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4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education. Open Resources | Feature Page 2 of 2 4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education Cain said impressing upon the educators the fact that they already "adapt" coursework and textbooks to meet student needs is a good way to help break them out of the "textbook is the course" mindset.

4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education

"Teachers skip chapters, incorporate current events, and drill down on specific student needs all the time," said Cain. El imparable ascenso de la educación abierta. Algo está cambiando en la educación superior.

El imparable ascenso de la educación abierta

El profesor Sebastian Thrun deja Stanford para abrir su propia universidad abierta al mundo. Los investigadores en Reino Unido se rebelan contra el monopolio de las editoriales que manejan la publicación de investigaciones académicas. Harvard presiona a estas mismas compañías para que bajen sus precios y anima a sus investigadores a compartir su trabajo en plataformas abiertas. Jimmy Wales colabora con el gobierno británico para que todos los estudios científicos financiados por el contribuyente estén accesibles en la web de forma gratuita. El viento cambia de dirección y conduce hacia una mayor apertura en las universidades. Vayamos por partes: A principios de enero, Tim Gowers, un matemático de la Universidad de Cambridge se desahoga en su blog personal contra el sistema de publicaciones académicas. El problema tiene varios frentes.

Segundo. Además, buena parte de esta información está financiada por los contribuyentes. Understanding Open Source. In the past few years, open source software (OSS) has become a viable alternative to proprietary, closed source software.

Understanding Open Source

While many a geek may be truly excited about the recent success of OSS, how does it affect educators? Many educational benefits of OSS have been proposed, including the obvious cost savings as well as allowing students to engage with technology as collaborators instead of simply helpless consumers. The following resources are an attempt to give educators the knowledge necessary to understanding OSS, the ability to convince others of its virtues, and the tools to use OSS effectively in the classroom setting. If you just want to know where to find appropriate OSS, check out the OSS applications section. What is Open Source? Artikel-697-ee18ac0f1441bb158e6122818f5f589e.pdf (application/pdf Object) Fostering Governmental Support for Open Educational Resources Internationally (EUROPE) 4th REGIONAL POLICY FORUMEUROPE Cambridge, UK, 17 April 2012 Sir John Daniel & Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić Commonwealth of Learning.

Fostering Governmental Support for Open Educational Resources Internationally (EUROPE)

World Open Educational Resources Congress. The 2012 Paris OER Declaration was formally adopted at the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 20 – 22 June 2012.

World Open Educational Resources Congress

Déclaration de Paris des REL 2012 (French) OER Draft Declaration Version 3.pdf (application/pdf Object) 2012 WORLD OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) CONGRESS - Paris OER Declaration_01.pdf. 213605E.pdf (application/pdf Object) World OER Congress - Fostering Governmental Support for OER InternationallyWorld OER Congress. OER Rubrics and Evaluation Tool. To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OER to the Common Core State Standards, and to determine aspects of quality of OER, Achieve has developed eight rubrics in collaboration with leaders from the OER community (download link for rubrics below).

OER Rubrics and Evaluation Tool

To allow users to apply these rubrics and evaluate the quality of instructional resources, Achieve partnered with OER Commons to develop an online evaluation tool. OER Commons, an online repository for open education resources, is now hosting the tool and its resulting evaluation data. Every resource available on OER Commons contains an "Evaluate Resource" button that will direct users to the evaluation tool. The coding for the tool is freely available online here. Resources rated on OER Commons will create a pool of metadata, and this metadata will be shared through the Learning Registry with other interested repositories.

The Rubrics Rubric I. Rubric II. Rubric III. Rubric IV. Rubric V. Open Educational Resources: reviewing initiatives and issues - Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning - Volume 24. OER Commons. Definition of Free Cultural Works. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web.

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online.

Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web Dexter the cat hates those that steal his photos… This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. Remix game - WikiEducator.

From WikiEducator As a refresher before you begin the following activity, recall that each of the CC license terms may be represented by a symbol (or mark): The GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and a work available in the public domain (PD) may be indicated with the following symbols: In this short exercise you will consider a number of remix scenarios to explore license compatibility.

Remix game - WikiEducator

The dealer will deal four cards, each representing an open educational resource (OER) you would like to aggregate for a derivative work. Each card has at its centre an icon representing its media type. Logos and buttons - Definition of Free Cultural Works. Official logo The official logo of the Definition of Free Cultural Works was designed by Marc Falzon, and placed in the public domain: Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination An SVG copy can be found here The logo represents both the diversity of human culture, and the openness and freedom to interact with free cultural works.

Logos and buttons - Definition of Free Cultural Works

Public Domain

Open Knowledge Foundation. Open Definition. Version 1.1 Terminology The term knowledge is taken to include: Content such as music, films, booksData be it scientific, historical, geographic or otherwiseGovernment and other administrative information.

Open Definition

What are Open Educational Resources. There is no one, standard definition of Open Educational Resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world. Researching the meaning of the OERu for HEIs the UK.