David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. I’m deeply grateful for the support and collegiality of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation over this time, including for allowing me to attend this year’s annual OER meeting. This is where context matters most for the OER movement.

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Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

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Currently, one very popular strategy is the creation of classroom scenes using Google Slides populated with their flexible Bitmojis. technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websites

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University Scholars Plant Seeds In a New Field of Study: Early Childhood Policy

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But most college programs that address early childhood education still focus on classroom teaching, not policy. Education Technology Policy & Government Early Learning Higher Education Open Educational Resources (OER

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

A letter of support

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In the largest classrooms in our schools, we work with teachers to develop both traditional and emerging literacies. With our classroom teacher partners, we build instruction; we build projects and assessments that focus on creativity and knowledge building using the information tools and strategies of our time. advocacy school librarians school librariesIt’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries.

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

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Many professors are still skeptical about utilizing smart phones in the classroom, but I believe we could get more professors on-board if entrepreneurs better understood the challenges and resistance faculty face to use mobile technologies. Students need to have an option to reply where they can briefly indicate why they were absent and, if they are in crisis, be automatically redirected to on-campus (ex: counselling center) and neighborhood assistance (immigration advocacy).

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The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Classroom 2.0 ? 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.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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Jahliel Thurman (Vice President of Uplift Entertainment) and Shalon Bell (Director of Strategic Alliances at the Atlanta Voice)—will discuss how despite limited monetary capital, these institutions continue to boost students’ potential in graduate education, entrepreneurship and advocacy through human capital. This panel asks how this technology might expand the walls of the classroom—or isolate students from the learning environment. It’s that time of year again.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Augustine School Classroom Tactics and Strategies and Children's Museum of Art , James Kioko, Neema Educational Centre - Nairobi, Kenya, Enabling Support Foundation Co-creating Open Educational Resources to foster deeper learning and global reach , Dr. William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Comics Uniting Nations: Using sequential art to further GTE + CTE with SDG instruction , Jeff Barbanell, M.Ed.,

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” “ Are ‘Smart’ Classrooms the Future? Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.”

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” Via The AP : “Police in Vermont say a 15-year-old student was cited after approaching a classroom wearing a clown mask and banging on the windows as clown sightings are viewed as potential public safety threats throughout the country.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Smartphone Explodes in Rowan College Classroom.” iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Director, Online Professional Development Finding the Fun of It - Bernard De Koven From the CyberWorld to the RealWorld (Classroom) - Dahlia Shaewitz, Principal Research Analyst STEM Education and Social Activism: Creating a New South Bronx - Jessica Chung, Digital Learning Programs Associate 24/7 Math Support: Crowdsourcing Solutions and Crowdfunding Resources - Torrey Trust, Ph.D.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via KMOV , news from Montville High in Montville, Connecticut : “ Substitute teacher arrested for starting ‘ fight club ’ in classroom.” “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.”

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” Via Education Week : “New federal data show a continuing deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a broad range of indicators, findings that follow years of efforts by government and advocacy groups to level the playing field in U.S. ” From Lumen Learning’s David Wiley : “Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption.” Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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. The Flipped Classroom". Do Voice Assistant Devices Have a Place in the Classroom?”