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http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/ 11iTunes UZW Abas 15 October 2010
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Other links Apple iUniversity http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning Einztein http://www.einztein.com Lecture Fox http://lecturefox.com Open Learning Initiative http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/forinstructors OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org Video Lectures http://freevideolectures.com http://videolectures.net World Public Library http://worldpubliclibrary.net/Collections.htm
15 Different kind of universities (in the future) Peer2Peer University http://www.p2pu.org/ $70,000 seed grant from the Hewlett Foundation to launch its first 10 pilot courses. Opened for enrolment on 9-09-09 http://www.uopeople.org/ Computer and Business Programs Dr. Russell S. Winer “The University of the People is an idea whose time has come".ZW Abas 15 October 2010
The OER University http://www.col.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.asp x?ID=130 http://www.col.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.asp x?ID=130
in memory of Steve Jobs Apple Universityhttp://www.knowyourmobile.in/news/1083207/apple_university_to_be_set_up_in_memory_of_steve_jobs.html
RLOs Definition "an interactive WWW-based resource based on a single learning objective which can be used in multiple contexts"Learning Object Repositories” (SONET, Nottingham University) RLO Repositories http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet /rlos/rlo_repositories.htmlSource: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/rlos/rlofaq.html
RLOs vs CAL Whats the difference between RLOs and Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL)? In principle, none: both RLOs and CAL are computer applications to support learning. In practice, RLOs are small, bite-sized chunks of e-learning focussing on a particular narrow topic (eg drug half-life), containing typically 15- 30 minutes of learning material. CAL applications are much larger, usually disk- based, packages containing many hours if not days of instructional content, exploring a particular topic (eg the autonomic nervous system) in detail. RLOs are more flexible than CAL applications and can be developed in much shorter timescales, but at the cost of depth of instructional content.Source: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/rlos/rlofaq.html
Why use RLOs? As a teacher, you might find RLOs useful: to use in teaching sessions to illustrate specific topics to present a topic already dealt with in a course book in a multimedia format more engaging to some students to incorporate into WebCT/Blackboard courses as preparatory reading for lectures or tutorialsSource: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/rlos/rlofaq.html
E-books. What are they? Digital version(s) of a typical hardcopy book Defined by the Oxford Dictionary of English as "an electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a personal computer or hand-held device designed specifically for this purpose" Most are available online today Example of E-book device: Kindle
Project Gutenberghttp://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofed them with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books.
Downloading books arebecoming more and morecommon… Read on here: http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/
http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/Aim: To provide access and reflexive opportunities to thepublic so the content will always be improved over timeThink about it – With increasing platforms such as thisto make all of us be part of the content makingprocess, what impact will it have on the learningprocess?
Wikibookshttp://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_PageWhat is Wikibooks?Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where usersfrom all over the world work together to write textbooks and othertypes of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimediaproject, operated by the same group of people who runWikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. You can edit this page, andalmost all pages like it, at any time. That is the basic principle ofWikibooks. Anyone can edit it.HistoryThe Wikibooks project was started in 2003, and has sincebecome one of the largest free e-book websites in the world . . .
http://cnx.org//Connexions is:a place to view and share educational material made ofsmall knowledge chunks called modules that can beorganized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone mayview or contribute:authors create and collaborateinstructors rapidly build and share custom collectionslearners find and explore content
Some of the main players inthe Book Digitalisation game Open Library: http://www.openlibrary.org/ Questia: http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp California Open Source Textbook Project (COSTP): http://www.opensourcetext.org/ Digital History: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Ebrary: http://www.ebrary.com/corp/index.jsp
Today’s authors… Realise the return-of-investment of their books do not come in the form of dollars and cents Are becoming easily accessible to their readers Recognize the ‘middle-man factor’ can be deleted in the publishing process Appreciate the lower costs needed to publish content (with the availability of today’s user-friendly publishing tools) Understand that digital publishing is the way to go!