OER Cost Savings and Adoption Rates: New Methodologies, New Data, and New Results

Iterating Toward Openness

At the OpenEd Conference in 2013, Nicole Allen and I challenged the OER community to save students one billion dollars. Five years later, SPARC have collected a significant amount of data in order to answer the question of whether or not we have achieved that goal. OER Only.

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Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Recently I’ve been doing both more thinking and more roll-up-your-sleeves working on continuous improvement of OER. RISE is the analysis that identifies which content needs work (you can read more about RISE here ). Analyzing the Effectiveness of OER. Lower Use of OER.

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Tailor-ED Raises $1.6 Million to Bring Differentiated OER to More Students

Edsurge

A schoolwide version is available with additional data analysis, customized content integration and professional development workshops. What appealed to Rouse, the North Carolina teacher, was the platform’s data analytics on individual students. Samantha Rouse had a routine.

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OER: Some Questions and Answers

Iterating Toward Openness

Earlier this week I read an op-ed – sponsored by Pearson – titled “If OER is the answer, what is the question?” OER often shine in their variety and ability to deepen resources for niche topics. Stigmergy is the watchword for the next decade of OER.

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Open Source Tools for Learning Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Machine Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

And now for something completely different… I’m taking a pause from talking directly about open for a moment to share some resources I’ve recently found that have made my data life much more efficient and enjoyable. What tools do you use in your data-related work?

Personalization in Lumen’s “Next Gen” OER Courseware Pilot

Iterating Toward Openness

For almost three years Lumen Learning has been helping faculty, departments, and entire degree programs adopt OER in place of expensive commercial textbooks. providing the learner with a unique set of learning experiences based on the system’s analysis of the student model.

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Are K-12 Curriculum Tools a Smart Investment? What Investors and Our Data Say

Edsurge

In conversations with edtech investors, some reported that the K-12 market has seen an influx of instructional content, particularly in the form of open educational resources (OERs). With OERs, educators can become curriculum makers. “Curriculum is becoming commoditized.”

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Art, Science, and the Role of Data in Education

Iterating Toward Openness

One of these days, after I’ve retired, I’m going to write a radically restructured, OER-based freshman music theory course, based on research I did early in my career and what I’ve learned about good teaching since then. I was a music major as an undergraduate.

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The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

In addition, the number of schools and districts using OER continues to rise. No matter what the subject, though, every publisher should be ready to share their student data privacy standards for their digital tools. edWeb Blog instructional materials oer research Technology

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

NeverEndingSearch

And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Argument Analysis : Students compare and evaluate two posts from a newspaper’s comment section. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

The Sleight of Hand of “Free” vs “Affordable”

Iterating Toward Openness

In a recent webinar about OER, organized by one of the major textbook publishers, there was a lot of conversation about whether OER are “free” or “affordable.” Before I begin though, just to be clear, allow me to reaffirm that OER are free, plain and simple, full stop, period. That is literally part of the definition of OER. OER = free + permissions.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

Clearly, the tensions he identifies require some analysis. There is the provision of open stats, and data sets are posted online so that anyone can use these data for further research. eden15 education learning Martin Weller MOOCs OER open learning Openness Technology

The League of Innovative Schools’ 12 Days of Innovation

Digital Promise

This rockstar panel of @DigitalPromise #DPLIS members and partners is about to talk about tackling OER’s biggest challenges at #iNACOL18 pic.twitter.com/LWTl5OxQJp. Planning a Social Network Analysis. 3 District Data Interoperability Videos.

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Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

Also on campus: sports analysis and training; campus tours. He described the challenges of integrating structural bioinformatics, network biology, and next generation sequencing analysis. rsrc for Capstone OER e-book produced by student on AR/VR + Marketing [link].

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Is return on investment achievable in K12?

eSchool News

Data silos create logistical challenges, and traditional processes and heuristics cloud our ability to extract meaningful insights from our educational activities. We started with a current state and needs assessment analysis.

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The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing (Redux)

Doug Levin

As compared to others, I am more likely to tag local/regional and state-specific news stories, in-depth policy analysis, open resources (OER, open source software tools, open data, open access, etc.), About a year and a half ago , I launched a ‘reading list’ feature on this site in an effort to expand folks’ perspectives on technology in education.

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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , “Digital Curriculum Development: The Missing Time-Saving Link,” Daniel Ralyea, Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the South Carolina Department of Education, and Mark T.

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Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

Also on campus: sports analysis and training; campus tours. He described the challenges of integrating structural bioinformatics, network biology, and next generation sequencing analysis. rsrc for Capstone OER e-book produced by student on AR/VR + Marketing [link].

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Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 institutions digitally progress, slow data sharing between parents, teachers and administrators is leaving all players increasingly frustrated as they are forced to wait for important information sent through what is quickly becoming an outdated system. Reconfiguring networks to promote interoperability — seamless data sharing — seems to be the best fix for this issue. Transfer Student Data Seamlessly Across Academic Careers.

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Further reflections on EDUCAUSE 2015

Bryan Alexander

Sessions discussed them in terms of data analytics. Data analytics were all over the place. Casey Green takes a question, speaking of excellent data. This might complement, but is different from data analytics. Many quiet signs of OER.

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). If you make it too expensive, colleges are going to look harder at OER,” she said.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

Required reading: Data breach disclosure 101: How to succeed after you’ve failed via Troy Hunt.). And what kind of impact data should they be tracking over the course of a season? They need technology to collect and analyze the data.

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Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. While students use traditional literary critique, a word cloud might provide a new analysis, such as a visual look at word frequency in a reading.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Getting Smart and the XQ Institute have released a “landscape analysis of competency-based education.” ” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ” Those “countless needs and niches” can be met thanks to all the data generation and data collection that happens on them. You pay with your data.

Simple Tips for Vendors When Reviewing Terms

Graphite Blog

This post focuses on privacy, but the general lesson - that bad markup gets in the way of good content - holds true in both the OER and the privacy space. In our research and analysis of privacy policies, we have seen the following issues repeated in many places; some of these issues are present on the sites of large companies. For readers unfamiliar with html, the form tag is used to create forms to collect data.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Stanford University’s Larry Cuban continues his analysis of behavioral management tool ClassDojo. Congrats to the education company Road Scholar for appearing in this Gizmodo story about how companies surreptitiously collect your data. “Before You Hit ‘ Submit ,’ This Company Has Already Logged Your Personal Data.” ” Via Education Week : “Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” An Organizational Network Analysis of Nonmajor Philanthropic Giving in K12 Education” by Joseph J.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Via Motherboard : “‘ Minecraft ’ Data Mining Reveals Players’ Darkest Secrets.” That’s based on data from the Lumina Foundation.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via Campus Technology : “ ProctorU Intros AI-Based Online Proctoring ”: “Machine learning allows ProctorU Auto to adapt to student behavior, improving its analysis with each exam.” “Blame Big Data.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Fallon official pointed a response by the company that argued that the EdReports analysis was flawed, and he said Pearson’s overall record in aligning its materials to the common core is “very good,” overall. “We’re

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they’ll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month’s massacre at a Florida high school.” Edsurge on the business of OER. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Via Edsurge : “ Zeal CEO John Danner: Want to Make Data Actionable?