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The rise of the Arab MOOCs. Will education in the Arab world ever be the same?

The rise of the Arab MOOCs. Will education in the Arab world ever be the same? | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
In the past 10 years alone, tech invaded classrooms and played a crucial role in disrupting the way knowledge is consume
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Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design

Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
To find the best OER, consider the skills you're teaching, how content aligns with standards, ease of assessment, and whether you'll provide an active, creative experience.
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TeachOER.org

TeachOER.org | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
While Open Educational Resources (OERs) have received considerable attention as a means to diversify and expand access to course materials while saving students money, these extensive resources rem…
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Open Educational Resources: A Brief Explanation

Lance Eaton @leaton http://www.byanyothernerd.com/ http://www.lanceeaton.com ___ I wish I had all the answers; better yet, I wish I knew all the question
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What Makes an Online Course Remarkable? Part 1: Course Design Recommendations from ASU Faculty

What Makes an Online Course Remarkable? Part 1: Course Design Recommendations from ASU Faculty | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
What makes a learning experience for online students truly remarkable? We recently surveyed a group of ASU faculty in order to identify course design and facilitation elements they believe help to create remarkable learning experiences for online students. For this article, we’ll review course design recommendations the faculty shared in the survey. We’ll post a …
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5 ways to get started with OER

5 ways to get started with OER | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
The #GoOpen commitment aims to replace at least one textbook with OER within one year and share best practices with other school districts.
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The Untapped Potential of Open-Source for Education | eLearningInside News

The Untapped Potential of Open-Source for Education | eLearningInside News | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Some say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The open-source movement begs to differ. The prevalence of eLearning has made it easier than ever to create and share open-source resources. Whether it’s lesson plans, a software program, or a collection of media content, teachers might not need to pay for the resources that can help bridge the education gap around the world.
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Looking Beyond the World OER Congress | COL

Looking Beyond the World OER Congress | COL | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
The 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress came to an end with the adoption of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan by over 500 delegates from 115 countries. UNESCO, in collaboration with the Government of Slovenia, organised the Category IV international congress on OER as a follow up to the World OER Congress held in 2012. The purpose of UNESCO Category IV meetings is to “facilitate an exchange of views among specialists in one of UNESCO’s spheres of interest.”
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EdTech Tool List - sorted by topic


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Open Access and OER

Open Access and OER | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Open Access platforms: Open Educational Resources, or something else? Open Access (OA) resources are obviously different from Open Education Resources (OER). Open Access concerns itself with access...
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Education Open Access | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Education Open Access | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Visit the #Education #OpenAccess page… http://t.co/1SlXS4GGzG
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Open source is changing the world: join the movement | Opensource.com

Open source is changing the world: join the movement | Opensource.com | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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A Broad Base of Support for High-Quality Open Educational Resources | Achieve

A Broad Base of Support for High-Quality Open Educational Resources  
States, advocacy organizations, and funders pledge their support for the increased availability of high-quality OER aligned to state academic standards To help illustrate the broad array of states and organizations that support and have made high-quality, standards-aligned OER a priority, Achieve is joined by states, partner organizations, and funders in signing the following letter. This letter of support outlines the need for high-quality resources and the benefits that OER can provide to support states and districts as they go about college- and career-ready standards implementation.  If your state or organization is interested in signing this letter, please contact Hans Voss at hvoss@achieve.org or 202-745-2309.  Letter of Support for High-Quality, Standards-Aligned Open Educational Resources A large amount of Open Educational Resources (OER) currently exist online and many more are being developed all the time. Many states, districts, and schools have found that OER offer a low-cost solution with high potential to assist teachers nationwide in helping students meet the demands of higher standards.  Improving the availability of high-quality instructional materials aligned to college- and career-ready standards, including the Common Core State Standards, can also help ensure quality instruction occurs in the classroom. OER can fill this need for better materials, especially OER that have been reviewed for quality and alignment using criterion-based tools.   As leaders in state education agencies, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and foundations, we understand the need for better quality, fully-aligned instructional materials to support the implementation of these college- and career-ready standards. We furthermore understand the benefits of using materials that can be modified by teachers to better engage and meet the specific needs of diverse learners, thereby increasing local control of curricular materials as well as sharing of openly-licensed materials across schools, districts, and states. We join in supporting the use of high-quality and standards-aligned OER instructional materials in the implementation of college- and career-ready standards. We also support the use of rigorous review processes, using rubrics and other criterion-based tools to ensure the quality and alignment of OER to these new, higher standards. OER that are aligned to college- and career-ready standards can support learning that includes critical thinking and complex problem-solving, collaborative work and effective communication from students. Finally, when public funds are used, the instructional materials created should have open licenses, such as Creative Commons licenses.  High-quality and standards-aligned OER have the benefits of:Increasing local control and allowing teachers to make instructional materials work best for them. By offering educators the technical ability and legal rights to modify materials, resources that teachers use with students can be revised to fit local contexts in classrooms and support personalized learning. OER can be customized to provide additional explanation or practice or to offer additional supports for students with particular needs.  Reducing costs of instructional materials. Open licenses ensure that OER can be shared easily and at very little cost for the materials themselves, even when printed. In digital or print, OER can be updated more easily than traditional materials, to reflect improvements that would benefit classroom instruction. Additionally, funds saved by using OER can be shifted to support educators, e.g., through professional learning, technology resources, etc.Ensuring that high-quality resources are shared broadly and easily. In an age when schools are shifting to digital resources, the best resources can be shared without infringing upon the copyright restrictions that traditionally licensed materials may have. This includes sharing within a district, across districts, and across states. Improving the availability of quality instructional materials.  OER can improve the ability of educators to share quality and aligned materials they find, or even materials they create themselves to meet the specific needs of their classrooms. Furthermore, teachers can collaborate easily on OER and benefit from the expertise of their colleagues. Increasing educator capacity. Training educators using rubrics and other tools to evaluate the quality and alignment of OER has the ability to increase capacity across schools and districts. Teachers can use these skills to evaluate other materials, and high-quality aligned OER can be shared easily, thereby reducing time spent by other teachers seeking out quality materials. 


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Tracking the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Tracking the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) This presentation presents a simple tracking method that could be easily attached to the majority o
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Finding Quality OER Made Easy

Finding Quality OER Made Easy | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Finding good quality OER is the key to a successful transition to the use of these free, open instructional materials. Look no further for a place to start.
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Leveraging Open Educational Resources to Empower Students | Transforming Teaching & Learning Webinar

Leveraging Open Educational Resources to Empower Students | Transforming Teaching & Learning Webinar | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
​The big bang in Open Educational Resources and typically the focus of OER initiatives on campus is the adoption of OER Textbooks. This webinar will focus
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Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University | Distance-Educator.com

Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University | Distance-Educator.com | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
In the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), are being used to serve […]
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Report: OER Continues Moderate Growth Track

Where OER particularly succeeds, researchers found, is in large-enrollment introductory-level courses, those taken by the largest numbers of students, taught in multiple segments and typically part of requirements.
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Call for papers for special issue of Learning, Media and Technology- Global technologies, Local Practices: redefining digital education with marginalised voices  

Call for papers for special issue of Learning, Media and Technology- Global technologies, Local Practices: redefining digital education with marginalised voices   | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Jeremy Knox and I, both of the Centre for Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh are guest editing a special issue of Learning, Media and Technology titled Global technologies, Local Prac…
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Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning

Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
The Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning is a newly launched open access peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to publish research and practice-based articles on the issues pertaining to open, distance and eLearning (ODeL). The overall focus of the journal is on persistence and long-standing issues in ODeL and how these are being redefined in the current global context, as well as new emerging issues.
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UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies | Tony Bates

UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies | Tony Bates | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it

The report basically sets out a vision and a set of strategies for the future development and management of learning technologies at UBC, a large Tier-1 research university in Canada. Although produced by a small Project Committee, it is the outcome of extensive discussions throughout the university and also externally with other institutions with successful learning technology strategies.

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Community College OER Projects

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free open webinar on the growing community of College OER ...
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Open Polytech finalists in PM's Education Excellence Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Open Polytech finalists in PM's Education Excellence Awards - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
Open Polytech finalists in PM’s Education Excellence Awards Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has congratulated the Open Polytechnic for being nominated for a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award.
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Fee waivers for open access journals

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Fee waivers for open access journals
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Blog - open-educational-resources.de

Blog - open-educational-resources.de | Patricia's Open Educational Resources (OER) Scoops | Scoop.it
#OER Why not? ;-) http://t.co/rHizXlFWNh
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