6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)


Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. With a wide array of OER materials at our fingertips, the trick now is not so much in finding OER, but on identifying high quality OER that can be used and transformed for our classroom needs. These credible sites offer a wealth of vetted, high quality OER resources, categorized and sorted for easy navigation.

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Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek , Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide. The Office of Education Technology ( @officeofedtech ), has lead the charge on OERs, and has compiled various resources on their GoOpen site. This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at [link].

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OER and you. The curation mandate


At the #GoOpen Exchange on Friday, everyone was talking about OER and the need to curate. But it was clear to our little group, that to the larger majority of the participants, we were not even on the OER radar. Some OER background: Launched in October, GoOpen is a U.S. What are OER? According to the OER Commons : Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost.

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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. ” Vodicka displayed a slide showing how his district shares the OER it has discovered or that educators have created, which mirrored the description of district-created folders or documents in Google. Phoenix.

New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

The Web20Classroom

Open Education Resources tags: OER ebooks opensource digitaltextbooks favorite Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader tags: leadership favorite Analyzing Primary Sources tags: primarysources favorite Mobile Learning infokit tags: mlearning mobile favorite Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center tags: technology integration tpack favorite Edmodo: Social Networking Reinvented!

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The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

So far I’ve written about one-to-one computer programs and Open Educational Resources (OER). classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education. 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.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

”) It was certainly the outcome that investors were hoping for Edmodo , which raised $25 million in 2012, boasting that it had 15 million users. Remember Edmodo? Edmodo was back in the news this year when Vice broke the story this spring that hackers had stolen millions of account details, including usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference Network’s flagship events during this week will be a face-to-face, invite-only international networking Global Leadership Summit at Edmodo headquarters and Global Leadership Day, a virtual mini-conference. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below. As a special note, we are now taking presentation proposals for the "Privacy in the Digital Age" mini-conference--see below! Feb 23rd - 28th: OZeLive.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The business of OER. From the Edmodo blog : “We’re Partnering with Clever to Give Districts Automatic Digital Classrooms!” (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. And perhaps it’s not just higher ed.

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Edsurge covers OpenEd : “Beyond Free Materials: OER Advocates Push For Inclusiveness in Teaching Practices.” “ Does OER Actually Improve Learning? Via Edsurge : “Drinking, Smoking and Sugar: How Unsavory Ads Wound Up on Edmodo.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this work feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.


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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. The big “business of ed-tech” news of the week: Edmodo has been acquired by Chinese game-maker NetDragon. Edmodo had raised some $77.5 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“ Can Edmodo Turn Virality into Profitability? More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Calgary Board of Education has sent a notice to parents , warning them of the data breach at Edmodo. ” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.”

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. In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators.

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Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024.” ” An update from Edmodo ’s CEO about the company’s recent security breach and advertising program. The Trump Budget. Via The New York Times : “ Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts.” ” Via NPR : “ Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending , Raises Funding For School Choice.”