Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

The tl;dr: Supporting effective OER adoption at scale has its problems. Upon reflection several years ago, I came to see that despite all my efforts I was making the classic Field of Dreams mistake (“if we build it, they will come”) by assuming that “if OER exist in a faculty’s discipline and research shows them to be effective in supporting learning, faculty will adopt.” OER are freely available and come with 5R permissions.

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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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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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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)?

How do we talk about “open” in the context of courseware?

Iterating Toward Openness

When we ask whether or not content is open, we mean is it openly licensed (is it OER)? Moodle) does not convert it to OER – the content continues to be All Rights Reserved. Likewise, putting OER (e.g., Blackboard) does not convert it to proprietary content – the content continues to be OER. Is the content OER?

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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)?

Students Collaborate on Supporting Bee Populations with Digital Tools

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Mountain Heights Academy in Utah, the 2017 Student Voices Award winner, encourages students to participate in the instructional design process using an OER curriculum. Although they aren’t in the classroom together, the students stay connected on their project leveraging tools like G Suite for Education or Blackboard Collaborate.

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Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

OER Possibilities. The first lesson plans were displayed to students on the blackboard as students practiced on the individual slates… possibly the first 1 to 1 environment. This capability provides teachers the ability to use a multitude of OER (Open Education Resources) and web applications that are bountiful on the internet. Find a vast collection of already built lessons along with OER (Open Education Resources).

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

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So far I’ve written about one-to-one computer programs and Open Educational Resources (OER). Top-selling LMS vendors include Blackboard, Canvas and Schoology. The game-changer aspect I find in schools’ use of an LMS, especially those that also employ one-to-one computing and OER, is how it becomes the classroom’s digital hub. In recent blog posts, I’ve been focusing on educational technology initiatives that I consider game changers for K-12 schools.

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The Consensus Around “Open”

Iterating Toward Openness

The most frequently cited definition of OER is the Hewlett Foundation definition : OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Even Blackboard was originally a Linux/apache/mysql/perl, or LAMP, app!). faculty are completely unaware of OER.

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Live Tuesday August 16th with Gary Lopez on HippoCampus.org and Teaching with the Power of Open, Digital Resources

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

However, most people remain unaware of OER. MOOCs can be deployed if used creatively, based on emerging pedagogical practices from online learning, and if the technology works (cites a Blackboard problem). “We are in the learning century!” ” What does open education mean for higher education? After one conversation with Cable Green , my Future Trends Forum pursued this theme further on April 27th with excellent and dramatic guest Curtis Bonk.

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Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Library as Classroom ," is this Wednesday, June 15th! There is still time to register to join us from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time ( click for your own time zone), or to be able to watch the recordings at your convenience. The full schedule is below.

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March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Bryant is an active member of Educause, and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC); she also served as an Exemplary Course Program reviewer for Blackboard, Inc. Additionally, he has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and articles that focus on library integration into learning management systems, Learning Objects (OERs + Interactive Learning Materials), and the development of instructional design librarian positions.

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] GETTING CAMPUS-WIDE ADOPTION—AND HAPPY FACULTY—WITH BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 26 Jan 12:00PM New York / Wed 26 Jan 05:00PM GMT / Thu 27 Jan 04:00AM Sydney Gailene Nelson. More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

The LMS giant Blackboard celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. (I For updates on the other major LMS providers – or at least, dispatches from their annual conferences, read Mindwires’ Consulting on Instructure , Blackboard , and D2L. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here. Our guests include Candace Thille (assistant professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education), Todd Rose (author of “The End of Average” and director of the Mind, Brain, & Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Matthew Pittinsky (CEO of Parchment and co-founder of Blackboard.). Polish the dress shoes. Stiffen those shirt collars.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

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The former is a Department of Education initiative encouraging schools to adopt OER; the latter, which launched with a video message from First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the administration’s ConnectEd initiative, is a partnership between the Digital Public Library of America, the New York Public Library, and First Book to offer free e-books (although, to be clear, not openly licensed e-books) to low-income children. of courses use OER.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MP3 and MP4 versions will be available as well as the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings, although they take some days to process. The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Happy 20th anniversary to Blackboard. Edsurge celebrates by reprinting Blackboard founder Matthew Pittinsky’s blog post “4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed.” Speaking of Blackboard , here’s a press release about Blackboard Classroom: “New Solution from Blackboard Helps K–12 School Districts Make Learning More Engaging, Personalized and Accessible.”

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“ 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. ” More business news from Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Moody’s Downgrades Blackboard Debt, Focuses On Learn Ultra Delivery.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. Lots of press releases were issued this week to coincide with the ISTE conference in Denver – Amazon’s new OER platform, for example. “ Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers,” The New York Times writes about the online retailer’s forays into “ OER.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” “ Blackboard ’s Online Learning Trend Report ” by Blackboard. Education Politics. Officials from 11 states are suing the Obama Administration over the guidance it recently issued regarding transgender bathroom policies and civil rights law. The states: Alabama , Georgia , Louisiana , Oklahoma , Tennessee , Texas , Utah , West Virginia , Maine , Wisconsin , and Arizona.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. “ Blackboard ’s Debt Grows While Canvas Gains Contracts,” says ELearning Inside News. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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The NAACP endorses OER. Inside Higher Ed examines the challenges facing LMS provider Blackboard. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? Not much,” says The LA Times’ Joy Resmovits. Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Techcrunch : “ Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk.” ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

Hack Education Weekly News

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His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). It’s 2017, and ed-tech is so “disruptive” that we’re still debating the LMS , a technology that is at least 30 years old (and that’s just if you date it to the founding of Blackboard. (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week.

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community. The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” That is, the latest from Blackboard announcing a string of changes to executive roles. “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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. They wanted to hear about investment opportunities, about disruptive innovation, about the potential threat to Blackboard’s market dominance. People were relieved that there was a new alternative to Blackboard. The company IPO’d in 2015 and finally surpassed Blackboard’s US market share in 2018.

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Edsurge on the business of OER. A teacher in front of a blackboard. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The LA Times : “ Betsy DeVos ’ visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prompts complaints from some students.”