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OER Rubric.pdf. Welcome to Open Educational Resources - ACRL/EBSS Open Education Resources for Teacher Education - LibGuides at ACRL. The teacher's guide to Creative Commons licenses. The Creative Commons licenses are crucial tools for making and using Open Educational Resources (OER).

The teacher's guide to Creative Commons licenses

They provide authors and makers with the legal means to allow their work to be redistributed and even modified. So what can you actually do with them? How do you use them correctly and what do the different licenses mean? In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of the six license types and what each one lets you do. We will also look at how to attribute other authors' work and how to license your own work (it's surprisingly easy). The 6 Creative Commons licenses 1) Attribution What can you do? Example: If you find a lesson plan online that has a CC BY license, you can change the lesson plan and adapt it to your needs and share your new version with other teachers. 2) Attribution-ShareAlike. Achieve OER Rubrics. Free Is Good. 5 Ways Open Educational Resources Empower Teachers To Choose Their Own Classroom Adventure. Open Educational Resources: Equity & Opportunities. The NAACP’s embracing of open education resources (OER), as detailed in the 2016 Advocacy to Promote Use of Open Education Resources Resolution, suggests a way forward that brings together the resources and knowledge of state education agencies and the grassroots influence of civil rights advocates.

Open Educational Resources: Equity & Opportunities

Together, they can create the conditions that can advance the use of OER in schools across the state—which, in turn, can help create better educational opportunities for every student. Among the strategies these coalitions may consider: Establish a state-level OER task force to explore how open resources are being used in the state and make recommendations for increasing awareness, investment, training, and the use of OER. Bring together a broad coalition. Personalizing the Learning Experience: Leveraging Openly Licensed Educational Resources. I distinctly remember walking into my first classroom as a new teacher to find an assortment of desks, items to be used in learning centers, and a set of traditional teacher’s guides for the scope and sequence of learning for all content areas.

Personalizing the Learning Experience: Leveraging Openly Licensed Educational Resources

These resources were brand new because I had been hired as the new seventh section of Kindergarten in the building. I was excited to open the shrink-wrapped, spiral-bound curriculum and start pouring over the content I would get to teach my soon-to-be students. However, as a new classroom teacher, I quickly realized that I needed to use supplemental resources in addition to the district curriculum. I spent hours scouring the internet, reading countless blogs, crowdsourcing ideas on Twitter, and even paying for my own resources after attending conferences and workshops — all so I could help meet the needs of my students and make learning relevant.

What I did not know was that I was not alone. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tons of Open Educational Resources to Use in Your Teaching. May 9, 2017 Open Education Resources (OER) Commons is a platform that provides open access to a wide variety of open educational resources that are either in the public domain or are licensed under Creative Commons.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tons of Open Educational Resources to Use in Your Teaching

These resources include things such as :’ full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.’ Teachers can re-use and adapt these instructional resources their own teaching situations and according to the learning needs of their students. The site also provides tools to allow educators to contribute their own educational materials . To this end, you can use Open Author to create media rich documents, Lesson Builder to create interactive lessons, or Module Builder to design interactive modules. OER Commons has an internal search functionality that allows you to easily locate any resource you want.

Personalizing the Learning Experience: Leveraging Openly Licensed Educational Resources. Schools Shift to Free, Public-Domain Curricula - WSJ. Education Week. Common Standards, digital innovation, and open resources are transforming the field Educators tasked with finding instructional materials for their districts and classrooms face a dizzying array of options these days.

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200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection. Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon.

200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology Anatomy and Physiology – Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology – Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology Pages, John W. Open Education - Office of Educational Technology.

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LCS Intro to OER - Google Slides. OER Curricula. Creative Commons. What is OER? - Creative Commons. What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

What is OER? - Creative Commons

Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes. Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge. " —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation OER Definitions The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OER » Quality Content - SETDA. Implementation In 2010, David Wiley from Brigham Young University contacted Nebo school district about piloting an OER program.

OER » Quality Content - SETDA

The pilot was conducted by the Utah Open Textbook Project, a partnership involving BYU, Nebo School District, and the Office of Education. Teachers from Spanish Fork High School, Payson High School, and Payson Junior High School worked together over the summer to develop the first science OER in the district. Tracy Poulsen, Spanish Fork chemistry teacher lead the development of the first chemistry OER in the district. For the first iteration of the OER chemistry materials, the teachers primarily used the content available on the CK-12 platform. One of the key changes in the chemistry OER from the traditional textbook is that the teachers targeted the state chemistry curriculum in the order in which they wanted to teach the material.

Poulsen states that in the next school year she is moving towards using the digital version. Points. Content Delivery. OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources. With eight fellow superintendents from eight states Now is the time of year when U.S. public school districts spend a combined $8 billion on instructional materials while trying to ensure that schools receive the maximum value for their money.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

Historically, most districts purchased from the same few providers. Because there aren’t many alternatives, they did this despite concerns about the quality of materials. Our nine districts have been considering free or low-cost open educational resources alongside traditional options. All of our districts are members the members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, an 86-district coalition recognized for innovation and leadership in education. Some of our districts have pioneered the curation and authoring of this content, while others have participated in pilot programs. As purchasing season gets underway, we want to publicly address three common misconceptions. A Brief History of Open Educational Resources - T.J. Bliss & M. Smith. OER: One Size Does Not Fit All.

Even though we are a #GoOpen launch district, my tech-savvy school board asked for a report that would explain open educational resources (OER).

OER: One Size Does Not Fit All

Since OER multiply faster than rabbits and have been known to disappear in a poof, this is an edited version that includes additional information that is relevant to our library world. As far back as 2013, the Hewlett Foundation published a white paper titled Open Educational Resources: Breaking the Lock Box on Education. The authors stated “…the idea behind Open Educational Resources (OER) is simple but powerful—educational materials made freely and legally available on the Internet for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute.” So we now know that they are free educational materials and may be shared and downloaded from the Internet. OER Case Studies.

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Curated #OER Resources. Tutorials and How-To's on #OER. Advancing OER through Open Government. Oerstrategy.org #OER16. Communicating "Open" #OER16. So, When During the School Day Should Teachers Create Curriculum? Reinventing Curriculum So, When During the School Day Should Teachers Create Curriculum? OER – Open Education Resources – are on the rise, but may increase the workload for instructors. Why do individuals go into teaching?

3 Steps for Educators to Take Advantage of OERs. Bill Taylor Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been recognized as one option for solving the challenges of today’s educators. In many schools, teachers struggle to work around funding issues, low student engagement, and providing individualized learning pathways without the proper tools. OERs offer solutions to these problems by providing teachers the opportunity to reach beyond what’s provided within their classrooms. With the number of open-source textbooks growing, through the efforts of Connexions, ck-12, and others, schools now can build their classrooms around numerous digital textbooks designed to be used as needed. Open Educational Resources - Motherlode of Links - SUNY JCC Technology-Enhanced Instruction. Open Education Resources. MIT Open Courseware OERu offer a few courses scheduled for 2014 on OER practice.

OERu offer university-level courses online for free.The courses are provided by a number of University partners.Dimensions of Openness in EducationAbout this CourseOpen education is about removing the barriers of access to education for all learners worldwide. What Is OER? Answers to 5 Questions About Open Educational Resources. March 28, 2017 | Updated: March 30, 2017 As long as there have been teachers, there has been sharing: binders of lesson plans, boxes of laminated hand-drawn math games, even recycled scraps of art projects. But with the advance of the internet and particularly online social platforms like YouTube and Pinterest, the ability to develop, share, and adapt even complex curricular materials has exploded. The Future of Curriculum: Playlists, Open Ed., and Tough Choices for Teachers - Market Brief.

If you’re an education company trying to figure out where K-12 curriculum is headed, no single storyline is likely to suffice. But there are a number of clear and identifiable trends at work, which my colleagues and I explore in a new Education Week special report, “Navigating New Curriculum Choices.” Open Education Movement Scales Up - Education Week.