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Classrom Aid: The Story of OER and Why It Matters

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The Story of Open Educational Resources(OERs) to share with you, it’s not intended to be an exhausted list of OER development in the past decade. The copy in Google Document is public, you are welcome to add anything that’s important or useful.


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Rob Farrow: The value of an #OERmap

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It’s all been pretty busy here at the OERRH HQ.  Conference season has now ended and with a bit of time to draw breath I’m writing about the recent OER Map prototypes funded by Hewlett Foundation.  Mapping has a bit of a history in the OER movement and these map prototypes (along with our OER Impact Map) represent the latest attempts to produce the definitive map of OER.  Hewlett in particular has been very interested in mapping as a way of drawing together the different aspects of the work it funds around OER.  You can read theoriginal CFP here.
My aims here will be twofold:
1. As a ‘critical friend’ with experience in this field I’m offering a bit of critique in the public domain – obviously just my own opinions but maybe someone will find something useful in there.
2. As the design lead of OER Impact Map I want to learn from alternative approaches and identify possible avenue of collaboration."


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Open Educational Resources - Mind Map

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A site to organize information collected about Open Educational Resources.
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Rising US textbook costs provoke digital responses - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Rising US textbook costs provoke digital responses Times Higher Education Several US projects launched this autumn are expanding the availability of free electronic textbooks using open educational resources (OER) as...
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Interview with the founder of University of the People | opensource.com

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Shai Reshef talks about what the University of the People is setting out to achieve and how UoPeople is using open education to meet the growing demand for higher education.

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Libraries: we share shit

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Watch Eli Neiburger’s brilliant presentation - Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity -  about information, the interwebs, Reddit Scholar, digital content, memes, ebooks, Metallica, sharing, intellectual propery, nyan cat, DRM, lovely Louis CK…and what it could all mean for libraries. 

“In the 20th century libraries brought the world to their communities. In the 21st century libraries bring the information of their communities to the world.”


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This presentation just blew my mind!!

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Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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EDUCAUSE Review Online (Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care http://t.co/pQFLbZXAWV)...
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Open Education Week 2013: Webinars and Local Events - Schedule


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Lots of interesting conferences online or in-class from around the world

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Notes on the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act - Harvard Open Access Project

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Classrom Aid: The Story of OER and Why It Matters

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The Story of Open Educational Resources(OERs) to share with you, it’s not intended to be an exhausted list of OER development in the past decade. The copy in Google Document is public, you are welcome to add anything that’s important or useful.


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A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives: Can the global OER community design and build it together? DRAFT Summary report

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Scholarly publishers and their high profits

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I recently published the below chart to document the outrageous profit margins of scholarly publishers in the sciences. This post is to provide the sources for the numbers in the chart. The Woolwor...
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Shocking profit margins by blood sucking publishers.

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"Publishers, through the oft-reviled “Big Deal” packages, are providing much

greater and more egalitarian access to the journal literature, an approximation
to true Open Access. In the process they are also marginalizing libraries, and
obtaining a greater share of the resources going into scholarly communication."

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Open Educational Resources: the Welsh Experience - a free webinar | Association for Learning Technology

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RT @gardeninggeoff: Open Educational Resources: the Welsh Experience - a free webinar http://t.co/3XJhAN1IKk
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Adopting Open Textbooks Online Workshop: September 23 - October 18, 2013

There is a lot of buzz about open textbooks and the financial benefits to our students. However, many conversations and much learning needs to happen between now and realizing that goal. This online workshop will take the first steps in that direction.

- Week 1: What is Open? What is an Open Textbook?

- Week 2: Creative Commons Licenses

- Week 3: Replacement Readiness

- Week 4: Find and Evaluate Open Textbooks

We will also share experiences to gain insights into what we should be aware of when venturing into the use of OER.


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Daniel Compton's curator insight, September 22, 2013 7:02 AM

Creative Commons ends the monopoly on student textbooks.

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Digital Copyright and Public Access: Why the Knowledge Principle Dictates a Fair Access Right for Public Libraries by Jenny Lynn Sheridan :: SSRN

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This Article argues that copyright jurisprudence has lost sight of the knowledge principle at the heart of the Constitutional justification for copyright. The F
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Reflection in openness

Some thoughts on the way the term 'open' has changed in meaning for education over the years. It explores the concept of the open scholar and the benefits of ma
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Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources

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Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.

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A group of Apple DIstinguished Educators, including me, published this course in iTunesU in March 2013. It features several multi-touch books focusing on digital etiquette, tagging and meta data, creating and sharing OER, and the need for OER in our increasingly digital media world.

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OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 - WikiEducator

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The purpose of this handbook is to help you use, create, and share "open educational resources" (OER). Digital technologies, combined with the enablers of our networked society, provide teachers, lecturers and trainers with new and exciting opportunities to rediscover and implement a core value of education, namely to share knowledge freely.


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Media&Learning's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:51 AM

 This handbook does not include tutorials on the software used, though the URLs of some tutorials have been provided. It also does not prescribe a particular teaching method when using OER.

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Growing sentiment that academic journals fail to teach and share knowledge with others

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Alex Leavitt echos a growing sentiment that academic journals fail to teach and share knowledge with others.

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Aaron Wants To Be Free

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The late prodigy Aaron Swartz was a product of — and an engine behind — the Web's open-access culture.
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How PeerJ Is Changing Everything In Academic Publishing | Techdirt

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Has there ever been a business more ripe for disruption than academic publishing? For anyone who's not been following along, the business model of academic publishers, built on solving 18th century distribution problems, incarnates the Shirky...
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After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry | TechCrunch

After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry | TechCrunch | Paid content or not | Scoop.it

Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articles. He perceived an injustice in which scientific research lies behind expensive paywalls despite being funded by the taxpayer. The taxpayer ends up paying twice for the same research: once to fund it and a second time to read it.

 

The heart of the problem lies in the reputation system, which encourages scientists to put their work behind paywalls. The way out of this mess is to build new reputation metrics. The changes to reputation metrics in science that are underway are reflective of how reputation is measured online: Twitter has followers and retweets; GitHub has followers and forks; StackOverflow has reputation; Facebook has likes and comments; YouTube has view counts. An ecosystem of startups is working on building these new reputation metrics in science, including my startup Academia.edu, as well as Mendeley and ResearchGate (other important players in the space are PLoS and Google Scholar). All three platforms have passed 2 million users and are growing fast. In three to four years, all the world’s scientists will be on one or all of these platforms.


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NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Standard for Open Access Metadata and Indicators | LJ INFOdocket

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