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re-mediating assessment: Intended Purposes Versus Actual Functions of Digital Badges

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A very informative and comprehensive blog post by Daniel T. Hickey, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University. Daniel discusses the possible difference between the intended purpose and actual function of digital badges, making reference to theories of assessment and related research.

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Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:02 AM

This post aims to add the category of badge functions to other badge taxonomies like the one by Carla Casilli.  It argues that the essential function of badging is to recognise or accredit learning; that assessment is probably supported; that badging is likely to improve motivation; and that there is a potential for evaulating and researching learning through badges.  The extent to which motivation is supported seems to be the most contentious issue, though it's not clear whether the author thinks the value of badges stands or falls with this.

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20 countries with the highest iffline populations: Barriers to Universal Internet Access

20 countries with the highest iffline populations: Barriers to Universal Internet Access | Researching OER | Scoop.it
Internet access has grown rapidly over the past decade and brought the benefits of the information revolution to every corner of the globe. But, a staggering number of people lack Internet access.
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Data Revolution Report 'A World That Counts' presented to Secretary-General - Data Revolution Group

Data Revolution Report 'A World That Counts' presented to Secretary-General  - Data Revolution Group | Researching OER | Scoop.it
The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) will meet with the Secretary-General today to hand over their culminating report A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The IEAG consists of over 20 international experts convened by the … Read more
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A fascinating and very valuable report.

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OER Impact Map

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This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.

 


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Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects

Bibliography of OER,  ROER  and related subjects | Researching OER | Scoop.it
During the last 4 years and with a little help of my friends (mostly @leohavemann & @ernestopriego) I collected a large (very large) list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational ...
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The #OER Unesco report is available now in English

"The report commissioned by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, “Public Spending in Latin America: Does It Fulfill the Declaration of Paris’ Suggestions for Open Educational Resources?” is now available in English."


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Paul Stacey: A Systems Approach to Open

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In the 1990's I worked for Hughes Aircraft of Canada developing large scale air traffic control systems for international customers around the world. Air traffic control systems are large, complex,...
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Rob Farrow: Visit #OER Impact Map for evidence of OER impact

Rob Farrow: Visit #OER Impact Map for evidence of OER impact | Researching OER | Scoop.it

"We aggregate and filter data that relates to our research hypotheses.To see some of the evidence we have gathered visit our OER Impact Map. There you will find up to date reporting on each of our hypotheses as well as summaries for different countries and help on using the site.  Links are also provided to OER maps by others as well as free tools for data visualization and mapping,"


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Emerging Best Practices for Using Storify For Archiving Event Tweets

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"Embrace open practices which you are comfortable with; share your open practices with others" In a post entitled Reflections on the #openeducationwk Blog Posts I summarised the guest posts publish...
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David Wiley: The Access Compromise and the 5th R

It’s been seven years since I introduced the 4Rs framework for thinking about the bundle of permissions that define an open educational resource, or OER. The framework of permitted activities – reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute – has gained some traction in the field, and I’m happy that people have found it useful. The 4Rs play a critical role in my own thinking about OER, and my operational definition of OER now includes two main criteria: (1) free and unfettered access to the resource, and (2) whatever copyright permissions are necessary for users to engage in the 4R activities. But while the framework has served the field well – and has shaped my own thinking, too – I believe the time has come to expand it.


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A seminal blog post from a key thinker in OER. 

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Open Education | Open Education Europa

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Cable Green: UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons

Cable Green: UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons | Researching OER | Scoop.it

making more than 300 digital reports, books and articles available to the world under the Creative Commons IGO licenses.


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OneClick Digital and the Medrano Project: OER as Content, OER as Pedagogy (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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JRC-IPTS: Overview and Analysis of Practices with Open Educational Resources in Adult Education in Europe


Six summary recommendations for the advancement of OEP for adult learning in Europe:

1. Recognise that ‘learning’ takes place everywhere
2. Extend the range of people and organisations who produce and use resources
3. Think of OER more broadly than as content
4. Promote awareness of open licensing and its implications
5. Improve the usability of OER
6. Plan for sustained change


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A very solid report.

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Monitoring progress in education among individuals with disabilities | Center for Education Innovations

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ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report | Researching OER | Scoop.it
The LangOER project has released a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages.It includes a separate
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Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World : The Rockefeller Foundation

Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World : The Rockefeller Foundation | Researching OER | Scoop.it

Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World... Report

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The iceberg model of OER engagement - The Ed Techie

The iceberg model of OER engagement - The Ed Techie | Researching OER | Scoop.it
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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Robert Farrow: Open Research into Open Education: The Role of Mapping and Curation

An overview of the role of mapping and curation in the OER Research Hub project for the CALRG conference.
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Beyond Property Rights: Thinking About Moral Definitions of Openness

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Should our definition of
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Alek Tarkowski's curator insight, May 6, 6:11 AM

I find this approach interesting as it seems to span thinking in terms of "open" (voluntary licensing models) and in terms of copyright as a law and its reform.

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Farm Radio Weekly » Farm Radio Weekly Archive » Online video and print guide: Conducting safe, effective and ethical interviews with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Farm Radio Weekly » Farm Radio Weekly Archive » Online video and print guide: Conducting safe, effective and ethical interviews with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence | Researching OER | Scoop.it
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#openbadgesMOOC — Session 7: Badges & Competency-Based Learning

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Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials Session 7: Badges & Competency-Based Learning #openbadgesMOOC After hibernating for the winter, the #openbadgesMOOC, New Currency for Professional...
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New Models for a New Year

All I want for Christmas is for the world to be more open.

But I know from my interactions all around the world that most people struggle to understand what open is and its implications. New open models require a rethinking of traditional models whether they be education models, business models, models of government, models of research, models of publishing, music, or the arts.

And of course new models can be scary. They threaten the status quo, they challenge pre-conceived notions on how things work, and generate fear of the unknown. So I’ve put on my Santa hat and here, on Christmas Eve day, I’m working on what I think of as a gift for the world – new models for a new year. This is a gift we unwrap together with an open mind. Lets get started..."

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Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich | Researching OER | Scoop.it
(This is a much expanded version of "Lessons From Paulo Freire," which appeared in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.) At...
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Paul West's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:57 AM

" . . . schools have become intellectual dead zones and punishment centers as far removed from teaching civic values and expanding the imaginations of students as one can imagine." 

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Solvonauts : New Open Search Engine

"The search engine only indexes content with either a public domain and / or Creative Commons license, and as such everything within it is available for reuse without any major need for copyright clearance or checking. 

As well as being a search engine we have :


A Moodle Repository plugin to allow you to add OERs directly into Moodle - https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-repository-plugin
A WordPress plugin to allow you to show OER on your WordPress blog - https://github.com/solvonauts/wordpress-widget
A Chrome plugin which allows you to check for OER on a website (such as the results returned by a Google search)
https://github.com/solvonauts/chrome-metadata-plugin

The entire repository ( https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts ), harvesting code (https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts-harvesting-code) and all data (https://github.com/solvonauts/opendata)  is available on github

All of this is open source. The goal is hopefully to allow people from all over the world (the code is internationalised) to create their own repositories and curate their own open content. The code also has a modularised structure and so can be extended relatively quickly to allow for different tools, new APIs and new features. Hopefully with some more time the site could become almost WordPress like with the ease of usage and so on, so forth.

We've tried to create a topology around the repository, focusing on promoting and encouraging reuse and repurposing. Tied into the repository is a series of APIs and tools which would allow (OAI style) for a series of repositories to talk to each other and share resources to harvest. We've also a second Moodle plugin (https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-url-reporting-plugin) which allows the repository to visit your Moodle (should you so wish) and see if you've used any resources that we have information on. In doing so, an idea of how popular a resource is (sort of paradata) could be. Paradata could be used to influence search results, or could be displayed as per metadata.

In terms of where we can harvest / index, at present the harvesting code supports RSS (all types), ATOM, OAI (DC), FlickR API, Tumblr API, Youtube API and the Slideshare API. OER publishing seems to have moved to a publish almost everywhere (which I think is a good thing) but it makes indexing these resources properly hard.
 

Lots more to discuss and we've set up a community site as well to help handle this http://solvonauts.org/community/


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Ava Chen's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

A new open search engine tool. It also offers sevearl plugin options to users in different platform. Give it a try to see what are the results come out ;-) 

Becky Mowat's comment, December 5, 2013 7:41 AM
This will streamline content curation!" What a major timesaver for content writers and curators!
Becky Mowat's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:47 AM

What a timesaver for e-educators, content writers and curators!