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Openness, sharing, and choosing a CC license | Doug Belshaw's Thought Shrapnel. The prolific Alan Levine wrote recently about licenses, and how really they’re not the be-all and end-all of sharing openly: If we just focus on licenses and picking through the morsels of what it does and does not do, IMHO we lose sight of the bigger things about sharing our work and acknowledging the work of others as a form of gratitude, not compliance with rules.[…]Share for gratitude, not for rules and license terms. I absolutely agree. The problem is, though, that people don’t know the basics.

For example, sometimes I choose to credit those who share images under a CC0 licenses, sometimes not. Either way, I don’t have to, and not everyone is aware of that. Which is why I found this infographic (itself CC BY SA 3.0) on Creative Commons licenses particularly useful: Sources: CogDogBlog / Jöran Muuß-Merholz Related OEP (Open Educational Pragmatism?) 25 April 2018 In "Open Source" Arbitrary deadlines are the enemy of creativity People like deadlines because people like accountability.

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OER World Map. Advocate for OER Collection Resources. Multimedia Library. OER and you. The curation mandate. At the #GoOpen Exchange on Friday, everyone was talking about OER and the need to curate. The Twiter feed shows the buzz around the trending event and it shows school librarians were at the table. As the initiative moves forward, it is critical for us to choose to be at the head of this particular table. Hosted at the beautiful Skywalker Ranch, Friday’s #GoOpen Exchange engaged major players in education from the White House and the DOE, as well as state officials, leaders of non-profits and learning institutions, the biggest names in e-commerce and technology, developers, vendors, publishers, state officials, administrators, leading folks in edtech, and educational thinkers and practitioners. I was proud to be there to share along with some serious library power: AASL President Leslie Preddy, Mark Ray (WA) Washington, Jennifer Boudrye (D.C.) and Mary Reiman (NE).

But it was clear to our little group, that to the larger majority of the participants, we were not even on the OER radar. And so, Go Open! How to use an open textbook and OER in your course. OER: Issues, Possibilities and the Promise of Curation. Presented by Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University, MI Program; with Brenda Boyer, Ph.D., Librarian, Kutztown Area High School Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited and ABC-CLIO If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the SLC @ The Forefront community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

In K12 teaching and learning, no one is better prepared for curating digital resources and tools than the teacher librarian. Curation is a major element of Future Ready Librarians. Leadership in curation will be critical as schools scramble to vet, organize and leverage the coming flood of Open Educational Resources (OER) that represent the #GoOpen initiative. Curation belongs in the curriculum. Discuss and develop a plan for integrating OER and the #GoOpen initiative into local curation efforts. About the Presenters. AreYouReady. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! Guest Join | Help | Sign In TL Virtual Cafe Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Loading...

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup. OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. For more about the potential of OER, check out "5-Minute Film Festival: Why Open Education Matters," by Edutopia's VideoAmy. There has been an error with the video. Getting Started Sharing Resources The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to your works you want to reserve and which rights you'd like to waive.

Quality Considerations How to Find OER. Digital vs Print: Taking a Position as an Academic Librarian | From the Bell Tower. As collections transition to digital and print finds its way into remote storage sites, how does our profession respond to research that favors print over digital for reading comprehension, learning, and meeting student preferences? Whether we are intentional about it or when events beyond our control force it on us, academic librarians are experiencing a shift from print to digital.

At my own library, print periodicals were once so voluminous they required their own 5,000 square foot space. Now you can walk by what remains of it in seconds, barely noticing the existence of a print journal collection. Just recently, we added 200,000 ebooks as part of a consortial collection. Our new bookshelves fill up with fresh print titles every week, a sign that the predicted death of print is unlikely to occur anytime in the not-so-near future. That said, our community members who prefer print would rightly find alarm in the way the scale has tipped in favor of digital. Where Digital Shines.

OER in Australia. OER in Australia OER is a global phenomenon and whilst it is currently concentrated in a few countries, there are a growing number of good OER websites in Australia: Scootle has over 1500 learning resources made available under CC licenses by Education Services Australia. The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) offers the Australian curriculum as an OER. The University of Southern Queensland’s OpenCourseWare (USQ OCW) provides OER and sample courses from 5 faculties including science and technology. First Steps is a WA Department of Education website which offers OER on literacy, maths and physical education. Charles Darwin University offers a digital repository of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory as OER.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities offers six OER set out in creative and interactive web-layouts: Julius Caesar is a resource for senior students studying Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". OER in schools. Don’t Buy the Book: Cultivate, Curate and Go Open | Matt Miller | TEDxElCajonSalon. Open Educational Resources: The Value of Use. OER (Open Educational Resources) Introduction. Open Educational Resources: Some Basics. OER Hub – Researching Open Education. Use of Open Educational Resources in an Era of Common Standards: A Case Study on the Use of EngageNY | RAND. The purpose of this report is to better understand the uses of EngageNY in order to shed light on the channels through which open educational resources (OER) could better support teachers and the implementation of state standards. In this report, we use data from Google Analytics, surveys, and interviews with teachers from the RAND Corporation's American Teacher Panel to provide evidence about who is using EngageNY, reasons for its use, and the extent to which it is supporting teachers to address standards for mathematics and English language arts (ELA).

EngageNY represents one of the first efforts to create coherent, standards-aligned OER curriculum materials. Early evidence suggests that EngageNY is among the most commonly used curriculum materials for mathematics and ELA in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The research described in this report was conducted by RAND Education. This report is part of the RAND Corporation research report series. School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change. Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen districts shared innovative ideas for how they were tackling the challenge of curating and creating OER — but the conversation really shifted during the small group discussions when we invited librarian leaders to share their expertise with discovering, evaluating, and curating digital content.

Four months later, I ran into one of the district superintendents who attended the curation discussion. After leaving the #GoOpen Exchange, he’d returned to his district and invited his district librarians to play a leading role in their transition to using openly licensed educational resources. This experience made one thing clear — in order to change the conversation, you have to be a part of the conversation.

Librarian leadership looks different in every school, in every district. Open Education Licensing Project. Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER. This is an Archived Course EdX keeps courses open for enrollment after they end to allow learners to explore content and continue learning. All features and materials may not be available, and course content will not be updated. Check back often to see when new course start dates are announced. All over the world, including India, there is an aspiration that every student should be actively engaged in their learning.

All course content is openly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Districts Put Open Educational Resources to Work. Thing 29: OER – Open Educational Resources. No doubt you’ve searched the web looking for material to adapt and/or re-use in your teaching. With any luck, the resources you’ve found have clearly stated that you’re free to re-use/adapt the material for your own uses.

But too often, there is no clear indication of copyright or re-use restrictions. The OER (Open Educational Resources) movement seeks to help with the problem of creating and finding shareable educational materials that educators can re-use, edit and adapt for their own classroom, teaching & learning needs. OER material may be in the public domain (ie: no longer has a copyright restriction on it) or explicitly licensed by the authors for re-use via Creative Commons licenses. Ideally, all OER material will be freely available and have no restrictions on what you can do with it, but it’s always good to check the fine print.

Why use OER? Sharing resources is obviously a huge time saver for educators. Open Educational materials are part of the larger Open Education movement. Information Underload and OER Leverage. I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload, but I’m going to put it here instead. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it. He writes: Endless thinkpieces have been written about the Netflix matching algorithm [including in education], but for many years that algorithm could only match you with the equivalent of the films in the Walmart bargain bin, because Netflix had a matching algorithm but nothing worth watching. (emphasis in original) Is this why OER repositories (and the learning object repositories that came before them) typically fail – because the resource you find is frequently no better than the resource you could have made yourself if you had just spent the time creating instead of searching?

This contains echoes of the reusability paradox if you don’t understand that open licenses resolve the paradox. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. As Mike says, “let’s belabor the point”: Mike continues, 04. Course/Learning Materials & Open Educational Resources (OER) Curation Situations: Let us count the ways. Curation is a funny word. When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition.

The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. The professionals we spoke with described a process in which they began by collecting or gathering; moved to connecting content and resources for specific purposes and audiences; curated by adding value with context and commentary; and contributed by offering the community opportunities for collaboration, learning and growth.

Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Curating with kids Curating OER Curation Situations. AusGOAL. Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action. Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017. Library Media Tech Talk: Adventures With OER And Google Groups. What are Open Educational Resources? When I began hearing about OER, I started researching about these materials. I discovered that the purpose of OER is to provide educational materials that are open for educators to use freely.

They are also meant for teachers to remix as needed. These are mostly openly licensed materials. From a teacher librarian standpoint, this is very exciting. It gives teachers the opportunity to custom curate and share materials for their learners. Teacher Librarian Reflection I had a long conversation about OER with Follett Learning Sales Consultant, Molly O'Sullivan (@FollettMolly). Our library is the hub of our school with multitudes of students and teachers traveling to and fro. One of our social studies teachers, Mr.

The YouTube link above features Mr. A few days later, I followed up with him. Mr. With our school making plans to transition to 1:1, a big question for many teachers is how to best use technology in the classroom. Mr. One last thing. Open Educational Resources. 4. Learn for Free: The Commoditization of Educational Content (OER is here) The Story of Prof. Thrun At the end of 2011, Sebastian Thrun, a computer science professor at Stanford, conducts an experiment by offering a free, no pre-requisite online ten-week course in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence that parallels his on-campus course. One hundred and sixty thousand people (160,000) register. During the course, students post questions to the class blog, where other students use the Facebook system of likes. Students then submit answers and are rated by their peers with an Amazon five-star system for the most helpful answer.

Students are teaching students. 23,000 students passed the online course. 253 with perfect scores. Professor Thrun realizes that during this session, at 160,000, he has taught more students the subject than all of the rest of the computer science professors in the world. The 23,000 who passed the course represent more students than most faculty will teach in their career. Home. Storing - SCORE - The Open University. Welcome to the School of Open, Class of 2013. OER Impact. A Tale of Two Globes: Exploring the North/South Divide in Use of OER. The Access Compromise and the 5th R. Librarianchick. Open Educational Resources. Open educational resources (OERs) OERR Rubric. OER in Australia - POERUP - Policies for OER Uptake. A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks.

List of open education resources online. OER KnowledgeCloud. School's Extranet. September Open Perspective: What is Open Culture? – Year of Open. Open data | State Library Victoria. Peerj preprints 3119. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. SPARC: Advancing Open Access, Open Data, Open Education. Pedagogical framing of OER - The case of language teaching | Bradley. Open Education - Office of Educational Technology. Academic publishers run a guarded knowledge economy | Ben Goldacre | Opinion. A beginner's guide to Open Access | Wonkhe | Analysis. Open Access Button.