Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion)

In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion) | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.
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Does OER Actually Improve Learning?

Regardless of where you stand on the debate over open educational resources, you’re probably wondering: Does OER actually improve learnin
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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Full Movie) CC BY 4.0 on

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced by Jason Schmitt, provides focus on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. For more information please visit: Paywallthemovie.com
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Open access to scientific publications must become a reality by 2020 - Robert-Jan Smits | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission

Open access to scientific publications must become a reality by 2020 - Robert-Jan Smits | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A lot of lip service is being paid to making scientific papers free to access but when it comes to action there is a lot of hypocrisy, according to Robert-Jan Smits, the EU's outgoing director-general for research, science and innovation. He has recently been appointed the EU's special envoy on open access, tasked with helping make all publicly funded research in Europe freely available by 2020.
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Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science.

Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science. | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Guardian investigation, in collaboration with German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, reveals the open-access publishers who accept any article submitted for a fee
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DCU launches DCU Press, the first open access university press in Ireland | DCU

DCU launches DCU Press, the first open access university press in Ireland | DCU | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
DCU launches DCU Press, the first open access university press in IrelandnewsDublin City University is pleased to announce the launch
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Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Impact and Open Scholarship by Thomas Cochrane, Petrea Redmond, Linda Corrin

Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Impact and Open Scholarship by Thomas Cochrane, Petrea Redmond, Linda Corrin | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This guest editorial explores the potential impact of alternative metrics and social research networks to enhance Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) research and practice, particularly in the realm of open scholarship. Conventional measures of research impact are based upon a publications’ impact factor. Article or author-level metrics can provide a better view of the contribution to the field of research of a specific research project. However, metrics are based upon citation counts that can take years to accumulate.  This can result in a significant lag between the original research, communicating research outcomes to the wider research community, and research impact. TEL researchers are in a unique position to spearhead the growing movement towards open social scholarship and alternative metrics. Alternative metrics provide a powerful addition to conventional measures of research impact, facilitating a dynamic conversation around TEL research. Social media conversations provide the foundation for a collaborative open Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning as both an enhancement and alternative to conventional modes of research impact measurement. This guest editorial outlines key tools that are currently used to measure impact. We argue that a culture of open scholarship enhanced via social media and measured via alternative metrics creates an effective feedback loop between research and practice.
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“Creating Online Learning Experiences” Book is Now Available as an OER –

“Creating Online Learning Experiences” Book is Now Available as an OER – | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Well, big news in the EduGeek Journal world. I have been heading up a team of people to work on new book that was released as an OER through PressBooks today: Creating Online Learning Experiences: …
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38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program | EdSurge News

The college affordability crisis has gained much attention in recent years, yet prices continue to climb. Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 t
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Open books: a powerful though little-used educational tool —

Open books: a powerful though little-used educational tool — | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open books are free and repositories grow day by day; with them, teachers
can enrich their teaching practice and at the same time provide their
students with material tailored to their needs.
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Open books are revolutionizing the education world. Forget the math books from 1990, or your fourth grade student carrying around a backpack almost half his or her weight, and be sure that you are teaching up-to-date content in your classroom!
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OER and MOOCs at the National Open University of Nigeria | teachonline.ca

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the second largest university in Africa with more than 180,000 students. The OER project at NOUN was initially motivated in response to the 2012 UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Paris Declaration on OER. Specifically, NOUN referred to the section that encouraged government-funded materials to be released under an open licence and made available and accessible as OER.  
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The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the second largest university in Africa with more than 180,000 students. The OER project at NOUN was initially motivated in response to the 2012 UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Paris Declaration on OER. Specifically, NOUN referred to the section that encouraged government-funded materials to be released under an open licence and made available and accessible as OER.
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The Moodle OER Hub Needs You. Here Are 7 Ways You Can Contribute

The Moodle OER Hub Needs You. Here Are 7 Ways You Can Contribute | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the continuous launch of OER platforms and partnerships we’ve witnessed recently, the fact that Moodle’s own repository for Open Educational Resources has been around for years can…
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What we don't yet know about open educational resources (opinion)

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.
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ED Grant Allows UC Davis to Lead Expansion of Open Textbooks

A $4.9 million grant will enable the University of California, Davis and a consortium of other institutions to build out a set of open textbooks intended for chemistry and career and technical education courses. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education awarded the four-year grant as part of an open textbooks pilot program, which was funded by Congress as part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill.
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Suneeti Rekhari on Twitter: "Trends in open education and technology #HigherEd @sharplm taking us through this interesting timeline #RMIT… "

Trends in open education and technology
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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 
Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial or political background will have access.  
If you are interested in screening this film at your university, please fill out our contact form.  
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Clear-eyed review of impact of initiative to create OER degrees

Project to drive community colleges' use of open educational resources lowered student spending (even using a more conservative formula to judge those costs). But student awareness of the courses remains limited, and the path to sustainability is unclear.
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When It Comes To Free Textbooks... Who Pays?

When It Comes To Free Textbooks... Who Pays? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With open educational resources on the rise and textbook revenue on the decline, colleges are looking for ways to keep institutional costs sustainable.
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Open educational resources improve academic performance —

Open educational resources improve academic performance — | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Georgia conducted a large-scale study in which revealed the potential of open educational resources.
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7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Content | EDUCAUSE

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or that have been relea
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FOAMeducation.org | FOAM - #FOAMed | Free Open Access Medical Education

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Why Supporting OER Is a Smart Decision [video] | EDUCAUSE

Why Supporting OER Is a Smart Decision [video] | EDUCAUSE | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources are becoming an important tool for teaching and learning. Several higher ed IT leaders share their thoughts on incorporatin
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An Institutional Approach to OER Implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA) | teachonline.ca

The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes. This is seen as the critical enabling factor. Moreover, as an open university, it was felt OER are well aligned with the institution's academic traditions of sharing knowledge while being beneficial to learners.
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The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes. This is seen as the critical enabling factor. Moreover, as an open university, it was felt OER are well aligned with the institution's academic traditions of sharing knowledge while being beneficial to learners.
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Open Education Resources (OER) Applications from Around the World | teachonline.ca

In a series of insightful descriptions, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Rory McGreal highlights the expanding and diverse applications of OER in post-secondary institutions around the world.

The thirteen examples provide insights into multiple facets of OER development, use and impact:

Use of OER for teaching and learning;
Integration of OER into programs and courses;
Development of OER by individual faculty, as well as teams;
Adaption of OER to match culture, language, and course content requirements;
Strategies to involve faculty in the development and use of OER;
Benefits of OER for student learning and faculty effectiveness; and
Organizational change resulting from the integration of OER.
The descriptions outline the organizational contexts that motivated the introduction of OER into teaching and learning, as well as details of the policies, practices, development processes, and resources involved. Benefits and challenges for faculty, students and, in some examples, institutions receive particular attention, followed by consideration of the potential of OER in each academic situation.   
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In a series of insightful descriptions, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Rory McGreal highlights the expanding and diverse applications of OER in post-secondary institutions around the world. The thirteen examples provide insights into multiple facets of OER development, use and impact: Use of OER for teaching and learning; Integration of OER into programs and courses; Development of OER by individual faculty, as well as teams; Adaption of OER to match culture, language, and course content requirements; Strategies to involve faculty in the development and use of OER; Benefits of OER for student learning and faculty effectiveness; and Organizational change resulting from the integration of OER. The descriptions outline the organizational contexts that motivated the introduction of OER into teaching and learning, as well as details of the policies, practices, development processes, and resources involved. Benefits and challenges for faculty, students and, in some examples, institutions receive particular attention, followed by consideration of the potential of OER in each academic situation.
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#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed - EdSurge News

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed - EdSurge News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can open educational resources, or OER, truly create more equity and access? That was the question at the heart of our #DLNchat on January 9, whic
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