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 ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

In effect it finds ways to enable readers to adapt and otherwise modify existing works without infringing copyright law. Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept. It's also increasingly anachronistic.

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

CourseArc

The feature supports the 5 R’s of Open Educational Resources (OER): Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix; and Redistribute. To find out more about how CourseArc can help your organization develop highly engaging, effective, accessible elearning tools and courses, visit www.coursearc.com. ###.

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

CourseArc

The feature supports the 5 R’s of Open Educational Resources (OER): Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix; and Redistribute. To find out more about how CourseArc can help your organization develop highly engaging, effective, accessible elearning tools and courses, visit www.coursearc.com. ###.

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

Related: Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum. 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.

11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

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. However, MOOCs can be effective in fostering some of the critical 21 st Century skills like collaboration, self-driven learning, pattern sensing and problem solving.

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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

AI can help publishers address the needs most urgent to them by providing meaningful metrics that can be leveraged to design effective content and design strategies. Use effective and unique content to create an edge over OERs – Despite the arrival of many and varied modes of content delivery that are expected to reshape the digital publishing industry, content will continue to be the king.

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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox

AI can help publishers address the needs most urgent to them by providing meaningful metrics that can be leveraged to design effective content and design strategies. Use effective and unique content to create an edge over OERs – Despite the arrival of many and varied modes of content delivery that are expected to reshape the digital publishing industry, content will continue to be the king.

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Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Many MOOCs are built using open educational resources (OER) or a combination of OER and proprietary content. The format provides an effective, cost-efficient, highly flexible, and engaging way for organizations to provide training. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well.

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

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. This constantly astonishes me, humans can generalize very effectively and we can learn from a variety of types of content, even if it is not totally customized to our situation.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Repeatable tasks are performed more rapidly, with greater accuracy and more cost effectively by machines. Proficiency in social media usage – While we would all like to boast about being social media gurus, using it effectively for learning and enabling others to do the same calls for a different understanding of social media.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. While MOOCs have the capability to make learning more effective at a reduced cost, the approach requires a fundamental shift in how we typically think of learning. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm.

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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Curate from existing sources – Tap into MOOCs, and other existing OERs. This mutual rating system ensures that the standard is maintained more effectively than any policing or management could do. Designing courses is passé!

How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Locate Open Educational Resource OER (activities). A necessary aspect that needs to be within the strategy is one of digital continuity and effective systems for instructions to be in place. 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.

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

To be effective, rapid elearning MOOCs, like all training elements, need to be relevant, address employees’ needs, and have a real impact on job performance. Rapid elearning and MOOCs can both take advantage of the newest innovations in training, including open educational resources (OER), multimedia resources, and the vast number of tools available for communication and collaboration. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

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

Hurix Digital

Here are the Best Practices for Effective Online Course Development. These sources include open educational sources (OERs). Early research suggests that learning from OERs is similar to that achieved from traditional textbooks. Taking the gamification or storytelling approach also helps in effective delivery of online learning content. Five Steps to an Effective Online Learning Program Development.

Opening doors

Learning with e's

David Sadler, Director of Networks at the Higher Education Academy, says: “This event will share the experiences of the pilot projects which, since early 2009, have been working to make thousands of resources freely available through the UK OER programme, leading to a more positive student learning experience. He concludes: “Many claim that the Internet represents a revolution in human communication, one with profound effects on how we produce, consume, share, and value knowledge.

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Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

You can browse through Open Educational Resources (OER) which are freely available and can include activities, images, assignments or a full text book. The way forward is to create an effective curriculum development strategy. 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 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. She learned how to be an effective participant and this helped propel her to become a designer. Prediction #9 => Open Content 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.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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? 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! concerning OER. Conversation was a more effective teacher than school.

What’s hot in Working Smarter in October

Jay Cross

Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. 20 Wonderful Effects Exercise Has on the Mind PSYBLOG | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013. HAROLD JARCHE. OCTOBER 29, 2013. PKM in 34 pieces. Much of my work on PKM has been inspired by others. have put these pieces together into a framework that I think makes sense and may be of some use. MORE >> ADAPTIVE PATH. OCTOBER 25, 2013. Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change. ‘Oh dear Lord.

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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

However, there is a clause that causes a bit of concern: You may not impose any effective technological measures on the Work that restrict the ability of a recipient of the Work from You to exercise the rights granted to that recipient under the terms of the License. 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.

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. link] December 10-11, 2010 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , hosted by the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. OER (9). 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. link] December 7-8, 2012 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , 3 rd , organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the IT-Academic Core Processes and Systems, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year.