What Are the Best OER Media Usage Practices?

Gutenberg Technology

Without images, any digital learning program would be dull and unengaging. oer online learning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES OER LMS eLearningMedia elements are extremely valuable tools to publishers. This is especially true today. A 2015 study showed that teens spend an average of 9 hours a day consuming online media.

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Movements for change

Learning with e's

Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers? What is Creative Commons and how does it work? What is open scholarship and what does it have to offer me?


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Giving it all away

Learning with e's

Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0 How much do you freely share on the Web? If you are a user of any Web 2.0 tools, it's likely that you give away your stuff for free, and in doing so, you make a digital footprint for yourself. My digital footprint grows each time I post new content, whether it's on this blog, one of my Flickr accounts, or YouTube, Facebook , LinkedIn or Slideshare.

Opening spaces, open learning

Learning with e's

I'm enjoying the workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) here in Windhoek, Namibia. Today, the workshop for Quality Assurance Agencies is addressing the concept of OERs and how they can be quality assured. Sir John argued that OER addresses the last two barriers, and that the first is a psychological/cultural issue that needs addressing. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: Sir John Daniel OER Namibia

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Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

With its lurid red cover and aggressive image of a fist gripping a pencil (I would have suggested an iPod Touch or iPhone instead) while wearing a wrist band that proclaims DIY U, the books holds a lot of promise. 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. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

Image source The ivory towers are crumbling by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept. It's also increasingly anachronistic.

Show and TEL

Learning with e's

Visit the MyBrand site for more on digital identity Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity I spent some time at the University of Plymouth's Technology Enhanced Learning Showcase today, which featured the best of a number of in-house led initiatives in e-learning.

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

Learning with e's

Image source What if they threw a party by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE Academic publishing is changing. Has to, because the old model of academic publishing is sadly outmoded.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 2


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. They might identify images that are copyright friendly, websites, worksheets, etc. .

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Wayne's world

Learning with 'e's

Image source Wayne's world by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 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. We all want to see quality learning provided, especially to the populations of the less well-off nations of the world.

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. Image source Four game changers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course


These photos are all open licensed Creative Commons images. In fact I’ve used Creative Commons images, videos and audio throughout the course. 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. LearnDash is being used to power elearning programs of all shapes and sizes.

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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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud


Image by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash. 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.

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. ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning?

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era


These software packages often include features that can add images, videos, augmented reality, hyperlinks, interactive quizzes and many more enrichments. Publish Superior Content Than OERs. Publishers must be aware of the free learning resources available on the internet- Open Educational Resources (OERs). Publishers have experienced a digital turbulence in recent times.

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A Solution to the College Crisis

Jay Cross

Use OER, YouTube, and other online media to present mainstream content. Most traditional content is provided by online sources such as xMOOCs, I Tunes U, OER and similar public resources. Image credit: [link]. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee , “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”.

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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.

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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

Question for Images and Other Content Of course this same question comes up about a whole lot of other content. For example, Flickr provides access to images according to Creative Commons license. The images under the Attribution license obviously give you a fair bit of freedom to use in your eLearning. Can you put one of those images inside your internal corporate training as long as you provide attribution? ShareAlike would seem to be a bit problematic for images.

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.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Challenge #1: I don’t know how to get my image to fill the entire screen. To see the original posts, click on the images above or the column headers below. . 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. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Remaking education in the image of our desires. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. 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? If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). MORE >> GEORGE SIEMENS. JULY 25, 2012. MOOCs are really a platform.

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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. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com.

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