How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

These OER – open educational resources – may be good, bad or indifferent. There’s more bad OER out there than good; that’s a fact,” said Rebecca Kockler, assistant superintendent of academic instruction for the state of Louisiana, at the annual SXSWedu conference last week in Austin, Texas. “We There’s more bad OER out there than good; that’s a fact. Using OER wasn’t our goal,” Kockler said.

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OER: Free Like a Beer, or Free Like a Puppy?

Edsurge

I heard this question six years ago after it was raised at a major publishing conference. Those in the puppy camp argued, with good reason, that free curricula and OER content were hardly free once the related costs and risks were factored in. So the discovery, vetting, and alignment costs inflicted upon the teachers and districts that would try to embrace free and OER content would remain high. Is free curriculum content like a free beer or a free puppy?

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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

Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? 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.

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of traveling to the MIT campus in Boston and participating in a panel discussion on Open Education Resources (OER) at The Sixth Conference of MIT''s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) with three illustrious advocates of these open resources: Nicole Allen, Philipp Schmidt, and panel moderator Steve Carson. Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

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

Bryan Alexander

Cable quickly introduced the Creative Commons project as the global standard for open licensing for copyrighted resources. I: A RECENT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. We touched on the just-concluded Open Education Global Conference in Krakow, which Cable found to be very higher education focused. 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.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. If you are at the conference, feel free to look me up with a PM at Twitter ( @mjgormans ) or email (mjgormans@gmail.com). I would love to talk with you about amazing PD I can provide at your school or conference this year!

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? FETC 2019 – How does Orlando in January sound for an educational conference? The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. In the last few posts we discovers nouns that could uncover OER (Open Education Resources) and verbs that could lead to important digital tools that allow for process development.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? FETC 2019 – How does Orlando in January sound for an educational conference? Lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards and explore real life questions. OER Commons Math – This is a large collection of online resources that are part of the open education resource field.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I have three pre-conference workshops that you may want to register for. I will also have three concurrent session during the main conference. As a member of Alan’s Team all year, it is a lot of fun to meet so many people from around the world at his summer conference in Boston. Learn more at the conference master classes page.

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

This year was filled with so many wonderful ideas shared among colleagues (virtual and face to face), connections made at conferences, and friendships formed through collaboration. I get so excited connecting with you all though comments, contests, give-aways, conferences, workshops, webinars, Twitter chats, Linky parties, Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, emails, and more. OER ( click here ) Open Educational Resources on Web 2.0

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free.

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

techlearning

The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a special note, we are now taking presentation proposals for the "Privacy in the Digital Age" mini-conference--see below! The third annual OZeLive online conference started today with an early keynote by Lucy Gray , "Going Global: Project-Based Learning with a Global Focus," which should already be available in recorded form. Join the fun and see the up-to-date conference schedule in your own time zone at OZeLive.com or at [link].

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0 Recordings : all conference sessions are recorded and are available almost immediately after being given.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” Via Boing Boing : “Dupes gather at sold-out Flat Earth International Conference.” Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Big 12 Conference , of which Baylor University is a member, announced on Wednesday that it would withhold 25 percent of future revenue distributed to Baylor, pending an independent review of the university’s sexual misconduct processes. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Data and “Research” “We need a little patience” says USC professor Morgan Polikoff , when it comes to evaluating Common Core.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Oregonian : “Arguing that the NCAA and the Pac–12 Conference ‘actively concealed’ the ‘debilitating long-term dangers of concussions ’ from generations of college football players, lawyers for a former Oregon Ducks football player filed a suit Tuesday that is seeking to reach a class-action status and cover five decades of players.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics.