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Open Access and Creative Commons - for everyone

Open Access and Creative Commons - for everyone | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Most of the links listed on this page offer resources with a less restrictive copyright licence under open access or creative commons rules.

 

What are Open Access Resources?

 

Open access resources are publications that have "free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, [allow search engines to] crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other then those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself". (Budapest Open Access Initiative)

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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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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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Open Source and the NGDLE

If the transformation to an NGDLE implies a disaggregation of the "services formerly known as the LMS," factors other than technical feasibility and p
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A new MOOC to learn what Open Education is about

A new MOOC to learn what Open Education is about | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The University of Texas at Arlington launches a new MOOC, Introduction to Open Education, aimed at faculty and graduate students who are interested in learning how it can reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve learning outcomes.

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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature.
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Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.
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OER Development: Tools and Tips

OER Development: Tools and Tips | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Find out the steps to create, tools that can help you create, and some important things that you must consider for OER development.
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Accés Obert: Modeling Open Access in Catalonia

Accés Obert: Modeling Open Access in Catalonia | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two of Spain's foremost scholarly communication experts discuss the conditions underlying the success of open access publishing in Catalonia and in Spain more generally.
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New Washington State Bill Seeks to Increase OER Use and Development

New Washington State Bill Seeks to Increase OER Use and Development | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Proposed legislation would make using open resources easier for educators.
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Scaling Digital & Open Educational Resources (OER) - OLC

A recent Pearson Education survey titled “Digital appetite vs. what’s on the table” found that about 82 percent of students, faculty and administrators surveyed think that digital is the future.  However, only 56 percent said more than half of their institution’s courses are using some sort of digital courseware.  Additionally, according to a 2016 Babson Survey Research Group study on Open Education Resources, the most common factor cited by faculty when selecting educational resources was the cost to the students and yet only 5.3% of courses are using open materials.  Both digital and OER materials have proven themselves successful at lowering costs for students and creating a unique and engaging learning experience.  So how best do schools scale these offerings for maximum benefit?  This webinar, sponsored by Ed Map and VitalSource, will focus in on best practices for managing the complexities of digital materials and OER so that the digital and OER footprint within an institution can effectively grow.
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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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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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OpenEdMOOC – Introduction to Open Education 

OpenEdMOOC – Introduction to Open Education  | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OpenEdMOOC – Introduction to Open Education
 

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OER: The Future of Education Is Open

OER: The Future of Education Is Open | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The OER movement continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring. OER can overcome barriers to students
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Editors quit math journal and will launch a new, open-access one

Editors quit math journal and will launch a new, open-access one | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The four editors-in-chief of the "Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics" have announced that they will not renew their contract with their publisher, Springer, due to a disagreement on the subscription fees. They will launch a new journal, which will be open-access.

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Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge

Efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center perspectives that traditional forms of communi
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More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free - 

More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free -  | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Getty Museum's Open Content Program offers more than 114,000 images that you can download and re-use for free. You can download and re-use the images as long as you give proper attribution for the source of the image (see my image caption for an example).
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Building Real Community Online with Free Apps -- Campus Technology

Building Real Community Online with Free Apps -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Giving students "voice, choice and connectivity" will help them gain a sense of belonging in a group even when they're states and countries apart.
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Algunas herramientas útiles no sólo para clases en línea
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An open source search engine that will help you learn pretty much anything

An open source search engine that will help you learn pretty much anything | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A team of developers just launched an open source search engine that will show you how to learn pretty much anything. It works by clustering resources into “mind maps.” They have mind maps with…
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Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY -- Campus Technology

Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A community college in New York City has taken on the challenge of showing the rest of the City University of New York system how to percolate open educational resources throughout its courses.
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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

Via John Shank, Jim Lerman, Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D., Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Open Educational Resources
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 9:22 PM
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.