics. You browse the Open Curriculum resource lists according to grade level and topic. As you might guess, a lot of the featured resources are Khan Academy materials. In addition to the Khan Academy materials you will find lessons created and shared by other teachers."


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Higher Education Funding Committee Discusses Open Textbook Library for NDUS

Higher Education Funding Committee Discusses Open Textbook Library for NDUS | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Heavy textbooks could soon be a learning tool of the past for North Dakota University students.
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Ebner, Martin et al.: How Open Content Servers Can Be Made Beneficial for Learning and Education


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OER Impact Map

OER Impact Map | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.

 


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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified, and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education.

 

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▶ Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning - YouTube

http://www.ted.com Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out th...
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