What Are the Best OER Media Usage Practices?

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oer online learning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES OER LMS eLearningMedia elements are extremely valuable tools to publishers. Without images, any digital learning program would be dull and unengaging. This is especially true today.

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Open all OERs

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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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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing OER

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Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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Science Interactive Group And Odigia: Science Labs And OER For Distance Ed

eLearning Industry

Top-level, distance education laboratory curriculum from Science Interactive Group will be featured in Odigia online learning platform and digital resource library. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

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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?

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OER the seas and far away.

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I'm packing frantically to travel down to South Africa and onwards to Namibia tomorrow, volcanoes and strikes permitting.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

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 Top 7 Ways the Internet Has Changed Learning

Gutenberg Technology

oer online learning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INDUSTRY TRENDS eLearningIn 1980, schools were just beginning to include computer courses as a standard practice. Today, the way teachers and students use the internet is mind-blowing.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Open all hours #EDEN15

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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.

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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing

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Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools.

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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 11/26/2009

Experiencing eLearning

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Do it yourself education

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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

Digital learning futures

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OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learning

Four game changers

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To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. OER computer games social media OLPCIt was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011.

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Wayne's world

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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.

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Movements for change

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Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER

Opening spaces, open learning

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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. Tags: Sir John Daniel OER Namibia

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Giving it all away

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Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0

The ivory towers are crumbling

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Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship

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. Step 2: Rapid Development of Online Content . What Will You Teach?

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Show and TEL

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Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity

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

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Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE

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Open educational practices

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Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship

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A day with a knight

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Tags: Sir John Daniel Commonwealth of Learning Virtual University OER Namibia

Small, but perfectly formed

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Tags: PLE Meta tagging University of Utrecht Bazaar OER inter-operability

Selling E-Learning as a Freelancer

Experiencing eLearning

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. However, this reader is looking for something else: Which sites, if any, accept e-learning courses from freelance courseware developers?

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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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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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Open Content and the Workplace

There Is No Chalk

Tony Karrer gives a couple examples of open content stores for adult education, such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium. This month's Learning Circuits Big Q is about open content and the workplace:How do we leverage Open Content in Workplace Learning? The Big Q is a search for answers as to why open content appears not to be on the uptake as much as the sheer access to the.

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Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance 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.

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!

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Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

Sites like OER Commons and e-learningforkids.org accept content, so you could create something and have it used by real people. One of the recurring questions I hear from those trying to start their instructional design careers is “How do you get experience in the field so you can get your first ID job?&#. It feels like a catch-22 for many people trying to get that first ID job: you can’t get any experience until you get a job, and you can’t get a job without experience.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks


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. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.