Sunday, July 31, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
The CARLI Open Illinois Initiative is a commitment to facilitate members’ use and support of Open Educational Resources (OER), especially training, advocacy, and coordination of cooperative efforts for the benefit of Illinois higher education students. The right navigational bar provides links to materials that may be helpful to those engaged in or plan to advocate for adoption of OER on their campuses. While this site focuses on Open Educational Resources, we also encourage librarians and instructors to advocate for library services, such as licensed resources or course reserves, to help improve affordability of course materials for students.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Investigation of Open Educational Resources Adoption in Higher Education Using Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory - Leila JamelMenzli, et al; Science Direct
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
A framework to design open educational resources-integrated online courses for undergraduate learning: A design-based research approach - Thanuja Chandani Sandanayake, et al; Education and Information Technologies
Monday, July 25, 2022
Potential ethical problems in the creation of open educational resources through virtual spaces in academia - Lancelord Siphamandla Mncubea and Lindiwe Carol Mthethwa; Science Direct
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Open educational resources: expanding equity or reflecting and furthering inequities? - George Veletsianos, Educational Technology Research and Development
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Implementing open educational resources in digital education - Hengtao Tang, Educational Technology Research and Development
Friday, July 22, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
How Salt Lake Community College is helping its students save money on textbooks - Fresh Living, 2KUTV
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Course Hero Quietly Took Over Hosting Lumen’s OER Content. They Say It’s No Big Deal - Daniel Mollenkamp, EdSurge
Lumen had turned over its catalog of “community-created course content,” it became clear, to Course Hero, Inc., the edtech “unicorn” and homework help site. The content wasn’t sold, the hosting was just handed off to free up resources, according to Lumen. In May, Course Hero quietly began putting the content on its site. The result is that clicking on a course content listing from Lumen—whether it’s “Boundless Accounting” or “African American History and Culture” or another course—will likely send you off to Course Hero, where it’s being hosted.
Monday, July 18, 2022
This tool, called No Language Left Behind, is part of Meta’s R&D project to create a universal speech translator, which would help the growth of Facebook, Instagram, virtual reality destinations, and other of its social media properties. The open source approach — with the code available on GitHub — is taken to attract more technicians to the development work. In an abstract, Meta explains that this universal translator is “driven by the goal of eradicating language barriers on a global scale” with the help of machine learning technologies.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Many students cannot afford to buy their books. OER provides no-cost or low-cost course materials, that can make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. OER ensures that students have access to all course material from the first of day of class. Many top colleges and universities across the country are providing free online course options to the public. This access allows students from all walks of life the ability to enjoy high-quality courses and tutorials developed by institutions such as Open Yale Courses, JHSPH OpenCourseWare (John Hopkins University), Webcast. Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), MIT OpenCourseWare, Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University), and Harvard Open Courses.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
What are OER and how do they differ from Open Access, Library-Licensed and Affordable Course Content? - University of Mary Washington
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Digital Curricula Use in Higher Education Continues to Grow even with Return to In-Person Courses - Bay View Analytics, Ein News
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Join MoodleNet to share and curate open educational resources and contribute to strengthening education! - Abby Fry, Moodle
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Instructors’ awareness and use of open educational resources and their recognition of the efficacy of digital texts rose sharply this year, an annual survey finds. Many experts have been predicting for years that digital course materials would take off, replacing print textbooks and curricular supplements as the preferred choice of instructors, students and institutions alike. But despite growing concerns about the high price of print textbooks, major investments by states and foundations in open educational resources (OER), and a big push by commercial publishers for “inclusive access” programs that make digital course materials available to all students more affordably, faculty embrace of digital materials has risen slow.
Until now, it seems.
Friday, July 8, 2022
The Amgen Foundation announced this month that it will double its investment in Harvard University’s online science education platform LabXchange.org donating an additional $30 million. This Open edX software – based platform contains currently 16,000 learning resources at no cost, including curated and personalized online lab experiments, interactive lessons, and videos. Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost of Advances in Learning (VPAL) manages the project.
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Nonprofit Provides Free, High-Quality Instructional Materials for Teacher Prep Programs - Philanthropy Roundtable
Philanthropy Roundtable recently spoke with BIW Teachers Executive Director and CEO Dr. Sally Beatty to discuss challenges and opportunities the organization has identified, including inadequate preparation for future teachers at the undergraduate level, a lack of affordable teaching materials – and a shortage of certified teachers affecting students nationwide.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
This collection of resources helps explain the services available to TAACCCT grantees from OPEN in relation to meeting requirements for deliverables. Other support material is also listed below, including guides for best practices when marking content, OER management, and for universal design for learning and accessibility.Jump to resources from each OPEN Partner:
Creative Commons (CC)
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Washington State Board (SBCTC)
OPEN Research for TAACCCT
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Monday, July 4, 2022
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Campuses recognize faculty for promoting open, affordable educational resources - Penn State University
Four Penn State campuses — Abington, Berks, Lehigh Valley and Mont Alto — awarded Penn State’s inaugural Open and Affordable Educational Resources (OAER) Champion Award during the spring 2022 semester. A collaboration between Penn State University Libraries and the University-wide OAER Working Group, the OAER Champion Award is a pilot initiative recognizing excellence, innovation and impact in OAER at Penn State campuses.
Friday, July 1, 2022
The MHEC OER Technology Working Group first convened in January 2021. During these initial meetings, the working group used a Miro board to capture the areas where technology intersects with OER, challenges associated with OER and IT, and needs for the OER community around technology. Out of this brainstorming it became apparent that there are a lot of challenges around technology products to author and publish OER, and that the current marketplace is relatively immature and sometimes difficult to navigate. The MHEC Technology work group would benefit from more insight into the features, functions, and capabilities of various tools and platforms that can be used for authoring and publishing OER.