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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 Interaction-Design.org by his wife Rikke Friis Dam, an independent consultant, filmmaker and… Read More ›

OERu

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 ›

OLAT

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 ›

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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 ›

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Online Session + Twitter Meet-up : #OER and Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

This is the last session of the OER MOOC, we hope you will join us and participate in the discussion. The course module is a web package, participants don’t need to sign up or login to any system. Just visit the permanent URL as below and you are good to go. You only need a Twitter… Read More ›

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Five Open Source Tools for Hands-on Learning

Teaching is not simply the delivery of content, via lecture-taxi, to passive minds. Participation and collaboration ignites powerful learning, and empowers students to engage in thoughtful, meaningful scholarship. And open source can be the catalyst. Here are five great open source applications for learning, recommended by Charlie and first published on OpenSource.com. Xournal Annotation, journaling, and note-taking… Read More ›

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Open Content for English Language Arts (#OER)

14 open content resources for English Language Art are reviewed here, including curricula, professional development resources, ebooks and videos. One of them is for special need learners. Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum Developed by Odell Education (OE) and funded by the USNY Regents Research Fund, the Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum is an integrated set of English… Read More ›

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Online Session : #OER and Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

Open Educational Resources(OER) and mobile learning are both equalizers to eliminate education opportunity gap. Today mobile technologies are often common even in areas where schools, books and computers are scarce. As the price of mobile phone ownership continues to decline, more and more people, including those in extremely impoverished areas, are likely to own and know how to use a… Read More ›