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Debbie Morrison: Why and When Peer Grading is Effective for Open and Online Learning

Debbie Morrison: Why and When Peer Grading is Effective for Open and Online Learning | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Is peer grading an effective assessment method for open and online learning? What about in MOOCs where student feedback may be the only means of determining a pass or fail in a course? This posts examine peer grading and suggests what conditions must be present in order for peer grading to be effective.


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Interested to see how this evolves in online learning environments. Good way to keep students engaged and learning from each other.

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Peer grading is one of the many peer to peer recognition systems available. Is it a good method for grading students in MOOCs?

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Learning Open Educational Resources #LOER12 Micro-MOOC - Faculty eCommons

Learning Open Educational Resources #LOER12 Micro-MOOC - Faculty eCommons | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a wealth of materials that further develop and enrich an educator’s storehouse of instructional materials. While our access to these resources are at no cost, finding them can prove challenging. Where can we access the most effective and reliable databases? How can we ensure the quality of the OERs we are considering for our own instruction?

In this Micro-MOOC, we will explore the ever-expanding landscape of OERs and participate in the communities efforts to map the location and ensure the quality of them. In a roundtable webinar, we’ll hear from the experts (including Cable Green and David Wiley) about effective practices for finding OERs and learn how to leverage those practices for our own resource gathering. We’ll also explore pedagogical methods for implementing OERs to ensure the intended impact on our learners.


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https://loer12.wikispaces.com/Welcome!

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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, December 9, 2012 6:40 PM

Intereesting MicroMooc about Learning OER = LoER

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Much ado about MOOCs...and yet

Much ado about MOOCs...and yet | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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MOOCs are currently free (i.e., open admission) and that is a good thing. But until you and I can download a MOOC course in its entirety or in parts and reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the content legally… the MOOC is neither open courseware nor OER.

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Udacity's San Jose Stumble: the Perils Of 'Failing Fast'

Udacity's San Jose Stumble: the Perils Of 'Failing Fast' | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

"Cheap online education may still have a bright future at the college level, but crusaders for change won't want to follow the short, unhappy example of Udacity's efforts to create remedial math and statistics classes for San Jose State University."

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The likely result: schools will put pressure on MOOC developers to do whatever it takes to succeed slowly, rather than being in a hurry to fail fast--failing fast being an approach admired and celebrated in tech circles.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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Overall, responses from research across multiple semesters confirm findings that students like using the eformats and #OER instead of a traditional textbook.

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OpenStax College: What is the impact of a free book?

In just a few months, OpenStax College's free and openly licensed textbooks have already had a huge impact on students. You can make a difference for your students today. Adopt. Adapt. Recommend.

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13 high-quality open textbooks released so far, plus updates

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MOOC Around the World - Our Global List of Distance Education Resources, Part 1 - moocnewsandreviews.com

MOOC Around the World - Our Global List of Distance Education Resources, Part 1 - moocnewsandreviews.com | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Join us on a journey to discover all the distance education resources in the wider MOOC world beyond the major American providers.
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It's truly a global movement.....many resources from outside the US are equally useful to teaching and learning environments.

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mOER: Mobile Open Educational Resources (#OER)

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The 7th OER Atelier is organised by the UNESCO Chair on OER. This presentation addresses the relevance and upcoming application of mobile Open Educational Resources.

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Link to the presentation: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4921

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Open Fellowships

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There are four (4) Open fellowships. These are aimed at researchers with identified expertise relevant to OER practice and who can help to supplement the research activity targeted at each of the f...
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Lumen Learning

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We help institutions adopt an evidence-based approach to using open educational resources to eliminate textbook costs and improve student success.
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Another David Wiley initiative....taking the bull by the horns and helping institutions use OER effectively (using an evidence-based approach): see Textbook Zero and Open Course Frameworks

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Open Source Options For Education

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Document presenting options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented on the site in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning.

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Welcome to SocialBook

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SocialBook is a new publishing platform based on the idea that "a book is a place" where readers can congregate. They've made it very easy to annotate a text and to follow a conversation in the margins.

 
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Documentary: "Beneath the Olive Tree"

"Beneath the Olive Tree" focuses on the true life accounts of the women exiled to Trikeri island; the biggest women's concentration camp during the Greek Civ...
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OER Networks of trust - can anyone create an Open Educational Resource?

Excerpts from an interview with Dave Cormier and Helen Keegan on the use of open educational resources (OER) in October 2012. Interviewer: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University. The interview was produced for the Swedish OER-project https://www.iis.se/english

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The MOOC Misnomer

The MOOC Misnomer | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

MOOC = Massive Open Online Course There are a number of reasons why the term MOOC is a misnomer. - Many MOOCs are massive but not open (e.g., http://www.udacity.com/legal/) - Many MOOCs are open but not massive...

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Clarification on the open (or closed) status of MOOCs by David Wiley 

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The Theft of American Intellectual Property

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If anyone had doubts about the need for OER in learning environments, this report should help put discussion about sustainability and other OER problems in perspective. The Publishers are now proposing the use of spyware and ransom-ware to combat infringement. (They disingeneously use the word "theft" rather than the proper legal term "infringement"). These will be the next version of digital locks - if you thought they were bad now just wait!

In the proposed scenario, if someone accesses your paid for content other than yourself (inadvertently or not) the content could be rendered inaccessible AND/OR your computer could be locked down. Or, they could retrieve the content without your permission (As Amazon did with the book 1984!  -- ironically Orwellian). Or other forms of malware could be introduced to your computer. They suggest photographing the alleged "infringer" using his/her own camera, and even physically disabling or destroying the users' network.

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AAEEBL - Batson Blog

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Georgia Tech, Udacity and AT&T: A Claim Too Far? Why ePortfolios Are Necessary to Big Learning
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Thoughtful and insightful article demystifying the MOOC as we know it and calling for integration of evidence-based, learner-centered pedagogy.

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Creative Commons : Spectrum of Rights

Cartoon concept and design by Neeru Paharia. Original illustrations by Ryan Junell. Photos by Matt Haughey. This comic strip is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

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Useful resource for those new to the concept of CC licensing.

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Open Course Frameworks: Lowering the Barriers to OER Adoption

Lumen released its first six Open Course Frameworks. Open Course Frameworks greatly simplify the process of adopting OER for the average teacher or institution.

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Very important contribution towards supporting teachers in using OER.

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

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Too many teachers are still afraid to use Wikipedia in the Classroom. I'm here to right that wrong and show educators how they can use it responsibly.

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John Purificati's comment, May 18, 2013 11:48 AM
I agree, students think Wikipedia is like our Encyclopedia Britannica's once were.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 20, 2013 10:20 AM
Times have definitely changed John.... :-)
Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:03 PM

So much right at the fingertips! Why not explore all of the possibilities? What is there to lose about gathering more knowledge?

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Learning Technology | Find OER via OER LIbrarian on Twitter

Learning Technology | Find OER via OER LIbrarian on Twitter | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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A useful service via Twitter to help you look for OER resources to suit your needs.  Ask a question of the OER Librarian (part of OER Commons) by tweeting the @OERLibrarian account. Ask  the OER Librarian a question by tweeting details about the particular type of resource and/or subject matter you are looking for – include the username @oerlibrarian and the hashtag #oerlibrarian in the tweet.

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Open Course Library: Open Textbooks now available for 81 courses

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Great resource for community colleges. Books and related materials created for the project are free for anyone to use online.

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List of open education resources online | opensource.com

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Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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A decent list, but by no means exhaustive.

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OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 2013

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The ecology of sharing: synthesizing OER research

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Valuable research project seeking evidence-based conclusions re. benefits of OER in the classroom

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MOOCs, Courseware, and the Course as an Artifact -

MOOCs, Courseware, and the Course as an Artifact - | Using Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Excellent article examining the concept of the "course as an artifact" merging with the concept of the "textbook" of the future....

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Finding and evaluating open educational resources

An introduction fo finding and evaluation OERs as part of the activities run for SCORE fellows at The Open University. A presentation given by Non Scantlebur...
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