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Experience API (xAPI): Potential for Open Educational Resources – Part 1

This is the first one of a series of posts from an article written for Commonwealth of Learning / Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, the sub-topics are listed as here. It’s authored by Jessie Chuang (Classroom Aid), edited by Henry Chen (Classroom Aid) and reviewed by Jason Haag (ADL) and Dr. Ramesh Sharma. The… Read More ›

The Linked Open Data Cloud - Linked data sets and their connections

Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning – Part 0

Mathieu d’Aquin (The Open University, UK) is one of the world’s most able experts in artificial intelligence, he had created a report “Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning” for the Commonwealth of Learning. The purpose is to utilize Semantic Web mechanism to help educators find the needle they want in the haystack of options…. Read More ›

The Open Education Handbook

Open Education Handbook

“The Open Education Handbook“(link to SlideWiki) is a collaboratively written living web document targeting educational practitioners and the education community at large and has been developed through a series of offline and online events. During its evolution the handbook has received contributions from organisations and individuals that span sectors and countries. The writing of the handbook… Read More ›

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Open Educational Resources World Map (#OER)

The OER world map is an operational service, which allows to: input data through web forms display data on a world map with basic functionalities fulltext search with several filters (e.g. for geographic area, country, resource type) This prototype was developed by hbz and Felix Ostrwoski from February to April 2014 with funding by the… Read More ›

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Next Generation Standards Alignment of Digital Education Resources

To ensure high-quality alignment of digital K-12 education resources to state-adopted academic content standards, SETDA had launched a project in June 2012 (“Granular Identifiers and Metadata for the Common Core State Standards” or GIM-CCSS). Given that the technical work in designing an approach to digitally encode the CCSS remains of interest to state and district education leaders,… Read More ›

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Using #OER for Common Core State Standards

This lesson is comprised of several facets of using OERs for Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including finding OERs aligned to CCSS, integrating OERs into teaching and learning, contributing to OERs you use. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Educators across the nation are working hard to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the… Read More ›

How to Locate #OER and Other Learning Resources Efficiently

Open Educational Resources can be as large and comprehensive as a course or textbook (including one enhanced with images, multimedia, and assessments), or as small as an image, video clip, or worksheet. OER can take virtually all formats, including print, audio, images, video, animation, and other types of instructional content, though they are most often thought… Read More ›

Guide to Open Access Journals

Traditionally, college students have spent long nights in campus libraries thumbing through leatherbound volumes of academic journals and research reports. The importance of these publications has remained intact over the years, but most of today’s tech-savvy students opt to access this information using online databases. These sites generally fall into two categories. Some databases require… Read More ›

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Open Educational Materials Made by The World’s Design Elite (#OER)

The Interaction Design Foundation was founded in 2002 by Mads Soegaard, formerly an employee of The Danish National Technological Institute; a partner at a web development company and a lecturer at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. In 2010, Mads was joined at by his wife Rikke Friis Dam, an independent consultant, filmmaker and… Read More ›


Open Educational Resource University Has been Launched Worldwide

Free, credit-bearing online learning has become accessible for students worldwide. The Open Educational Resource university, or OERu – a project of the UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning OER Chair network – was unveiled on 1 November, promising to “revolutionise tertiary learning”. The OERu is a consortium of more than thirty universities, polytechnics and community colleges from five continents… Read More ›

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8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER)

By Santosh Bhaskar K OER (Open Educational Resources) are freely accessible, usually openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational assessment and research purposes i.e. They include learning content (course materials), tools (software to create and manage open learning content) and licenses. OER lowers the cost of educational materials, develops innovative content and… Read More ›

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Lesson 1 of “Using OER to Create K-12 Curriculum (Mobile Apps)”

This is the lesson 1 of online PD course “Using OER to Create K-12 Curriculum“, we are transforming this course into “Using OER to Create Mobile Apps“. Stay tuned! Fast forward to the future, there will be no textbook, only mobile Apps. There are interactions, conversations, frequent and instant feedback for learners and teachers, learning… Read More ›


Open Source LMS from University of Zurich

OLAT(Online Learning and Training) is an open source learning management system (LMS) which delivers learning services for large academic institutions to help their people accomplish a meaningful teaching and learning experience. Its continued development is funded by the University of Zurich where it is the strategic LMS. There are approximately 70,000 users and nearly 50 institutions in Switzerland using OLAT (with… Read More ›

NMC Horizon Report 2013 Museum

NMC Horizon Report – 2013 Museum Edition

The preview was just released!  The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition, is a co-production with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. From the first round of advisory board rankings (“Short List”)… Read More ›

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Mobile #OER for Learning English (#mlearning)

As it’s first published in the online session “OER and Mobile Learning” held last Friday, an initiative from us is  explained with more details here. We’d like to invite English language teachers and others to work together to create “mobile OERs for learning English” for children and everyone so that the mobile-friendly content can reach… Read More ›