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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Open all OERs

Learning with e's

Dr Stella Anthony (Australian Universities Network for Quality Assurance) gave the opening presentation for the event, and spoke about the opportunities and challenges of OERs in higher education. The panel agreed that it did matter, but that many OERs are generally well presented anyway.

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Gutenberg Technology Adds a Courseware Creator

Gutenberg Technology

GT has a long history in helping educators to create and reuse content. GT worked with the French Ministry of Education to meta-tag, create, and distribute the learning bundles for their teachers and students using GT LMS technology. Education eLearning OER GUTENBERG NEWS

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Seeded with content, the cMOOC empowers – read “expects” – the learner to discuss, debate, discover, share and co-create new knowledge with his or her fellow learners. 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.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Seeded with content, the cMOOC empowers – read “expects” – the learner to discuss, debate, discover, share and co-create new knowledge with his or her fellow learners. 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.

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Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

So, in addition to all the research on research, David Wiley presented some outcome findings for OERs. Specifically, OERs are at least as good as traditional copyrighted materials. At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning.

Giving it all away

Learning with e's

And as if that isn't enough reward, I sometimes get some really nice invitations to speak at events, or participate in really interesting projects, as a direct result of some content I have created on the web. Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 2

CourseArc

The 5Rs of Open Education Resources (OER) is a model that has been widely used for the rapid development of online content. OER Repositories – Resources for OER content. In our previous post , we talked about rallying together and creating teams to “divide and conquer.” When creating content, consider if the lesson will occur synchronously or asynchronously. Templates should include elements that can be used by anyone when creating online content.

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Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. What she misses the opportunity to explore is the informal nature of MOOCs, the amplifying power of connections created by such endeavours, and the resultant myriad of artefacts, activities and achievements that result from direct engagement with these learning movements.

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

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. And as each new node and connection is created by individuals, a new democratisation of knowledge emerges says Wolfram. 'If

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Wayne's world

Learning with 'e's

This will be done by creating a growing network of partners who have enough influence and reach to create the critical mass with which the Open Educational Resources movement will gain purchase. education OER learning #eif2011 Portugal Efquel forum Wayne MackintoshWayne Mackintosh's world vision of free learning for all is one that is shared by countless educators around the world.

Selling E-Learning as a Freelancer

Experiencing eLearning

Based on the related discussion on the e-Learning Guild site, he’s hoping to find a site that would host the courses he creates and share a portion of the revenue with him. OER Commons. Is there a general portal for e-learning courses somewhere that accepts and sells basic content, where a freelancer could create content related to his or her expertise and sell it for a share of the profits?

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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. Digital transformation is a reality in every market. The academic publishing industry is being disrupted by new digital methods of delivering non-fiction content to customers.

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

CourseArc

This new CourseArc feature reduces the development burden on educators and institutions, allowing them, instead, to focus efforts on creating better online learning opportunities for students and parents. The feature supports the 5 R’s of Open Educational Resources (OER): Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix; and Redistribute. CourseArc is a resource for educational institutions, companies and content publishers to create high quality content that is WCAG 2.1

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

CourseArc

This new CourseArc feature reduces the development burden on educators and institutions, allowing them, instead, to focus efforts on creating better online learning opportunities for students and parents. The feature supports the 5 R’s of Open Educational Resources (OER): Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix; and Redistribute. CourseArc is a resource for educational institutions, companies and content publishers to create high quality content that is WCAG 2.1

Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re someone looking to transition from another field into instructional design, what do you create for your portfolio to prove your skills? That’s general advice that would apply to pretty much any field, but it’s especially helpful if you’re looking for an authentic project to create. Sites like OER Commons and e-learningforkids.org accept content, so you could create something and have it used by real people.

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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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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

World-class sports building, gymnasiums, state-of-the-art laboratories and many more such infrastructural developments for a holistic development of student is being planned and created. 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. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

LearnDash

I created this course with my colleague Dr. Peter Terry PhD who has worked as a sport psychologist alongside elite athletes at nine Olympic Games and more than 100 other international events. These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) and both the course and its accompanying textbook titled Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are also licensed through Creative Commons as OERs. I also like the simplicity of workflow when creating courses, lessons, and topics.

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! In collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development , they established a Volunteer Initiative that enables people from all over the world to create explainer videos around the Sustainable Development topics.

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How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

K-12 publishers must first start by investing in an eBook creation software that can help them create highly engaging and immersive course materials. With the availability of these tools, K-12 publishers can now finally create and publish eBooks that are far more interesting and interactive than a printed textbook. So now publishers not only have to create eBooks, but also promote and market them to their buyers. Publish Superior Content Than OERs.

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11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

Good content is a prerequisite to creating a MOOC but what keeps it going is dynamic building up of context around the content. 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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How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

You cannot create an online course in a day or suddenly migrate your entire content to a digital space and expect everyone to adjust to the new learning method. It should not disrupt or create frustration in the faculty and student experience. And have templates been created for them to develop quality online classes that are consistent with one another? Standards and best practices should be put in place to create a seamless and consistent student experience.

Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

Smart publishers have taken the cue and diverted their focus and resources to creating digital learning solutions that are interactive, adaptive and affordable! MagicBox TM is a cloud-based digital publishing platform that allows publishers to create content for use across devices and operating systems. While OERs are a threat, they can be won over with strategic content planning since OERs lack the structure a young learner needs.

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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

Smart publishers have taken the cue and diverted their focus and resources to creating digital learning solutions that are interactive, adaptive and affordable! MagicBox TM is a cloud-based digital publishing platform that allows publishers to create content for use across devices and operating systems. While OERs are a threat, they can be won over with strategic content planning since OERs lack the structure a young learner needs.

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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. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

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EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

This sentence from Stephen Downes post AWorld to Change best exemplifies one of the key drivers behind a conferencelike EDGEX2012: We need to move beyondthe idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. It’s about handing power back tothe learners and creating the environment for learning to happen.

Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

In the 19th century archaeologist Antwon Quincy declared invention better than innovation, since it involves creating something entirely new, whereas innovation only improves upon something else. Christensen brought us disruptive innovation – innovation that is revolutionary enough to create a new market and disrupt old ways of doing things. Soon, a lot more students began creating their own videos, including projects and group work.

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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

L&D must move to becoming facilitators and enablers in a sharing economy and provide the right technology, tools and support necessary to allow users to collaboratively co-create value. Curate from existing sources – Tap into MOOCs, and other existing OERs. Moving from content creation to content curation requires Uber-like thinking – create no asset, tap into networks, connect the dots. Designing courses is passé!

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

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. UNESCO helped to define OER as educational materials and resources "offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute." OERs include learning content as well as tools to create and share the content.

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. And sure if we spend time and money to produce courseware, it will be better than the stuff created by a subject matter expert with a rapid elearning tool.

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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. Learningpod is a free repository of almost 50,000 questions in a wide variety of disciplines that also provides you the ability to create your own questions, group them into pods, and then assign them to your students. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

These were OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. I am confident there are corporate trainers creating the same training content as their brethren. And in return, I don't need to create those software sims because XYZ, Inc. This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post.

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

The concept was developed by Jennifer de Vries of Bersin and Associates in response to a survey whose findings showed that 89% of organizations needed to create elearning in three weeks or less. Today, instructors and SMEs can use various tools and templates to create modules and courses without first having to learn Flash programming. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

So, how are eBooks creating a more holistic and engaging reading and learning experiences? Teachers can create and share more content. Leverage external resources and OERs. Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary. education efforts. Given this scenario, publishers. are designing various online-platforms to meet the rising demands of digital learning.

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Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

So, how are eBooks creating a more holistic and engaging reading and learning experiences? Teachers can create and share more content. Leverage external resources and OERs. Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary education efforts. Given this scenario, publishers are designing various online-platforms to meet the rising demands of digital learning. Related link: [link].

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio. Create a specific tag for your portfolio and have an easy-to-update page for your content. Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed. tags: openaccess , education , highered , e-learning , creativecommons , free. Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?

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