What Are the Best OER Media Usage Practices?

Gutenberg Technology

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

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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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing OER

Gutenberg Technology

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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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.

Learning with e's

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

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Gutenberg Technology Adds a Courseware Creator

Gutenberg Technology

Education eLearning OER GUTENBERG NEWSGutenberg Technology (GT) is pleased to announce the expansion of their suite of technology solutions “Courseware Creator”. GT has a long history in helping educators to create and reuse content.

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 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

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.

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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. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

Digital learning futures

Learning with e's

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

Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing

Gutenberg Technology

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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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. 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

Learning with e's

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

Learning with e's

Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER

The open case

Learning with e's

academic publishing OER open access open scholarshipToday, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions.

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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. Tags: Sir John Daniel OER Namibia

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Giving it all away

Learning with e's

Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0

The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship

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Show and TEL

Learning with e's

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?

Learning with e's

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

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Open educational practices

Learning with e's

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

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

Experiencing eLearning

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A day with a knight

Learning with e's

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

Small, but perfectly formed

Learning with e's

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

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.

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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Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

Visual Lounge

Open Educational Resources (OER) is digital content available for widespread sharing, redistribution and, in some cases, alteration. OER opens up all kinds of new opportunities for teaching and learning.

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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.

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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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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Why Should Traditional Publishers Switch to Digital Publishing Platforms?

MagicBox Blog

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. While OERs are a threat, they can be won over with strategic content planning since OERs lack the structure a young learner needs.

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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Searching for the common ground

Spark Your Interest

But, schools are struggling with competition from Open Education Resources (OERs) and schools “offshore&# and the internet in general which is devaluing knowledge. Image via Wikipedia. K-12 Education. College/university. Workplace learning.

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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. I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.”

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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