Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Just-in: @Pearson has just pubd white paper on their #Revel platform, as CEO @johnfallon committed. I don’t believe this paper would be approved as a dissertation in a graduate program on educational research. I believe we’re seeing this same effect across OER adoptions, and have labeled it the Remix Hypothesis. That’s a fight I know OER can win. It’s also why OER effectiveness research needs to be putting its very best foot forward.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

The companies will provide users of McGraw-Hill Education’s Engrade, a learning management and assessment platform for K-12 education, access to the Knovation Content Collection with more than 360,000 online learning resources, including videos, white papers, games, podcasts and articles using a single integrated search. Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators.

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What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like


The Global Medieval Sourcebook at Stanford University is bringing an expansive, OER mentality to the medieval canon, making reliable texts available for classroom use. Kirschenbaum and his co-investigators produced a white paper that has been influential in the development of best practices for managing born-digital collections. In the humanities, where pots of money tend to be smaller than in the sciences, a little can go a long way.

Southern New Hampshire University’s Paul LeBlanc Wants Higher Ed to Back Up Its Claims


On a flight from Kuala Lumpur to New York in 2011 LeBlanc wrote “a little white paper” that set the stage for SNHU’s foray into direct-assessment programs. You get into things like bundling, you think about OER and alternatives to expensive content. . Competency-based learning has received widespread recognition as a way to better align higher education to careers.

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Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

State Department, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Journalism and National Security and the white paper series inspired by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities. Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? When students started migrating towards used textbooks, rentals, MOOCs and OER due to the high prices of printed textbooks, it affected the revenues of traditional book publishers. And it has also launched OpenNow, its own OER with courses starting at $30 per course and is accessible within a Cengage Unlimited subscription.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Content and Curriculum Creator, Project Explorer Creating OER-s and Interactive STEM Applications in Mathematics Higher Education , Lucie Mingla Math Educator, New York City College of Technology, CUNY Cross-cultural alignments, fertilization, differentiation: Bridging the gaps through technology , Melda N. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Monitor : “Less than a year after classes formally began at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley , a ‘culture of fear is pervasive’ on campus that is exacerbated by poor communication by the administration, concludes a recent white paper study produced by the university’s faculty senate.” ” Phil Hill also weighs in on the latest Babson survey on OER. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The UK government has published its 2016 HE White Paper, entitled Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,” the Times Higher Education reports. For what it’s worth, Richard Hall’s response makes for better reading than the white paper itself. Also via Chalkbeat : “Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

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Hack Education

And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.” This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “More than five years after adopting Common Core , Kentucky ’s black-white achievement gap is widening.” ” Via Vox : “Do white people want merit-based admissions policies ? They write rainbow papers.