Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

One plausible solution to this problem is the introduction of digital textbooks. 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. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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. There are many factors to consider, and institutions need to create this overarching digital strategy and course of action to address these problems now and in the future.

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

Meeting students where they are at (the assignment for the day, or last week’s problem, or others looking for further applications) is a great way to personalize the learning of each and every student. 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. It may be a short video, or incorrectly solved problem, or a ranking task type question.

Free Learning

Tony Karrer

Big publishers are having problems as the cost of distribution goes towards zero and as that brings along a ton of competition from the low end. 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. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free.

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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. So be sure to create a wide range of activities that include collaborative problem-solving, group-work and discussions.

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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. The nice thing is that the tools from Articulate and Adobe have really matured to the point where you can do a lot quickly and without too many problems. Given the ability to rally expertise from across the globe, it really makes a lot of sense to address challenging work problems by forming quick, virtual discussions that draw on that expertise.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Finally, alternatives to prominent MOOCs GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. The reporter says getting colleges to accept online learning for credit is a big problem. 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?

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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. Related post: Noncommercial Isn’t the Problem, ShareAlike Is. OER (9). Noncommercial Isn’t the Problem, ShareAlike Is , March 11, 2010. Noncommercial Isn’t the Problem, ShareAlike Is , March 11, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010.

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 [@] This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events."