5 questions to answer about OER use

eSchool News

As open educational resources (OER) grow in popularity, school leaders are tasked with identifying the best way to find, organize and use these resources. Here, we’ve gathered their responses to critical questions on OER use and implementation.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

The inclusive access model’s goal of reducing the cost of textbooks apparently reminded the article’s author of OER, because she includes some discussion of OER toward the end of the article. And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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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.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek , Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide.

The 7 do’s and don’ts of creating your own OERs

eSchool News

Whether you know it or not, most educators have already started creating their own open educational resources (OER) in the form of tests, handouts, and presentations. Do follow these best practices in creating open resources to use and share.

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Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Friday, May 29th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series - Challenges and Concerns: What Are YOUR Challenges and Concerns for Parents and Children While Homeschooling? Add yourself to our email list to get the Webinar URL! Details to join the webinar at [link].

Recent & Upcoming Conversations on Open & Networked Learning

ProfHacker

The conference may be over, but there have been several virtual events continuing the conversation, such as the Virtually Connecting Missed Conversation Towards Openness , led by Christian Friedrich and Kate Green and an OpenEdSIG follow-up webinar organized by Teresa MacKinnon.

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Week of February 7th, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). The webinar will be held in Greek language.

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ).

What Difference Does It Make?

iterating toward openness

Last week I shared a little of my thinking about the problems inherent in the way people in the field talk about OER. And it’s not IHE’s fault that they have this deeply impoverished view of OER – they’re learning about OER from us, the OER advocates.

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The Sleight of Hand of “Free” vs “Affordable”

iterating toward openness

In a recent webinar about OER, organized by one of the major textbook publishers, there was a lot of conversation about whether OER are “free” or “affordable.” Before I begin though, just to be clear, allow me to reaffirm that OER are free, plain and simple, full stop, period. That is literally part of the definition of OER. OER = free + permissions. Certainly interesting enough to consume your attention for an entire webinar.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER. The mood was positive, especially as OER adoption seems to be rising, reaching <>15% of adoption in some cases.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER. The mood was positive, especially as OER adoption seems to be rising, reaching <>15% of adoption in some cases.

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Interview with André Spang, @Tastenspieler: Remix the Textbook!

Teacher Reboot Camp

André is a #DigitalLeadLearner, using web media and iPads in the classroom, an OER maker and a founder of the German Twitter chat, #EDchatDE. André is also a national and international speaker who has conducted many workshops, talks and webinars.

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A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

edWeb’s online PLCs host highly engaging webinars on a wide variety of education-relevant topics that provide a candy store of professional learning for teachers. School leaders can assign webinars to teachers for enrichment or remediation. WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

I get so excited connecting with you all though comments, contests, give-aways, conferences, workshops, webinars, Twitter chats, Linky parties, Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, emails, and more. OER ( click here ) Open Educational Resources on Web 2.0

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Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 2nd, 7pm US-EST: GlobalEd.TV 's March Webinar Is "Global Education in Action" What kinds of practices and activities foster global education in schools and community programs? Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Live Tuesday August 16th with Gary Lopez on HippoCampus.org and Teaching with the Power of Open, Digital Resources

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone.

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Library as Classroom ," is this Wednesday, June 15th!

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

A couple of years ago, I was part of a year-end webinar with MindWires’ Consulting’s Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein and one or other of them – I don’t remember now – predicted that 2016 would be a big year for the LMS.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend and takes place online in live webinar format.

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