The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. So, if these are the actions of someone who is an OER fan, what stops me short of claiming fanboy status? Blog OER

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

These are purchasing programs in which “institutions are signing up whole classes of students to automatically receive digital course materials at a discounted rate, rather than purchasing individually.” When we focus on cost, we put inclusive access and OER on equal footing.

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

We at Designers for Learning responded to this call by inviting instructional designers, developers, and adult educators to join a crowdsourcing effort to develop free open educational resources (OER) for adults with low math and literacy skills. We conceived of this crowdsourced design project as part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Canvas Network and sought out an all volunteer team of designers, facilitators, and subject matter experts to help us. The Need.

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Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” The company, which provides public radio and related instructional materials to classrooms, has raised $1.55 Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.”