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Lucy Gray

Providence Day Third Annual Global Educators Conference at La Jolla Country D... - 3 views

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    I recently had the privilege of attending the annual Global Educators Conference at La Jolla. I wrote about the experience on my blog. I thought I would share here as I also posted many of the resources we encountered. 
Tero Toivanen

Times Higher Education - From where I sit - Everyone wins in this free-for-all - 4 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.
Lucy Gray

Help us connect all US schools with international communities. | Connect all Schools - 6 views

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    Our country's need for global competence depends on a citizenry that understands and can interact effectively with the world. Connect All Schools envisions that all US young people should have the opportunity to learn with the world and gain 21st Century skills.
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Resource Packets for Teachers: Many Global Topics Available - 7 views

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    Free PDF documents from the World Affairs Council (Seattle) containing loads of links for teachers; packets available on many different global issues and regions/countries; content is mainly for grades 6-12, but also may be useful for elementary classrooms (especially 2010-11 packets) as well as college level.
Lucy Gray

Educating for Global Citizenship ebook - 8 views

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    This resource includes teacher-authors' individual or group units, modified by curriculum inquiry and peer review, and provides many links to resources. 
Lucy Gray

The Centre for Global Education - Four Nations Classroom - 9 views

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    "The Four Nations Classroom creates a classroom of the world and brings the world into the classroom. From the months of October to December, hundreds of students from every corner of the planet connect in a series of meaningful large group and one-on-one encounters. School representing each nation meet via Video Conference and collaborate through the innovative blending of multiple technologies. Students have the opportunity to engage, learn and develop relationships that will last a lifetime."
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