Open all OERs

Learning with e's

Time to reflect on the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) workshop on Open Educational Resources, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia this week. I was live-blogging throughout these presentations, and during the first panel session presented two questions from the Twitter stream to the panel.

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Opening doors

Learning with e's

This just in from JISC: Speaking ahead of next week's Open Educational Resources symposium, Brian Lamb from the University of British Columbia urges higher education to show leadership in difficult times. Tags: Brian Lamb open education resources Martha Lane Fox OpenCourseWare

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with e's

I usually feature them on this blog under the banner of 10Q - ten questions. In a few days I''ll post my interview with Jim Groom, but first, here''s the conversation that ensued when I caught up with The British Open University''s Martin Weller. Read Martin''s blog, the EdTechie.

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Open Content in Workplace Learning?

The Learning Circuits

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was around Open Content for Workplace Learning: 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.

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What if they threw a party and none of us came?

Learning with e's

As Brian Lamb said recently at the Open Educational Resources Symposium, it seems perverse to hoard knowledge in any form, particularly in the light of the current economic crisis. We should make our knowledge freely available to anyone who wants to read it using free and open services.

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? One of the best known is MIT's Open Courseware project. But they are not the only initiative, there is the Open High School of Utah and the Flat World Knowledge project that is focusing on creating open, low cost books and Yale Open courses offers select introductory courses online. OERs include learning content as well as tools to create and share the content.

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The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

A blog post I read recently reported that one US professor is now considering preventing his students from making notes during his lectures, because this action infringes his intellectual property! Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship

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Do it yourself education

Learning with e's

Turns out she's a journalist, working the scene, trying to make sense of the open access and bricollage movements that are gripping the imagination of teachers in schools, colleges and universities across the globe. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

Digital learning futures

Learning with e's

Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare.

Four game changers

Learning with e's

He requested a meeting with me after reading my blog reportage of his speech. As a prime mover in the Open Educational Resources movement, Wayne Mackintosh must feel a heavy responsibility on his shoulders. OER computer games social media OLPC

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Show and TEL

Learning with e's

It's full of information, and also houses all of the learning technologists' blogs. Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity

Moving Microlearning to the Cloud

Ed App

Mobile learning in massive open online courses (MOOC) is different from the traditional forms of learning as it is fragmented and heavily-dependant on collaboration. 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.

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The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning?

Clive on Learning

The March Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks why it is that open content initiatives such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium haven't had a bigger impact.

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Small, but perfectly formed

Learning with e's

The sessions focused on subjects such as Personal Learning Environments, Open Education Resources, Metatagging and Interoperability, and Data Security - all explored by experts and students alike. Tags: PLE Meta tagging University of Utrecht Bazaar OER inter-operability

simpleshow foundation Sustainable Development Explainer Video Contest


simpleshow foundation, a non-profit organization that supports free knowledge in the form of open education resources (OER) is going strong! You’ll find more details on the Sustainable Development Explainer Video Contest on the simpleshow foundation blog.

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11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

Each MOOC will gather around it a repository of content – reference links, resources, participant blogs, podcasts, videos, and so on – over and above the initial content used to start the MOOC. MOOCs on various topics can be set up using blended content – some custom designed and some re-purposed from OERs and other available content from the net as long as one takes care to note the various IPR-related policies.

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Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

The innovation of Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) is digital content available for widespread sharing, redistribution and, in some cases, alteration. The concept of ‘open’ educational content is innovative itself.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

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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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. The post To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. Refer to Harold Jarche’ blog for a deeper understanding of PKM. MOOCs, apart from being massive, open and online, has certain underlying characteristics that – if tapped into – can lay the groundwork for building a learning organization. The word Open can imply much more than access to all employees. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) tags: web2.0 , blog , tools. The Bamboo Project Blog: Using

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Massive Open Online Courses Views & Research – The Conversation. Participant support on massive open online courses | Kop | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Open Education & Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Have the smokers go outside the hotel, rather than use the glass enclosed lounge, which was open to the weather elements. – in my Top 10 for 2015 blog which will appear week of Jan 20th, the same week, my Top 50 LMS rankings report is available for purchase. Speaking.

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

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. And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? It’s by definition Open, but theoretically you could choose a different open license.

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. Open Letter to Canadian Universities.

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Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site. OERs shining light, new textbook model, or harbinger of a new imperialism. Increasingly, I find myself turning to searches of known sources like these in lieu of open-ended Google searches. Wouldn’t it be cool to let the wisdom of your crowd suggest things on the net that merit your attention? It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want.

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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. Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 2010 Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

Around the globe

Learning with e's

Related blog post. Yes, I know I said this would be my top ten, but this is my way of squeezing eleven favourite cities into a top ten blog post. Related blog post. I met too many old friends to mention in a single blog post, but also some new friends too.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Become an E-Learning Pro without Spending a Dime - Rapid eLearning Blog , March 2, 2010 Great post on how to get yourself started in eLearning. OER (9). Open Content in Workplace Learning?

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. Clayton R.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

Blog powered by TypePad. Smashing Magazine offers this look at " Data Visualization: Modern Approaches " I saw this post about Jing on Beth Kanters blog , Stephen also found Jing and tries it out a bit, looks like a very slick/easy way to capture and share screen grabs etc. I dont know how I havent managed to discover your blog before - we are interested in so many of the same topics. Blog Information. Blogging. Open Source.