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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

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Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
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.

 

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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8 High-Quality OER Collections -- THE Journal

8 High-Quality OER Collections -- THE Journal | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help.
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STEM Literacy | OER Commons

STEM Literacy | OER Commons | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
STEM literacy is for everyone! STEM literate individuals are able to use concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics to understand complex problems and to innovate with others to solve them. A STEM literate person considers how STEM can improve the social, cultural, economic, and environmental conditions of their local and global communities. Building STEM literacy ensures we have both the scientists and global citizens we need to thoughtfully build equitable and sustainable futures.


Below, you'll find resources to help you stay informed about the latest news and research, get connected to other educators working in OER Commons, and start building your own teaching and learning materials. 
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The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access.

The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access. | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In light of further data provided by Tim Gowers on unsustainable costs of journal subscriptions for academic libraries and stretched university budgets, Stevan Harnad finds that plans for universities to fund open access alternatives will also be a burden as 80% of journals are still subscription-based. What is needed now is for universities and funders to develop mutually reinforcing self-archiving policies, like HEFCE’s new open access policy for the Research Excellence Framework.
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The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution? - Forbes

The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution? - Forbes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The web has democratized access to much of the world’s information, yet the scholarly output of the world’s universities remains steadfastly inaccessible
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OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed' -- Campus Technology

OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed' -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open textbook projects are gaining momentum, says Creative Commons' Cable Green, but there is still work to be done.
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This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.

This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free. | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Alexandra Elbakyan is challenging the multibillion-dollar academic publishing industry.
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Brewster Kahle: Towards Universal Access to All Knowledge: Internet Archive

https://media.ccc.de/browse/conferences/camp2015/camp2015-6939-towards_universal_access_to_all_knowledge_internet_archive.html Advances in computing an
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UC Irvine, OpenCourseWare site #edtech #OER #opened #highered #elearning

UC Irvine, OpenCourseWare site #edtech #OER #opened #highered #elearning | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

UCI Open – formerly UCI OpenCourseWare - strives to bring UC Irvine to the world by making course materials, lectures, conferences, and other academic content available for free online.


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John Shank's curator insight, March 29, 2:04 PM

Great open resouces for a number of topics in Higher Ed. Enjoy!

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The Role of OER in 21st Century Classrooms

The Role of OER in 21st Century Classrooms | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Tyler Nakatsu - Inspired by #OERStories, this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is all about Open Educational Resources (OER).
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Trove - Australia

Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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The opposite of open is broken

The opposite of open is broken | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The opposite of open is not closed; the opposite of open is broken. The more I think about it, the more this cogent observation, made by John Wilbanks, resonates with me. It is true for scholarly p…
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MERLOT II - Home

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. Search peer reviewed open educational resources (OER), create Course ePortfolios, Bookmark Collections, and Learning Exercises, and build your own learning materials with our Content Builder.
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Junction Teams with MBS to Distribute OER-Based Course Materials -- Campus Technology

Junction Teams with MBS to Distribute OER-Based Course Materials -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Courseware developer Junction Education has partnered with course material fulfillment firm MBS Direct to bring its OER-based courses and authoring platform to a wider range of campuses.

Junction provides course materials, resources, analytics and tools for blended or fully online courses that are designed to integrate with institutions' LMS of choice. The company focuses right now primarily on high-enrollment courses, such as Intro to Psychology, Principles of Microeconomics and others. Its courses are editable and include assessments and real-time analytics.
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Are OERs Sustainable? ~ Stephen Downes

Are OERs Sustainable? ~ Stephen Downes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is an excellent posts looking at five key questions regarding the sustainability of open educational resources (OERs), backed with examples and references. Here they are



"Is the production of OERs sustainable?" After the end of the UKOER funding stream, there was "a dramatic decline in the number of resources added to JORUM." But a "huge amount" of content is being produced on other platforms. "I see this not as a petering out of OER production, but a shift in its context."

"Are OER platforms sustainable?" We don't know yet. "Entire platforms can disappear. In the non-open world, the closing of a platform means the loss of its content. We don’t have that problem in the OER world."

"Are communities of open practice sustainable?" There are examples both ways, but "the continuation of the OER conference itself suggests a positive answer to the question about communities."

"Are the OERs themselves sustainable: are they being updated so as not to lose relevance?" A tiny number of resources get remixed, but is that bad? Most academic publications aren't cited, but a small number get a huge number of citations. "To decide whether too much or too little adaptation is happening, we need to know the distribution that “'should' exist, and it’s not clear how to do this." 

"Do OERs promote an awareness of sustainability across all subjects?" We don't know.
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Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model

Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes.
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The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology

The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
To improve the student experience in online courses, we need to focus on community-building, sharing and peer support.
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Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OSI's Patrick Masson interviews Dr. Harris and Dr. Zucker who will be panelists at the upcoming Open Summit on Monday, May 23, 2016 at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life.
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The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We've collected an updated roster of resources that offer quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.
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Kyle Bowen: Robot Writers, Open Education, and the Future of Edtech

Kyle Bowen: Robot Writers, Open Education, and the Future of Edtech | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Beware journalists, academicians, and book publishers: an intelligent Wikipedia is coming for you.

That might not be the exact warning Kyle Bowen, director of educational technology services at Penn State, would offer to the media. But it isn’t too far from the capabilities he’s been working on as part of a research team on machine learning and open educational resources (OER). Bowen is part of a team that has developed algorithms for computers to learn how to write textbooks by extracting factual information. He notes that in smaller ways, this technology is currently in play.
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Math professor provides open texts to students and instructors across Canada | UToday | University of Calgary

Math professor provides open texts to students and instructors across Canada | UToday | University of Calgary | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Claude Laflamme is not afraid to try out new ideas. Over the last 15 years, the professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been combining his passion for teaching with entrepreneurship. The result of his work is innovative teaching and learning tools now available to universities and colleges across Canada.

In 2000, Laflamme and fellow mathematics professor Keith Nicholson founded Lyryx Learning Inc., along with postdoctoral fellow Bruce Bauslaugh and undergraduate student Richard Cannings.

Lyryx works with authors to develop and adapt open texts, which are then provided to students at no cost. The open licences mean there are no copyright and cost issues, as material can be downloaded for free by anyone and posted on any website. The material can also be adapted as desired, as long as the material is attributed to the original creators.

After collaborating with a large publisher for several years, Lyryx is now its own publisher, and entirely committed to supporting Open Educational Resources (OER).
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Is technology more important than textbooks?

Is technology more important than textbooks? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Arming teachers with the tools they need to succeed is the right way to ensure that innovative technologies can impact student performance."
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OER KnowledgeCloud

OER KnowledgeCloud | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The UNESCO/COL OER Knowledge Cloud will greatly enhance research opportunities and access to knowledge and research on Open Educational Resources and related information by removing barriers, opening up scholarship and making research universally accessible.

The OER Knowledge Cloud has been established to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate available documents of enduring value to researchers, industry, government, scholars, writers, historians, journalists and informal learners.
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Are open textbooks the end game?

Are open textbooks the end game? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“I don’t want to be part of a movement that is focused on replacing static, over-priced textbooks with static, free textbooks.” I hope Robin DeRosa’s thoughtful post about open textbooks provokes s…
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A Round-up of The Latest Google Docs Features for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Round-up of The Latest Google Docs Features for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?

Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The promise was of a future where Open Educational Resources would sweep the globe and those pesky publishers would be washed away by a tsunami of high quality, free stuff. It happened to a degree with Wikipedia, Khan, YouTube, MOOCs and Duolingo but almost in spite of the OER movement. In fact, there seems to have been a bifurcation in OER between lots of publically funded projects, that tended to atrophy even die, and a successful crop of global successes. I’d argue that this was due to several strains of scepticism, institutional attitudes and a lack of awareness around marketing and sustainability in the educational community. The successes have been those that weren't held back by these barriers.

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