Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Recently I’ve been doing both more thinking and more roll-up-your-sleeves working on continuous improvement of OER. Few have formal training in teaching or learning. Learn more about this process in this accompanying blog post.). Learning Design and Continuous Improvement.

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Of Sunlight, OER, and Lumen

Iterating Toward Openness

Because I can’t stop thinking about open, I’ve been pondering the relationship between solar power and OER. ”, “How can you sell OER if they’re free?”, ”, and “If OER are free, why would anyone pay you?”

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

Iterating Toward Openness

By definition, open educational resources (OER) are licensed in a manner that gives you permission to change, update, and improve them. Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning. In this open access article we outlined a method for automating the identification of the OER in a course that are most in need of improvement.

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Open Source Tools for Learning Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Machine Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

And now for something completely different… I’m taking a pause from talking directly about open for a moment to share some resources I’ve recently found that have made my data life much more efficient and enjoyable. What tools do you use in your data-related work?

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. OER and open books. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems.

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Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, and big data. Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS).

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? It''s nearly always a good thing to have people engaged with learning - it''s better than having a population sitting around watching reality TV for instance.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

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“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” ” Inside Higher Ed also looks at how data is being talked about at the higher ed ed-tech event.

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From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million from Owl Ventures. VIF International Education has acquired Participate Learning.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” I tweeted that the DACA database is one of the most important issues in ed-tech right now, and if you’re an ed-tech entrepreneur who says “nobody in ed-tech tracks immigration data,” you need to GTFO. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.”

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The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies , with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the colleges the accreditors oversee.”