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OCWC Global 2014 | Conference Website

OCWC Global 2014 | Conference Website | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The OCW Consortium global conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its impact on global education.  Conference participants will hear from global thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide.  Sessions cover new developments in open education, research results, innovative technology, policy implementation, best practices and practical solutions to challenges facing education around the world.

 

During the annual conference, Awards for Excellence in Open Education will be presented.  These awards recognize distinctive open education sites, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide.  For more information on the ACE awards, see http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/community/ace.

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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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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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Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable Textbooks -- Campus Technology

Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable Textbooks -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Open and Affordable Textbook Project, which offers grants to faculty or department groups that switch to free, low-cost or open alternatives to traditional textbooks.
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POK - Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching

POK - Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources are the result of a different approach to education: the focus in on sharing, improving and reusing educational materials created by people (not only super-experts) who are willing to let knowledge spread and be used by anyone.
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MLA Commons CORE and Open Access – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MLA Commons CORE and Open Access – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Modern Language Association recently announced an exciting open-access project, Humanities Core, funded by the NEH. The project is very ambitious and promises to be a valuable asset for researchers, particularly those without access to the expensive databases of large universities. The announcement explains the project:
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The Post-Embargo Open Access Citation Advantage: It Exists (Probably), It’s Modest (Usually), and the Rich Get Richer (of Course)

The Post-Embargo Open Access Citation Advantage: It Exists (Probably), It’s Modest (Usually), and the Rich Get Richer (of Course) | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many studies show that open access (OA) articles—articles from scholarly journals made freely available to readers without requiring subscription fees—are downloaded, and presumably read, more often than closed access/subscription-only articles. Assertions that OA articles are also cited more often generate more controversy. Confounding factors (authors may self-select only the best articles to make OA; absence of an appropriate control group of non-OA articles with which to compare citation figures; conflation of pre-publication vs. published/publisher versions of articles, etc.) make demonstrating a real citation difference difficult. This study addresses those factors and shows that an open access citation advantage as high as 19% exists, even when articles are embargoed during some or all of their prime citation years. Not surprisingly, better (defined as above median) articles gain more when made OA.
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Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education -- Campus Technology

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.
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NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free

NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
NASA just announced that any published research funded by the space agency will now be available at no cost, launching a new public web portal that anybody can access.

The free online archive comes in response to a new NASA policy, which requires that any NASA-funded research articles in peer-reviewed journals be publicly accessible within one year of publication.
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Just be careful. According to Malcolm Roberts, NASA data is "corrupt". Being a One Nation team member he would know all about corruption.
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Faculty are not Adopting Free Textbooks yet! #OER #opended #textbooks #highered

Faculty are not Adopting Free Textbooks yet! #OER #opended #textbooks #highered | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.

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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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From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find? (EdSurge News)

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find? (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into efforts encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Last year, the U.S. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of ef
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An Open Perspective on Interactive Textbooks

Open-source interactive textbooks, which are aligned with the values of academia, allow both instructors and students to take ownership of their educational resources.
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Li, Y., Zhang, M., Bonk, C. J., Zhang, W., & Guo, Y. (2017). Open educational resources (OER)-based flipped classroom practice in an undergraduate course. In F.-Q. Lai & J. Lehman, (Eds.), ...

By Curt Bonk in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the process and effectiveness of Open Educational Resources (OER) based flipped classroom practice in an undergraduate course named
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OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.
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Why Should Educators Across the Globe Be Excited About the Growing OER Resources and Community

Why Should Educators Across the Globe Be Excited About the Growing OER Resources and Community | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

... OERs not only get you added information but makes learning better by introducing better resources on concepts. Students, teachers and institutions; all get choices from various resources and can use the ones that are apt for their learning and teaching method.

Few benefits of OERs for faculty and students: ...

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Awareness of OER Low, Faculty Willing to Try -- Campus Technology

Awareness of OER Low, Faculty Willing to Try -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free or open educational resources (OER) appear to have increased in popularity over the last few years, as more state universities and community colleges carry out initiatives to replace traditional textbooks with OER. While institutions are adopting OER, however, the majority of professors and other teaching faculty in higher education are still not aware of OER, according to new report from Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) at Babson College.

The report “Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16” incorporates survey results of more than 3,000 teaching faculty and examines attitudes, opinions and use of OER. Overall, the survey paints a mixed picture for OER, where faculty members’ awareness of OER is low but improving.
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New OER Survey: The disconnect between faculty caring and assigning -

New OER Survey: The disconnect between faculty caring and assigning - | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (417) In 2012 the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) put out a new report on usage and perceptions of open educational resources (OER) usage in higher education. Covered in this blog post, the 2012 report was really … Continue reading →

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