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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. OER come in a wide variety of types. Fields Institute - Lecture Audio and Slides July 2011 - August 2012 | Later Years (Full Video) | Previous Years July 2011 - August 2012 Audio and/or slides are available for talks given at the Fields Institute during the following events from July 2011 to August 2012, before our video archive became operational.

Tom's html/CSS course Origins In 1980, physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who was an independent contractor at CERN, proposed and prototyped ENQUIRE, a system for CERN researchers to use and share documents. In 1989, Berners-Lee wrote a memo proposing an Internet-based hypertext system. Berners-Lee specified HTML and wrote the browser and server software in the last part of 1990. In that year, Berners-Lee and CERN data systems engineer Robert Cailliau collaborated on a joint request for funding, but the project was not formally adopted by CERN.

Free Courses Online See our list of the top schools offering free courses online. Learn about what types of courses are available to find the school and courses that are right for you. Online Courses for Credit MERLOT II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile university lectures computer science Whether your goal is to earn a promotion, graduate at the top of your class, or just accelerate your life, lectures can help get you there. Our archives of lectures cover a huge range of topics and have all been handpicked and carefully designed by experienced instructors throughout the world who are dedicated to helping you take the next step toward meeting your career goals. Lifelong learns can turn their free time turn into self-improvement time.

150 Free Textbooks Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers 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 Mlearning Infokit John Dewey, writing in the early years of the twentieth century, may not have foreseen the proliferation of 21st century ‘mobile devices’ but, in the quotation to the right, he does point out something that remains relevant: that mobile learning involves change, initiative and adaptability. Mobile learning involves change in the sense that the ability to communicate with tutors and peers, as well as access learning resources, changes what is possible in education. It takes initiative for leaders to create a vision to sustain that change and, finally, mobile learning requires adaptability by members of staff to carry out the change. This infoKit is a practical guide to thinking through the issues relating to institutional adoption of mobile learning. It follows a JISC Mobile and Wireless Technologies Review which delves deeper into the theory behind mobile learning and the wider context.

Courseware: Candela Candela courseware from Lumen Learning provides an extremely low cost e-textbook alternative to expensive commercial textbooks in high enrollment college courses. Designed using open educational resources (OER), Candela courses offer much more than just an OER textbook. Value-added Open Educational Resources To create each Candela course, we curate open content including text, video and a variety of supplemental materials such as assessments, assignments, quiz question banks, study guides, online homework problem sets for quantitative courses, slide decks and other contributions from faculty members across the open education community. Day One Student Access to Course Content Lumen courseware places no paywall between students and the materials they need to succeed in their courses, so every student enjoys day one digital access to course content through the LMS.

Courseware: Waymaker Waymaker is Lumen’s next-generation courseware, combining curated, outcome-aligned open educational resources (OER) with personalized learning technologies that help instructors find and support the individual students who need it most. Waymaker keeps the person in personalized learning. How does it work? We start with the premise that all students are capable of great learning when they have an educational environment that fits their needs. This learning environment is not about replacing faculty with machines, algorithms or data dashboards. Rather than offering a “personalized” experience where a system makes decisions on the learner’s behalf, Waymaker gives students visibility into the learning process and asks them to reflect on where they are and make decisions for themselves using that information.

OER Explained - Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) - LibGuides at Highline Community College According to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition: "Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge." Creative Commons and OER Source: "Creative Commons and OER" by Jane Park is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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