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Open Formats for Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

This briefing is drawn from “Increasing Access through Mobile Learning” (published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, 2014) Ch. 8 Open Formats for Mobile Learning  —  Geoff Stead The U.S. government had sponsored a two-year technology research project to explore the technical challenges involved in deploying mLearning as a core element of its mainstream eLearning delivery. This chapter… 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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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The First #OER MOOC Hoping to Steer Education toward The Right Direction

The story started with the picturing of the urgency of challenges in education in many parts of the world… There is sometimes a sense of paralysis at the enormity of the challenge and the apparent impossibility of managing conflicting expectations. But we need a change in direction, as suggested in the scenario painted by Edward de Bono. “Imagine… Read More ›

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Can OER break down barriers to participation in education?

Observations from a Researcher with The Open University’s (OU’s) OER Research Hub, based in the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology. Reblogged from The art of OER research: Are open education models leading to more equitable access to education? The OER Research Hub (OERRH) has spent the past few months gathering evidence around this question in connection with… Read More ›

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Free #OER Mobile Course Is Available Online Now

In responding to that many readers have requested to access the Free #OER Mobile Course, we decide to put the web package (exported from Claro) online. Please check the introductory article linked (Free #OER Mobile Course) for more information about it. The course link is here : OER Mobile Course : http://oermcourse.classroom-aid.com You could go through… Read More ›

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Test Yourself with #OER Game (HTML5 compliant)

Open content is gaining traction in K-12, 2013 K-12 Horizon Report puts it on the mid-term horizon which predicts its going mainstream in about 2 years. Open educational resources(OER) also make up three quarters of the content in most MOOCs; paid content, such as required textbooks, is less than 10%. The movement toward open content reflects a growing… Read More ›

Open Textbooks: Trends and Opportunities

by Pierre Gorissen Since the introduction of affordable e-readers, and certainly since the arrival of tablets (in particular the iPad), it has become clear that electronic books are on the up and up. Discussion continues as to whether printed books will ever disappear entirely. What is clear is that e-books and e-textbooks are becoming increasingly important in education. This article… Read More ›

Online and Campus College Students Like Using an Open Educational Resource Instead of a Traditional Textbook

This paper is published on MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, authored by Brian L. Lindshield and Koushik Adhikari, Kansas State University. Abstract There has been little research on student use and perception of open educational resources that are used to replace traditional textbooks/e-textbooks. The creation of the Kansas State University Human Nutrition Flexbook, and online and campus… Read More ›

Participatory Learning as Pedagogy

Web2.0 technology has become pervasive and change our life for several years. So it’s necessary to use pedagogy 2.0 to facilitate active learning. Why active learning? It is a time of unprecedented change: socially, economically, environmentally, informationally. The sage on the stage is antiquated and irrelevant. Pedagogy 2.0 “Active learning is defined as the extent… Read More ›

#OER State Policy in K-12 Education (from iNACOL) – Part III

In the report “OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing” from iNACOL, after reviewing the policies and initiatives about OER in several states, barriers, opportunities and recommendations are discussed. ***** Barriers and Opportunities While the policies we have just described are good examples of what some states are doing… Read More ›