Open Ed Resources: Share, Remix, Learn


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Open Ed Resources: Share, Remix, Learn

  1. 2. What I believe and why I got involved in Open Education <ul><li>Differentiating instruction is essential to improving education. </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks are not a good tool for this. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology coupled with high quality content is. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need high quality resources that they can use legally to build interactive lessons, podcasts, multimedia presentations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing is good. </li></ul>
  2. 3. “Open”: What is it? <ul><li>Open Educational Resources (OER) are: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital, free, and OPEN for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute </li></ul><ul><li>Tools, content, and implementation resources </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers, students, and lifelong learners </li></ul>
  3. 4. How is it relevant to education? <ul><li>Suitable for “remixing” for differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brings equity </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  4. 5. What does the research say? <ul><li>Open content is a trend projected to reach mainstream adoption in one year or less [Horizon Report, 2010] </li></ul><ul><li>Key states are launching open textbook initiatives [NASBE, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Open content increases equity, access, and non-traditional learning opportunities [Atkins, et al; Bonk; Hylén] </li></ul>
  5. 6. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use
  6. 7. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
  7. 8. <ul><li>Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪ </li></ul><ul><li>No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended for education: </li></ul><ul><li>CC BY </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Creative Commons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY – You can use however you want; just cite the source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY SA – You can use however you want, but you must cite the source AND license your work under a sharing license. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY NC – You can use only if it is noncommercial (you can’t charge $); cite the source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY ND – You can use the work but you can’t change it or put it into a bigger work; also cite the source. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Others: </li></ul><ul><li>GFDL – Share-alike license used by Wikipedia and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Public domain – not copyrighted; you can use however you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Custom licenses (e.g. morguefile and Stock.XCHNG)‏ </li></ul>
  10. 11. Citing Sources <ul><li>ALWAYS cite sources </li></ul><ul><li>Can be under the image or at the end in credits </li></ul><ul><li>Screen names are ok </li></ul><ul><li>(optional) Include source URL </li></ul>
  11. 12. More Formal Citation Formats <ul><li>MLA Author’s name, the name of the work, publication/site, the date of creation, and the medium of publication Bronayur. “Hershey, PA sign.” Wikipedia, Jan. 9, 2007. JPG file. </li></ul><ul><li>APA Name of the organization, followed by the date. In brackets, provide a brief explanation of what type of data is there and in what form it appears. Finally, provide the project name and retrieval information. Hershey, PA sign. (Jan. 9, 2007). [Photo of Hershey, PA sign, JPG]. Wikipedia . Retrieved from </li></ul>
  12. 13. Citing Sources: Hands On <ul><li>Go to Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Find an image that depicts something about the city or state where you were born </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste the image into a Word document and write an appropriate credit </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hands On: Creating a Presentation With Open-licensed Resources
  14. 15. Hands On <ul><li>Choose a topic See page 6 or choose your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Open PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>Give your presentation a title and save it. </li></ul><ul><li>Add content. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to include credits! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Content – Photos , Clip Art, and Video <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr (CC)‏ - Advanced search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Images – Advanced image search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Open Photo Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clip art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WPClipArt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Clip Art Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NextVista </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Content – Music and Sound <ul><li>Music and sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MusOpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ccMixter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The FreeSound project </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Conversion Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 19. Content – Education <ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki </li></ul><ul><li>BetterLesson (beta) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><li>CK12 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>FreeReading </li></ul>
  19. 20. Content – Education (cont.) <ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>NROC and Hippocampus </li></ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Open Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Ebooks </li></ul>
  20. 21. How You Can Contribute <ul><li>If you publish something you are willing to share, open license it. </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos (to Flickr or elsewhere) with an open license. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish on an open platform like Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>If you see a mistake in Wikipedia, FIX IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Tell three people you know about open content and Creative Commons </li></ul>.
  21. 22. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>First screen image credits: Linux computer lab – Michael Surran Linux penguin - Larry Ewing <> with the GIMP Books - Tizzie Globe – NASA Cloud background - Anca Mosoiu