Category Archives: Open education

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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Openness and Learning Analytics

Image by nep via FlickrSpeakers: John Rinderle Norman BierRevise/Remix can build a 1000 points of OER light. Can these lights converge to fire authentic learning analytics & share-alike data models? Conventional wisdom in the OER community maintains that one of … Continue reading

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Open Ed Conference – Keynote speakers Josh Jarrett & Jim Groom

Josh Jarrett at discussing “Access is Not Enough.”Challenges from here to 2020 Warning: raw notes ahead! Three challenges for the OER community Four Challenges for the Next decade Completion  Quality Funding Demographics  Higher ed tuition has gone up over 400%. … Continue reading

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