Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s great news out of the recent UNESCO meeting in Paris, where member states unanimously adopted the draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER). This dramatically simplifies understanding what is and isn’t OER. The opposite of OER is TCM.

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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. That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved.

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CommonLit: OER Curation and Creation

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The authentic interdisciplinary text includes news articles, short stories, speeches, poems, historical documents and excerpts from classical literature, all selected to support the course of study for middle and high school, especially for English, social students, science.

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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. Observation 1: We Need Dramatically More OER, and Current Approaches Won’t Get Us There.

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

Iterating Toward Openness

By definition, open educational resources (OER) are licensed in a manner that gives you permission to change, update, and improve them. Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning. In this open access article we outlined a method for automating the identification of the OER in a course that are most in need of improvement.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Like the DBQs, lessons revolve around a central historical question and sets of prima ry documents to engage learners with varied reading skills.

Open Library gets even more open

NeverEndingSearch

And the search extends beyond books other types of documents–patents, yearbooks and open-access research papers. ebooks internet archive OER Open access Open Library search tools search

Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

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Pinterest is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it

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Web 2.0 e-Publishing Tools: A Quick Guide

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You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource. If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Curating OER. It often refers to the gathering and contextualizing of OER to replace expensive traditional texts and to include them in learning management systems. Clearly, curation is not only about OER. Ensures Equitable Digital Access. OER Portals Pearltrees.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. Making Computer Science Accessible for All.

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Amazon Education to Launch New Website for Open Education Resources

Marketplace K-12

Amazon Education is working on a new platform that will allow schools to upload, manage, share, and discover open education resources from a home page that in some ways resembles the one shoppers are accustomed to accessing on the massive online retailer’s website. ” Vodicka displayed a slide showing how his district shares the OER it has discovered or that educators have created, which mirrored the description of district-created folders or documents in Google.

The CARE Framework

Iterating Toward Openness

As the title of the document makes explicit, the framework aims to contribute to the conversation about the sustainability of OER: “Toward a Sustainable OER Ecosystem: The Case for OER Stewardship” It’s a valuable contribution to that conversation. Issues of sustainability are absolutely critical to the future of OER and education more broadly, and we spend far too little time talking about them.

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall.

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Increasing access with a focus on learning. The document may say applications need to be received by March 4, but the real deadline is March 18).

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.” How do we create a substantial record of successful OER adoption?

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Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Google seems to be a platform that everybody in the world has access to, and I am very comfortable using Google Docs. I can just start a document and share the link to a colleague, and presto - we are sharing information while creating a new living document. Web 2.0

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MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll document and publicly share what we’re doing. A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So

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Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

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Google Docs is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it Web 2.0

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. Access to connectivity is vital to a successful classroom BYOD policy, so these issues are largely taken care of by an institution. Reading a document or composing an essay on a phone with a cracked screen is frustrating, humiliating, and potentially error-enhancing, but my students say they do it anyway because the cost of repair can be expensive and timely.

Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

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You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource. If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

It offers a large number of students access to study high-quality courses online through video streaming. Anyone can access these courses and there is no minimum qualification to take them. The Google Glass offers features such as Head-Up Display (HUD) which gives users the opportunity to access high-quality content from the comfort of your home. Open Education Resources (OER). E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

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Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide

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Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

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And then sharing it with people meant handing over a document or a PDF at best.”. Open Educational Resources (OER) – These are educational materials in the public domain or introduced with an open license. Will the system provide access to evidence-based resources?

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Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

Iterating Toward Openness

I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. RedHat published its technical documentation under the OPL. This essay is crossposted from the #OER18 website.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

PDF documents. Illuminations – Illuminations works to serve you by increasing access to quality standards-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics, including interactive tools for students and instructional support for teachers.

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A custom solution: Creating a Google Custom Search Engine

NeverEndingSearch

Your CSE could lead: AP US History students across multiple portals to the primary sources they need to create document-based questions. learners engaged in a first inquiry project on animals to the major zoo, aquarium and animal science resources at accessible reading levels.

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Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true Find Apps for Chromebook - great resource to find apps to use with Chromebooks [link] A great list of Apps and Extensions for Education https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDrYNfAPlLY-2Y7kbL_ADBfVePYmREbNXXV_fyTh5LM/mobilebasic?pli=1 Once you select the document, and open MoveNote, the camera will automatically launch.

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

NeverEndingSearch

Next time around, I’ll share my notes on OER.). In terms of young people, immersive realities have the potential to address the characteristics of i nteractivity, connectivity, access identified in Eliza Dresang’s Radical Change Theory as critical in enhancing agency among digital youth.