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This Week's Best OER Articles and Newsbytes

The Oddity of MOOCs as OER and the Issue of Integration Cost. "I spent a good ten minutes trying to come up with a metaphor to explain the absurdity of the situation only to find that…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on February 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Story of OERs

Classroom Aid has made available a free Slideshare that describes what OERs are and their history and current state: very useful. Better yet, there's a …

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on February 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Open Access Library

Open Access Library now has a scholarly search engine that does NOT require registration and provides FREE access to nearly 150,000 openly accessible academic articles. Learn more…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on February 20, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Distance Education Volume 33, Issue 2, 2012 Special Issue: OERs and Social Inclusion

You can download or view online the special issue of Distance Education, devoted to OERs and Social Inclusion. It's worth a look!…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on August 8, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

OER Videos On Demand: An Annotated List

 


Here are some of the best videos on the Web related to Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks. Most were recorded in the past year and many were given by national leaders in the open learning revolution.…
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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on July 16, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Videos from the Online Teaching Conference

Last week, the Online Teaching Conference was held at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA. Among the over 80 presentations were these gems from OER advocates.

OpenCourseware Development: Health Ed Case Study with …

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Cloud-based Copyright Clearance Services at Stanford University (SIPX)

The Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange (SIPX) is designed to automate the copyright clearance process, and is expected for rollout later this year for Stanford campuses. SIPX is a Web service comprised of:

  • a) a…
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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 19, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Brief Guide to Re-Using and/or Adapting OER Resources

I just came across a very useful and informative article entitled "The Re-Use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources." I'll try to make it even briefer with an outline of available technologies:

Authoring and Delivery Technology…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Peer Production and Co-Production: A New Approach to Solving Common Problems Together

Aalto University in Finland has a new publication: Towards Peer Production in Public Services: Cases from Finland available for free download. The book's description reads: "There are many challenges and opportunities in designing,…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 8, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

How To Find Open Content Needles in the OER Haystack

One of the challenges to widespread OER adoption is that of finding everything that's available and discovering what's out there. I've tried in other posts to point to…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 1, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

List of Open Educational Textbooks and Open Source Materials

The list continues to grow, but here's a start:

 

450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 25, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Open Educational Resources on the California Community Colleges YouTube Site

Here are some very helpful presentations you can share with constituents. Presenters include Jacqui Cain, Matt Gehrett,

James Glapa-Grossklag,

Una…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 21, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Open Academics Textbook Catalog (University of Minnesota)

http://www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2012/UR_CONTENT_383497.html

The Open Academics textbook catalog [http://open.umn.edu], created in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), is a searchable online catalog of “open textbooks” that will be reviewed by University of Minnesota faculty.



All…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

OER Services Overview (new video)

Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on April 24, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Michael Jones on Creative Commons, Sharing, and How to Choose a License

Enjoy!

Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on April 18, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Recent Articles

Being Openly Selfish and Making “OER” Work for You

James Burke explores what the term OER currently means to him, although he admits the “I’m sure that it will mean something different to me 12 months from now…For me, at the moment, the…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on April 3, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Leebre.org: Free, Social Publishing

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mpb/leebreorg-liberate-fiction-with-free-social-publis?ref=6gv0om

 

New Creative Commons Kickstarter project offers:

  • Author blog syndication
  • Elegant formatting (see example screen below)
  • Free Django…
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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on March 29, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Openness and the Future of Assessment

Slideshare  by David Wiley. Here are a few screens, but download the whole thing here:

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on March 28, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

How Can Open Education Transform Learning?

How Open Education Can Transform Learning from MindShift's blog summarizes ideas from the Big Ideas Fest and begins with an interview with Una Daly. Here's a direct link to the…

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Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on March 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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