02 août 2018

Calculating (and Acknowledging) the Costs of OER

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Open resources offer many potential benefits to students, but the institutional costs are real, too. One college offers a look into the math. More...

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Cengage Contributes Openly Licensed Content to OER Community

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. The share of women in many science and technology fields has increased dramatically in the last generation — in some cases reaching parity with men. But women’s gains have lagged in computer science, some technology fields and in the businesses where many of the graduates of those programs aspire to work. More...

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Open educational resources have saved students millions of dollars, but can they also improve students’ grades?

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. A large-scale study at the University of Georgia has found that college students provided with free course materials at the beginning of a class get significantly better academic results than those that do not. More...

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01 août 2018

Cengage contributes openly licensed content to OER community

University Business Magazine logoCengage, an education and technology company, is contributing the narrative content for three openly licensed textbooks, as well as the learning objectives and assessments for 12 course areas as Open Educational Resources (OER). More...

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31 juillet 2018

Elsevier are corrupting open science in Europe

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianElsevier - one of the largest and most notorious scholarly publishers - are monitoring Open Science in the EU on behalf of the European Commission. Jon Tennant argues that they cannot be trusted. More...

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26 juillet 2018

National Academies Push Open Science

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have published a framework to help academics, research institutions and funders bring open science to the fore. More...

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New Tool for Open-Access Research

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Get the Research will connect the public with 20 million open-access scholarly articles. The site will be built by Impactstory -- the nonprofit behind browser extension tool Unpaywall -- in conjunction with the Internet Archive and the British Library. More...

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12 juillet 2018

My vision for an open textbook

My vision for an open textbook
Tony Bates, online learning and distance edcuation resources, February 20, 2014

Tony Bates is always interesting and therefore so is his vision for an open textbook ("a personal vision for what I want to do, he writes. More...

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LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects

LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects
Phil Barker, CETIS Blog, April 3, 2014
This is interesting. After a talk on the Mozilla Open Badges community call Phil Barker notes that their (Mozilla's) "assertion specification, which includes a pointer from each badge to 'the educational standards this badge aligns to, if any' ...  parallels the LRMI alignment object  very closely." This naturally leads to the suggestion that the two systems can be, and ought to be, more explicitly aligned. More...

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Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER

Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER
Jason Rhode, February 6, 2014
From Jason Rhode: "UPCEA has made freely available the recording of Cable Green’s general session presentation titled, 'Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER' at the recent Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy. While the slides are available here, the recording is now available here." I hasten to add that the business and policy case is only one dimension of the argument in favour of OERs. More...

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