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

Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web. IOCS is aligned to select Common Core Curriculum standards for language arts literacy, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NET.S

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Are any education technologies, for that matter? Andreessen’s definition does begin to get at some of the reasons why platforms have been so appealing to investors – ideologically as much as technologically. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

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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Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

In this series on educational technology game changers, I focused my first blog on one-to-one computing initiatives. Next I'll look at open educational resources (OER), because once all students have digital devices, they can access digital OER.

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

Edsurge

The Toronto-based company once relied on textbook publishers to distribute its technology. From bundling its clicker technology with course materials from other publishers, the company now offers a marketplace and authoring tools for people to build their own courses on the platform.

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.

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

Hack Education

Or, with its penchant for amnesia , has education technology already forgotten? MOOCs were, for a year or two at least, able to dominate conversations about the future of education and the future of education technology, often invoking the words “free” and “open” as a rallying cry against institutions and practices that were, in contrast, “expensive” and “closed.” of courses use OER.

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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.

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Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail (2012)

hem.digital

The focus of digital higher education during the previous decade was overwhelmingly on the technology itself - learning management systems, bandwidth, faculty literacy with technology, student technology support, and so forth.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. He presents to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, learning, innovation, and libraries. and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited).

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Clint Carlson, Director of Education Technology, Istanbul International Community School When Curie Meets Cassatt: Infusing the Engineering Design Process for Global Teaching and Learning , Dr. Helen Teague, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University + Grand Canyon University Where Do We Grow From Here?:

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies ‘humanize’ teaching & learning? “ Will these four technology trends change education in India?

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