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Mathieu Plourde

New study reveals that OER courses and degrees benefit student retention and completion... - 0 views

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    "Students who use OER find them to be accessible, relevant, and engaging. Over 60 percent of students reported that the overall quality of their learning experience in an OER course was higher in comparison to a typical, non- OER course. Though creating OER courses and degrees is time consuming, instructors in several colleges said they had made changes in instruction as a result of working with OER materials. Though few instructors made changes to their pedagogical practices specific to OER, use of these materials allowed them to align materials better with their learning goals. Instructors already using student-centered and hands-on learning strategies said that the OER materials helped what they were already doing. Several instructors also reported that students were more engaged with OER materials compared to textbooks, because they are better tailored to good pedagogy, reading materials are more relevant and interesting, and students can be more involved in the construction of the learning experience."
Mathieu Plourde

Great news! OER courses can boost engagement - 0 views

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    ""The study indicates that, based on two years of implementation across scores of colleges, OER can be an important tool in helping more students-and particularly low-income and underrepresented students-afford college, engage actively in their learning, persist in their studies, and ultimately complete," says Dr. Karen A Stout, ATD president. "Data show that even using the most conservative estimates, cost savings are significant and that OER content plays a role in helping strengthen instruction and learning across not just a few courses but entire degree pathways.""
Mathieu Plourde

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone - Work-Learning Research - 0 views

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    "Fortunately, a group of tireless researchers-who I've had the honor of collaborating with-has put a wooden stake through the dark heart of this demon. In the most recent addition of the scientific journal Educational Technology, Deepak Subramony, Michael Molenda, Anthony Betrus, and I (my contribution was small) produced four articles on the dangers of this misinformation and the genesis of it. After working separately over the years to debunk this bit of mythology, the four of us have come together in a joint effort to rally the troops-people like you, dedicated professionals who want to create the best outcomes for your learners."
Mathieu Plourde

Insights From the Science of Learning Can Inform Evidence-Based Implementation of Peer ... - 0 views

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    "This article presents a framework for guiding modifications to Peer Instruction based on theory and findings from the science of learning. We analyze the Peer Instruction method with the goal of helping teachers understand why it is effective. We also consider six common modifications made by educators through the lens of retrieval-based learning and offer specific guidelines to aid in evidence-based implementation."
Mathieu Plourde

A New Study Found OER to Match and Even Outperform a Commercial Textbook - 0 views

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    "students using the openly licensed material were able to more efficiently internalize and remember the information conveyed. Students also rated the quality of the print version of the OER higher than the commercial equivalent, although the digital version received a lower ranking. The authors acknowledge that "the open textbook (in its first edition) and the commercial textbook (in its tenth) are written by different authors with differences in the breadth and depth of content coverage, organization, and writing style" and that a text's quality leans on several other factors besides the nature of its copyright."
Mathieu Plourde

National Academy of Education Releases New Report on Big Data in Education: Balancing t... - 0 views

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    "The National Academy of Education (NAEd) released a new report on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy. The report addresses a fundamental tension of how to reap the educational benefits that access to comprehensive "big" data provides while ensuring student privacy."
Mathieu Plourde

Unpaywall: a search-engine for authorized, freely accessible versions of scholarly jour... - 0 views

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    "Unpaywall is a service that indexes open access repositories, university, government and scholarly society archives, and other sources that make articles available with authorization from the rightsholders and journals -- about 47% of the articles that its users seek."
Mathieu Plourde

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings - 0 views

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    "On average, faculty participants reported working 61 hours per week - more than 50 percent over the traditional 40-hour work week. They worked 10 hours per day Monday to Friday and about that much on Saturday and Sunday combined. Perhaps surprisingly, full professors reported working slightly longer hours both during the week and on weekends than associate and assistant professors, as well as chairs."
Mathieu Plourde

What Makes a Good Teacher? - 1 views

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    ""Teachers who are skilled at improving students' math achievement may do so in ways that make students less happy or less engaged in class," writes University of Maryland's David Blazar in the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Education Finance and Policy."
Mathieu Plourde

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-ori... - 0 views

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    "The paper's authors measured two types of goal setting, performance based and task based. After surveying close to 4,000 college students in two field experiments, they found that performance-based goals -- setting a goal to earn a certain grade in the class used for the survey -- didn't have a statistically significant effect on whether a student actually got that grade. But when students set their goals on the tasks required to earn those grades, they performed better over all, even though that wasn't explicitly their goal."
Mathieu Plourde

Anthropologist studies why professors don't adopt innovative teaching methods - 0 views

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    "An anthropologist who had the unenviable task of sitting through academics' meetings and reading their email chains to find out why they fail to change their teaching styles has come to a surprising conclusion: they are simply too afraid of looking stupid in front of their students to try something new."
Mathieu Plourde

Outcomes of Openness: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER Vol 18, No 4 (2017) - 0 views

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    "Special Issue: Outcomes of Openness: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER"
Mathieu Plourde

Through the Open Door: Open Courses as Research, Learning, and Engagement | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

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    "The word open is in constant negotiation. When learners step through our open door, they are invited to enter our place of work, to join the research, to join the discussion, and to contribute in the growth of knowledge within a certain field. The openness of the academy refers to openness as a sense of practice.4 Openness of this sort is best seen as transparency of activity."
Mathieu Plourde

OttoBib - Free Automatic Easy Bibliography Generator. Fast! MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian - 0 views

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    "Enter ISBN of book(s) - separate with commas (,)"
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https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2017/01/23/going-beyond-teaching-... - 0 views

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    ""Learning science" is becoming a buzzword, but it means experimenting with new approaches and learning from what doesn't work as well as what does, writes Michael Feldstein. And everyone who teaches for a living must do it."
Mathieu Plourde

What Do You Call It When Colleges Turn Their Research Powers On Their Own Practices? | ... - 0 views

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    "DeVaney compared campus innovation to Japanese pottery. Specifically, he invoked the ancient practice of Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken bowls with brightly-colored laquers, so that the break becomes part of the object's history that is celebrated rather than disguised. "By preserving the damage, by showing that history of an object or an institution, we're able to enlighten those around us," he says. "We're able to illuminate pathways. We're able to help other institutions take advantage of the wisdom that we gained from the journeys that we were on.""
Mathieu Plourde

Dear Plagiarist | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians - 0 views

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    "You have no doubt worked hard to become a physician and scientist. I know that you have published many research papers. It just doesn't make sense. Whether the pressure to publish is so intense, or whether the culture where you work is relatively permissive such that plagiarism is not taken as seriously, or whether getting caught seemed unlikely-it is hard to imagine why you would take this chance."
Mathieu Plourde

Literature on open textbooks: COUP - You're the Teacher - 0 views

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    "This table is based on the "COUP" framework explained by the Open Education Group (with whom I have an OER Research Fellowship at the moment): Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions. See here for an explanation of each element of this framework as it relates to research on open textbooks and other Open Educational Resources."
Mathieu Plourde

TOS agreements require giving up first born-and users gladly consent | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "A study out this month made the point all too clear. Most of the 543 university students involved in the analysis didn't bother to read the terms of service before signing up for a fake social networking site called "NameDrop" that the students believed was real. Those who did glossed over important clauses. The terms of service required them to give up their first born, and if they don't yet have one, they get until 2050 to do so. The privacy policy said that their data would be given to the NSA and employers. Of the few participants who read those clauses, they signed up for the service anyway."
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