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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CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

CourseArc

In a time where collaborative virtual learning needs to happen at breakneck speed, CourseArc, a content authoring and management tool, has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states. Example of how the sharing tool in CourseArc works.

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CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

CourseArc

In a time where collaborative virtual learning needs to happen at breakneck speed, CourseArc, a content authoring and management tool, has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states. Example of how the sharing tool in CourseArc works.

CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

CourseArc

In a time where collaborative virtual learning needs to happen at breakneck speed, CourseArc, a content authoring and management tool, has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states. Example of how the sharing tool in CourseArc works.

Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

The open source movement emerged, with an emphasis on efficiency, and on the rights to use and modify software and tools. 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. eden15 education learning Martin Weller MOOCs OER open learning Openness Technology

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Free your content with MyEcontentFactory | Elearning

Gutenberg Technology

As content producers, it is critical to rethink your publishing strategies to be able to bring value to customers beyond non-curated OER, to marvel them with clever content and interactive products, and to find ways to scale up those new digital offers. At Gutenberg Technology, our job is to help you manage this so-called destruction smoothly, and to give you the tools to make digital shifts truly creative. textbooks eLearning Authoring

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

He has shown that providing disadvantaged young people with the appropriate tools for learning will transform them into eager and receptive learners. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. There is growing presence and force behind this vision, and as the OER movement gains traction and impetus, we should expect to see some changes in the way universities offer their programmes of study.

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2022 learning and elearning trends

KnowledgeOne

As a last note on the technology side of the trends, it is expected to see an increased use of Rapid eLearning Tools to transfer in-class content to online platforms. Author: Doru Lupeanu.

Moving Microlearning to the Cloud

Ed App

Microlearning through open educational resources (OERs) is one of the facets of learning that is fast gaining traction among people. The focus of this system is to deliver customized OERs as microlearning nuggets to satisfy the real-time needs of learners. The OER, on the other hand, refers to the course material that the learner is permitted to edit, reuse, revise and redistribute without having to pay a royalty fee to the author.

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simpleshow foundation Sustainable Development Explainer Video Contest

mysimpleshow

simpleshow foundation, a non-profit organization that supports free knowledge in the form of open education resources (OER) is going strong! simpleshow foundation uses the tool for creating videos on social topics, with the help of volunteer authors and video creators.

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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud

Kadenze

Thirdly, Kadenze’s Open Educational Resources (OER) opens up access to the digital learning resources produced by our consortium of university partners for teachers, students and libraries. About the Authors : Brad Haseman is Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

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. K-12 publishers must first start by investing in an eBook creation software that can help them create highly engaging and immersive course materials.

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

But so far, it doesn’t appear that training has been able to keep up: a 2009 ASTD survey showed that it took anywhere from 93 to 356 hours to develop a single hour of training content depending on the tools used and the level of interactivity. Templates and authoring tools make it easy to design courses and incorporate multimedia. Since that time, however, elearning authoring tools have proliferated and become much easier to use.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

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. Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes.

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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

user seat costs), it’s free, and is configurable in such a way that connecting with any 3rd party tool or system is doable. . iSpring Learn – Not open source, and started out as an authoring tool (still core business), which has an LMS. Need an authoring tool?

Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

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.

Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

Author Simon Sinek’s popular Ted Talk would have us start with this question. According to Rogers and sociologists Dimaggaio and Powell , the decision is either made by choice, collectively (because everyone else is doing it), or because an authority makes them. Flexible software-based video platforms let faculty greatly enhance how they use this technology, and offer new ways of teaching. OER opens up all kinds of new opportunities for teaching and learning.

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

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. About the Author. He uses open educational resources (OER) as his textbooks in all courses and has flipped all of his face-to-face classes for the past year with dramatic results. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

There was quite a few assessment vendors, plagerisim detection vendors (three), e-learning tools, custom content developers but more along the lines of building games and gamification, other gamification like vendors, screen recording/video capturing vendors – as in those for live presentations and ideally used for MOOCs. . Authoring Tool vendors – okay TechSmith and a couple of ones that were not really asynchronous based authoring tools. .

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Writing for asynchronous discussion isn’t the same as writing an essay, and the author argues that students who simply post essays to the discussion board should receive good grades. Tool for liveblogging that is actually live–it works like typing an instant message. tags: web2.0 , blog , tools.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Prediction #1 => Hacking Work At this time last year, I did my series Tool Set 2009. When the personal tools in your mobile phone are more empowering than what your company provides or approves for your projects, how can you be saved from devastating market forces? The tools we use in life have leapfrogged over the ones we use at work. Do you remember the horrific feeling when you learned what it was going to take to author something to run over the web?

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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).

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

From Mashable comes this post on " 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools " TouchGraph offers a search/data visualization product that reminds me of Search Crystal. Ive been tinkering with Many Eyes over the last couple of weeks as a way of exploring potential visual navigation tools/interfaces for Open University courses and qualifications, and OpenLearn OERs/course units: [link] and search for "many eyes". information management software. Authority?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] January 24-25, 2013 eLearning Software : Productivity Tips and Secrets, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online. link] January 30-31, 2013 Information Industry Summit (IIS), organized by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), Pier Sixty, New York City, New York, USA. Clayton R.