MERLOT II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace Select to go to your Dashboard Report OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 In this handbook Welcome to the world of Open Educational Resources (OER). This handbook is designed to help educators find, use, develop and share OER to enhance their effectiveness online and in the classroom. Although no prior knowledge of OER is required, some experience using a computer and browsing the Internet will be helpful. For example, it is preferable that you have experience using a word processor (e.g.
Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? 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?
Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis - Stanford University About the Course Social networks pervade our social and economic lives. They play a central role in the transmission of information about job opportunities and are critical to the trade of many goods and services. They are important in determining which products we buy, which languages we speak, how we vote, as well as whether or not we decide to become criminals, how much education we obtain, and our likelihood of succeeding professionally. The countless ways in which network structures affect our well-being make it critical to understand how social network structures impact behavior, which network structures are likely to emerge in a society, and why we organize ourselves as we do. This course provides an overview and synthesis of research on social and economic networks, drawing on studies by sociologists, economists, computer scientists, physicists, and mathematicians.
Beginners' Latin This tutorial is a beginners' guide to the Latin used in documents between 1086 and 1733. It is the first online tutorial to help you learn the Latin from this period. Try our new Advanced Latin The tutorial covers Latin as used in England between 1086 and 1733, when it was the official language used in documents. Please note that this type of Latin can be quite different from classical 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. A significant benefit of OER is that they provide source material to build your development efforts around. No need to invest development effort in creating something that already exists.
80 Resources for Open Education Developers Many Open Education Resources (OER) have been introduced by governments, universities, and individuals within the past few years. OERs provide teaching and learning materials that are freely available and offered online for anyone to use. Whether you’re an instructor, student, or self-learner, you have access to full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, assignments, quizzes, activities, games, simulations, and tools to create these components. While some OERs include OpenCourseWare (OCW) or other educational materials, they may also offer the means to alter those courses through editing, adding to those courses through publication, and the ability to shape the tools that share those resources. Additionally, they may maintain forums or other platforms where individuals can collaborate on building educational tools and documentation and the reach for those materials.
Domain of One's Own 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. MIT Mathematics Mathematics and computer science are closely related fields. Problems in computer science are often formalized and solved with mathematical methods. It is likely that many important problems currently facing computer scientists will be solved by researchers skilled in algebra, analysis, combinatorics, logic and/or probability theory, as well as computer science. The purpose of this program is to allow students to study a combination of these mathematical areas and potential application areas in computer science. Required subjects include linear algebra (18.06, 18.700 or 18.701) because it is so broadly used; discrete mathematics (18.062J or 18.200) to give experience with proofs and the necessary tools for analyzing algorithms; and software construction (6.005 or 6.033) where mathematical issues may arise.
Basics in music acoustics Music Acoustics: Basics Some basic questions about the science of music are listed here. There is also a non-specialist Frequently Asked Questions in music acoustics on this site. General topics String topics Woodwind topics Annenberg Learner Select a program below, and click on the VoD icon to view it. If you cannot find the resource you are looking for in this list, check our discontinued series list for distributor contact information. Against All Odds: Inside Statistics Shows students the relevance of statistics in real-world settings. Video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Shows students the relevance of statistics in real-world settings.
OpenContentToolkit - Links to Open Content Sources This page lists organisation hosting open content and curated links to sources of open content to make them easy to find, access and use. Some of the links are likely to be referenced elsewhere in the toolkit, one one or more resources or examples.