Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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OER: DE 101 Self-paced version

This is the stand-alone version of DE 101,  the curriculum we developed for our student orientation. It is released to the public with a Creative Commons license. Distance Education 101 is a two-week orientation on how to take an online … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Grant Research Findings

College of the Redwoods is a participant in the Kaleidoscope grant. This grant helped faculty partner with other colleges to develop free, openly licensed textbooks to help students save a significant amount of money. The Community College Consortium for Open … Continue reading

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What Part of MOOC Don’t You Understand?

Stephen Downes (Photo credit: WordShore) Educators who have not taken a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and do not understand their history, are currently writing about these courses which is causing them to be inaccurately represented in the press. The … Continue reading

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WritingCommons.Org and Community-Based OER Models

Kicking the OERs old school. I read a great posting at Writing Commons this morning entitled “Flat World Knowledge, Textbook Affordability, and a Call for More Collaborative Efforts” that really echoes my thinking on this. Since Flat World Knowledge is … Continue reading

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A World Map of Open Educational Resources Initiatives

Open Educational Resources (Wikipedia) A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives: Can the global OER community design and build it together?  First, an International discussion 12 – 30 November 2012 * Next, local discussions – organized locally An international … Continue reading

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Premium Free Range OER

Free Range Poultry and Shed, near Seisdon, Staffordshire (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I don’t want Flat World Knowledge to corner the market in charging students for free textbooks. I am announcing here that CainCo EduProducts will also be offering premium free … Continue reading

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Flat World Knowledge Falls Flat

For use to open – free- education resources. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am very disappointed in Flat World Knowledge‘s decision to end free access to students as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education. I was always very suspect of this company … Continue reading

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