Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

Keys to the OER shift: – Community buy-in: The community wasn’t satisfied with the achievement levels and graduation rates. – Vetted OER materials: For every subject, K-12 teachers have a stockbook of vetted OER lessons.

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Maha, the Path to OER-Enabled Pedagogy, and Technological Determinism

Iterating Toward Openness

Among other things, the post discusses her role in my decision to abandon the phrase “open pedagogy” and adopt the phrase “OER-enabled pedagogy.” To make this easier for future scholars looking for a (relatively) short description written from my own perspective, here is the tl;dr of the process by which I adopted the term “OER-enabled pedagogy.” OER-enabled pedagogy does nothing of the sort. oer-enabled-pedagogy

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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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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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Now, make no mistake – OER is a means, not an end.

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The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, in this article I integrate curriculum, PD, and technology together in a way that makes so much sense. After you read this article, I am sure you will appreciate how technology and curriculum really do come together.

The Revisability Paradox

Iterating Toward Openness

This was the promise of learning objects, which were compared to Legos in almost every conference presentation and journal article on the topic. OER and the Revisability Paradox. That bit of history prepares us to discuss open educational resources (OER) and the revisability paradox.

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From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. They’re not a response to the way OER caused the bottom to fall out of the textbook market.

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Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators

Educator Innovator

As the use of digital content in education connects to improved teaching and learning, our partner OER Commons aims to elevate the potential of the school librarian, especially in relation to open educational resources (OER). They are being introduced to OER as an essential vehicle for adapting and personalizing content for the needs of their own classrooms, to go beyond the textbook and to meet rigorous learning standards that foster student-led inquiry across the STEM disciplines.

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Writing Our Civic Futures (May): Civic Engagement with Project-Based Learning in All Content Areas

Educator Innovator

We also encourage you to use these readings and the opportunity to annotate however it best works for you—organize a study group, bring a class you are teaching, engage as an individual, or connect it to a meeting. You can also refer back to previous annotated articles at the Educator Innovator blog to access additional resources and connect conversations in this series. Marginal Syllabus #marginalsyllabus civic action civic engagement OER project-based learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

November 8, 2009 (21centuryedtech Article by Michael Gorman). NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Image Creative Commons.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. Why Scientific Innovation Needs The Arts – Explore this wonderful article from the Guardian that explains the connection between science and the arts.

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RISE and Instructional Design

Iterating Toward Openness

Matt Crosslin has posted a thoughtful response to our RISE article from last year. The biggest concern I have with the RISE framework really comes here: ‘The framework assumes that both OER content and assessment items have been explicitly aligned with learning outcomes, allowing designers or evaluators to connect OER to the specific assessments whose success they are designed to facilitate’…. Not just the OER itself, but the chapter and page number…. [I]f

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Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning. I’m going to share my book recommendations, along with the specific needs I have found them to best meet in my own teaching.

Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is step number five below. Relevant Nouns – Planets, Solar System, Orbit, Gravity (OER Resources).

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have also included links to over 45 valuable resources (Towards the bottom of the article). Check out this wonderful magazine for some great K12 educational articles, I will be presenting at Alan November’s BLC in Boston in July.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Discover activities that meet you where you live, whether your “classroom” is an active volcano, the shark tank at the local aquarium, or your own kitchen table. Find standards-aligned content and assign practice exercises, videos and articles.

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OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

Textbook publishers have not shown a consistent ability to deliver materials that meet the evolving needs of districts. Increasingly, ‘early mover’ districts support OER at a district level, to reflect constraints on teacher time. Students at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss.

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

Iterating Toward Openness

In early 1998, a group of advocates got together for a strategy meeting to discuss how they could advance the cause of free software. What if we applied open licenses to things like textbooks and research articles – things that aren’t software? ” When a commercial publisher switches from using proprietary content to using OER in some of their products, the community’s reaction is largely, “What’s wrong with them?

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

edWeb.net

But with the rise of OER, growing use of supplemental resources over core textbooks, and the increasing flexibility of state funding, more purchasing decisions have moved to the school and district level. In addition, there is a separate section on vetting OER.

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The Consensus Around “Open”

Iterating Toward Openness

The article makes a strong argument for the importance of interoperability among learning platforms, tools, and content. ” Unfortunately, the article seems to be as much an attempt to redefine open (by equating it with interoperability) as it is an attempt to argue for interoperability. While I think this is more accidental than malicious, as I’ll explain below, the article needs a clear response. This article seems to fall into the first category.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

Over 60 Videos to Provide Some Great PBL Ideas at the Follett Challenge ] The 35 Resources NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. Why Scientific Innovation Needs The Arts – Explore this wonderful article from the Guardian that explains the connection between science and the arts.

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Part 3… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Verbs and Blended Learning Possiblities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is step number four below. Collaborate – Google Apps , Padlet , Titan Pad , Today’s Meet.

“Open” Educational Resources vs “Open” Pedagogy: Why Meanings Matter

Iterating Toward Openness

A dozen or more years ago I was sitting in a meeting at MIT. You can now understand why reading this article reminded me of my uncomfortable experience at MIT all those years ago. The tl;dr.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past… Beyond the Shine Series Articles. Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The teacher has worked hard at finding articles, reading lists, research links, and even You Tube videos on a various topics.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

But as Betsy Corcoran outlined in her July 2014 article , some companies had yet to deliver on their promise of clearly outlining how educators could apply for those products and services. “If Over the past few years, the government has made several moves in other edtech spaces, mostly related to open educational resources (OERs) and evangelizing innovation from the top-down.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

They collaborate to make sure the technology and services are meeting their current and future needs. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

HyperDocs and the teacher librarian

NeverEndingSearch

They can also incorporate such content-rich resources as library databases, ebooks, videos, and the growing array of available OERs. The concept of HyperDocs is spreading all over edtech land. HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher partnerships.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? It also expanded its multimedia offerings, with a Daily Podcast and more interactive articles.

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Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

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‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators

Edsurge

I wanted to ask you about OERs. But its long-term trajectory is really obvious because we have such a broadly-indexed set of [articles at the pre-publication stages]. I always meet students. When I go and do young adult tours, and I go to secondary schools, I meet students who've read Little Brother, and they're like, "How do I hack my school's censorware?" Present it at the board meeting.

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Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

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Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

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