A three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid … Read More
PressbooksEDU News University of Wisconsin-Madison has been using Pressbooks as a platform to facilitate open educational resources (OER) and open textbook publishing for years. Steel Wagstaff, an instructional technology consultant at UW-Madison, piloted the use of Pressbooks at the university … Read More
Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources. A Crowdsourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products. A new tool for sharing information about commercial platforms containing #OER is out! It is a public Google Sheet, so feel free explore, edit, … Read More
What is a MOOC? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely available online materials that anyone can use for learning and/or teaching. Examples are courses- including MOOCs (Massive Online Open Course), lectures, teaching materials, assignments and various other resources. OERs are available in many different … Read More
As I was conducting some research for a project I am working on, I became puzzled by the differences between Open Access (OA) materials and Open Educational Resources (OER). I did some digging and here is what I discovered: Open … Read More
OA Publishing Tools and Systems: 3 things you need to consider If you’re working with a scholarly organization or group of researchers to run an academic-led open access (OA) journal, you’re likely approaching all areas of journal management with the … Read More
The open access movement offers a number of advantages to people cutting across all sections of society. Access Most journals and repositories do not impose access costs on the reader. Thus price barriers are substantially lowered or removed entirely. Authors … Read More