Open Educational Resources

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By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
Hacking Higher Education Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 01/25/2012 - 9:35am Comments
When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher...
Why We Need a 4th R:  Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms  Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 04/12/2011 - 7:40am Comments
Topping the new recommended resources list from Global Kids is "Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning," a provocative video looking at the discrepancies in performance and achievement between boys and girls aged 3 to 13 and discussion of why...
We are meant to pulse
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By Barry Joseph 12/29/2011 - 9:45am Comments
Professor of urban planning, Amy Hillier, recently spoke at TEDxPhilly to talk about how data visualization technology can map a city’s emotions and memories. Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) technology has become more commonplace and...
Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Multitasking, Civic
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By Liz Losh 06/21/2010 - 8:15am Comments
A few weeks ago, just before the 2010 THATCAMP, a well-known technology and humanities “unconference,” got underway at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the center’s director, Dan Cohen, and his colleague and co-...
Crowdsourcing Scholarship Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
Hacking Higher Education Blog Image
Barry Joseph Profile Picture
By Barry Joseph 12/29/2011 - 9:45am Comments
Professor of urban planning, Amy Hillier, recently spoke at TEDxPhilly to talk about how data visualization technology can map a city’s emotions and memories. Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) technology has become more commonplace and...
Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Multitasking, Civic
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By Liz Losh 02/28/2012 - 7:30am Comments
Like many in the digital media and learning community, I am a fan of the free and open source computer programming language, Processing, which can be easily downloaded at Processing.org.  Processing is an incredibly accessible computer...
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By Howard Rheingold 01/06/2011 - 8:20am Comments
What if the same energy, ideals, organizational effectiveness, global army of volunteers and code wizardry that created the Firefox web browser could be applied to learning and education? Don't forget that the Mozilla Foundation is all about...
Mozilla Drumbeat: Open Web Meets Open Learning Blog Image
Cathy Davidson  Profile Picture
By Cathy Davidson 01/25/2012 - 9:35am Comments
When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher...
Why We Need a 4th R:  Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms  Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 07/26/2012 - 10:20am Comments
One powerful benefit of networked learning is that when you find something interesting, it often leads to someone interesting – and that someone often leads to entire networks of interesting people. Or, as Dr. Alec Couros puts it, “the tools...
Professor Alec Couros: "The Connected Teacher" Blog Image
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By Nishant Shah 11/22/2013 - 9:00am Comments
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got stuck because I insisted that we begin by defining what ‘Open’ means in the easy abuse...
How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open? Blog Image
Liz Losh  Profile Picture
By Liz Losh 06/21/2010 - 8:15am Comments
A few weeks ago, just before the 2010 THATCAMP, a well-known technology and humanities “unconference,” got underway at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the center’s director, Dan Cohen, and his colleague and co-...
Crowdsourcing Scholarship Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 05/23/2011 - 6:55am Comments
Meet Philipp Schmidt, co-founder and executive director of Peer to Peer University, an emerging, Web-based global learning community. At P2PU, study groups form and gather online to learn a particular topic. They do group work together and...
P2PU: Learning for Everyone, by Everyone, about almost Anything Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 01/12/2012 - 9:22am Comments
The idea of an “open source curriculum” has until now seemed entirely at odds with the political standardization and prescription of the curriculum. Are there any signs that curriculum will catch up with the decentered open source potential of...
Remixing the Wikirriculum
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
Hacking Higher Education Blog Image
Howard Rheingold  Profile Picture
By Howard Rheingold 01/06/2011 - 8:20am Comments
What if the same energy, ideals, organizational effectiveness, global army of volunteers and code wizardry that created the Firefox web browser could be applied to learning and education? Don't forget that the Mozilla Foundation is all about...
Mozilla Drumbeat: Open Web Meets Open Learning Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
Hacking Higher Education Blog Image
Barry Joseph Profile Picture
By Barry Joseph 04/12/2011 - 7:40am Comments
Topping the new recommended resources list from Global Kids is "Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning," a provocative video looking at the discrepancies in performance and achievement between boys and girls aged 3 to 13 and discussion of why...
We are meant to pulse
Ben Williamson  Profile Picture
By Ben Williamson 01/12/2012 - 9:22am Comments
The idea of an “open source curriculum” has until now seemed entirely at odds with the political standardization and prescription of the curriculum. Are there any signs that curriculum will catch up with the decentered open source potential of...
Remixing the Wikirriculum