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Open Ed 13: The Avalanche That Hasn’t Happened

This is an amazing piece of film that started the off today by David Kernohan. Totally punctures the hype in education with everything that has been declared “a game changer.”  Send this out! This is one of the most important take-aways … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: Hacking the Syllabus in Saskatchewan

Official seal of Saskatoon I met Jordan Epp this morning. I was looking for a place to sit down in the big hall early this morning and he was the only one still smiling while drinking the conference coffee – … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: How to Make It Work for Faculty: A study of how Washington Community and Technical Colleges Use Oer

Boyoung Chae and Connie Broughton discuss the Open Course Library for Washington State’s   Community and Technical Colleges. “While new open educational resources are being continuously created, little data exists on how faculty in higher education actually use and perceive open … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: A Red Hat for OER: Lumen’s Journey

Kim Thanos and David Wiley talk about their business, Lumen Learning. “After a decade and $100M US in foundation funding, an incredible amount of high quality open educational resources exist which are only rarely used in formal settings. The situation … 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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Assessment and Accreditation of Learners using OER

Photo of Athabasca University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Rory McGreal of Athabasca University presents on assessment of OER and OER University. “This paper examines existing and potential scalable approaches to formal assessment and accreditation to digital learning, comparing and contrasting such … Continue reading

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Global Open Textbook Projects: Pathways to Adoption

Open Textbook bill (Photo credit: opensourceway) “Mary Burgess of the BC Open Textbook Project will discuss how she and her team are working to produce 40 Open Textbooks on a restricted budget and tight timeline. She will describe their work … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: OER and Solving th Textbook Crisis

Textbook Stack (Photo credit: greenasian) “The average U.S. college student spends more than $1,000 per year on textbooks and supplies, a significant expense on top of already burdensome college costs. Textbook prices continue to soar four times faster than inflation, … Continue reading

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Open ed 13: David Kernohan

“David Kernohan is a Programme Manager for e-Learning at Jisc. He works on online and open education there, having managed a range of major initiatives including the Open Education Resources programme. He also has an expertise in English Higher Education … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: Audrey Waters

“Audrey Watters is a journalist, a high school dropout, and a PhD dropout – though she did complete a Master’s degree in Folklore. As a freelancer writing about educational technology, her stories have appeared on NPR/KQED’s MindShift blog, in O’Reilly … Continue reading

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