On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

For the first decade of the modern open education movement (1998 – 2007), the distinguishing feature of our work – the thing we cared most about and talked most about – was the open licensing we applied to educational materials. As the movement grew and more people began advocating for the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted materials in classes, some advocates chose to make cost the primary focus of their advocacy.

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Showing #OpenGratitude for: ISKME and OER Commons

Iterating Toward Openness

Today I’m going to focus on ISKME and OER Commons. From their website: ISKME’s OER initiatives aim to grow a sustainable culture of sharing and continuous improvement among educators at all levels. In 2007, ISKME launched OER Commons, its digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization’s pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation.

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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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From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. From my experience, the answers usually are: OER resources are in silos.

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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.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

OER Playground (New!). In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative , a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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. If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes.

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"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D.

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).

DPLA Primary Source Sets

NeverEndingSearch

In addition to the sets directly relating to theme or time period are primary source sets connected to popularly studied literary titles, like Sherman Alexie’s 2007 award-winning, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. DPLA is working to share its bounty–to allow it to sit beside and be discovered among other worthy OER content on such large portals as PBS LearningMedia , OER Commons , Amazon Inspire and the Learning Registry’s Open Node.

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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.

Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail (2012)

hem.digital

2012 is offering us OER (as well as OER with credentials), new authoring platforms, content-friendly devices (e.g. For example, 24 percent of the nearly 4 million digital songs available for sale through stores like iTunes sold only one copy each in 2007. In OER, we find the use of simple rating systems, such as stars (one-to-five), to crowd-source evaluations. In OER, we find the use of simple rating systems, such as stars (one-to-five), to crowd-source evaluations.

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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

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 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited). The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Library as Classroom ," is this Wednesday, June 15th!

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

Hack Education

Another report – this one from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – claimed that “states are collectively investing 17 percent less in their public colleges and universities, or $1,525 less per student, since 2007.” 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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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Content and Curriculum Creator, Project Explorer Creating OER-s and Interactive STEM Applications in Mathematics Higher Education , Lucie Mingla Math Educator, New York City College of Technology, CUNY Cross-cultural alignments, fertilization, differentiation: Bridging the gaps through technology , Melda N. In the fall of 2007, Courtney went on to attend the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities as a first-generation college student.

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.)

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. ” From the NCES : “Changes in Bullying Victimization and Hate-Related Words at School Since 2007.” ” The data says bullying is down, but do note: the data comes from the years 2007 through 2015. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.