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. But even he realized that we can’t expect individual faculty to stay at the cutting edges of their discipline, teaching and learning practice, educational research, and the ever-changing technologies that can be used in the service of learning. 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?” Of course, I could have stopped everything else in my life for a few months and learned most of what I needed to know to answer these questions myself. OER are a lot like sunlight. Sunlight and OER are free.

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

Iterating Toward Openness

learning analytics” give you information about what needs improving in your course but doesn’t give you permission to make the changes. ? to do continuous improvement in education, you need OER (permission to change) plus analytics (info about what to change). But recently I’ve found myself spending more time in the machine learning space. This is terrifically powerful for getting started quickly with machine learning tasks.

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. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. OER and open books. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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Champion for Adult Students Says Colleges Must Change How They Teach

Edsurge

She’s just made the jump from provost to a senior academic innovation fellow, tasked with looking to big new ideas in learning and experimental efforts in both teaching and student success. 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. But we have to actually change the experience of learning. You are doing OER in a thousand courses?

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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. More often than not, these platforms also come with a series of tools that enable their users to build their own products, services, and marketplaces. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” 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.” ” Creative Commons released a “Termination of Transfer Tool” to help manage authors’ copyrights. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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). e.g. “ Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools.” This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million from Owl Ventures.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.