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What is “open”? | Open Professionals Education Network

What is “open”? | Open Professionals Education Network | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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enrique rubio royo's curator insight, December 17, 2012 3:45 AM

The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN),http://open4us.org,  funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has created free services aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s grant requirements and designed to support your project.

 

The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) will provide free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT, http://www.doleta.gov/taaccct) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

OPEN will help grantees meet the provisions laid out in the solicitation for grant applications, including the CC BY open licensing requirement. OPEN services will be provided by Creative Commons (CC), Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC), which have individual but complementary areas of expertise in openness and the design of educational resources.

 

Our partners’ long-standing experience in these noted service areas can help you achieve your project goals while minimizing time and resources spent.

Explore this web site to find out about events, resources, and other services you can tap in to.
Contact us for support with:

- Creative Commons licensing requirement

- strengthening online and technology enabled learning

- effective course and learning design

- universal design for learning and accessibility

- evidence based online technology policy and practices for Open Educational Resources (OER)

- help finding existing OER

 

Open Educational Resources (OER).

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license, such as the Creative Commons Attribution license required by DOL, that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

Open educational resources include full courses and supplemental resources such as textbooks, images, videos, animations, simulations, assessments, … Find OER (http://open4us.org/find-oer/)

 

A core concept for understanding OER is that they are learning materials freely available under a license that allows them to be:

 

- Reused  - Revised  - Remixed  - Redistributed

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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

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The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dennis T OConnor, Jean Jacoby, Donna Thompson, Jenny Pesina, Mayra Aixa Villar, Luis Negrete, Graciela Morales
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Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 25, 2013 11:58 AM
Floe stands for Flexible Learning for Open Education. Accessible design benefits everyone.
Klara Somogyi's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:12 AM

guidelines for creating accessible content

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Kathi Fletcher's Blog: Principles of Remixable OER

Kathi Fletcher's Blog: Principles of Remixable OER | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
For the past six months the OERPUB team has been working on an editor for remixable open education resources (OER). We are embedding the editor within a workflow that supports first converting documents created in popular formats (Word, Open Office, Google Docs, Blogs, LaTeX), then editing them, and finally publishing to repositories for OER.

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:43 PM

Open Educational Resources are the way to go. Thanks for taking the time to "mix" things up Kathi!