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Colleagues/

THIS Friday !

/Gerry

Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOC project director, joins "sMOOChers" who participated in THE INTENTIONALLY EXPERIMENTAL #EDCMOOC "eLearning and Digital Cultures, snip]  They will discuss their experiences, lessons learned, recommendations, druthers, things to avoid.   This is one of six MOOCs being offered by the University of Edinburgh.  Edinburgh was offering this "course" both as a MOOC and as a more traditional course simultaneously, so Amy can also compare and contrast the two approaches and how they might fit together.  We will also explore ways in which faculty  can integrate MOOCs (entirely or by selecting modules)  hosted by other colleges and universities in their own undergraduate courses. For the last 15 minutes, participants will be invited to discuss emerging plans for the TLT Group to offer a MOOC-ish experience based on John Sener's recent book "Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World."
 
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Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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FridayLive! > sMOOChers Continue Debrief on MOOCs with Amy Woodgate > April 12 2013 > 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

/Gerry

Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOC project director, rejoins "sMOOChers" who participated in THE INTENTIONALLY EXPERIMENTAL #EDCMOOC "eLearning and Digital Cultures," .  This is one of six MOOCs offered by the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was offering this "course" both as a MOOC and as a more traditional course simultaneously. Amy will share insights gleaned from participant feedback and you are invited to join in conversation regarding some of the questions raised during her last session. This link will take you to those questions. We will continue to add to the MOOC guidelines that are emerging.

Other questions to explore: Is TLT FridayLive a MOOC? How can TLT FridayLive learn from MOOCs and incorporate changes in form and function?

For the last 15 minutes, participants will be invited to discuss emerging plans for the TLT Group to offer a MOOC-ish experience based on John Sener's recent book "Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World."

Source and Links to Required Registration Available At 


Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Colleagues/

 

Recent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

 

Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.

 

David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project. OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.

 

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No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Click on [Webinar] link on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

 

Source and Link Available Via:

 

http://digital-textbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-webinar-open-textbook-publishing.html

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
150 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

 

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."

 

http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-not-journey-its-detours.html

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Colleagues/

 

Recent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

 

Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.

 

David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project. OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.

 

[snip]

No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Click on [Webinar] link on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

 

Source and Link Available Via:

 

http://digital-textbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-webinar-open-textbook-publishing.html

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
150 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

 

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."

 

http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-not-journey-its-detours.html

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Danielle/

 

I'm pleased to learn about your project; I look forward to reviewing.

 

BTW: You may be interested in my LibGuide _OATs: Open Access Textbooks_  that "...  provides access to descriptions and links to known initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of Open Access textbooks, and to OA and low-cost e-books and textbook catalogs and databases."

 

It is available at

 

http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/oats

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

c: Lists

 

From: Danielle Paradis [dani.paradis2@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:39 PM
To: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]
Cc: open-education@lists.okfn.org; OPENSIG@JISC.ORG; OER-DISCUSS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK; openness@listserv.educause.edu; McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]
Subject: Re: [Open-education] Free Webinar > Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions > February 5 2014 > 2:00 pm (ET)

Speaking of open textbooks, I am recruiting educators and librarians who have had experience in implementing open textbooks for a 60 minute phenomenological study. I am a Masters student at Royal Roads University writing my thesis on open textbooks. You can fine more information about the project here:

Please email me if interested! 

Regards, 
Danielle  


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Colleagues/

 

This seminar will explore the role of technologies in increasing access to information and educational opportunities. It will engage particularly with the role of Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) OER, MOOCs and the promise of broadening access to education

 

Speakers: Professor Grainne Conole, Dr Rebecca Eynon & Sarah Porter

 

 Thursday 20th February 2014
 Noon - 1:00 PM (ET)
 9:00 - 10 AM (GMT)
 Oxford Internet Institute

 

 To attend: Please email your name and affiliation and the title of the seminar [snip]

 

>>> To Be Live Streamed <<< 

 

 This seminar will focus on the use of ICTs for increasing access to educational opportunities for people who have been traditionally excluded from them, paying particular attention to the movement around articulated around the so-called Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

 

About the Speakers

 

Professor Grainne Conole / Director of the Institute of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester

Gráinne Conole is Professor of learning innovation at the University of Leicester. [snip]

 

New open practices: the implications of OER and MOOCs for traditional educational institution

 

At the heart of the Open Educational Resource (OER) movement is the vision that education is a fundamental human right and that educational resources should therefore be freely available. Promoted by organisations such as UNESCO and the Hewlett Foundation, there are now hundreds of OER repositories worldwide. In recent years we have seen the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which can be considered to be a structured mechanism for delivering OER, over a particular time period and through a structured learning pathway. The talk will highlight the key developments in OER and MOOC research. It will present a framework for benchmarking OER initiatives and developing a vision and roadmap for their future development, along with a new classification scheme for MOOCs.

 

Dr Rebecca Eynon / Senior Reserch Fellow at the OII and Lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford

 

[snip]

 

Conceptualising interaction in MOOCs

 

While there has been a lot of attention about the potential for MOOCs to transform higher education, far less empirical research has been conducted that explores the experiences and behaviours of learners in these online settings. A particular strength of MOOCs is the potential for thousands of learners to come together to learn.  Understanding who interacts, how they interact, and why is an important part of understanding how learning may occur. This presentation aims to highlight the different ways in which people communicate and interact with one another in MOOCs, and how these interactions are related to learner characteristics, experiences and outcomes through the in-depth mixed method analysis of one case study MOOC. The findings discussed are those emerging from an ongoing study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. [snip]

 

Source and Links Available Via:

 

[ http://open-resources-librarian.blogspot.com/2014/02/breaking-boundaries-broadening-access.html ]

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

and

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University

150 Parks Library

Ames IA 50011

 

OATs: Open Access Textbooks  

 

http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/oats

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hi, I tried to sign up, but got a mail in return that said this event won't be broadcasted. Best Jesper >
Jesper/ There is a Live Stream link in the top-right corner ... It will be streamed at the time ... I don't see a registration link per se /Gerry C: List ________________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Constituent Group Listserv [MOOCS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] on behalf of Jesper Havrevold [jesper.havrevold@USIT.UIO.NO] Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 5:14 AM To: MOOCS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [MOOCS] Breaking Boundaries > Broadening Access > OERs and MOOCs Webinar > February 20 2014 > Noon - 1:00 PM (ET) Hi, I tried to sign up, but got a mail in return that said this event won't be broadcasted. Best Jesper >

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Colleagues/

 

Slides Now Available

 

/Gerry

 

Recent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

 

Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.

 

David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project. OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.

 

[snip]

 

No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Click on [Webinar] link on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

 

Source, Link, Slides Are Available Via:

 

http://digital-textbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-webinar-open-textbook-publishing.html

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
150 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

 

_OATs: Open Access Textbooks_ 

 

http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/oats

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Colleagues/

 

Slides Now Available

 

/Gerry

 

Recent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

 

Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.

 

David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project. OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.

 

[snip]

 

No pre-registration is necessary.

 

Click on [Webinar] link on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

 

Source, Link, Slides Are Available Via:

 

http://digital-textbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-webinar-open-textbook-publishing.html

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
150 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

 

_OATs: Open Access Textbooks_ 

 

http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/oats

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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