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

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Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Student blasts Georgia Tech for monitoring his social media accounts, including details about his travel plans and activist work on campus.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Some a **e is going to brand this as “social emotional learning,” I guarantee it.

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. The business of OER.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Via Techcrunch : “ Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids.”

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Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” ” Via NPR : “How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media.”

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His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. Meanwhile on Campus… The New York Times on “How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media ” – a really important corrective, I’d argue, to that “digital native” silliness. Edsurge on the business of OER.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “$100M Gift to National U for ‘ Social Emotional Learning ’ ” The money comes from South Dakota businessman T.

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” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?”

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch.

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” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ 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. ” From the press release : “ Facebook Launches New Initiative to Help Scholars Assess Social Media’s Impact on Elections.”

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Education Politics.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Microsoft had a media event this week. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. (National) Education Politics.

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