oer commons

OER Commons a step forward, but needs improvement

open resources

Teachers and students have a new portal to find open educational resources: OER Commons. It is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and students from kindergarten to graduate school can access OER materials, share, and work together. Users can search, browse, and discuss over 32,000 open educational resources. Examples include: university courses, math or physic stimulations, digital textbooks, and elementary lesson plans, worksheets, and activities. » Read more

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Remixing Euclid

As we struggle towards a world of remixable educational content, one of the oft-expressed fears is that the remixers will confuse and damage perfectly good resources. Is this a reasonable fear? What would Euclid say? » Read more

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Openness and the US National Educational Technology Plan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the National Education Technology Plan.  For the first time, the Obama strategy for education is spelled out in great detail -- and at its heart is a deep reliance upon open infrastructure and open educational resources.  For those who believe in the power of open source to transform education, the plan is essential reading.
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Open Educational Resources: The Education Ecosystem Comes to Life

I was asked to explain why the introduction of open educational resources into the education ecosystem might in fact be one of the most important things that has happened to education in the last 100 years. I guess in centuries before we might have said that it was the Socratic Method, or the advent of public schooling, or teaching to the agrarian calendar. » Read more

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