Tag Archives: OER

Cool Tool | OpenStax

Created to provide an alternative to traditional textbooks whose prices are rising farther and farther beyond what many students can afford to pay, OpenStax is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are … Continue reading

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Touching Hearts, Not Keyboards

The challenges and opportunities of personalized instruction using OER. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Wilhelm Teachers are busy people. When they aren’t working with students, they are managing classroom materials and curriculum, grading assignments, interacting with parents, and engaging in … Continue reading

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OER in 2016 and Beyond

Five reasons faculty and students need Open Educational Resources. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Jacobs Open educational resources (OERs) have immense potential to foster much needed change in higher education, supporting innovation, growth and sustainability. And while OER use is … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | icurio  

As many educators increasingly turn to digital resources as an effective way to meet the needs of all learners, the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) continues to be an upward trend, presenting both opportunities and challenges. When it comes … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Net Texts and Gooru

Net Texts, the free, web-based classroom teaching aid that connects educators to a vast library of innovative, high-quality open educational resources (OER), has partnered with Gooru, a free personalized learning platform that enables teachers to find, remix, and share collections of K-12 … Continue reading

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Choose / Assess / Refine

Selecting and assessing educational resources for teaching to Common Core. GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Blum Most U.S. teachers are now teaching to the Common Core State Standards. This is a curriculum and content shift for the majority of teachers … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Reign

Open Education Resources and the positive disruption of the publishing industry. GUEST COLUMN | by David Harris The case for positive disruption of the publishing industry is well documented.  Those of us with publishing and edtech backgrounds are well aware … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | OpenClass Exchange

With recent focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and institutional content, Pearson has recently announced the launch of the OpenClass Exchange, a significant expansion to Pearson’s free social learning environment, OpenClass. The new service allows educators to search and access born-digital … Continue reading

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From Barriers to Benefits

The successful creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Messner Even though the open education resource (OER) movement has been moving toward mainstream acceptance for some time, many teachers and administrators still remain wary of … Continue reading

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