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Courses. College Open Textbooks. Opening Up Education - MIT Press. P2PU | A University for the Web. Built by an open community. Jorum | The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills. The best free cultural & educational media on the web - Open Culture. University of Michigan | Open.Michigan. COERLL | Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. Curriki. Create a New Rubric. Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? | Higher Education Network.

On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources (OER) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing. The event was organised as an opportunity to discuss ideas and developments around open data and open knowledge projects – ranging from open governance to data journalism. MIT's open courseware was lauded as an exceptional example of openness but there were also homegrown tools available such as the University of Nottingham's Xpert repository or Jorum.ac.uk, a site set up to enable teachers to find, share and discuss teaching resources, across all of the UK's HE and FE communities.

So in this talk point, I'd like to explore these claims: why are many so reluctant to share teaching resources? Is it for fear of not being properly credited? OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials. Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Edutopia. OpenLearn. COERLL | Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. Sofia Project. Find Open Textbooks. 4 tools for spicing up lectures. Domain of One's Own | About. A Domain of One’s Own is a project at the University of Mary Washington managed by the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. Starting in fall 2013, the project allows UMW students, faculty, and staff to register their own domain name and associate it with a space on a UMW-managed Web server.

In that Web space, users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create spaces of almost unlimited possibilities. Within the system, they may install LAMP-compatible Web applications, set up subdomains and email addresses, and install databases. In addition, users may choose to “map” their domain (or a subdomain) to other services, such as a UMW Blogs, Google Sites, or Tumblr. We are working with a number of courses, departments, and programs during the 2013-2014 academic year to explore how this environment can be used to successfully support curricular and academic programming.

Students may also sign-up for and use the system outside of their courses. CCCOER Open Pedagogy Nov 12 2014. Copyright Lesson - a tool for teachers. Find OER. Teaching Public Speaking with Open Educational Resources (OER) Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources | for Open Educational Resources. State of the US Higher Education LMS Market: 2014 Edition. Econ_1b__perez__syllabus__spring_2014.pdf. Google: Course Builder. Khan Academy. Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. - OpenStax College.

Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. An Easy Choice for Faculty Built to standards that faculty expect. Tailorable to a specific course’s needs. Learn More >> The Right Price for Students The perfect price for a student budget: free. Learn More >> An Institutional Standout Looking for ways to make your institution stand out as an affordable alternative?

Learn More >> College Open Textbooks - College Open Textbooks. Teachers Customize Textbooks Online. Uncategorized Flickr: Arvindgrover By Sara Bernard Once upon a time, textbook writers would write textbooks and teachers would teach what was in them. Teachers would make up their own lesson plans, and if they were willing, shared them with their colleagues. But technology is changing the scenario. Wikis (a.k.a. collaborative Web pages) and nonprofits devoted to enabling open-source curricula are springing up everywhere.

Other open source curricula sites out there include: Connexions: A place for teachers, students, and professionals to search and contribute scholarly content, organized into “modules” or topic areas instead of entire textbooks. CK12 FlexBooks: A nonprofit that aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials by encouraging the development of what they call the “FlexBook.” MIT Open CourseWare: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology publishes nearly all of its course content on this site, from videos to lecture notes to exams, all free of charge and open to the public. Related. NOVA’s OER-based General Education | The Open Education Consortium. The OER-Based General Education Project was funded through a College Innovation Fund grant received from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) in early 2013.

Dr. Wm Preston Davis, Director of Instruction at Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute, and his staff of faculty, librarians, and instructional designers set out to create a program where students at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) could take one or more courses that utilize free and/or open courses materials to deliver a high quality learning experience without requiring the purchase of textbooks or other course materials. The OER courses lead to the General Studies Certificate and satisfy the first year of the Associate of Science Degree. Goals of the Project “Ultimately, my goal is to see this project save our students a million dollars a year while continuing to show improvements in overall student success.” — Dr. Team Designed Course Approach Fall 2013 Outcomes Next Steps. OER-Access Home. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Teaching ideas. Tools. OEDb - Free Courses.

Written by: Thomas Broderick Universities, colleges, and private organizations offer free online college courses to help students acquire new knowledge and skills. These courses cover a variety of traditional academic topics and other subjects that can lead to career advancement and personal enrichment. Courses occur online, allowing learners from all over the world to participate. At the end of a course, students may qualify for an official certificate. Some institutions charge a small certificate fee. Most online courses provide an introduction to a topic, although there are some intermediary and advanced courses. Online courses often run asynchronously, allowing learners to view course materials and complete coursework at their convenience. Some free college courses use the term massive online open course (MOOC). Benefits of Open Courses Free online college courses allow students to learn from home, a significant advantage for learners who prefer to eliminate a commute.

P2PU A University for the Web. OCW Consortium. Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup.