Category Archives: Open education

Thoughts on Open Pedagogy v. OER-Enabled Pedagogy

I think I understand David Wiley’s frustration with the semantics around “Open Education” – it is a very broad term. “Open” means many things to many people as does “education.” I am not sure if “OER-enabled Pedagogy” really addresses the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Open Education

I am taking a course this Fall on open education from George Siemens and David Wiley. I am looking forward to it because I have followed George and David’s work pretty closely for a number of years, and it will … Continue reading

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Opening Up Assessment: Open tools and item banks

“One of the defining characteristics of Open Education has been the widespread sharing of course materials from OpenCourseWare to Open Textbooks to more generally open educational resources (OERs). Unfortunately many OERs are primarily content or course materials and do not … Continue reading

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OER: Neuro-Cloud: a new model of textbooks

I am really excited about Neuro-Cloud. I heard about it in a tweet from Creative Commons this morning and went to take a look. This is a textbook that is being created by a community of neuroscientists who first began … Continue reading

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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

I am reviewing the “Floe” website today. I am particularly interested in their “Inclusive Learning Handbook.” What is Floe? According to their website: “Learners learn best when the experience is personalized to individual needs. OER is an ideal learning environment … Continue reading

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Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop

Image via CrunchBase This is from Cable Green:  2012 is a significant year for open education and OER. We are celebrating 10 years since UNESCO coined the term “Open Educational Resources”. In joining the global celebrations, the OER Foundation will host … Continue reading

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OER Policy Registry: Request for Help

Image via CrunchBaseCable Green just lit the Bat Signal! Greetings Open Colleagues, The open community shares a need for more information to help us with our work. We know, for example, that there are many policies supporting open education at … Continue reading

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Open Education Week from March 5-10, 2012

Image via WikipediaEfforts to Expand Access to Education and Knowledge to be Featured in Global Events CAMBRIDGE, Mass., – (February 21, 2012) –The OpenCourseWare Consortium announces today the first annual Open Education Week from March 5-10, 2012. Open Education Week … Continue reading

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Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop

Image via CrunchBaseThis in from Cable Green: Creative Commons, the OER Foundation and Ako Aotearoa announce an international professional development opportunity for all educators. What: Open content licensing for educators workshop (#OCL4Ed)Where: OnlineWhen: 23 -27 January 2012Cost: Free Registration: Open … Continue reading

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Open Ed Conf. Keynotes: Cable Green & Philipp Schmidt

Image via CrunchBaseThe Obviousness of Open PolicySpeakers: Cable GreenThe Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Yet … Continue reading

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