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1 Free Content + Open Tools + Mass Collaboration = Learning for All

2 The Need Everyone has the right to education. Learners everywhere need access to better tools for learning. equity · integration · differentiating instruction · learner focus access · 21 st Century literacies · critical thinking · collaboration

3 The OER Movement Open Educational Resources are: –Digital –Free and open (free open) –Shareable and optimally customizable –Tools, content, and implementation strategies –For teachers, students, and lifelong learners

4 Mass Collaboration Mass collaboration has resulted in the creation of –the most widely-used web server software –the most consulted encyclopedia –sequencing of the human genome What could it do for education?

5 Legal Basics

6 Recommendation for education: CC BY SA Attribution (BY) No derivative (ND) Non-commercial (NC) Copyleft/Share Alike (SA)

7 Whats Available Tools Content

8 Tools Wikis, blogs, and course –MediaWikiMediaWiki –WordPressWordPress Karen's OpenEd blog Karen's podcast –MoodleMoodle Demo class Open Source software class

9 Productivity tools –OpenOfficeOpenOffice –GIMPGIMP –AudacityAudacity –CamStudioCamStudio More –SourceForgeSourceForge –SchoolForgeSchoolForge

10 Content – General Multimedia Music and sound –ccMixterccMixter –MusOpenMusOpen –Wikimedia Commons musicWikimedia Commons music Photos and video –Wikimedia CommonsWikimedia Commons –The Open Photo ProjectThe Open Photo Project –FlickrFlickr Encyclopedias and more –Wikipedia for SchoolsWikipedia for Schools –Open ebooksOpen ebooks

11 Content – Educational Wikibooks –Wikijunior and The Human BodyThe Human Body Curriki –Force and MotionForce and Motion WikiEducator –Elementary BiologyElementary Biology OER Commons Free-Reading –Phonological AwarenessPhonological Awareness

12 Learn NC –A Comprehensive Study of North Carolina Indian TribesA Comprehensive Study of North Carolina Indian Tribes MIT OpenCourseware –New Media LiteraciesNew Media Literacies Many other universities

13 How You Can Contribute Post photos to Flickr with an open licenseFlickr If you see a mistake in Wikipedia, FIX IT!Wikipedia Add something to a topic you know about in WikipediaWikipedia Create a new article in Wikipedia, Wikitravel, or another wikiWikipedia Wikitravel

14 License your content (web site, lesson plans, photos, PPTs, etc.) with a CC licenseCC license Contribute to Wikibooks, Curriki, or other OER repositoriesWikibooksCurriki Tell your friends about OER

15 Q&A What questions or comments do you have? Thanks for coming! Karen Fasimpaur


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