Tailor-ED Raises $1.6 Million to Bring Differentiated OER to More Students

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A schoolwide version is available with additional data analysis, customized content integration and professional development workshops. Education Technology Financing Open Educational Resources (OER Samantha Rouse had a routine. After she put her three sons to bed, the Kinston, N.C.,

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Showing #OpenGratitude for: ISKME and OER Commons

Iterating Toward Openness

Today I’m going to focus on ISKME and OER Commons. From their website: ISKME’s OER initiatives aim to grow a sustainable culture of sharing and continuous improvement among educators at all levels. In 2007, ISKME launched OER Commons, its digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization’s pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation.

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Everything Old is New Again: Textbooks, The Printing Press, The Internet, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

I have an activity that I do with people in face to face workshops in order to demonstrate the importance of immediate, diagnostic feedback. But – particularly when it comes to OER – we aren’t. There’s certainly no one funding next gen OER.

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As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players

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But who makes the pitch for free or low-cost alternatives to textbooks known as OER, or open educational resources? One project she led this year involved creating a series of videos promoting “Textbook Heroes,”professors who have replaced commercial textbooks in their courses with OER. Reed says that she addresses such questions by running workshops for faculty members, and doing one-on-one consultations.

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Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

Meanwhile, on Twitter Steve Covello shared this resource : Here is my OER chapter on AR/VR/MR for my class: [link] Includes supp. rsrc for Capstone OER e-book produced by student on AR/VR + Marketing [link].

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

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources.

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In Search of OER’s Future and Edtech’s Missing Evidence at SXSW EDU

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Here’s more of what we heard and saw on Monday at SXSW EDU: A Sustainable Future for OER Monday marked day one of Open Education Week, and speakers at a panel used the opportunity to discuss the potential for open educational resources as an alternative to increasingly unaffordable textbooks—as well as the challenges and misconceptions that the open movement still faces. Still, sustainable ways to fund OER into the future remains an open question.

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The Dance of the Not Commons

Iterating Toward Openness

Last October Doc Searls gave the Ostrom Memorial Lecture for the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. the internet, knowledge, OER) is a commons. OER are not a common pool resource and the community of creators and users that have formed around them are not a commons.

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Showing #OpenGratitude for: Open Textbook Network

Iterating Toward Openness

They estimate that OER adoptions on their 600 member campuses have saved students over $8.5 Much of this savings is attributable to the workshops their incredible team of presenters offer. 45% of faculty who attend one of these workshops adopt OER for their course.

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Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I still remember the first time I held a voluntary workshop on Google Docs for a staff of 100 teachers. ” A week later, I held another workshop. Let’s stop giving workshops on “Google Docs” or “Flipped Classrooms.”

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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School of Open: Copyright & Creative Commons for Educators Courses Now Open for Sign-Up

Educator Innovator

It will also introduce Open Educational Resources (OER) and teach you how to find and adapt free, useful resources for your classes. Volunteers develop and run online courses, offline workshops, and real-world training programs on topics such as Creative Commons licenses, open educational resources, and sharing creative works. Creative Commons Educator Innovator Blog course creative commons fair use OER p2pU school of openBy Jane Park, Project Manager, Creative Commons.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Back in 2012 – 2013] I was impressed (like many others I’m sure) with how Wiley was able to frame the cost-savings argument around open textbooks to build broader interest for OERs. ” For reasons I have outlined countless times (relating to the pedagogical innovation only possible in the context of permission to engage in the 5R activities), I believe OER adoption is a critically important means to achieving this end. I fear it is OER wanting it both ways.

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#ISTE17 Day Three

EdTechSandyK

During the final day of ISTE 2017 , I spent some time perusing the Exhibit Hall in between a great workshop on building digital portfolios with Google Sites and a session on using Open Educational Resources (OER).

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Bryan’s travels for the next month

Bryan Alexander

On April 25th I’m leading a short workshop on the future of education and technology at New York University. Topics: OER and more. Inspired by Audrey Watters and other friends, I’d like to mention some of my upcoming trips and public appearances ahead of time.

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Bryan’s travels for the next month

Bryan Alexander

On April 25th I’m leading a short workshop on the future of education and technology at New York University. Topics: OER and more. Inspired by Audrey Watters and other friends, I’d like to mention some of my upcoming trips and public appearances ahead of time.

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

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His work has shown him that “it will definitely be a more sustainable initiative if it is collaborative—-whether it's OER, open access journals, etc.if And Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian Robin Ashford shared this approach at George Fox University: “Identifying quality OER, helping faculty & students author open textbooks or purchasing library ebooks to replace costly textbooks is how I work developing our textbook affordability program.”

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Up To 20 Free Resources and Tools

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. OER Commons. About: One of the largest data bases of OER (Open Education Resources) for free classroom use.

Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? s of workshops and presentations. OER Commons – What a wonderful place to find open educational resources. s of workshops and presentations.

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Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. OER Possibilities. Find a vast collection of already built lessons along with OER (Open Education Resources).

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

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OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Today's Newsletter: T&L Live in Boston Tomorrow!

techlearning

Then, attendees can choose sessions that include “playgrounds,” where they can try some of the latest edtech gadgets, and panel discussions and workshops on coding, personalized/blended learning, OER, igniting innovation at the district level, and more.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I have three pre-conference workshops that you may want to register for. This wonderful OER makes it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks.

Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources.

?Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans

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Populating the search engine is a collection of more than 1,000 OERs—from sources such as Achieve, UnboundED and statewide orgs like EngageNY—hand-selected by math experts assisting the program. Within the OER content bank, there are print materials as well as diagrams and even a video player, which takes advantage of Watson tech that can pinpoint the specific parts of any given video relevant to the search query and cue up just that part.

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Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

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OER Commons. Every teacher should become familiar with open educational resources, or OERs. Through the OER Commons platform, teachers can search for thousands of lessons or create and share their own.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Avoiding the Mediocre Middle

Improving Education Environments

It is not enough to bemoan nanodegrees, and it is not enough to build OER (nor is it enough to seek nanodegrees and question OER).

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Ideally professors need a way to synch attendance with an automatic mobile alert for students and have the option to quickly choose retention strategies differentiated for each learner’s specific on-campus needs (ex: a list of today’s available tutoring sessions, or upcoming MLA Citation workshops at the library). Most importantly, OER need to be compatible with both the campus LMS and as independent resources that can be shared through a mobile message.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Textbooks and OER. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

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Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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Improving the OpenEd Conference – Survey and Interview Highlights and Data

Iterating Toward Openness

Include longer “Workshops” as a new presentation type. Bring back the conference track on Accessibility and OER. Have more concrete sessions on how to find OER and how to put together a course using OER. I’d like to see more social justice proponents speak, even with only minor connections to OER / Why do we invite people with no experience in OER and who have made no direct contribution to Open Education to speak at the conference?

Avoiding the Mediocre Middle

Improving Education Environments

It is not enough to bemoan nanodegrees, and it is not enough to build OER (nor is it enough to seek nanodegrees and question OER).

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