Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

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Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry! A Few Highlights from 2012 Though there were so many terrific items and ideas shared, below are a few of my personal favorites. by Gena Mathes click here to view See More Great Blog Highlights from 2012 Thanks to Christina for hosting this fun Linky to sum up 2012! OER ( click here ) Open Educational Resources on Web 2.0

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The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. After all, I’ve advocated for federal support for the development, use, and adaptation of OER (see, e.g. , the May 5 Education Week story by Sean Cavanagh, “ ‘Open Educational Resources’ Promoted in U.S. So, if these are the actions of someone who is an OER fan, what stops me short of claiming fanboy status?

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Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER. In last week’s post I talked about how we’re making it ridiculously easy for students, faculty, and others to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of OER.

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How to Utilize Survey & Polling Tools with Web 2.0 OER!

Kleinspiration

OER the user''s manual to everything web 2.0.!!! OER (Open Educational Resources) , initiated by Dr. Amin , is dedicated to providing an easy-to-follow guide and just-in-time training on various Web 2.0 OER takes you from step 1 of a project all the way through completion and application. OER is a contributing sponsor of Kleinspiration. Getting stuck on a web 2.0 Check out Web 2.0 Many people contact me to write a review of their site, and I love to help out.

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Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation. For those of you who don’t want to read the full analysis below, here’s the key takeaway: Imagine what would happen if making copies of OER was illegal. The tl;dr.

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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. OER web 2.0 Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about annotating and bookmarking online and socially: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? There are a lot of great bookmarking tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time.

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Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

In addition, Dr. Michael Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessments for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (ID), explained in the presentation, “ Navigating the Digital Shift: Leveraging Quality Instructional Materials for Learning,” how his schools are shifting to an OER (open educational resources) environment as part of their overall plan to improve individual student achievement. – Vetted OER materials: For every subject, K-12 teachers have a stockbook of vetted OER lessons.

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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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Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about social networking: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and many of them ask how I manage to build my network.

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Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

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OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about sharing ideas and work online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? There are a lot of great web sharing tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time.

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MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)

hem.digital

Buried in the public responses to the news about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER initiatives from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Princeton and others is a deceptively important assumption. Nevertheless, our excitement about their participation in MOOC and OER; excitement based on the traditional logic for evaluating excellence in higher education, has little bearing and relevance in this case.

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Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

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OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about collaborating online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and I often want to collaborate with them on some ideas that we may have had some discussion about.

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Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide

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OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Content Creation Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about creating content online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? There are a lot of great content creation tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time.

Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

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OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Research Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about using online researching tools: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.? There are a lot of great web tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time when you are researching for a project.

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Everything Old is New Again: Textbooks, The Printing Press, The Internet, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

But – particularly when it comes to OER – we aren’t. Back in 2012 I wrote: You have to admit that some of the things the publishers are working on are both cooler and better than almost everything that currently exists in the OER space. Can you name a single OER project that does assessment at all (and I don’t mean PDFs of quizzes)? There’s certainly no one funding next gen OER. Much has been written about 2012 being “the year of OER.”

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From One to Many: OER-based Degree Programs

Iterating Toward Openness

Several years ago I was speaking about OER at a conference in Virginia. There was a great feeling in the room, and though I hadn’t planned to speak about the topic, I felt prompted to end my remarks by stating that enough OER now existed that an entire degree program could be run on OER. That was in September of 2012. A fully OER-based pathway through two degrees at Northern Virginia Community College soon followed.

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New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

The Web20Classroom

Open Education Resources tags: OER ebooks opensource digitaltextbooks favorite Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader tags: leadership favorite Analyzing Primary Sources tags: primarysources favorite Mobile Learning infokit tags: mlearning mobile favorite Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center tags: technology integration tpack favorite Edmodo: Social Networking Reinvented!

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An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

Iterating Toward Openness

I now have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of general education courses and some specific degree programs will transition entirely to OER in US higher ed. I spent most of my thinking time last week wondering about obstacles in the way of the ubiquitous adoption of OER in US higher education and how we might overcome them. Observation 1: We Need Dramatically More OER, and Current Approaches Won’t Get Us There.

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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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Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail (2012)

hem.digital

In 2012 it appears that digital education content is finally getting some attention. 2012 is offering us OER (as well as OER with credentials), new authoring platforms, content-friendly devices (e.g. In OER, we find the use of simple rating systems, such as stars (one-to-five), to crowd-source evaluations. In 2012 it appears that digital education content is finally getting some attention.

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38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

Edsurge

Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to 2012, and textbook prices—which cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 today—rose 82 percent over the same period, according to U.S. And that’s been the driver behind nonprofit Achieving the Dream ’s (ATD) OER Degree Initiative , where 38 U.S. community colleges are creating full degree programs that utilize open educational resources (OER) from start to finish.

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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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Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learningDigital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January.

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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Shifting to digital – what is the story ?

SETDA Says

Since SETDA’s seminal 2012 resource, Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in the Digital Age, traditionalists take comfort in the fact that in spite. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning Interoperability OER Policy digital content digital learning leadership open educational resources policy procurementread more.

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Open Educational Resources Are ‘Moving Up the Adoption Ladder’ Around the World

Edsurge

OER was one of six “emerging technologies and practices” the panelists highlighted as most likely to significantly influence postsecondary teaching and learning in the future. “It These are the kinds of efforts the report describes as helping OER spread in the U.S.

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Of Progress, Problems, and Partnerships

Iterating Toward Openness

In 2012 Kim Thanos and I founded Lumen Learning because, through our Gates-funded work on the Kaleidoscope Project, we had seen first-hand how hard it was for faculty to replace publisher materials with OER. It seemed like lots of people wanted to publish and share their own OER, but no one wanted to use anyone else’s. The difficulties faculty had – and still have – adopting OER is a huge problem for several reasons.

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The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

The reusability paradox states that the context of an OER content ( at the time known as learning objects ) positively correlates to its educational efficacy (the more/better the context the more/better the efficacy), but at the same time has an inverse correlation to scalability (the more/better the context the less/worse the reuse). Reflections content David Wiley Kierkegaard MOOC OER Open postmodernism Reusability Paradox

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Curating OER. Lately I’ve been asked to speak about the librarian’s role in supporting OER (open educational resources) implementation through curation and I realize that in the K12 setting, curating and leveraging OER means very different things to district-level administrators, to principals, to department chairs, to teachers and to librarians. Clearly, curation is not only about OER. OER Portals Pearltrees. 2012). What’s curation?

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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Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

In 2012, the National Research Council released A Framework for K-12 Science Education , a consensus report that outlined how research in the learning sciences should inform the development of a new set of science standards. To address this need, Digital Promise, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation, is convening an Open Educational Resources (OER) Deeper Learning for NGSS Challenge Collaborative to create freely available units of instruction.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

Iterating Toward Openness

The recently published OER strategy document , as informative as it is, reads more like a list of issues and opportunities than what Michael Feldstein describes as “ rungs on a ladder of ambition.” From 2008 – 2012 I focused primarily on the FUD problem slowing down faculty adoption of open content. At the end of 2012 Kim Thanos and I launched Lumen to build a team around the down-in-the-trenches work required to help faculty adopt OER in effective ways.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Back in 2012 – 2013] I was impressed (like many others I’m sure) with how Wiley was able to frame the cost-savings argument around open textbooks to build broader interest for OERs. ” For reasons I have outlined countless times (relating to the pedagogical innovation only possible in the context of permission to engage in the 5R activities), I believe OER adoption is a critically important means to achieving this end. I fear it is OER wanting it both ways.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

We can expect to see more projects of a similar nature taking hold in 2012. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. There is growing presence and force behind this vision, and as the OER movement gains traction and impetus, we should expect to see some changes in the way universities offer their programmes of study. OER computer games social media OLPC

Toward Renewable Assessments

Iterating Toward Openness

My colleagues in the Open Education Group and I like to say that when you’re considering the outcomes of research on OER adoption, there are “two ways to win.” ” First, think about three possible outcomes of OER adoption in terms of change in cost and change in learning: Students save money and learn less. When OER is adopted in place of commercial resources, students save a substantial amount of money.