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). Regardless of what other individuals, institutions, or organizations may think or say, UNESCO is the creator of the term “open educational resources” and, as its creator, UNESCO’s definition of OER is the canonical definition. This dramatically simplifies understanding what is and isn’t OER.

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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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How to develop K-12 open educational resources

Hapara

Have you ever considered creating your own open educational resources (OER)? Because these resources are open to use, when you share an OER, other educators across the globe can access it and use it in their classrooms. Types of OER you can develop for K-12. OER Commons.

A day in the life with Student Dashboard Digital Backpack

Hapara

With just a few clicks, she shares the content with each student to quickly access it when they log in to their H?para One of Mrs. Perkins’s learners uses assistive technology , a screen reader, to read and can also access the digital materials. It’s 6:30 a.m.,

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CommonLit: OER Curation and Creation

NeverEndingSearch

The authentic interdisciplinary text includes news articles, short stories, speeches, poems, historical documents and excerpts from classical literature, all selected to support the course of study for middle and high school, especially for English, social students,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. CommonLit is a fine example of OER curation and OER creation that belongs in every librarian’s toolkit. CommonLit literacy literature OER reading technology commonlit

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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. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

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. Edutools by ProfDrAmin He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER web 2.0

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 searchCreated in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. This wiki approach to a catalog encourages new information as well as corrections from the user community.

Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Pinterest is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. 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. 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

Kleinspiration

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. e-Publishing Tools: A Quick Guide by ProfDrAmin He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0

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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. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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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. 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. EdTech News News news OER

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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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H?para partners with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium to offer Student Dashboard Digital Backpack free in Alberta

Hapara

It takes away the need to navigate to various websites and apps and search their Google Drive for important academic documents, and puts everything in one single dashboard. Looking to get started with a similar OER initiative? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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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. Text question from Sonja Strahl: Community question – Will the community you were discussing be available for only those with Moodle as their LMS (for both creation of OER and use of OER)?

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.” My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. I believe that is our best chance for enabling the true breakthroughs in pedagogy and access that are my end goal.

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Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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Increasing access with a focus on learning. The Digital Learning Specialists will play a critical role in developing and implementing these and other innovative programs, as well as assisting schools with Professional Learning, School Libraries, Maine State Library Network, District Technology Plans, AP4ALL (statewide online AP program), STEM OER Project, and others. The document may say applications need to be received by March 4, but the real deadline is March 18).

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. You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0

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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 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

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. 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. 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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Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

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. He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

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. Mindmapping & Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide by ProfDrAmin He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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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. Text question from Sonja Strahl: Community question – Will the community you were discussing be available for only those with Moodle as their LMS (for both creation of OER and use of OER)?

Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

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. He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

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. He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his Scoop.it If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. 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.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

The primary trends identified by the team were: adaptive learning, open education resources (OER), gamification and game-based learning, MOOCs, LMS and interoperability, mobile devices, and design.

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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.

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 We’ve seen students around the country do amazing things in their classrooms when they are given the ability and access to create technology in a simple fashion”, says Crescerance co-founder, Alefiya Bhatia.

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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. teachers to the best resources across the multiple OER portals.

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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. It is a free platform giving access to high-quality teaching resources. Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core.

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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

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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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is important that we document the process so we can learn and plan from it. Could this instead be done in a Zoom Room with a shared Google Document? It is important that we document the process so we can learn and plan from it.

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.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

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. Documents, products, scenes, people, colors, money, and handwriting are some of the settings offered in this app. Coming in the next post: OER, OA and openness.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.