Advantages of using OER in K-12 Education

Hurix Digital

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. Benefits of OER for K-12 Education. This makes it the perfect alternative to expensive textbooks.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Moodle Alternatives according to some sites . Type in Moodle Alternatives on a search engine, and a slew of sites pop up. Here is a sampling of those vendors on the (“Alternative to Moodle). Legit competitor to Moodle, in other words, a very good alternative.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

When students found other alternatives to save their money, such as rental books and second-hand books, publishers decided it was time to provide affordable learning options, without affecting their revenues. Publish Superior Content Than OERs. Publishers must be aware of the free learning resources available on the internet- Open Educational Resources (OERs). Publishers have experienced a digital turbulence in recent times.

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Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

Influenced in large part due to the efforts of the speakers on this theme, the conversations around alternate ways of conceiving learning and the learning experience have centred around the following key aspects: Informal Learning, Communities of Practice, Connectivism. MOOCs, OER University, Stanford AI. Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it.

How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Locate Open Educational Resource OER (activities). Arrange alternate activities in place of the lab assignment, or complete the lab activities at a later date. Considering the current reality, it is quite imperative that schools and institutions be prepared to deliver lectures in ways other than instructor-led learning. Right now, all the institutions are scrambling to somehow set up online learning programs to enable continuity in learning. But is it that simple?

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

Providing content in this manner is great for many students as it allows them the ability to stop and rewind the videos as desired and accommodates alternative learning styles. As I use open educational resource (OER) materials, I can easily edit the textbook as needed to accommodate student misconceptions or often will just make a short video and post it online. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

Free Learning

Tony Karrer

that have paid, professional editors, writers are better quality than alternatives for the specific content that they cover. OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. It was interesting to see all the different kinds of finds there are by visiting related pages like: Free Tools Free Webinars Free Resources Free Courses Free Courseware And one item that comes to the top a lot is ZaidLearn's post University Learning - OCW - OER - Free - worth checking out.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

It seemed only logical and feasible for students to use these alternative options, than pay for heavily priced new textbooks. 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.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Yet, there will be lots of eLearning solutions aiming at these alternative platforms. As long as there’s a spirit of openness to alternative solutions then we can collectively help the organization move forward. Prediction #9 => Open Content I’m not sure why this already hasn’t had a bigger impact, but workplace learning is going to start to catch up on the value of OCW and OER. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

Here, it is important to keep in mind that online education is not an alternative to traditional learning and so the online curriculum development process is different.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Finally, alternatives to prominent MOOCs GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Contributed to the UNESCO OER discussion list , February 16, 2009. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. What is the theory that underpins our moocs? If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). MORE >> GEORGE SIEMENS. JULY 25, 2012.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. OER (9). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start! And it’s nice to see that in the hot topics, the Big Question has had an influence.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events."