Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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. K-12 OER Open Educational Resources

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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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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Use Open Source eBooks. 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.

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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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. Web media can be created quickly and, if designed in an open manner, can change according to the needs of learners and facilitators. Please help - I'm looking right now for examples of organizations using open course content (e.g., OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning.

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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. A few other LMS predictions - The bottom end of the market will continue to be eaten away by open source solutions and hosted open source solutions. As long as there’s a spirit of openness to alternative solutions then we can collectively help the organization move forward. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

The Making of a Future-proof Online Learning Program for Colleges & Universities

Hurix Digital

Open distance education universities in Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey, currently enroll more than 7 million students combined. Many of the programs are embracing the digital age and incorporating recent forms of e-learning, like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). . These sources include open educational sources (OERs). Early research suggests that learning from OERs is similar to that achieved from traditional textbooks.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). We can officially declare massive open online courses ( MOOCs ) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. In response to the number of learners, the term MOOC (massive open online course) was coined by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander. Open Letter to Canadian Universities. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Page 1 of 2.

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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. You can browse through Open Educational Resources (OER) which are freely available and can include activities, images, assignments or a full text book. At a time when online education is taking the world by storm, online curriculum development for higher education can be a daunting task.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Or, if you are in Dr. Scratch Computer vs. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. opened with a piece on the importance of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, followed by a quick Curatr demo. 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!

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. eLearning Technology , March 9, 2010 As part of the Big Question this month Open Content in Workplace Learning? , I’m exploring whether Open Content can be used by for-profit companies. Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network , March 4, 2010 Educase piece.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] January 21-22, 2013 Asia Regional OpenCourseWare and Open Education Conference (AROOC): Open Education en Route to Conceptual Society, organized by the Thailand University Project, Bangkok, Thailand. Clayton R.