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The Evolving Landscape of Course Content

The Evolving Landscape of Course Content @txtbks | sparc.arl.org Nicole Allen (@txtbks) Director of Open Education, SPARC Charleston Conference | Novemb…

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Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

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Over the past two years, I've been working with my district to transition from the popular textbook towards Open Educational Resources, or OER. One of the leading benefits of OER options is that they are free and open to educators. That in itself is a reason to inquire. The information has been vetted for credibility and some of it is derived from some of the world's top colleges and universities.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, March 9, 2013 7:46 AM

Making the transition to OERs can be quite daunting as it's not just a matter of accessing open content but repurposing it and digitizing your own to suit your students' needs. I find that using OERs in combination with cloud computing, mobile assisted seamless learning and field trips into virtual worlds, works well with my language students. However, what works within my teaching context may not be appropriate for yours. In my opinion, it's not just about introducing new technologies and pedagogies because they are trending, but doing a thorough analysis of what is needed within a specfic context before transforming your teaching practices, as these transformations  will influence your students' learning environment and learning outcomes.

Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:01 PM

Four great OER sources provided here for teachers to explore.

Heather MacCorkle Edick's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:59 AM

It's good to know that the materials have been vetted.  Another good source for material is MERLOT.

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Huddersfield Open Access Publishing Toolkit - University of Huddersfield Repository

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The Huddersfield Open Access Publishing (HOAP) project is part of the JISC Digital infrastructure programme.


The project aimed to develop a platform using EPrints software as a low cost, sustainable method to convert the University journal, Teaching in Lifelong Learning, from its existing model of a print subscription to an open access e-journal. The platform will now be used to convert other existing University journals in the future as well as a ‘best of Huddersfield research’ title that will draw its content from the Repository.


One of the outcomes of the project was to develop this toolkit for other institutions to use.


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