Dr. Rory McGreal | UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Rory McGreal is s the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources. He is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University– Canada’s Open University based in Alberta, Canada. He is also the director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI). And, he is a co-Editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), and founder of the OER Knowledge Cloud. He studied for his PhD (Computer Technologies in Education) at a distance over the Internet from Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Science. Professor McGreal served on the Canadian Federal Information Highway Advisory Committee, on the Board of the TeleLearning Research Network of Centres of Excellence, the Commonwealth of Learning’s Knowledge Management Group and the Education Steering Committee for CANARIE, Canada's broadband research network. Blog
OpenDOAR - Home Page - Directory of Open Access Repositories Copyright Toolbox There are nearly as many publishing agreements as there are publishers. Practically every publisher has its own agreement containing the terms and conditions under which it wishes to publish an article. For an author it is sometimes difficult to distill from the agreement the provisions which provide the author the opportunity to have optimal access to the journal article. If the author wants to be sure that he/she retains all the rights needed for optimal access the author could use this Licence to publish. The translations of the Licence to publish are adjusted to the jurisdiction of the countries. By signing the Licence to publish and sending it to his/her publisher the author grants the publisher a sole licence for certain copyright related acts which have an economic or commercial objective with respect to the article. At the same time the author retains certain rights for various, scholarly purposes. This licence can also be used in the case of multiple authors.
Blog do Kuramoto OER KnowledgeCloud | Global Education - SD73 Business Company Georgia Virtual Learning > Home MyOpenMath The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks Cable Green doesn't have to look very far to find an example of an education system weighed down by what he considers a bloated and inefficient textbook industry. The director of global learning for Creative Commons simply points to his home state of Washington. "My state spends $130 million per year buying textbooks," he says. A superior alternative, he believes, would be easy to execute. [READ: Barnes & Noble's Convoluted Defense of Pricey Books] Under this model, the intellectual property that results from these purchases would be owned by the public. The Creative Commons license celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December. [RELATED: Is the Academic Publishing Industry on the Verge of Disruption?] Though governments have increasingly warmed to Creative Commons, it has spent much of its existence largely as a decentralized, grassroots movement.
5 Reasons Why Educators Should Network The period of isolationism in the United States ended during World War II, but while political isolation is no more, educational isolation is still prevalent in public schools today. Many teachers go to school each day, teach their students and leave. If they're struggling with how to teach a lesson that will engage their students, they might ask for advice from the teacher down the hall, but a lot of times, they struggle alone. That's not the case for educators who have built a network of people who share resources, advice and techniques, whether they call it a personal learning network or something else. Here's why educators should start a personal learning network, or PLN. 1. Teachers cannot know everything, so they should learn from one another, said Jerry Blumengarten, who spent 32 years teaching and retired from the New York City Board of Education in 2002. "It’s one of the most important things that you can have as a teacher, whether it’s online or in a school," she said. 2. 3. 4.
Webinars 2012 Archives « Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Apr 9 OER Impact Research Faculty and Student Voices Archive and Slides Available March 12 Celebrate Open Education Week Archives and Slides Available, Boyoung Chae and Jen Klaudinyi Archives and Slides Available Natalie Clewell, Cynthia Alexander, and Paul Golisch Archives and Slides Available Donna Gaudet and Quill West Feb 5 Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions Archive and Slides Available Dec 11 California Community Colleges Share it Forward with CC-BY Archive and Slides Available Nov 13 Fostering Open Policies on Your Campus and Beyond Archive and Slides Available October 30 OER and Open Textbook Adoption and Sustainability Archive and Slides Available October 2 Libraries Lead the Way: Open Courses, OER, and Open Policy Archive and Slides Available. June 11 Competency-based Learning and OER Archive and Slides Available. April 30 Open Education, MOOCs, and Student Access Archive and slides available. March 26 OER Authoring Tools Archive and slides available. Archive and slides available. Like this:
Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises Great report from the University of Edinburgh on their six 2013 Coursera MOOCs. The report has good data, tries to separate out active learners from window shoppers and not short on surprises. It’s a rich resource and a follow up report is promised. Well done Edinburgh – this is in the true spirit of HE – open, transparent and looking to innovate and improve. Six courses Introduction to Philosophy: 98,129 Critical Thinking: 75,884 E-learning & Digital Cultures: 42,844 Astrobiology: 39,556 AI Planning: 29,894 Equine Nutrition: 23,332 Ten surprises Rather than summarise the report, I’ve plucked out the Top Ten surprises, that point towards the future development of MOOCs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. Good numbers but the report wisely points towards a large number of ‘window shoppers’. 2. Given the level of the courses, it is clear that a wide range of ages want MOOCs. 3. One of the great ‘elephant in the room’ issues in HE is the gender imbalance. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Conclusion
Home Overview Management Learning & Teaching Technical Legal JISC/HE Academy UKOER Programme UKOER tweets Going further... Recent changes to the infoKit Cookie statement Last Cookiweek David Kernohan, a JISC Programme Manager, commented in a Guardian article last week that Open Educational Resources are a radical idea that has now become mainstream. To try and condense some of the vast amount that has been learnt about the benefits of OER releases in the past 10 years, the Higher Education Academy and JISC have developed an InfoKit. (David Kernohan) As David mentions, one section that was missing up until now is a section giving an overview of Open Educational Resources for Senior Managers. · OER infoKit >>> Senior Management Overview >>> Menu If you're a Senior Manager - or even if you're not - we'd love some feedback!