Category Archives: OER

LiDA103: Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world

I got this reminder for the free, micro-course from Wayne Mackintosh this morning. I am really looking forward to participating. I will be posting what I learn and about the people I meet here on this blog. Projects like these … Continue reading

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How OERs Will Destroy the Future!

LeiLani Cauthen published an opinion piece called “Are you still going to prefer OER? The $2.28 Billion Loss to Publishers & the Future – Part 1” that has been batted around Twitter for the last couple of days (thanks Robin … Continue reading

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Open the Gateless Gate: OER and Open Education

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year (and last, as a matter of fact) was to fight less and celebrate more. I can get really annoyed when I come across a pay-wall when trying to access materials that are … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest OER Directory

This looks like another new and worthy effort coming out of Oregon. If you are interested in Open Education, Open Education Resources (OER), or Open Textbooks, I would encourage you to take a look at the Pacific Northwest OER Directory. … Continue reading

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Impacts of OER in Community College

I appreciate Stephen Downes take on OER – that there should be “no significant difference” between classes taught with OER or commercial text as far as outcomes go. I got into education to see that happen. The impact that I … Continue reading

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Questions about Creative Common’s licenses

This has certainly been an issue for some faculty. I think part of the issue is trust. Open education is more than just the content – once it all becomes just about the “OER” then we lose that sense of … Continue reading

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How to Close a Commons with an Open License

There are some interesting paradoxes that arise from alternatives to copyright. I have seen a big push to license articles and textbooks with a CC-by license (free to use if you attribute the author) and to avoid the CC-by-nc (free … Continue reading

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NWeLearn: Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option?

Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option? Tamara Mitchell, Assistant Director Career Success Center at Oregon State University / Arkansas State University Mountain Home / Western Oregon University Brian Daigle, Center for Academic Innovation at Western Oregon University Alexis Terell, … Continue reading

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Notes From an Open Licensing Playbook

I was at a great webinar today sponsored by CCCOER called “Open Licensing Playbook” and presented by Quill West and Cable Green and hosted by Una Daly of CCCOER. “Open licensing of instructional materials such as textbooks, videos, and other related resources … Continue reading

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Online Events for Open Education Week

This reminder was sent in by Una Daly: This week (March 7th – 11th) is Open Education Week worldwide, and there are 60 free online and local events to promote the benefits of OER.  The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) … Continue reading

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