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PHD Comics: What is Open Access?

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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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As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players - EdSurge News

As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players - EdSurge News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Take the University of Texas at Arlington, which has a full-time Open Education Librarian, Michelle Reed. One project she led this year involved creating a series of videos promoting “Textbook Heroes,”professors who have replaced commercial textbooks in their courses with OER. The first of the videos includes several short interviews with students complaining about the high cost of commercial textbooks and expressing their wish that their professors would try open resources instead. One student in the first video in the series said he has skipped buying some assigned textbooks because they were too expensive. “Sometimes there’s no option,” he said. “If you don’t have the money for it then you don’t have the money for it. And it kind of hinders everything.”
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Take the University of Texas at Arlington, which has a full-time Open Education Librarian, Michelle Reed. One project she led this year involved creating a series of videos promoting “Textbook Heroes,”professors who have replaced commercial textbooks in their courses with OER. The first of the videos includes several short interviews with students complaining about the high cost of commercial textbooks and expressing their wish that their professors would try open resources instead. One student in the first video in the series said he has skipped buying some assigned textbooks because they were too expensive. “Sometimes there’s no option,” he said. “If you don’t have the money for it then you don’t have the money for it. And it kind of hinders everything.”
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OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool - EdSurge News

OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool - EdSurge News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources (OER) have long been touted as “the next big thing” in higher education, but the drawn-out hype has led many educators an
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Students have vital role in creating and spreading OER

Students have vital role in creating and spreading OER | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through creating and spreading open educational resources, students learn more and make an impact on the world, writes Christina Hendricks.
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Open Education, Open Questions

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The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institut
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OER Materials Drive Student Engagement and Savings, Study Finds

OER Materials Drive Student Engagement and Savings, Study Finds | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
College faculty report that students are seeing benefits of digital texts.
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OER is catalyst for national conversation about public higher education

OER is catalyst for national conversation about public higher education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open education resources can catalyze a much-needed national conversation about what we mean by “public” higher education, Robin DeRosa writes.
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Stephen Hawking's 1966 thesis crashes Cambridge University's website

Stephen Hawking's 1966 thesis crashes Cambridge University's website | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis is available for public viewing online -- if you can get the web page to load.
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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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OpenEdMOOC – Introduction to Open Education 

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OpenEdMOOC – Introduction to Open Education
 

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OER: The Future of Education Is Open

OER: The Future of Education Is Open | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The OER movement continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring. OER can overcome barriers to students
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Editors quit math journal and will launch a new, open-access one

Editors quit math journal and will launch a new, open-access one | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The four editors-in-chief of the "Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics" have announced that they will not renew their contract with their publisher, Springer, due to a disagreement on the subscription fees. They will launch a new journal, which will be open-access.

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Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge

Efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center perspectives that traditional forms of communi
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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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Openness and education: a beginner’s guide

Openness and education: a beginner’s guide | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Once we had identified some clear areas within the network (e.g. MOOCs, OER, etc) we gathered together some key references within these. The choice was not always the most cited but rather trying to provide a range of coverage and type of publication. There is also a timeline view you can use to explore by topic and year.

We’ve produced a 32 page Beginner’s Guide that covers these main areas, with an overview of the area, and summaries of some key papers. We hope this will be useful to GO-GN and other researchers in the Open Education space. Feel free to share widely and please let us have any feedback on it.
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Once we had identified some clear areas within the network (e.g. MOOCs, OER, etc) we gathered together some key references within these. The choice was not always the most cited but rather trying to provide a range of coverage and type of publication. There is also a timeline view you can use to explore by topic and year. 

 We’ve produced a 32 page Beginner’s Guide that covers these main areas, with an overview of the area, and summaries of some key papers. We hope this will be useful to GO-GN and other researchers in the Open Education space. Feel free to share widely and please let us have any feedback on it.
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How to make open educational resources sustainable

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How to make open educational resources sustainable
Open educational resources (OER) have undeniable benefits – they allow educators to use affordable (mostly free) learning resources, they can be easily updated or customised according to their purpose, they make education more accessible to a wider group of learners and allow for creativity in course design. The low or no cost aspect of OER is often mentioned as one of their biggest assets. Although OER are mostly free to use, this does not mean they are free to produce and maintain, which often raises the issue of their sustainability.

Sustainability issues in OER refer to when the funding used to cover the initial costs is not sustainable in the long term. For the most part, OER initiatives receive one-off seed capital, which most often comes from the government, EU programmes or philanthropy. The question of sustainability appears when the funding stops and OER organisations need to continue their activities. Additionally, OER creators face the challenge of maintaining their initial momentum and preserving the high quality of their OER in the long run.
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Sustainability issues in OER refer to when the funding used to cover the initial costs is not sustainable in the long term. For the most part, OER initiatives receive one-off seed capital, which most often comes from the government, EU programmes or philanthropy. The question of sustainability appears when the funding stops and OER organisations need to continue their activities. Additionally, OER creators face the challenge of maintaining their initial momentum and preserving the high quality of their OER in the long run.
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7 Things You Should Know About Open-Source Projects

Open-source projects engage a community of developers who collaborate and iterate to develop, grow, and improve software. Colleges and universities ha
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Open access publishing platform launched for African scientists

Open access publishing platform launched for African scientists | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
AAS Open Research offers immediate online publication and transparent, post-publication peer review
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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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Not just available, but also useful: we must keep pushing to improve open access to research

Not just available, but also useful: we must keep pushing to improve open access to research | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Could the real open access please stand up? If more research was published according to true open access principles, we'd see better application of evidence for everyone's benefit.
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Open Education, Open Questions

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The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institut
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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.
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Open Source and the NGDLE

If the transformation to an NGDLE implies a disaggregation of the "services formerly known as the LMS," factors other than technical feasibility and p
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A new MOOC to learn what Open Education is about

A new MOOC to learn what Open Education is about | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The University of Texas at Arlington launches a new MOOC, Introduction to Open Education, aimed at faculty and graduate students who are interested in learning how it can reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve learning outcomes.

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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature.
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Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.
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