There are many ways you can help develop the OER Project and the open educational community. Below you will find a list of ways you can volunteer a few minutes of your time. Pages Pages that are open to edits:
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Welcome to the Content Directories The following is a list of organizations and projects powered with Creative Commons licenses. Since Creative Commons does not maintain a database of content and does not store content, we would like CC-community members to help build a directory of projects to help spread the word about CC — hence the CC Content Directories wiki! Please help us fill it out! What is an appropriate entry for Content Directories?
What is this list? This resources database is an open database of resources about OER; for example, papers in academic publications, newspapers articles about OER, interviews, etc. This is not a database of OER, although we do encourage resources about OER to themselves be open. For a list of resources that need to be added to this database, go to the OER Resources to add page. Other OER resource curators and repositories: News
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Last week I attended the kick off meeting for an exciting new EU-funded project, OPAL , from the website: The Open Educational Quality Initiative will focus on provision of innovative open educational practices and promote quality, innovation and transparency in higher and adult education. Beginning in January 2010, the two-year OPAL Initiative is a partnership between seven organizations including ICDE, UNESCO and ICDE member institution, the Open University UK, and will be coordinated by the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The project is part funded by the European Commission Education and Training Lifelong Learning Programme. As you can see the project has a strong consortium with some significant players/representatives from across the EU.
in Most Popular | December 2nd, 2009 15 Comments Every now and then, we like to remind readers of the audio/video resources that Open Culture makes available to lifelong learners. These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers and mp3 players. When you add it all together, you will find thousands of hours of free educational content here from quality sources. If you have a chance, please ShareThis Free Audio Books : This page contains a vast number of free audio books, including many classic works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Santtu at the helm by wili_hybrid When I get a free minute I try to get through some of my feedreader. Unfortunately I don’t get very far into it because Abject Learning is first in the list. This time Brian is questioning the need for OER , and I have to say I largely share his position, it is over rated in the grand scheme of things. One of the other participants asked a question that resonated with me: if we live in an era of information abundance, why is the primary drive around OERs the publication of more content? And what other activities around the open education movement might be an effective use of our energies?
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DiscoverEd is a search prototype developed by Creative Commons to explore metadata enhanced search, specifically for OER. While most search engines rely solely on algorithmic analyses of resources, DiscoverEd can incorporate data provided by the resource publisher or curator . DiscoverEd supports several common metadata formats, including OAI-PMH and RDFa. The use of these formats allows otherwise unrelated educational projects, curators, and repositories to express facts about their resources in the a way that tools (like DiscoverEd) can use for purposes like search and discovery. DiscoverEd is a project that allows us to explore ways to improve search for OER, and simultaneously demonstrate the utility of structured data. DiscoverEd is built on Nutch .
Find out how to overcome barriers to use of open educational resources with Super OERs from UNESCO’s 2009 Access to OER report . The super-accessible OER – is easily downloadable can be used offline is truly platform independent can be used on all the available mobile devices is relevant can be easily modified is incentivised is fast bandwidth aware is easy to find machine readable can be cached and mirrored automatically can be easily filed within local collections of resource is easy to adapt has clear licensing about how it can be used is easy to use is easy to learn from is printable can transform itself into appropriate formats is easy to adapt has clear licensing about how it can be used can transform itself into appropriate formats Like this: Like Loading...