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

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

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The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. 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.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! The conference is being held Monday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November 21 in some time zones). The entire virtual conference is held online. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

#CUE17- The Game

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For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois. I’m excited to say that I will physically (rather than digitally) be in attendance at this year’s CUE 2017 National Conference and will be helping out wherever needed. I can’t wait to attend this conference and experience its energy in person! OER Playground (New!).

Amazon Education to Launch New Website for Open Education Resources

Marketplace K-12

School administrators learned about the site, to be called Amazon Inspire, during a “Transitioning to OER” session Friday as part of the National Conference on Education of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, held here. Amazon Education’s research indicated that “teachers spend 12 hours a week on content creation and sharing on their own,” said Joseph, using Google Drive or shared folders within a district. Phoenix.

Four game changers

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To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. There is growing presence and force behind this vision, and as the OER movement gains traction and impetus, we should expect to see some changes in the way universities offer their programmes of study. The Wolfram Alpha answer engine is a distinct departure from search engines such as Google or Bing. OER computer games social media OLPC

#ISTE17 Day Three

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During the final day of ISTE 2017 , I spent some time perusing the Exhibit Hall in between a great workshop on building digital portfolios with Google Sites and a session on using Open Educational Resources (OER). So, there were fewer tweets yesterday, and the majority of them were from the OER session. As always after a conference like this, my brain is full, I have a lot to contemplate, and my resource kit is more stocked than it was a few days ago.

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

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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! Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free.

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Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

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I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and I often want to collaborate with them on some ideas that we may have had some discussion about. Now there are wikis, Google Docs, VoiceThreads, etc. Personally, I''m an avid user of Google Docs for collaboration. Google seems to be a platform that everybody in the world has access to, and I am very comfortable using Google Docs. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

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I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and many of them ask how I manage to build my network. After all, I was already using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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

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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.

The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged.

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Barajas-Murphy says that Educause is already starting the planning for the 2019 Horizon Report for higher education, which is scheduled for release in February, at the group’s ELI conference. Open educational resources (OER) have been included as key trends since 2013, for example. These days, OER quality frameworks have emerged and the technology is more commonplace on campuses.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Up To 20 Free Resources and Tools

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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? OER Commons. About: One of the largest data bases of OER (Open Education Resources) for free classroom use. Google Advanced Search. About: This portion of Google provides scaffolding important in conducting a proper search.

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Participating in the Digital Polarization Initiative is now ‘Ridiculously Easy’

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When I was at the Domains 2017 conference earlier this summer, Jon Udell issued a challenge – what are you doing to help the fight again digital polarization, “fake news,” and general media illiteracy? Now, you can contribute using Google Docs. This, alongside Caulfield’s OER textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers , can very readily be incorporated into many different classes in just about every discipline.

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Champion for Adult Students Says Colleges Must Change How They Teach

Edsurge

We caught up with Cini recently for a far-ranging chat about what tools (like OER) are helping adult students and how the latest technology (like AI) could further move the needle. This conference attracts plenty of venture capitalists and companies in education. One of the things that you’ve looked at is OER, or Open Education Resources—moving away from commercial textbooks and looking for openly licensed (often free) materials online.

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Comments on the US DoEd Proposed Rule – Open Textbook Pilot Program

Iterating Toward Openness

I am the founder of the Open Education Conference, which recently met for its 16 th annual convening. Assessments from a wide range of commercial publishers and OER providers inevitably end up on cheating websites where students share questions and answers with one another. Once that happens, all a student has to do is type a partial question into Google and they can immediately find correct answer information.

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

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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? Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? For example, a student could be assigned a slide on a Class Google Slide show to share some work while other students and the teacher provide critique.

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

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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. Technology allows the 21 st century classroom to use this awareness of the nouns to connect with free resources on the internet known as OER (Open Education Resources).

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

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The ISTE conference isn’t the biggest edtech conference in the world by sheer luck. THE BIG GUYS: Here’s news from Google, ABCMouse, and Amazon. First up, Google Education announced a new “casting” app for the classroom projector, released the “Expeditions” virtual reality app for all teachers and students, and added a new quizzing feature in Google Forms. Full EdSurge coverage on Google here.)

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! This kind of personal connection is what going to a conference like ISTE is all about.

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On building learning playlists

NeverEndingSearch

Differentiation : Imagine creating instruction (face-to-face or flipped) using Google Docs or Slides as your major platform. A former student once gave me a gift of a learning playlist progressively arranged for me to improve my two-step moves before a conference in Texas.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kathy Schrock : Educational Technologist, DEN Guru, Adobe Ed Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Sony Ed Ambassador ( kathy@kathyschrock.net ) Shannon Miller : Teacher Librarian, Mom & Wife who loves connecting, creating, collaborating & change. Esther Wojcicki : Educator, journalist, IT & OER consultant. Friday, October 25th "Personalized Learning" Live from the ReinventED.org conference at Black Mountain SOLE, special guests TBA

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

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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. A common example may include students authoring a group story in a Google Doc so that peer editing and collaboration can happen anytime and anyplace.

Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you?re #notat.)

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I’ll be off to New Orleans this week and then Chicago after that for my fairly regular attempt to attend two overlapping conferences. And you’ll be able to follow conference activities on: Twitter: @alaannual and #alaac18. Among the resources listed are: Google+ Community.

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The event was inspired by and organized in partnership with Dr. Sue Alman of the SJSU School of Information, and designed to complement the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20th, 2015. Sunday, May 31st at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Google Classroom with Alice Keeler Part 2 , The TechEducators welcome Alice Keeler back on to discuss all things Google Classroom! For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

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].

This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

Edsurge

Each year, the conference organizers try to broaden the conversation. happened on the Sunday evening before the first day of the conference. In an interview with EdSurge at the conference, General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz said he was excited to continue to lead the operation, which will retain the brand and operate as a division of Adecco, and gain better connection to industry partners through the new parent company. Morning yoga, evening karaoke.

Great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

On this occasion, I was delighted to be invited to keynote the Northern Grid for Learning Annual Conference, and what an event it was! Conference organiser Simon Finch and his team did an excellent job putting together what turned out to be a memorable, inspirational day, and the evening social post event at a Spanish tapas bar on the banks of the Tyne was the icing on the cake. While in Auckland I keynoted the International Conference on e-Learning Futures at Unitec.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” In his book, Srnicek identifies five kinds of platforms: advertising platforms (like Google and Facebook), cloud platforms (like Salesforce and Amazon Web Services), industrial platforms (like GE and Siemens), product platforms (like Spotify), and lean platforms (like Uber and AirBnB). To believe that would require, of course, that we overlook the role that the major technology platforms – Google, Facebook, and Amazon – play in education.

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. These edtech approaches received both buzz and practice over the past decade, but no longer seem to win attention in media and at conferences. Lastly, I forecast continued incremental growth of open educational resources (OER) and open access in scholarly publication.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Google had a big press event this week too, unveiling shiny stuff to a cheering crowd of stenographers. VR headsets (well, it’s really just a mask that holds your Google phone up to your face). Google has also rebranded Google Apps for Education as G Suite for Education. ” For those not up on corporate conference speak, Dreamforce is Salesforce’s big annual event. Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.”