Copyright Infringement Is a Big & Potentially Costly Deal Do you know how to handle it in the digital information age? We've all searched images on Google and used them however and wherever we wanted to - maybe even putting them in Paint to doctor them first. Most of us have looked things up on … Continue reading Copyright in the information age?
One of the truly amazing things about Canvas is that it incorporates apps, which is a truly revolutionary and modern way of looking at an LMS because it makes it so...mobile-like. Here are just 8 apps (of a great many) to whet your appetite for more. Dropbox - As an instructor, if you have a … Continue reading Using Apps in Canvas
Does this look familiar to you, especially at the beginning of the quarter? I just went to an AMAZING conference for Washington Canvas users at Tacoma Community College and this is how I feel. There were SOOO many great sessions that my head seriously wanted to explode by the time we were done with the … Continue reading Information Overload Just in Time for Spring Quarter
Of course, you know all about the open course library (82 of the highest enrolling classes in Washington's community colleges developed with a focus on open content and strong instructional design). But do you know where to find these materials? A Google search for open course library will take you there: opencourselibrary.org A collection of … Continue reading New and Improved! Open Course Library Access
The School of Open has launched! Take a free online course on copyright for educators, CC licenses, Wikipedia, open science, open culture, open video formats, and more at http://schoolofopen.org/. Enroll in this stand-alone course: Intro to Openness in Education Another free course is actually facilitated (signup now through 3/17 - class starts on … Continue reading Copyright for Educators (Free Online Course) – from the new School of Open
Kathy Brooks alerted me to this very clever way to use the WordPress blogging platform as an eText platform. Beyond that (cool idea in itself) this author does great design work and has great content. I jumped right in and it's hard to stop! What are the things about this do you think make it work so well?
Huge thanks to Emily Wood of Pierce College. She not only created the page I'm about to link to, she also came to our college and presented to our faculty learning community. Here's Emily's site with many terrific links to open educational content: http://www.scoop.it/t/finding-oer Honestly, the one that's immediately useful to me is the Creative … Continue reading Finding Open Education Resources
Looking for ideas, inspiration? The first phase of our state's Open Course Library is complete and the courses are available in a number of different formats. Since we're still an Angel college, I was intrigued to find all the courses already in Angel. You can easily access these courses yourself, just point your web browser … Continue reading Open Course Library, Phase I – free courses!
Don't miss this comprehensive overview of how open textbooks and OER can improve teaching and learning. EVENT DETAILS 10am-1pm Pacific, November 1 Openly licensed educational content, commonly referred to as open educational resources (OER), offers educators with an unprecedented opportunity to re-examine the ways we teach and learn. OER and open textbooks have served as … Continue reading Online Workshop on OER, Nov. 1
OCW People's Choice Award Winners: Final List ...first contest honoring the best of the Open Education Movement... x x x x and the winners are.... Most Accessible:Open Course Library <== THIS IS US, HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE!!! Most Innovative and Avant-Garde: FGV Online Most Open: College Open Textbooks Best Video Lectures: Middle Eastern Technical University Best … Continue reading Big Winner: OUR Open Course Library