Advantages of using OER in K-12 Education

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What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open educational resources or OER are teaching, research, and learning resources that are available in the public domain for free use. While it is being embraced at every level of education, its adoption is most rampant in K-12 education. .

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The open source movement emerged, with an emphasis on efficiency, and on the rights to use and modify software and tools. Openness then becomes mainstream, is adapted and adopted by the big companies. We are now at the stage where at least 50% of academics have published in open access journals (Stats from Wiley), an there is a growth in Open Educational Resources including OER Commons , with many universities now providing free content.

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How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era


Pearson Adopts a Digital-first Strategy. Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses. Ditch the traditional printing approach and use an eBook publishing software. Going forward, publishers must make use of new software tools and production processes. The software must also allow publishing of content in multiple formats for various operating systems.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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And with school authorities deciding which eBooks to use for the academic year, students are left with little to no choice but to comply with their institute’s demands. Here’s how you can replace these expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom: Adopt a Subscription Model. Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses.

Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know


There are several online employee training software tools that rely on MOOCs. Most MOOCs are easily customizable since they are built using open educational resources (OERs). An LMS software that relies on MOOCs brings a lot to the table for businesses. Some of the market-leading course authoring tools today offer a suite of powerful features to users. When you adopt MOOCs, you benefit from timely training reports and analytics on learners.

Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

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Author Simon Sinek’s popular Ted Talk would have us start with this question. From his research on how farmers try new ways of planting and harvesting, sociologist Everett Rogers noticed patterns in rates of adoption from early adopters to laggards. A few decades later, Geoffrey Moore proposed that adoption has more to do with sales and marketing than other factors. This focus on the people-side of adoption is similar to the technology acceptance model.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. presentation ‘ Twitter in Education &# this one looks into the uses of Twitter, rather than the tool. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate?

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. Great FREE Software Downloads - The eLearning Coach , March 8, 2010 I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. OER (9).