The Access Compromise and the 5th R It’s been seven years since I introduced the 4Rs framework for thinking about the bundle of permissions that define an open educational resource, or OER. The framework of permitted activities – reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute – has gained some traction in the field, and I’m happy that people have found it useful. The 4Rs play a critical role in my own thinking about OER, and my operational definition of OER now includes two main criteria: (1) free and unfettered access to the resource, and (2) whatever copyright permissions are necessary for users to engage in the 4R activities. But while the framework has served the field well – and has shaped my own thinking, too – I believe the time has come to expand it. A year ago I wrote a piece on adaptive instructional systems, and how publishers are moving away from selling content to leasing access to services as a way of responding to the threat to their business models posed by open educational resources. The Access Compromise
The Extended Argument for Openness in Education: Introduction to Openness in Education The Extended Argument for Openness in Education There are a number of ways openness affects the practices of teaching and learning and the motivations behind supporters of these emergent practices. Below, I discuss the three principal influences of openness on education: open educational resources, open access, and open teaching. Open Educational Resources
Directory of OER repositories Tweet #OER Last update: 6th August 2014 – Thanks to @OERhub team – @nopiedra - @EbbaOssian for sharing the data collected in their projects openlearning: Technology Enhanced Learning Materials to re-use or adapt to run a 3 week online introduction to online learning and teaching and using Moodle course. What is it? The course is an adaptation of the Moodle 2.x Student Induction an open educational resource developed for students - adapted for educators new to teaching online, new to Moodle or experienced educators seeking to expand their repertoire of pedagogic approaches and the tools to support them. What will I learn? One of the best ways of learning about teaching online is to be a learner online - you will have several activities to complete in forums as an online learner.
Aspects of openness in education (Published: 18 November 2014) Research in Learning Technology 2014. © 2014 M. O’Reilly. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and membership organisation. ALT is registered charity number 1063519. Blackboard Collaborate Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session. Please visit our "First time Users" section in the Support Portal to view configuration rooms for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Note: When joining a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session for the first time you will see a Security Dialog. Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing is asking for you to run this application without a verification of its digital signature.
Launching Blackboard Collaborate Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session. Please visit our "First time Users" section in the Support Portal to view configuration rooms for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Note: When joining a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session for the first time you will see a Security Dialog. Intellectual Property Rights In eLearning Good management of intellectual property (IP) rights is critical for the successful implementation of eLearning, courses and materials. The effective application of intellectual property rights in the creation, development and implementation of eLearning courses is a critical component in the field of education, as it plays it part in a knowledge-based economy. Not long ago, the terms eLearning and mLearning implied laptop computers and mobile carts that were wheeled from classroom to classroom. However, technological advancement has enabled the rapid development of new types of digital publishing and tools which in many instances, have overtaken the current provisions of the law. In spite of this however, there has been significant legal advances and discourse regarding intellectual property rights of eLearning courses and materials.
OER Synthesis and Evaluation / HEFCE-Review-Critical-factors Go to main page: UKOER/SCORE-Review-Final-Report main page Back to: Impact Forward to: Tensions and challenges Download this page as an open document format UKOER/SCORE Review critical factors.odt or as a pdf UKOER/SCORE Review critical factors.pdf Jump to the relevant section on this page 3. Open Professionals Education Network CC licensed (BY) Flickr photo shared by David Amsler modified by Paul Stacey Reusing existing Open Educational Resources (OER) can save significant time and effort. The OPEN partners recommend TAACCCT grantees invest up-front time finding OER to reuse rather than starting development of new educational resources right away.
Workshop: considering openness I facilitated a workshop with academic staff at GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology) last week in which we considered, mostly through group discussion, openness as educators. Carina Ginty invited me to share some of the ideas from Navigating the Marvellous: openness in education as a prompt for the discussion. The following slidedeck summarises some of the concepts we explored and the activity used to kick off the discussion. ccc ccc The academic staff who participated in the workshop were from a wide range of faculties: engineering, IT, business, marketing, tourism and arts — as well as the library.