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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Are Open Educational Resources Right For Business Training?

Gutenberg Technology

Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed digital assets that are beneficial for learning and research. Education eLearning OER online learning oerThese resources are freely available to all. Anyone can use, share, and modify it. It sounds too good to be true, right? You are thinking - I don’t need my eLearning vendor anymore. Well, don’t fire him, right away. Consider the entire scenario.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

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. Photo by Steve Wheeler Open all hours #EDEN15 by Steve Wheeler was written in Barcelona, Spain and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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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 Unported License. Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept. It's also increasingly anachronistic.

Open educational practices

Learning with e's

So whether it's licensing agreements such as Copyleft or Creative Commons, or open access journals, or even massively online open courses, the open educational practices are gaining ground and influence in the academic world. Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship I made a video recording for Core Ed while I was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand last month.

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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. Inevitably, under this banner, we are also discussing how content can be standardised in terms of its delivery, design and licensing. Sir John argued that OER addresses the last two barriers, and that the first is a psychological/cultural issue that needs addressing.

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Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Digital learning futures by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learningDigital 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.

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 Unported License. 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.

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 Unported License. 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. Mackintosh believes that 'no learner should be denied access to an education because learning material is locked away behind copyright or because people may not have the resources to pay for licensed software'. Image source Four game changers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Selling E-Learning as a Freelancer

Experiencing eLearning

I know of several places where content can be donated or shared with a Creative Commons license. OER Commons. I received another question from a reader today that I’m hoping someone out in the blogosphere can help answer. Usually I think of freelance e-learning developers developing content for a specific client with a specific audience in mind.

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Open Educational Resources

Take an e-Learning Break

OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Include Interactive mini-lessons and simulations about a specific topic, such as math or physics. Check it out: [link

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Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

LearnDash

These photos are all open licensed Creative Commons images. 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 advantage of MOOC is that the course may be open to anyone who can take the course online, but the content of the course may or may not have an open license.

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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! The videos are published under the free subscription plan and creative commons license, so that everyone can use them freely.

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

The open case

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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Digital Culture and Education e-Learning Papers EDUCAUSE Review European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning Future Internet International Review of Research in Open Distance Learning The Journal of Distance Education Journal of Interactive Online Learning Journal of Technology Education The open case by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. It’s by definition Open, but theoretically you could choose a different open license. In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. All CC licenses contain this condition. As part of the Big Question this month Open Content in Workplace Learning? ,

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. She has a commercial real estate licenses, completed the Dale Carnegie Course, and completed BankSim. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think the general move to openness - MOOCs, OERs, open access, digital scholarship, open data - all these things are part of a bigger picture. Photo courtesy of Martin Weller This interview is mirrored on the EDEN Conference Website 10Q: Martin Weller by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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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. This resource for occasional instructional designers was created collaboratively under a Creative Commons license. I have some suggestions: There is no history or culture of content sharing in workplace learning and development.

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Around the globe

Learning with e's

I also recorded an Edtalk on OER for the Core Ed people who were running the conference. Around the globe by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 2010 has been another busy year for me, with a lot of travel and I estimate that I have more than 54,000 air miles to my name - more than twice around the globe.

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Great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

I also had the distinct pleasure of meeting up with prolific Twitter activist Paulo Simoes for the first time, and also spent some time with charismatic OER guru Wayne Mackintosh. Great places, awesome people by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I was fortunate this year to be invited to speak at major events in some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

OER (9). License (15). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start! And it’s nice to see that in the hot topics, the Big Question has had an influence. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. This post offers some other places to get information about training.

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."