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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Curation and the School Librarian

NeverEndingSearch

A little while back I had the opportunity to create a video on school librarians and social media curation with our Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information’s Social Media and Society Cluster. OER and you: The curation mandate.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

A philosophical supplement to the OER movement: Thoughts on #et4online presentation

Improving Education Environments

Reposted from edutechnicalities : On Thursday, I had the opportunity to present on my OER/Edutainment/Postmodernism/Branded Digital Content research at the OLC Conference on Emerging Technologies (colloquially known as #et4online).

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts having success in this area have comprehensive refresh plans, work with high quality partners, build relationships with local businesses, work diligently to receive grants, and leverage a variety of open educational resources (OERs). Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! Blog Access edtech Equity future ready Osmo Osobot planning Policy Privacy professional learning Samsung Social Media Sustainability

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Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

I touched on personal learning networks, mobile technologies, games and gamification, the use of social media in learning, the role of user generated content, the phenomenon of ubiquitous connection, and technological convergence.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. OER computer games social media OLPC

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Curating OER.

Collections by Destiny

NeverEndingSearch

Collections are themed curated resources– digital scrapbooks –gathering a variety of media types to meet the needs of targeted groups of users. You can search for Open Educational Resources (OER) within Destiny Discover and immediately add them to your collections.

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall. I see it as similar to the Canvas Commons for resources with a social media component?

Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

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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Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

techlearning

Social Media. The world of learning has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Mobile devices. Data Privacy. All of these can cause curriculum and IT departments to spiral into a Kayne-vs-Taylor-Swift-type feud.

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall. I see it as similar to the Canvas Commons for resources with a social media component?

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

The CoolCatTeacher

A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter.

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Toward Renewable Assessments

iterating toward openness

My colleagues in the Open Education Group and I like to say that when you’re considering the outcomes of research on OER adoption, there are “two ways to win.” When OER is adopted in place of commercial resources, students save a substantial amount of money.

Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors

Edsurge

I hear more often these days about teaching with free online materials instead of traditional textbooks (known as OER). The OER conversation is very energized right now, and it's a complex conversation. I tend to focus on aspects of OER depending on the audience. When I talk with faculty about OER, I tend to talk about how OER is just a better teaching-and-learning resource—a better teaching-and-learning experience.

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Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

These future teachers will be able to program starting points and requirements, and masterfully inject social collaboration along the way. Confusion about quality and actual rigor are added by the OER preferential language of both the federal government and the states.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

My role has been to monitor social media, contribute to virtual conversations, and share ideas and resources with the #notatcue folks who are participating from a distance. CUE Media Festival. OER Playground (New!).

New Teaching Resource for Digital Literacy

ProfHacker

Now Mike has published an OER textbook, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. While both these activities are valuable, neither addresses a set of real problems students confront daily: evaluating the information that reaches them through their social media streams.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians!

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society. They argue that putatively equitable technologies actually reinstate social inequalities. They worry that the pedagogical benefits of having students participate in the open web and/or social media might be cancelled out by trolls, hate speech and other forms of online abuse.

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Dreaming bigger for Iowa education

Dangerously Irrelevant

like some states and districts, we created open access textbooks and taught teachers how to curate open educational resources (OER), thus freeing up textbook monies for other purposes? Lately I’ve been trying to dream a little bigger about Iowa schools.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

In addition to the long-standing goal of providing brand exposure, marketing through education technology now routinely engages students in activities that facilitate the collection of valuable personal data and that socialize students to accept relentless monitoring and surveillance as normal.

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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

eSchool News

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads. are stepping up digital citizenship and vigilance to combat social media bullying. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Graphite Blog

Not only are you trying to find resources to aid your teaching, but you're also on the lookout for resources that your students can use -- legally, technically, and socially. More examples by media type and a full explanation of what should be included can be found at [link].

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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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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Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you’re #notat.)

NeverEndingSearch

These recognized sites fall into category areas such as digital storytelling, media sharing, manage and organize, as well as social media and communication. In this session, we will explore all the places that OER can take teaching and learning.

When an Edutechie's mind won't shut down.

Tech Helpful

There is such a great wealth of teaching ideas and strategies out there for us on social media but we have a responsibility to curate that information. Try accessing OER options like www.ck12.org, khan academy, youtube, https://www.gutenberg.org and SAS Curriculum Pathways.

What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Graphite Blog

Not only are you trying to find resources to aid your teaching, but you're also on the lookout for resources that your students can use -- legally, technically, and socially. More examples by media type and a full explanation of what should be included can be found at [link].

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. MOOCs made a lot of noise, but compared with the impact of the web 2.0/social media developments of the late 00s this was quite small scale.

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Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Esther Wojcicki : Educator, journalist, IT & OER consultant. Wednesday, October 23 "Innovating STEM and Literacy" Yovel Badash : Author of No Child Held Back Jim Vanides : Global Social Innovation Program Manager @hp; #edtech blogger [link] , #STEM advocate, educator, technologist, & avid photographer. This week we continue our evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own.

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryid on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.