Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

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Recently I’ve been doing both more thinking and more roll-up-your-sleeves working on continuous improvement of OER. Few have formal training in teaching or learning. Learn more about this process in this accompanying blog post.). Learning Design and Continuous Improvement.

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

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

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learning analytics” give you information about what needs improving in your course but doesn’t give you permission to make the changes. ? to do continuous improvement in education, you need OER (permission to change) plus analytics (info about what to change).

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

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A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” “What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics ,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” 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.” “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

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The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives.