12 janvier 2018

In Pennsylvania, OER is a ‘grassroots effort’

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. For edtech directors such as Jared Mader, who is part of the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units, that means working with teachers, curriculum coordinators and content experts to help them make the most of their districts’ one-to-one programs — in particular, using the devices to access openly licensed digital materials. More...

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02 janvier 2018

OER Adoptions on the Rise

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year, but awareness over all remains low. More...

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Faculty Advocate for OER As Movement Grows

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The recent decision to invest $8 million to provide open educational resources (OER) to students at New York’s SUNY and CUNY colleges, signals a shift in the acceptance of OER in higher education. New York is not alone. More...

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26 décembre 2017

Short video on the impact of open content on teaching

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The Open University of Catalonia has produced a short (3 minutes 45 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how open content will change the role of instructors. More...

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21 décembre 2017

Will Open Online Education Disrupt the Master's Admissions Funnel?

By Joshua Kim. One question that I’m trying to get my head around while attending the 2017 edX Global Forum is if open online education is set to disrupt the master’s admission funnel. More...

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01 décembre 2017

2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress
2017/09/20
This is video from the 2nd World OER Congress, now in progress, subtitled, "OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action." As Indrajit Banerjee opens the 'Ljubljana OER Action Plan' session: "For a knowledge society to become reality, there should be shared information." More...

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The Open Faculty Patchbook

The Open Faculty Patchbook
Terry Greene, et.al., PressBooks, 2017/09/20
I like the idea of a 'patchbook', which draws on the idea of a quilt, in which each contribution is distinct, as opposed to a wili, where the contributions are melded into a single whole. In this patchbook 26 authors create "a quasi-textbook about pedagogy for teaching & learning in college. More...

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30 novembre 2017

Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List

Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List
Zachariah Claybaugh, Chelsea Stone, Sacred Heart University, 2017/09/15
This is, as the title suggests, a huge list of OER textbooks - 12 or so per page in this (42 page PDF), so maybe 500 texts, organized into subject groupings. More...

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OA Dashboard feasibility study: Our findings and conclusions

OA Dashboard feasibility study: Our findings and conclusions
Sarah Fahmy, Jisc scholarly communications, 2017/09/14
The idea of an Open Access (OA) dashboard is to automate some processes related to accessing and distributing open scholarly materials. This article reports on the outcome of an OA dashboard feasibility study (41 page PDF). The results are not encouraging, as it suggests a business case cannot be made. More...

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Science, open access… and Sci-Hub

Science, open access… and Sci-Hub
Enrique Dans, Medium, 2017/09/18
As I write, Sci-Hub remains active and accessible, despite an American court awarding damages against it. I'm still of the opinion that there is no particular reason why American law should prevail in international disputes. Sci-Hub is based in Russia, and if the action should be filed and heard there. More...

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