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
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
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
This was my favorite workshop at the ATL conference in Spokane. Jean is a dynamic speaker and is very knowledgeable with open resources. This fabulous open discussion and hands on workshop covered a lot of material. Luckily the presenter has supplied a link to this workshop http://harvest-the-web.blogspot.com/ and a link to her handout … Continue reading Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent
Have you checked recently the open textbooks available in your discipline? The supply and quality grows constantly. See http://collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbooks-by-subject.html Related Articles What *is* "Open"? (elearningcentralia.wordpress.com) 1 in 4 College Textbooks Will Be Digital By 2015 (nytimes.com) 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing (hollymccracken.wordpress.com)
Very nice online calculator to look at the costs of adapting/adopting free open textbooks compared with "standard" textbooks. Give it a try.
Looking for online training for 2011? Check out the many topics that SLOAN offers. The state board has purchased 300 seats for these various classes and our college can take eight seats. Most classes are only a few weeks. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested. You can contact me (Kathy Brooks, ext. … Continue reading SLOAN-C Classes for 2011