Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops
966 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from ICT & OER in Education
Scoop.it!

UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies | Tony Bates

UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies | Tony Bates | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it

The report basically sets out a vision and a set of strategies for the future development and management of learning technologies at UBC, a large Tier-1 research university in Canada. Although produced by a small Project Committee, it is the outcome of extensive discussions throughout the university and also externally with other institutions with successful learning technology strategies.


Via Paul West
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Community College OER Projects

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free open webinar on the growing community of College OER ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Open Polytech finalists in PM's Education Excellence Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Open Polytech finalists in PM's Education Excellence Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Open Polytech finalists in PM’s Education Excellence Awards Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has congratulated the Open Polytechnic for being nominated for a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Blog - open-educational-resources.de

Blog - open-educational-resources.de | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
#OER Why not? ;-) http://t.co/rHizXlFWNh
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward Open Educational Resources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter — Emerging Education Technologies

OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter — Emerging Education Technologies | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Welcome: WikiEducator: Platform for managing e-Learning Resourses

Welcome: WikiEducator: Platform for managing e-Learning Resourses | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
WikiEducator Wikipedia #WikiEducator http://t.co/Tec3mElCdp
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from ICT & OER in Education
Scoop.it!

Connectivism - Infographic

Connectivism  - Infographic | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
This infographic outlines the learning theory pioneered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Paul West
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Quality in Learning, Education and Training
Scoop.it!

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda (free ebook)

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda  (free ebook) | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
About the Book

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

About the Editors

Olaf Zawacki-Richter is professor of educational technology at the University of Oldenburg, and also teaches in the online Masters of Distance Education and E-Learning program offered jointly by the University of Oldenburg and the University of Maryland, University College.


Terry Anderson is professor and researcher in the Technology-Enhanced Knowledge Research Centre at Athabasca University. His research interests focus on interaction and social media in educational contexts. He is the editor of The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, 2nd ed., winner of the 2009 Charles E. Wedemeyer Award.


Via L. García Aretio, Antonio Figueiredo, QLET
more...
QLET's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:00 AM

"Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research."

Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Tech Experts
Scoop.it!

MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe? - Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way (home)

MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe? - Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way (home) | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe?

Via Ramesh Sharma
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

The Educators' Guide to Infographics

The Educators' Guide to Infographics | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you're compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and i...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Education and Training
Scoop.it!

EdTech Tool List - sorted by topic


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , ismokuhanen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Open Access and OER

Open Access and OER | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Open Access platforms: Open Educational Resources, or something else? Open Access (OA) resources are obviously different from Open Education Resources (OER). Open Access concerns itself with access...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Education Open Access | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Education Open Access | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Visit the #Education #OpenAccess page… http://t.co/1SlXS4GGzG
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Open source is changing the world: join the movement | Opensource.com

Open source is changing the world: join the movement | Opensource.com | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Technology Advances
Scoop.it!

A Broad Base of Support for High-Quality Open Educational Resources | Achieve

A Broad Base of Support for High-Quality Open Educational Resources  
States, advocacy organizations, and funders pledge their support for the increased availability of high-quality OER aligned to state academic standards To help illustrate the broad array of states and organizations that support and have made high-quality, standards-aligned OER a priority, Achieve is joined by states, partner organizations, and funders in signing the following letter. This letter of support outlines the need for high-quality resources and the benefits that OER can provide to support states and districts as they go about college- and career-ready standards implementation.  If your state or organization is interested in signing this letter, please contact Hans Voss at hvoss@achieve.org or 202-745-2309.  Letter of Support for High-Quality, Standards-Aligned Open Educational Resources A large amount of Open Educational Resources (OER) currently exist online and many more are being developed all the time. Many states, districts, and schools have found that OER offer a low-cost solution with high potential to assist teachers nationwide in helping students meet the demands of higher standards.  Improving the availability of high-quality instructional materials aligned to college- and career-ready standards, including the Common Core State Standards, can also help ensure quality instruction occurs in the classroom. OER can fill this need for better materials, especially OER that have been reviewed for quality and alignment using criterion-based tools.   As leaders in state education agencies, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and foundations, we understand the need for better quality, fully-aligned instructional materials to support the implementation of these college- and career-ready standards. We furthermore understand the benefits of using materials that can be modified by teachers to better engage and meet the specific needs of diverse learners, thereby increasing local control of curricular materials as well as sharing of openly-licensed materials across schools, districts, and states. We join in supporting the use of high-quality and standards-aligned OER instructional materials in the implementation of college- and career-ready standards. We also support the use of rigorous review processes, using rubrics and other criterion-based tools to ensure the quality and alignment of OER to these new, higher standards. OER that are aligned to college- and career-ready standards can support learning that includes critical thinking and complex problem-solving, collaborative work and effective communication from students. Finally, when public funds are used, the instructional materials created should have open licenses, such as Creative Commons licenses.  High-quality and standards-aligned OER have the benefits of:Increasing local control and allowing teachers to make instructional materials work best for them. By offering educators the technical ability and legal rights to modify materials, resources that teachers use with students can be revised to fit local contexts in classrooms and support personalized learning. OER can be customized to provide additional explanation or practice or to offer additional supports for students with particular needs.  Reducing costs of instructional materials. Open licenses ensure that OER can be shared easily and at very little cost for the materials themselves, even when printed. In digital or print, OER can be updated more easily than traditional materials, to reflect improvements that would benefit classroom instruction. Additionally, funds saved by using OER can be shifted to support educators, e.g., through professional learning, technology resources, etc.Ensuring that high-quality resources are shared broadly and easily. In an age when schools are shifting to digital resources, the best resources can be shared without infringing upon the copyright restrictions that traditionally licensed materials may have. This includes sharing within a district, across districts, and across states. Improving the availability of quality instructional materials.  OER can improve the ability of educators to share quality and aligned materials they find, or even materials they create themselves to meet the specific needs of their classrooms. Furthermore, teachers can collaborate easily on OER and benefit from the expertise of their colleagues. Increasing educator capacity. Training educators using rubrics and other tools to evaluate the quality and alignment of OER has the ability to increase capacity across schools and districts. Teachers can use these skills to evaluate other materials, and high-quality aligned OER can be shared easily, thereby reducing time spent by other teachers seeking out quality materials. 


Via Lynnette Van Dyke
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Effective Education
Scoop.it!

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)... The Digital Curriculum Part 2

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)... The Digital Curriculum Part 2 | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of  those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate ...

Via Beth Dichter, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Are you ready to move away from textbooks and use Open Education Resources (OER)? This post provides links to 24 sites that provide free resources.

Perhaps you are wondering why schools are choosing to use free curriculum. Michael Gorman provides a list of ten reasons in this post that include:

* Provides  opportunity to make learning more authentic by giving you the ability to localize learning

* Can provide differentiations and allow educator to adapt to their students’ needs

An explanation is provided for each link he provides so you get a sense of what is available, and materials are available for students from elementary school through college. Below are a few of the sites listed.

* SAS Curriculum Pathways - a resource that has been around for a number of years and continues to innovate. The website states “The products make learning more profound and efficient, not simply more entertaining.” 

* Concord Consortium - a website that provides excellent STEM resources with hundreds on interactive, research based activities.

* Vision Learning - Peer reviewed materials for learning science available in English and Spanish that emphasize science as a process (inline with the new Next Generation Science Standards)

* CK12.org - CK12 is now focused on STEM and provides a wide variety of free courses from Arithmatic to Probability to Calculus in the area of math (a total of nine math courses); Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Astronomy and Engineering; a few xourses are available for English and History and there is a new course in Economics. CK12 also provides support through a variety of resources including: studyHELP, FlexMath, Braingenie and I Need a Pencil (SAT prep). One of the older sites they continue to revise courses and materials to meet the needs of todays students.

Check out the complete list by clicking through to the post, and consider not only using these materials but sharing materials you have created in some of the communities provided.

 

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 9, 2015 9:35 AM

Links to 24 sites with free resources

Maruja Romero's curator insight, May 9, 2015 11:17 AM

muchos recursos digitales abiertos y libres 

Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Unesco publishes its Open Access Curriculum online

Unesco publishes its Open Access Curriculum online | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Unesco publishes its Open Access Curriculum online:
http://t.co/4koGmTLTOZ #OER
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Book about Open Education

See http://openworldbooks.com for more information about MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Curtis J. Bonk (Editor), Mimi M. Lee (Editor), Thomas ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Schlicht Patricia
Scoop.it!

Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in Your Dissertation Research

Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in Your Dissertation Research | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Learn what open educational resources (OER) are, why they matter in dissertation research, how to discover new repositories and search for beneficial OER that are openly licensed for your use and reuse, and how to attribute or reference different...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Didactics and Technology in Education
Scoop.it!

CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1

CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1 | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


Via Deborah Arnold, Rui Guimarães Lima
more...
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 2015 6:25 PM

Great tool for teachers.  We must make students aware of their thinking processes so they can use them strategically and develop them fully

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 1, 8:41 PM

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Proactive+Thinking


PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, April 2, 8:34 AM
Everybody speaks about critical thinking, but what does it mean exactly?
Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com

1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Have you been thinking about authoring an elearning course (Life as a 360 Author), but are having a hard time getting a sense of how much content to create to end up with about an hour of seat time?

The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Note that these are guidelines only. Design for actual courses should reflect learner needs with respect to course objectives.

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:02 PM

What's it take to author an e-learning module with 1 hour of seat time?  For a solid estimate and a fine outline on how to build an e-learning module read this article! 

Sue Walsh's curator insight, March 26, 2015 5:54 PM

It reinforces the importance of wise up front choices to maximise ROI!!

Rescooped by Schlicht Patricia from Tech Experts
Scoop.it!

OPEN EDUCATION CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES 2015 WINNERS OF OPEN EDUCATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE | The Open Education Consortium

OPEN EDUCATION CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES 2015 WINNERS OF OPEN EDUCATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE | The Open Education Consortium | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it

Via Ramesh Sharma
more...
No comment yet.