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Open Education/Free for Education Resources

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http://t.co/IgvJnULV18 Open Education/Free for Education Resources - useful starting point for finding resources
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How to Search for Open Educational Resources Infographic | e ...

How to Search for Open Educational Resources Infographic | e ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
The How to Search for Open Educational Resources Infographic makes your path to finding useful, openly licensed educational resources easier.
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CCC, ALPSP Launch Open Access Resource Center - Publishers Weekly

CCC, ALPSP Launch Open Access Resource Center - Publishers Weekly | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
CCC, ALPSP Launch Open Access Resource Center Publishers Weekly CCC officials say the new web-based resource center will include a variety of information, including “links to the latest open access news, reports, whitepapers, webinars and Web...
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MEDIRATTA: Open Access allows for higher quality education, community - Daily Nebraskan

MEDIRATTA: Open Access allows for higher quality education, community - Daily Nebraskan | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
MEDIRATTA: Open Access allows for higher quality education, community
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The alternative is Open Access, and it's a major threat to publishing corporations.
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Copyright Week: Open Access As The Antidote To Privatizing Knowledge And ... - Above the Law

Copyright Week: Open Access As The Antidote To Privatizing Knowledge And ... - Above the Law | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
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Taking a Leap of Faith

"Exactly a year ago today I published a post about some exciting changes in my professional life. I had just applied for a 12-month unpaid leave of absence from BYU. My goal was to spend the time away focused on supporting and scaling the adoption of open educational resources (OER) in formal education. Specifically, I wanted to help institutions that serve at-risk students – like community colleges – use OER to eliminate textbook costs and improve student success. Kim Thanos and I had formed Lumen Learning in October for exactly this purpose. Then I got the incredible news that I’d received a Shuttleworth Fellowship. And then my leave was approved. Thus began a year of awesomeness." from source: http://opencontent.org/ ;

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I see this blog post as a follow up or update of Dr. David Wiley's work that I have posted here in two previous Scoops. You can read more on Dr. Wiley's blog at http://opencontent.org. Also, you can learn more about Dr. Wiley and his work at http://davidwiley.org/

 

The  resource introducing me to Dr. Wiley's work came from an EDUCAUSE Article "Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation." http://stage.educause.edu/ero/article/adopting-oer-case-study-cross-institutional-collaboration-and-innovation

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Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Key Takeaways

By leveraging investments in open educational resources across institutions, universities can both increase the return on investment beyond the initial adoption and benefit their students at scale.

Creative use of OER offers tangible benefits in student success and retention, resulting in measurable performance increases.


Faculty collaboration, investment in professional development, and the ability to adapt to local conditions are keys to supporting OER adoption at the college level.


Sometimes, educational problems are best tackled from outside the institutional hierarchy in spaces that allow innovation to happen.


...Howard Miller, professor of Literacy Education at Mercy, participated in the weekly collaborative Skype sessions with faculty at other KOCI institutions. The team soon hit a roadblock, however, when members realized they were designing for students ranging from remedial to developmental to college entry; so, they worked to develop targeted materials accordingly. In this way, Miller noted, the faculty members "stumbled on the four Rs of the OER movement: reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute." These are the key attributes of materials created to share under Creative Commons licenses" from source: http://stage.educause.edu

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This post is a summary / case study of "The Project Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative (or KOCI; originally known as Project Kaleidoscope)" which focused on Open Educational Resources (OER). The article is long, but informative. It is a worthwhile read, especially for administrators interested in OER and the adoption of OER.


One link of interest is a link to origin of the four R's for OER points to a post by David Wiley, "Defining Open" from November 2009. I have followed the thread and will be posting two more scoops from Dr. Wiley's blog at http://opencontent.org. You can learn more about Dr. Wiley and his work at http://davidwiley.org/

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Scholarship 2.0: An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Open Access ...

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Open Access Publications > Digital Commons > Library and Information Science Commons™ >. The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges ...
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Create a Personal Publication Archive with Open Journal Systems ...

A couple years ago I started looking for a free content management system I could use to archive and share publications I've written in my educational career. Since I've used WordPress extensively to publish content online, ...
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Give Social Sciences Credibility By Demanding Research Transparency - Science 2.0

Give Social Sciences Credibility By Demanding Research Transparency - Science 2.0 | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Give Social Sciences Credibility By Demanding Research Transparency Science 2.0 Meanwhile, the Center for Open Science has established an online collaboration tool called the Open Science Framework that enables research teams to easily register...
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our top five posts on Open Access - LSE Blogs

our top five posts on Open Access - LSE Blogs | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
The on-going discussion over open access to scholarly research was a regular feature this year on the Impact of Social Sciences blog. The top posts in this category came from a range of voices in higher education, from ...
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Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org

"The editors of the Peeragogy Handbook are delighted to announce that the revised, second edition of the Handbook (“Version 2″) will be published on Public Domain Day 2014 (1 Jan. ’14). The Handbook is the world’s first book to present Peeragogy, a synthesis of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work. Itself the result of the techniques it presents, this version features a new Foreword from the Internet pioneer and collaboration thinker, Stanford University educator, and founding editor of the Handbook, Howard Rheingold.

 

The Handbook has drawn praise from leading Peer-to-Peer theorist Michel Bauwens, Research Director of the Free/Libre Open Knowledge Society (a project at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) national university in Ecuador, with support of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Human Resource and Knowledge): “Rheingold and a great team of collaborators have preceded the rest of humanity in exploring the new dynamics of technologically-enhanced peer learning,” said Bauwens." -- From Source: http://peeragogy.org

 

#peeragogy #peer-learning #collaborative-learning #opensource

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It was an intense and exciting project to be part of the editorial team. This Handbook is an outstanding resource for any one interested in using existing and emerging online technologies for peer and collaborative learning. It is online now at Peeragogy.org

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, January 6, 5:21 PM

Learning by p2p networks is important for disruptive innovation and also accelation of innovation. We live in exponential times!

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Introducing CERN's Open Hardware Repository - EE Times

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Introducing CERN's Open Hardware Repository
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In this column, I would like to introduce you to one of the most important open science-related projects I've ever found.
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CCCOER: Webinar - Wed, February 5, 2:00 pm (ET): Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions

CCCOER: Webinar - Wed, February 5, 2:00 pm (ET): Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Join us to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies."


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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable open online learning in institutions ...

Publications from the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. Skip to content. Publications · About Cetis publications · Publications by year · Cetis ...
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This study takes a more institutional and strategic point of view

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Open Access journal Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology breaking ground in ... - Nanowerk

Open Access journal Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology breaking ground in ... - Nanowerk | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
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Spending Bill Includes Open Access Legislation - Inside Higher Ed

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Spending Bill Includes Open Access Legislation
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Spending Bill Includes Open Access Legislation. January 17, 2014.
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Open Access Roundup

"Over the past several weeks, we’ve witnessed a number of announcements, launches, and news stories related to open access (OA). This roundup of top stories includes the launch of a student-developed OA tool, the boycott of “luxury” journals by a Nobel Prize winner and his lab, a new national OA policy, and the debut of a long-awaited, long-planned-for initiative to support gold OA. Here’s a recap of five top stories—all of which reflect the truly global nature of OA."
from source: http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/

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Another end of the year summary about topics, in this case Open Access. What makes this different is the range of audiences which include international, scientific, education, and licensing issues. This one has information and links to 5 diverse stories that this online publication considers significant. It is a good summary and lead to further reading.

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Defining "Open"

"What is the History of the Term “Open Content?”

The words “open” and “content” were first used together in the spring of 1998. “Open content” was and is an attempt to appropriately adapt the logic of “open source” software to the non-software world of cultural and scientific artifacts like music, literature, and images." from source: http://opencontent.org/

ghbrett's insight:

This link of interest is a link to origin of the four R's for OER points to a post by David Wiley, "Defining Open" from November 2009. I have followed the thread and will be posting two more scoops from Dr. Wiley's blog at http://opencontent.org. You can learn more about Dr. Wiley and his work at http://davidwiley.org/

 

My source introducing me to Dr. Wiley's work came from an EDUCAUSE Article "Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation." http://stage.educause.edu/ero/article/adopting-oer-case-study-cross-institutional-collaboration-and-innovation

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The reproducibility of good science | opensource.com

The reproducibility of good science | opensource.com | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Marcus Hanwell explores the reproducibility of science in his TEDx talk: Saving Science - Open Up or Perish.
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2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access ...

2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Some universities have started their own open access initiatives, and three states have proposed good legislation—one of which, in Illinois, became law. ... 2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access to Research ...
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2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access to Research - EFF

2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access to Research - EFF | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access to Research
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Two bills—one good, one bad—relating to open access were introduced in Congress this year.
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Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources (RT @JuClaverie: Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources http://t.co/Nyh5B6PcY3 vía...
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Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing - Campus Technology

Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing - Campus Technology | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing
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With the beginning of the new year, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has implemented a new open-access policy for the scholarly writing done by its faculty.
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Bootstrap

"Originally created by a designer and a developer at Twitter, Bootstrap has become one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world.

 

Bootstrap was created at Twitter in mid-2010 by @mdo and @fat. Prior to being an open-sourced framework, Bootstrap was known as Twitter Blueprint. A few months into development, Twitter held its first Hack Week and the project exploded as developers of all skill levels jumped in without any external guidance. It served as the style guide for internal tools development at the company for over a year before its public release, and continues to do so today." - source: http://getbootstrap.com/

ghbrett's insight:

I just read about this framework today on Alan Levine's CogDog Blog. Have a look at it online at http://cogdogblog.com/2013/12/28/bootstrapping/ -- I am sure Alan will be explaining more as his new approach evolves. As Alan states, "This is a future of web design based on Bootstrap, a framework first created by twitter that is focused on responsive (any device it reformats) and actually a mind set of mobile first in design. But it looks gorgeous in a web browser too. And it looks must less "pagey" than what came before it. And it is standalone- it needs no database, and can run in a browser offline."

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