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Kerry J

Dashboard | EQUELLA - 36 views

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    an open access repository service powered by EQUELLA. This publicly accessible repository promotes and provides access to resources contributed by academic institutions and repositories from around the world.  Resources are accessible through content harvesting, federated search, or via direct access to the website, enabling access to thousands of resources. 
Dimitris Tzouris

LearnBIG - 37 views

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    Find educational resources
Tero Toivanen

Find OER | Open Professionals Education Network - 32 views

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    This page helps you find openly licensed media elements to use within your courses.
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    Like it! Perfect for my use: Many people start out looking for OER using Google. A general search with Google returns vast amounts of resources, most of which are not openly licensed for reuse. If you want to use Google to search for openly licensed resources we recommend you use: Google Advanced Search no mas 900
Tero Toivanen

Are open educational resources the key to global economic growth? | Higher Education Ne... - 17 views

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    "By being adaptable and accessible, OERs have the potential to solve the global education crisis and contribute to sustainable economic growth - if governments are prepared to act"
Darcy Goshorn

Camp Magic MacGuffin - FAQ - 45 views

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    What a great idea for faculty professional development or any kind of sustained, elearning that needs to occur over the summer months. Creative, motivational, feature-rich, easy to use.  Beautiful.
Tero Toivanen

TEDxCapeTownED - Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz - SA Needs Open Education - YouTube - 4 views

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    Great TED-talk about open education and open access to research materials.
Tero Toivanen

The corridor of uncertainty: Why aren't open educational resources being used? - 33 views

  • the main reasons behind the reluctance to use OER are the following:
  • Tradition. My course, my class, my classroom, my way. Teachers are proudly independent and proud of their courses and teaching methods.
  • Concern about openness. Many are worried about digital rights and have been brought up to believe that you must protect your own work from theft.
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  • Lack of official approval. Even if many teachers are highly self-sufficient there is still a great respect for authorities.
  • Open Access would not have become accepted without an EU directive.
  • Trust. Linked to all the above but many teachers are uneasy about the trustworthiness of material found on the net. There's a perception that anything that's free on the net can't be very valuable and that printed material with a price tag is automatically more credible. We need quality assurance and some kind of faculty peer review to build trust.
  • Comfort: Textbooks are designed a certain way to offer a bundle of curriculum bliss, topped with slides and quizzes. OER need to be found, sequenced, and often require to fill in the gaps. That's scary work for some faculty.
  • 1. Help each other to find what we believe is good OER in "our" subject areas.2. Create a system and agree on how to (meta)tag OER we found in a similar way (with subject area, level, learning outcomes, language,type of media etc.) and make everyone use this. 3. Make it possible for users (teachers & students) to evaluate(rate)and review OER in a similar way that we today rate books,hotels ( like at Amazone.com, Hotels.com etc). 4. Create a way to show all this in one place on Internet
Tero Toivanen

(25) Wikimedia: accessible (new) media for (almost) all - 27 views

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    Wikimedia: accessible (new) media for (almost) all
Tero Toivanen

eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow - 19 views

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     Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) aiheena "Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow." Kurssi on ilmainen, perustuu avoimille oppimisen resursseille (OER) ja alkaa 27.6.2011
Maggie Verster

Open Access 101 - 23 views

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    Explains what open access is.
Tero Toivanen

Times Higher Education - From where I sit - Everyone wins in this free-for-all - 11 views

  • The term open educational resources (OER) encapsulates the simple but powerful idea that the world's knowledge is a public good. The internet offers unprecedented opportunities to share, use and reuse knowledge. Sadly, most of the planet is underserved when it comes to post-secondary education.
  • But while in our research we have no problem with sharing and building on the ideas of others, in education the perception is that we must lock teaching materials behind restrictive copyright barriers that minimise sharing.
  • Sometimes universities justify this position on the grounds that the open licensing of courses will damage their advantage in the student recruitment market. These publicly funded institutions expect taxpayers to pay twice for learning materials.
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  • Individuals are free to learn from OER hosted on the open web. It is, therefore, plausible that we can design and develop an "OER university" that will provide free learning for all students worldwide.
  • Working with Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, the University of Southern Queensland in Australia and Athabasca University in Canada as founding anchor partners, we aim to help provide flexible pathways for OER learners to earn formal academic credentials and pay reduced fees for assessment and credit services under the community service mission of modern universities.
  • The OER Foundation will host an open planning meeting on 23 February to lay the foundations for this significant intervention. With support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the meeting will be streamed on the web, and we invite all educational leaders to join us at this meeting in planning for the mainstream adoption of OER in post-secondary institutions.
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    The term open educational resources (OER) encapsulates the simple but powerful idea that the world's knowledge is a public good. The internet offers unprecedented opportunities to share, use and reuse knowledge. Sadly, most of the planet is underserved when it comes to post-secondary education.
Marc Lijour

How to Fund Open Educational Resources: Department of Education or Kickstarter? - 8 views

  • The Chronicle's Marc Parry spoke with Department of Education spokesperson Sara Gast, who said that the Creative Commons headline was, sadly, misleading, and that the DOE will not necessarily spend that $2 billion on open educational projects.
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    The Chronicle's Marc Parry spoke with Department of Education spokesperson Sara Gast, who said that the Creative Commons headline was, sadly, misleading, and that the DOE will not necessarily spend that $2 billion on open educational projects.
Maggie Verster

Open access is a free platform that keeps track of all scholarly knowledge and info - 18 views

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    "What exactly is Open Access? Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted, toll-free online access to scientific and scholarly knowledge and information. On open-access.net you will find information about the key concepts and main forms of OA, for example on Open Access journals and repositories, the origins of the Open Access movement, business models and legal issues."
Maggie Verster

Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts, and Videos ... - 41 views

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    If you're interested in specific open courses, you can find a variety on the Web (or through this list of 100 courses). Usually, those single courses will contain all the materials you need to learn one subject for free. But, if you're after more than a single focus or if you need a deeper perspective on a subject, this list of open courseware collections may be just what you need. Each resource listed below contains a collection or collections of educational materials. You'll find digital archives, a variety of courses, Podcasts, videos and sometimes a mix of everything you can imagine so you can learn any given subject in depth.
Maggie Verster

Sustaining Open-Source Curriculum? - 13 views

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    Who payes for open education
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