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OER Handbook for Educators 1.0

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[1] 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. Open Office[2] or Microsoft Word) and basic media production software, such as an image editor (e.g. The handbook works best when there is some sort of OER you would like to create or make available to others, but it is also useful for the curious reader. There are several ways to use this handbook, including: You are not expected to be an instructional designer or media production expert to use this book. What this handbook does not cover OER is a broad topic and it would be difficult, if not impossible, to cover it comprehensively. Notes Introduction Find OER Compose OER

A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) Description This Guide comprises three sections. The first – a summary of the key issues – is presented in the form of a set of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’. Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section is a more comprehensive analysis of these issues, presented in the form of a traditional research paper. For those who have a deeper interest in OER, this section will assist with making the case for OER more substantively. The third section is a set of appendices, containing more detailed information about specific areas of relevance to OER. Prepared by Neil Butcherfor the Commonwealth of Learning & UNESCOEdited by Asha Kanwar (COL) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) A higher-resolution print version is also available from COL. Reader Comments

The OER Workshop at #eLi3! OER Commons Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. This model is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive, and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition. This report investigates how we can use new media to foster the growth and sustenance of environments that support connected learning in a broad-based and equitable way. To join the Connected Learning Google + Community, click here.

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!

trifft die “School-Of-Open” Veröffentlicht von Elly Köpf am Freitag, 15. Februar 2013, 12:38 Uhr Open Educational Resources, also Freie Bildungsinhalte, werden in Deutschland derzeit viel diskutiert. Wikimedia Deutschland setzt sich für die Förderung Freien Wissens ein. Beginnen wollen wir das Jahr daher mit einem Workshop gemeinsam mit Creative Commons und der Initiative “School of Open” ! Gemeinsam mit euch wollen wir einen Tag lang intensiv an dem Ausbau der bisherigen Kurse arbeiten. Links: Wann: Samstag 2.3.2013, 11.00 – 16.00 Uhr Was: Offener Workshop Wer: Wikimedia Deutschland, Creative Commons Deutschland, Begeisterte Förderer Freien Wissens, die Lust haben ihr Wissen zu teilen Wo: Obentrautstraße 72, 10963 BerlinAnmeldung bitte bis zum Mittwoch 27.2.3013 per Mail. Tags: Bildung, oer, P2PU Dieser Eintrag wurde geschrieben von am Freitag, Februar 15th, 2013 um 12:38 Uhr und ist zu finden unter Bildung und Wissen.

10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online See our list of universities that offer free online writing courses. Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that's right for you. Online Writing Courses for Credit Many schools offer free online courses and materials through OpenCourseWare (OCW) projects. For far less than the cost of enrolling in a traditional class, Education Portal offers hundreds of online courses that allow students to start working their way towards real college credit. Conventions in Writing: Usage - Instructors discuss tips for developing clear sentence structures, good diction and a strong writing style.Parts of an Essay - This chapter covers prewriting strategies and methods for organizing an essay. Free Online Non-Credited Writing Courses Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Writing and Reading the Essay focuses on the essay as a popular literary genre. New Jersey Institute of Technology Technical Writing Open University Purdue University University of Iowa

Landtag NRW: Anhörungen Öffentliche Anhörung am 7. Mai 2014 (13.30 Uhr) zum Thema "Katastrophale Defizite in der Rechtschreibung - "Lesen durch Schreiben" und daraus abgeleitete Methoden aussetzen und umfassend überprüfen" Öffentliche Anhörung am 19. März 2014 (13.30 Uhr) zum Thema "Gesetz zur Weiterentwicklung der Berufskollegs in Nordrhein-Westfalen und zur Änderung schulgesetzlicher Vorschriften" Öffentliche Zuziehung von Sachverständigen am 19. März 2014 (10.00 Uhr) zum Thema "Offene Softwarelösungen für den Mathematikunterricht als Alternative zu Edeltaschenrechnern prüfen und erproben" Öffentliche Anhörung am 12. Öffentliche Anhörung am 11. Öffentliche Anhörung am 20. Öffentliche Anhörung am 3. Öffentliche Anhörungen am 5. und 6. Öffentliche Anhörung am 13. Öffentliche Anhörung am 30. Öffentliche Anhörung am 31.