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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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.

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The current state of online learning: the Babson report

Bryan Alexander

What’s the current state of online learning? A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level ( pdf ), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. education and technology future of education OER

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.

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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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5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

Where Learning Clicks

Open educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon. The post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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. Department of Education in efforts to provide schools with quality online material.

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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. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. Rather, I see personalized learning as a powerful means for enabling students to master core knowledge.

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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

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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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. K-12 Opinion online learningStudents at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss.

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. This was justified by the fact that there is a lack of empirical evidence to support expanding the use of OER.

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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

The open case

Learning with 'e's

Essentially, because they are free and online, open access journals are read more widely. Online open access journals trump paper based journals every time in terms of amplification of ideas too. Often open access journals provide online forums for discussion of the articles presented.

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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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#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?

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

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. We are working to unleash student creativity and compassion as they collaborate, innovate, and learn together.

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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. OER Commons.

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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. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment. Digital Learning and Tools News

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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

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

Doug Levin

If your state is among the majority that tests students online (or plans to), the fact of the matter is that you have such technology requirements already in place. Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested.

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).

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. Now imagine that it is possible via custom software and virtual world learning environments.

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. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

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.

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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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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?

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. Self-Paced Online Courses For Teacher.

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.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Yost questions if ECOT can comply with state attendance requirement | The Columbus Dispatch → The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow remains locked in a court battle and an administrative appeal of the Ohio Department of Education's conclusion that the online school owes the state $59 million because it could only justify enrollment of about 41 percent of the 15,000-plus students it claimed last year.

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How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

MindShift

The Liberty Public Schools district sees Langhorst and his colleague as front-runners in an important shift toward open educational resources (OER). The other two days a week are done online. High school students take 90 percent of their classes online.

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