Introducing the CARE Framework for OER Stewardship

Doug Levin

In a post of nearly two years ago (“ OERwashing: Beyond the Elephant Test “), I argued that the OER community lacked a reliable way to assess new entrants to the OER field, especially for-profit organizations, in terms of their support for openness and OER community values. It is for that reason that I am pleased today to introduce the CARE Framework for OER Stewardship. “The Care Framework for OER Stewardship.”

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Actually, the UNESCO Recommendation Makes Most OER Impossible

Iterating Toward Openness

This week on the blog I’m serializing a talk I gave for CSU Channel Islands last week as part of their Open Education Week festivities. If traditional copyright protection prohibited no-cost access, libraries could not exist.

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Open Library gets even more open

NeverEndingSearch

Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. Open Library now also offers a full-text search of its collection of Internet Archive’s more than 4 million books. For more information, check out the July 14th Open Library Blog post, Search full-text within 4M+ books , You can now embed Open Library books.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Remember OER resources provide curriculum that: Makes learning more authentic by giving the teacher the ability to localize learning. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

That is until about five minutes into the session, when a hand in the audience went up asking, “Can you define what you mean by OERs?”. Define OERs. So I explained to my class that Open Educational Resources (OER) could be most easily defined as “free stuff on the Web.” And how can OERs supplement the print and digital resources already purchased by the school? Taking on that task can be daunting, especially if OERs are new to your acronym vocabulary.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Library as Classroom ," is this Wednesday, June 15th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events. 1:00 pm (PDT) Fast and Fit Brain Training: Through a Library Service Delivery Model, Year Two Patricia Shepard Sohmer, M.A.,

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. In school libraries, digital curation represents a workflow strategy for student inquiry. Curating OER. Clearly, curation is not only about OER.

Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 29th - June 8th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

It houses a library of K-5 math open education resources (OERs)—including activities, lesson plans, and supporting materials—from organizations such as EngageNY , the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education , CPALMS , and UnboundEd. Education BlogWelcome to the first entry in our “Innovations for Educators” series, spotlighting interesting technologies that have the potential to amplify and complement the work done by educators.

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A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. As this year’s School Library Month draws to an end, I thought it might help similar efforts if I shared this recent letter. Through their websites and guides, school libraries organize the information worlds of their schools. Library is not merely a place to get stuff.

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The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Especially important is a strategy to align digital learning plans to participation in the E-rate program and any state programs designed to meet similar ends (including those beyond K-12 education that support broadband build out to universities, hospitals, libraries, or public safety institutions). Blog Policy ESSA NASBEThe glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued.

Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER. The mood was positive, especially as OER adoption seems to be rising, reaching <>15% of adoption in some cases. For example, Oregon announced grants to fund OER creation. Related: more government policies to remove barriers to producing OER – through small grants, for example.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER. The mood was positive, especially as OER adoption seems to be rising, reaching <>15% of adoption in some cases. For example, Oregon announced grants to fund OER creation. Related: more government policies to remove barriers to producing OER – through small grants, for example.

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The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” Ismael tweeted: My own take: these are two complementary approaches to #OER that should enrich each other, not exclude (or even blame) each other. As someone concerned with equality, I like #OER as a way to make teaching cheaper. As an educator, I like #OER as a tool for transforming learning. I settled on OER-enabled pedagogy.

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How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

The two types of calendars every collaborative project needs From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m also using the MAD about Mattering project as part of our goal is to create a fantastic library of tutorials for you to use in your projects and work. These are OER and ready for you to use.). An OER Resource created as part of the.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. ENA delivers comprehensive technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation. edWeb Blog broadband broadband access SETDA state leadership

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. This wonderful OER makes it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks.

Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You will discover a wide variety of materials including readings, OER (Open Education Resources), primary documents, textbooks, lessons, activities, interactives, videos, audios, and some great blog readings. National Council for Social Studies – While NCSS has an outstanding website loaded with great information, you may wish to take a closer look at the Teacher Library. OER Commons – What a wonderful place to find open educational resources.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

Students can now have an entire library in their backpack, and this changes the dynamic for schools and students. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. edWeb Blog district leadership research-based webinar SETDA state leadership

A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

Webinars can also be used to explore a variety of topics and initiatives that some teachers may not be familiar with, like autism instruction, OER (open educational resources), and the latest tech tools for iPads. The blog, discussion forum, resource library, calendar, weblinks, and the ability to add additional tools like Dropbox make edWeb what Shannon calls a “one-stop shop where all of you materials are online.”.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The facilitator of the blog is employed by the New Technology Network of Schools. As stated in the blog, “interesting math problem/project can come in the form of a picture, a video, a tweet, something your child says, etc”. This blog really does attempt to use all of the preceding ideas, plus more! The best place to begin your exploration is at the first page of the blog and read the index!

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

NSDL – The National Science Digital Library has some outstanding resources that include numerous links to some great STEM programs and organizations. OER Commons Science – Check out this great resource that connects to hundreds of other amazing free resources. Also remember to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and follow me on twitter at mjgormans. Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. 10 reasons to use the library.

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Keep Calm and Read On

The Daring Librarian

Hello there dear blog readers and my Twitter / Instagram family and friends. Here's a kind of mirrored post that I put out on my Daring School Library blog for my kids, parents, and community. Your local or state Library System probably also has this ability.

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Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

NeverEndingSearch

Next time around, I’ll share my notes on OER.). enhancing every-day learning experiences–media-rich annotations of historic places, libraries (shelves, books?), CoSpaces : Build and navigate 3D and 360 degree virtual reality worlds, either replicating actual places or creating imaginary ones, using objects and backgrounds from Cospaces’s library or importing your own. Things to consider: provide a safe environment for your “play area” in the library.

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. Puentedura, the teacher is just using the technology to replace a resource list that could be used in the library. It could be that students are researching, and the teacher directs students to current news events, blogs, or interpretations of the research by various authors. They may even have the opportunity to participate in the comment section of a blog.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

This issue is especially important for schools that have implemented educational technology game changers I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts: one-to-one computing , Open Educational Resources (OER) and learning management systems (LMS). Public libraries, community centers, restaurants, coffee shops, and the homes of friends and neighbors are other access possibilities.

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.

Content Creation: The Highest Form of Learning

Kairos EdTech

Creating and Sharing OER - An iTunes U collection by Apple Distinguished Educators. Library of Congress : resource to explore and use primary sources of information. The following are resources that are useful in the entire process: Tools for the SEEK stage: Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons Search tool - Allows you to search for different kind of media with Creative Commons licenses.

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The current schedule is in a blog post from me. link] March 16th, 3:00 - 6:00pm US Eastern: Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age." Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

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

Edsurge

In science fiction novels like “Little Brother,” he has explored the implications of mass surveillance, and on the popular blog Boing Boing , he has written on topics such as net neutrality, open access and user privacy. I wanted to ask you about OERs. In terms of open access [journals] like [Public Library of Science]… they're leading edge.

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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. For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” ” And folks are looking at blog posts the student wrote for class. ” “ No, YouTube is not a library – and why it matters” by Sarah T.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Google blog : “Investing £1 million in training for computing teachers in the U.K. The business of OER. From the Edmodo blog : “We’re Partnering with Clever to Give Districts Automatic Digital Classrooms!” ” This seems to fly in the face of the library profession ’s belief in privacy. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.