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The 1st Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources is now available.

The 1st Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources is now available. | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

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The topic of Open Educational Resources is gaining momentum in higher Ed. but still a ways to go before it enters the mainstream.

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OASIS A new #openaccess & #OER discovery search tool for #libraries #highered & #edtech

OASIS A new #openaccess & #OER discovery search tool for #libraries #highered & #edtech | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 52 different sources and contains 155,375 records."

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Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics #OER #highered #openeducation

"There are multiple indicators which suggest that completion, quality, and affordability are the three greatest challenges for higher education today in terms of students, student learning, and student success. Many colleges, universities, and state systems are seeking to adopt a portfolio of solutions that address these challenges. This article reports the results of a large-scale study (21,822 students) regarding the impact of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate that OER adoption does much more than simply save students money and address student debt concerns. OER improve end-of-course grades and decrease DFW (D, F, and Withdrawal letter grades) rates for all students. They also improve course grades at greater rates and decrease DFW rates at greater rates for Pell recipient students, part-time students, and populations historically undeserved by higher education. OER address affordability, completion, attainment gap concerns, and learning. These findings contribute to a broadening perception of the value of OERs
and their relevance to the great challenges facing higher education today."

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Blueprint for Success Series Available TKS @blueprint_text #highered #opened #OER #OpenTextbooks

Blueprint for Success Series Available TKS @blueprint_text #highered #opened #OER #OpenTextbooks | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
Curated, co-authored, and edited by Dave Dillon, this set of OER is helpful for students embarking on their college journey. Take a look at the books online, download them in multiple formats, and keep reading to learn more!
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Where Are Faculty in Open Education Movement? TKS @EdSurge #highered #OER #openeducation #openaccess 

Open educational resources (OER) are gaining increasing popularity. And as an active member in what advocates define as the “open education movement,
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2018 Open Education at Virginia Tech #OER #opened #openedweek #highered #libraries 

2018 Open Education at Virginia Tech #OER #opened #openedweek #highered #libraries  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

Open Education 2018 Symposium -- March 2018 -- Virginia Tech

 

All events are free and open to the public

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Faculty Showcase & OER Studies TKS @valleycollege #OER #openeducation #highered #openaccess 

Faculty Showcase & OER Studies TKS @valleycollege #OER #openeducation #highered #openaccess  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license.  The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt, and re-share them.  OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video, and animation" (Definition by UNESCO).

 

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How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points #edtech #oer #opened  

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points #edtech #oer #opened   | The iOER Handbook | 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 Educational Resources & libraries #OER #opededucation #highered #libraries 

Open Educational Resources & libraries #OER #opededucation #highered #libraries  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
As more schools use open educational resources, school librarians find that their roles as digital content curators are expanding or being redefined.
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OERs gaining momentum in Higher Education #highered #OER #openaccess #libraries 

OERs gaining momentum in Higher Education #highered #OER #openaccess #libraries  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
At one Midwest community college, it’s a group effort to get 70 percent of instructors using open educational resources by 2018.  
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Open Syllabus Project – Opening the curricular black box #OER #openaccess #highered 

Open Syllabus Project – Opening the curricular black box #OER #openaccess #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"We want the OSP to become a platform for curricular exploration and research and are eager to support a wide range of secondary uses and users."

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Find Open Textbooks TKS @BCOpenText #OER #openeducation #higherEd #edtech 

Find Open Textbooks TKS @BCOpenText #OER #openeducation #higherEd #edtech  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
Search for quality open textbooks offered in a variety of digital formats; the first step in adopting open educational resources. Search by subject and download them to your computer.
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Publishers & OER Advocates Square Off @chronicle #oer #openeducation #higherEd 

Publishers & OER Advocates Square Off @chronicle #oer #openeducation #higherEd  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

At a friendly yet spirited debate, last month over the pros and cons of open educational resources, publishers and OER advocates agreed on at least one thing: The "old" textbook market is broken.

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Redefining online textbooks with Open educational resources #OER #openeducation #openaccess #libraries #highered 

Redefining online textbooks with Open educational resources #OER #openeducation #openaccess #libraries #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
The movement is also aiming to reimagine and democratize learning technologies.
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Learn about current Faculty perspectives on OER course materials #OER #OpenED #HigherEd 

Learn about current Faculty perspectives on OER course materials #OER #OpenED #HigherEd  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"Quality and the cost of course materials for students emerge as the key factors that drive the decisions of college faculty about textbooks and other course materials. And although the movement to digital course content seems inevitable and a majority of the surveyed faculty express interest in adaptive technologies for their courses, it is also clear that college and university faculty have real concerns about some of the proclaimed instructional benefits of going digital."

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2017 Northeast Regional OER Summit Info #OER #openeducation #highered #openaccess 

2017 Northeast Regional OER Summit Info #OER #openeducation #highered #openaccess  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee, along with Lumen Learning, is excited to announce the upcoming Northeast Regional OER Summit, a multi-state collaborative event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research."

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Campaign Spotlights Growing Global Open Education Movement #OER #Highered #openeducationwk #openaccess 

Campaign Spotlights Growing Global Open Education Movement #OER #Highered #openeducationwk #openaccess  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

A number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.

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Learn about Higher Education Open Educational Resource Schema #OER #opendeducation #elearning #HigherEd 

Learn about Higher Education Open Educational Resource Schema #OER #opendeducation #elearning #HigherEd  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"Instructional Designers and computers don't see content in the same way. Where designers see lessons, modules and assessments, computers see headings, paragraphs and sections. Computers can't see how educational content is different from any other content on the web. Until now. Using RDF technology, created by Google developers, the OER Schema is made. OER Schema is a vocabulary of terms that define and relate the integral parts shared by OER content across the web. Now, computers can see the lessons, modules and assessments in a way that relates to how Instructional Designers think about OER."

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Open Ed Week 2017 #OER #openeducation #OA #opentextbooks #highered 

Open Ed Week 2017 #OER #openeducation #OA #opentextbooks #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

This guide is maintained by NOVA librarians to assist faculty with OER initiatives and sources to locate OER materials.

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UMass Amherst Libraries Results of Open Education Survey #OER #opendeducation #highered 

UMass Amherst Libraries Results of Open Education Survey #OER #opendeducation #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
From UMass Amherst Libraries: The UMass Amherst Libraries’ Scholarly Communication office surveyed undergraduate students enrolled in classes participating in the Open Education Initiative (OEI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Book Review: Interactive Open Educational Resources for #OER #openeducation #highered #elearning 

Book Review: Interactive Open Educational Resources for #OER #openeducation #highered #elearning  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

The following book review was sent to the Journal of College Student Retention for consideration: Shank, J. D. (2014). Interactive open educational resources: A guide to finding, choosing, and using what’s out there to transform college teaching.

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PDXOpen | Portland State University #OER #openaccess #highered #openeducation 

PDXOpen | Portland State University #OER #openaccess #highered #openeducation  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

In order to reduce higher education expenses for students and to meet the needs of authors who wish to publish open textbooks, the Library offers support for book publishing. The pilot project, PDXOpen, funded by the Provost's Challenge reTHINK PSU project, resulted in the publication of five open access textbooks. Since then, the collection has expanded to include textbooks from other disciplines. The Library is always accepting open access textbook proposals. To submit your proposal or for more information, please contact Digital Initiatives.k here to edit the content

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Results of Open Education Initiative survey announced #OER #OpenED #higherED 

Results of Open Education Initiative survey announced #OER #OpenED #higherED  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"The UMass Amherst Libraries’ Scholarly Communication office surveyed undergraduate students enrolled in classes participating in the Open Education Initiative (OEI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The OEI is a faculty incentive program that encourages the adoption, adaption, or creation of existing low-cost or free information resources to support UMass Amherst students’ learning."

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Solving some of the world's toughest problems with OER report #OER #opened #openaccess #highered 

Solving some of the world's toughest problems with OER report #OER #opened #openaccess #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
Read the Global Open Policy Report Open Policy is when governments, institutions, and non-profits enact policies and legislation that makes content, knowledge, or data they produce or fund available under a permissive license to allow reuse, revision, remix, retention, and redistribution. This promotes innovation, access, and equity in areas of education, data, software, heritage, cultural … Read More "Solving some of the world’s toughest problems with the Global Open Policy Report"
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Motives & tensions in the release of OER #edtech #highered #OER #openeducation 

Motives & tensions in the release of OER #edtech #highered #OER #openeducation  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources (OER) have been promoted as a path to universal education, supporting economic development and intercultural dialogue. However, to realize these benefits requires greater understanding of the factors that influence both OER supply and use. This paper examines an aspect of the supply side of the OER lifecycle – the motives prompting release – and the resultant tensions in the release process."

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Prove the ROI in OER #openeducation #OER #opentextbooks #highered 

Prove the ROI in OER #openeducation #OER #opentextbooks #highered  | The iOER Handbook | Scoop.it
Using an open-source digital textbook over a traditional paper version can increase student outcomes, but administrators need to be convinced.
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