Maha, the Path to OER-Enabled Pedagogy, and Technological Determinism

Iterating Toward Openness

Among other things, the post discusses her role in my decision to abandon the phrase “open pedagogy” and adopt the phrase “OER-enabled pedagogy.” ” It looks like it was also around this time that I first learned that the phrase “open pedagogy” had been used before by others (more on this below). So when people tell the story of how the term “OER-enabled pedagogy” came to be they should absolutely include Maha in it.

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Lumen Learning, a Proponent of OER, Makes First Acquisition to Offer Faculty Coaching

Edsurge

Lumen Learning, a company that sells low-cost OER textbooks and courseware, plans to start offering professional development services for faculty that can be bundled with its titles. But its pricing structure “did not scale well,” said Kim Thanos, CEO of Lumen Learning.

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10 of the best K-12 sources for digital textbooks online

Hapara

K-12 schools and districts are turning to digital textbooks for in-person, hybrid and remote learning. While textbook publishing companies now offer digital versions, you can also find open textbook options online. There are several online sources for digital textbooks free of charge.

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How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials. There’s more bad OER out there than good; that’s a fact.

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10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t have a lack of places to learn new things. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resourcesYears ago, textbooks served a different purpose. Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. They were chock full of it — a one-stop shop for the curious student. Today, things have changed. Google searches and YouTube are where many of us [.].

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Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

The district provides a personal iPad for every teacher, middle and high school student, and teachers’ lessons include a mix of purchased and free online resources. Central Valley is one of several Beaver County school districts finding ways to supplement or completely replace paper textbooks with online materials such as eBooks, downloadable apps and openly licensed educational resources. Department of Education in efforts to provide schools with quality online material.

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#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

Edsurge

Can open educational resources, or OER, truly create more equity and access? That was the question at the heart of our #DLNchat on January 9, which centered around OER in Higher Education. Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. Chatters agreed OER should be available for adaptation and redistribution.

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?OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. Here’s Why They Should

Edsurge

With course materials averaging around $1,200 per year , many colleges over the past decade have adopted open educational resources (OER) to cut costs for students. Since then, a number of studies across many institution types have found that OER—freely available educational materials that can be downloaded, edited and shared— save money and show that students learn just as much using OER as with commercial textbooks.

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. Be on the look out for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Contains formative learning and assessment opportunities.

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Open Ed. Resources Promoted by State Policy Group

Marketplace K-12

A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials. Ed-tech Innovation Online Learning Open Education

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

The FREE Lesson Plans and Resources You Aren’t Using! (but should be) – SULS0148

Shake Up Learning

but should be) – SULS0148 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Rich Dixon, Senior Director of Innovative Learning at H?para. Rich shares the power of Open Educational Resources (OER)–what they are, where to find them, and how to get started.

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Adopting Open Educational Resources Can Help Students. But It Takes Time, Money and Effort.

Edsurge

Students who took multiple community college courses that used only free or low-cost OER materials earned more credits over time than their peers who took classes that used traditional course materials such as textbooks, according to a new study. OER has eliminated that issue.”

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OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning by bringing the highest-quality instructional materials into classrooms. Increasingly, ‘early mover’ districts support OER at a district level, to reflect constraints on teacher time. K-12 Opinion online learningStudents at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss. school district’s sixth-grade-only school. Photo: Jackie Mader.

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. “The OER movement is still young.” “The next level up,” he added, “is mobile learning and the role that mobile apps might play in that.” ” Educause 2015 IT Online Learning Open Access Open Textbooks

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. Quoting from the article: The main aims of this research were to examine the effect of OER use among higher education students and to analyze teacher and student views on OER use in order to better understand how these resources are used and valued. Something that will improve student learning.

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What’s important to online students

IT Bill

In a recent study Tony Bates shares what online students value about online learning. Innovative aspects that decrease the cost and time to degree (competency-based, stackable certificates, OER). The top nine aspects include: Mobile-friendly content. Access to career services advising. Positive return on investment. Interactivity with peers. Multiple channels that provide information about courses and programs (both traditional and digital).

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment.

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#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. At our next #DLNchat, we’ll discuss How Can Video Best Support Learning and Instruction?

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New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

Edsurge

A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Now, she says, the use of technology in learning has created more of a need to put money behind innovation. For some schools, changing times means putting a greater emphasis on online learning. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

eSchool News

There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. a human-centered and screen-deep learning environment). OTT channels are the emerging elephant in the field of opportunity in online learning.”. As budgets continue to shrink, OTT technologies lower the cost of learning.

Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

eSchool News

As part of its partnership with RedShelf, a leading ebook provider, FHEG will offer full free ebook access to students on Follett-managed college campuses in support of online learning, reaching as many as 8 million students through 2,700 physical and virtual locations.

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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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itslearning, Gooru enhance LMS platform with open content

eSchool News

LMS provider itslearning and Gooru , a nonprofit organization which provides a free online learning navigator for educators of the same name, announced a strategic partnership to enhance itslearning’s platform with open educator-curated content and successful practices for personalized learning. The alliance will initially give teachers an avenue to find, remix and share collections and courses of open content designed for future-ready learning.

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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.

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Blended Learning and Project Based Learning… Taking the PBL Gold Standards Online

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Now is especially the time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Most of all, I will provide some amazing links that can be used to support the Gold Standards face to face, online, and in the blended environment.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

To that end, I recently had the pleasure of addressing a cross-section of state board of education members from across the nation – working together under the umbrella of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) – on the opportunities and challenges that ESSA provides with respect to digital learning and technology for states. Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning. Students will be able to collaborate on a presentation that provides what they have learned in their own words. This map orders the learning modules by concepts.

Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

Graphite Blog

First-year teachers have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the school year: decorating their classroom, planning lessons and learning units, trying out different classroom-management techniques, and -- most importantly -- getting to know their students. The apps and websites on this list cover a broad spectrum of categories, from communicating with families to finding lesson plans and learning materials. Seesaw: The Learning Journal. OER Commons.

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Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

Edsurge

How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? Jennifer Sparrow, the university’s senior director of teaching and learning with technology, thinks the fears that some faculty have about artificial intelligence taking their jobs echos the concern some had 20 years ago when higher education was first “branching out into online learning.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Districts move to single sign-on solution

eSchool News

SchoolMessenger Passport allows districts to provide teachers, staff, parents and students with quick and secure access to online learning applications, open educational resources (OER), and a variety of school management and administration software programs using a single sign-on. With SchoolMessenger Passport, schools can make it easy for authorized users to access the web-based school administration and learning applications they need in a simple, safe and secure way.”.

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Startup Hopes to Shake Up Textbook Market By Encouraging a Mix-and-Match of Courseware

Edsurge

Namely, it wants to help build an open-source system that lets professors piece together online course materials from a variety of sources, and also offer their own materials for sale to colleagues around the world. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Textbooks and Course Materials

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

Cleon Franklin, a great innovator and former Director of Virtual Schools and Online Learning at Shelby County Schools, said a very interesting thing about what happens when you ungate students. When you let them learn forward and go outside of their age group, it is like moving up to a new game level inside video games, and some kids find the opportunity inspiring. Now imagine that it is possible via custom software and virtual world learning environments.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Last year, my students learned to program apps using MAD-Learn and released two apps onto the app store. So, I’m excited to announce a project I’ve co-created with my friends Angela Maiers from Choose2Matter, and Alefiya Bhatia from Crescerance/MAD-Learn to create the MAD about Mattering global collaborative app development project. We are working to unleash student creativity and compassion as they collaborate, innovate, and learn together.

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The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started! #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning. Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ? Learning

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Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Can online learning and digital tools help learners save money? On Tuesday, June 12 the #DLNchat community got together to dive into how improving digital learning could help institutions pass along savings to students, and how technology might also help reduce indirect costs for college attendance. Now, what can be provided online, is. A few #DLNchat -ters made the case that going online can be cost efficient no matter the size of the effort.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching.

6 Tips for How to Build an Online College Degree from Scratch #DLNchat

Edsurge

Last week the #DLNchat community gathered for a thought experiment around this question: If you could design an online college degree from scratch, how would you do it? First step: Define & design for your learner Erin Crisp, executive director of of strategic program launch at Indiana Wesleyan University, kicked things off with this thought: “the first step for online college degrees is to define your learner. And how much learning should occur synchronously or asynchronously?

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

Edsurge

Institutions need to focus on this and not just on measuring” student learning outcomes. We decided to come back to the topic in a future #DLNchat ,but not before discussing some of the nuances surrounding salary gains based on higher ed degrees as well as the need for more learning options. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for higher ed digital learning leaders!

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