OER Commons OER UCT Project | Centre for Educational Technology The OER UCT project, currently run in the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation, aims to showcase the teaching efforts of UCT academics by encouraging the publication of resources as OER. Offering new visibility for teaching materials and global individual profiling on international OER sites, a directory listing the UCT Collection of OER went live in February 2010. We'd like your resources to be included here, so join the global move to share, remix, improve and redistribute your teaching resources. Have a look at the growing collection of open educational resources from the University of Cape Town on the UCT OpenContent directory What is OER? Learning content: syllabi, full courses, modules, learning objects, lecture notes, presentations and data collections. Benefits of OER UCT and the Cape Town Open Education Declaration Read more about the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and become a signatory at www.capetowndeclaration.org.
7 Great YouTube Channels for Science Below are some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos, then the list below would be of great help. Some of the channels listed below have thousands of subscribers featuring some of the best science videos online. This is one of the gifted science teachers who shares highly educational videos showing students and learners how to integrate science into day to day life. As its name suggests, this is one of the most reputed YouTube Channels with more than 9 million videos on science and a growing base of thousands of subscribers. This is another distinguished science resource where students can get to know the underpinnings of science is such an interestingly funny way. This is the official YouTube channel of NASA. This channels features the periodic table of elements for all things chemistry. This one here provides videos and cool science experiments from Steve Sprangler.
OCW Advanced Course Search Where can I find open textbooks? Here are some of the open textbook projects where you can start browsing. Openstax offers free and open textbooks for colleges. You can see the list of institutions that are using openstax textbooks here. You can also find textbooks at BC Campus Open Education site. Open Textbook Library provides a list of textbooks from the network of universities participating in the movement. College Open Textbooks Utah Education Network has open textbooks for secondary level. These are not necessarily textbooks, but maybe you can find books to read for your English Literature course. Khan Academy #OERde14 - Die Zukunft Freier Bildungsmaterialien – Wikimedia Deutschland Datum: 12. & 13. September 2014 Veranstaltungsort: Urania, Berlin Adresse: An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin Am 12. und 13. September 2014 lud Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin zur zweiten Konferenz zu Open Educational Resources (OER) ein. Die OERde14 richtete sich gleichermaßen an Entscheidungstragende wie auch an Praktikerinnen und Praktiker: Willkommen waren Akteure aus Schule, Hochschule und Bildungsarbeit, Entscheidungstragende aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft, Medien und Verlage sowie alle weiteren an OER Interessierten. Hier geht es zum Programm der KonferenzHier geht es zu den Vorträgen aus dem Plenum (inklusive Begrüßung, Opening Keynote und Closing Keynote)Hier geht es zu den Interviews der KonferenzAusführliche Interviews mit den SpeakerInnen auf der Webseite der Werkstatt.bpb gibt es hier:Tag 1 & Tag 2Bilder zur OER-Konferenz finden Sie auf Wikimedia Commons Die Konferenz Kuratierter Teil BarCamp Die zweite Hälfte des Konferenzprogramms nahm der BarCamp-Teil ein.
FormaVia 50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher Though we don’t often recognize it, chemistry defines nearly every element of our everyday lives. From the reactions that fuel the sun to the biology of our bodies to the technology in our gadgets, chemistry is at the heart of everything we do and is the central science that unites biology, physics, geology, astronomy, medicine, and countless other fields. Yet chemistry doesn’t always get the credit and recognition it deserves for playing such an awesome role in, well, everything. If you’ve been slighting chemistry, there’s no better time to give the field the credit it deserves than National Chemistry Week. Founded in 1987, the week-long event has helped bring awareness to the role chemistry plays both in our lives today and in our future. Amazing Reactions and Experiments From incredible explosions to chameleon-like color changes, these experiments and demonstrations showcase some of the coolest reactions in chemistry. Lectures Courses Fun Miscellaneous
University of the People MOOC #COER13 How Should Your University Respond to edX? The first thing we should all do is encourage discussion about edX. This is big, important,and exciting news. Faculty get excited about ideas, and the edX announcement contained some great ones. Connecting massively online open education to research into effective pedagogy and use of digital technology for all learners (including face-to-face and blended) is very exciting. The press release notes that: "MIT and Harvard will use the jointly operated edX platform to research how students learn and how technologies can facilitate effective teaching both on-campus and online. So edX is a terrific opportunity to engage the campus community in a discussion what comes next in higher ed, and how we can leverage the affordances of a digital, networked world in our strategic planning. The second thing we do is refrain from all of us jumping on the MOOC / edX bandwagon. The question we all need to ask ourselves are: Any investment should be judged on the impact against all three of these goals.
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