Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Iterating Toward Openness

Five years ago, in an essay called 2017: RIP OER? , I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. To the best of my knowledge there is no one really working on next gen OEROER that are interactive, simulative, really rich with multimedia AND combined with OAR [open assessment resources] that drive diagnosis, remediation, and adaptation. There’s certainly no one funding next gen OER. Much has been written about 2012 being “the year of OER.”

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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Edsurge

Five years ago, in an essay called “ 2017: RIP OER? ” I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. To the best of my knowledge there is no one really working on next gen OEROER that are interactive, simulative, really rich with multimedia AND combined with OAR [open assessment resources] that drive diagnosis, remediation, and adaptation. There’s certainly no one funding next gen OER. Much has been written about 2012 being “the year of OER.”

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of traveling to the MIT campus in Boston and participating in a panel discussion on Open Education Resources (OER) at The Sixth Conference of MIT''s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) with three illustrious advocates of these open resources: Nicole Allen, Philipp Schmidt, and panel moderator Steve Carson. Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web.

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Underappreciated No More: A Free Edtech Platform Shines as Schools Go Remote

Edsurge

As countless educators around the world have scrambled to figure out how to deliver lessons remotely with whisker-thin budgets, many turned to open education resources (OER). CK-12 is at the forefront of OER by doing adaptive and personalized learning.

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A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them

Edsurge

It was 2007, and Larsen was teaching a physical chemistry for life sciences course at the University of California at Davis. Larsen says this is a common criticism of OER textbooks, particularly among the conventional textbook industry, and he argues that errors in conventional textbooks are also reasonably high—and after all, he adds, the errors in conventional textbooks were the reason he started LibreText in the first place.

Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

Next I'll look at open educational resources (OER), because once all students have digital devices, they can access digital OER. From what we’ve learned so far from school districts using OER resources, the outcomes are promising. Additionally, OER proponents highlight these benefits: • Equity – All students can have access to high-quality learning materials. • Save money – OER content is free.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Cengage recently introduced a new subscription model that gives students access to all of the company’s digital course materials for a semester or an year. Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses. Provide Access to K-12 Libraries.

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Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

2007). Whether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. We need strategies for personalizing and enriching the remote learning experience. And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience.

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware

Edsurge

In 2007, Thomson’s higher-ed publishing division was acquired for $7.75 Top Hat got its start in the “clicker” business, offering a web-based and mobile classroom response tool that lets instructors gauge whether students understood the lesson (or paid attention).

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Open Source and OER ? Alice Keeler : Interview Amany Kheriba : OER: A way out through pandemics and beyond Amna Manzoor : Veni, vidi and vici: Ingenious, Making the Most Out of the Pandemic! Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below.

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Named a Mover + Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Michael Stephens) “The Transparent Library” (2014, Amazon KDP) and he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) “Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service” (2007, Information Today Press) and is a contributor to “Library 2.0

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

" The sustainability of these courses – including the persistence of students’ own work – is precarious at best, as Coursera students discovered when the company informed them it would remove hundreds of old courses, along with their access to their coursework, from its site. The number of students qualified for the federal Pell Grant – a proxy for low-income status – grew from about 6 million in 2007–2008 to about 8.5 of courses use OER.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen offered the following definition in 2007: A “platform” is a system that can be programmed and therefore customized by outside developers – users – and in that way, adapted to countless needs and niches that the platform’s original developers could not have possibly contemplated, much less had time to accommodate. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used.