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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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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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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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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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Open Education Week 2016

Open Education Week 2016 | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.
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Reflecting on the reality of the have’s and have not’s in eLearning in 2016

Reflecting on the reality of the have’s and have not’s in eLearning in 2016 | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The other day I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Hennie Esterhuizen, the Manager of e-Learning Support at North-West University in South Africa. He and a colleague had come to USQ on a bit of a
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Students say textbooks are too expensive – could an open access model be the answer?

Students say textbooks are too expensive – could an open access model be the answer? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An open access textbook model is gaining traction in the US and Australia and shaking up the publishing industry.
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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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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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Open Educational Resources Summit to inform, share best practices | Penn State University

Open Educational Resources Summit to inform, share best practices | Penn State University | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Penn State's first Open Educational Resources Summit will be held March 23 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, and online via MediaSite Live in conjunction with simulcast events at more than a dozen Penn State campuses.
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The OERs - Open Educational Resources

A video about how technology is transforming our system of education, generating equal opportunities for all. SCRIPT & DIRECTION: Daniel Sierra, Ricardo Haba...

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Open Design: why I'm working with open educational resources(OER). Sharing the Openess. Access for all= Equal Opportunities

Open Design: why I'm working with open educational resources(OER). Sharing the Openess. Access for all= Equal Opportunities | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
  Since 2000, walking on the wild side I do open classes and use digitised materials, because are free and open for students, self-learners and of course educators, to use and reuse it for teaching,
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