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OER and The #GoOpen Initiative

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Freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. It is the leading trend in distance education/open and distance learning domain as a consequence of the openness movement.

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OER and The #GoOpen Initiative

  1. 1. OER & The #GoOpen Initiative http://bit.ly/oerandopen Daniel Downs, Ed.D Coordinator Of Digital Learning North Reading Public Schools ddowns@nrpsk12.org @danieldowns
  2. 2. What are Open Education Resources? Openly Licensed & Free Freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. It is the leading trend in distance education/open and distance learning domain as a consequence of the openness movement. Considerations & Starting Points: ● Open Is Not Always Free In terms of time and human resources ● Review The Licenses Of Newly Found Resources In Depth ● Review The K12 OER Educators Guide From OER Commons ● OER Resource List @danieldowns
  3. 3. Overview: Why is this happening? ● Rising cost of textbooks & National Initiatives Related To ConnectED Initiatives ● Flexibility with Digital Curriculum Resources ● Ability to Quickly Update Materials ● Ability to select and target resources on specific learning areas ● Overall Quality Of These Resources Improving through curation and rating systems @danieldowns
  4. 4. #GoOpen In Massachusetts & Beyond What does it mean to #GoOpen? Selecting a team of teachers who can organize themselves around developing a specific curriculum which will utilize OER resources. Current #GoOpen Districts in Massachusetts-Medfield, North Reading, Burlington What does this look like? A Look At Our #GoOpen Summit ● Agenda-District strategy & Networking ● ODL Blog @danieldowns
  5. 5. Who to connect to get involved: Department Of Educational Technology #GoOpen Launch Packet Overview Of #GoOpen States & Initiative Groups & Networking New England Open Education Collaborative Look out for follow up #GoOpen Summit In Spring! @danieldowns Organizations & Individuals to follow On Twitter: @Mrskmpeters Kristina Peters Current #GoOpen Advisor 202.453.7029 | 402.957.2863 | kristina.peters@ed.gov | @andycinek Andrew Marcinek andymarcinek@gmail.com Prior #GoOpen Advisor Daniel Downs ddowns@nrpsk2.org

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