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A Guide to Top Academic Search Engines and Databases for Scholars - TechnoDuet

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Fostering the Exploitation of Open Educational Resources | Richter | Open Praxis

Fostering the Exploitation of Open Educational Resources

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 2014 12:14 PM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:16 AM

OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.

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Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

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Over the course of educational timelines, the textbook has reigned as the authority in content delivery. The textbook's reign has gone unmatched for many years, but its pedestal is beginning to wobbl

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Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
R Hollingsworth's insight: Response by John Holdren, Director of U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, to online petition for open access to publicly funded research findings - copy of official memo available.

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Tanner Schatzel's curator insight, February 27, 2013 10:09 PM

I really think that this is a good idea. The people pay the taxes that make the experiments happen. We should have the right to know what happens in those experiments. While it still takes about twelve months to make the results available, it is still better then what we have now.  I do agree that we don't need to make our top secret information available because than way to many people could see that.

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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.

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Engage Your Students With These Open Educational Resources - EdTechReview™

Engage Your Students With These Open Educational Resources - EdTechReview™ | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Open educational resources (OERs) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

 

This term Open Educational Resources was first coined at a UNESCO conference in 2000 and then promoted to give free access to educational resources on world level.

 

Today, a lot of institutions provide open educational resources and make it free for all learners via online platforms. Here we are compiling list of some of the best open educational resources to engage students.


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The iceberg model of OER engagement - The Ed Techie

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I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy... I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out....

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Critical Role of Librarians in OER Adoption - YouTube

Published on 5 Mar 2013

Please join CCCOER on Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 am (Pacific time) to hear about the critical work that librarians do to support OER adoption at community colleges. This webinar will feature three projects where librarians are leading the way in searching, curating, and creating OER to expand student access and improve teaching practices.

Paradise Valley Community College, AZ --Sheila Afnan-Manns and Kande Mickelson, faculty librarians will share how they worked with students in International Business to find and create OER to support course learning outcomes.

Houston Community College District, TX -- Angela Secrest, director of library services, will share her libguides that support faculty in the process of finding and adopting high quality OER.

Open Course Library(OCL), WA -- Shireen Deboo, OCL and Seattle Community Colleges district librarian will share her work with faculty to find, create, and curate open content for inclusion in the Washington State Community and Technical College's Open Course Library.


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