2014-11-30 – Don Gorges Posts November 1 to 30

2014-11-30 – Don Gorges Posts November 1 to 30

The Monsters of Education Technology by Audrey Watters _ Price: $4.99 USD. _ A collection of essays about education technology: its history and its ideologies and its monsters. These essays were originally delivered as lectures during 2014 but have been edited and compiled here. __ http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/497511 __ She is currently working on a book called Teaching Machines. No really. She is. less 7h ago


 


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Chip Kidd - Designing books is no laughing matter - OK it is - TED

State of the Commons - 100 Million Saved Meme - 03

OER FACTOID MEME*

“Open Textbooks have saved Students 100 Million dollars”

*Sources not found in Report

State of the Commons – Creative Commons Report _ https://stateof.creativecommons.org/report/ _

Let’s visualize this 100 Million in the economy with a new Graphic Spreadsheet Infographic

Students who saved money may still have it in their Bank Account

Student’s who spent it elsewhere may have improved quality of life

Investment of human resources [incl. volunteerism] and public funding to create OER

 

 


__A greater number people adding searchable metadata to their creative work would be a [more] meaningful measure of progress _ “There’s no sign-up to use a CC license, and no central repository or catalog of CC-licensed works. So it’s impossible to say precisely how many licensed works there are, how many people are using Creative Commons licenses, where those people are located, or how they’re using them.” __ less http://lnkd.in/eZM8Ufq

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __55:00 puzzling over [Cap] Student’s comments about changing Professors’ mindset that Online Students are looking for the easy way out [-] changing Professors’ mindset when designing midterms and finals [-] don’t f-us-up too much on making the test hard because we have more access to books and things – you really stress us out less 1d ago


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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Create and Study OER Database that includes Foundation content that can easily adapted. Find out about OER Accessibility – Research to judge the current quality of metadata embedded in OER that is found supporting K–12 mathematics and English language arts/literacy, aligned with [Arizona, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin] state learning standards and adopted Common Core. less 3d ago


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2014-11-15 – Don Gorges Posts November 1 – 15

Don Gorges Don Gorges On 11/14/14 9:45 AM, Clint Lalonde wrote: Hi Don, Thanks for the comment. The research is to examine the awareness, usage and adoption patterns of institutional faculty with direct respect to open educational resources. We are not asking for publishers opinions because for this research project, the focus is faculty and open educational resources, not publishers opinions. Publishers are not the focus. Faculty are. [continues] less 1h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges [Clint continues] There are ways publishers are participating in our project. However, for this research study (which has been approved by both the Kwantlen and Open University ERB) they are not the focus. Just like a research study asking for student opinions of open resources wouldn’t include the publishers vice. That would indeed, bias the results as they are not part of the intended sample group. <br/> Hope that helps,<br/> Clint less 1h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Thanks Clint. Right, it is only Faculty responses being sought for the questions in this Survey. I believe that the Survey questions should attempt to articulate all the reasons Faculty have made the particular resource selections listed in their Syllabus and Course Guidelines, along with a breakdown of their choices of ©ER, Public Domain and OER materials. [continues] less 1h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Looking at the whole picture, it would be worthwhile to build and study a Syllabus and Course Guidelines database for all BC Faculty – focusing, in particular, on those who are teaching the 40 targeted Courses. With all of this information as a guide, it would be possible to budget for and develop an Open Design framework of customized ©ER, Public Domain and OER resources in each subject area that meets Faculty needs and expectations. [continues] less 1h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Ultimately, the credibility of this research project should reflect an unbiased perspective and avoid making the data fit the agenda, as we see in data from push poll surveys of Student PIRGs.<br/> The credibility of this research prompted suggesting input from Publishers in framing the questions and information gathering that benefits all with a complete picture. __Don less 1h ago


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Don Gorges Don Gorges __OER and Open Textbooks references lack a common understanding as compared to referencing “Traditional” Textbooks we have all used. The Survey should bring specific examples into view when discussing and comparing open textbooks and OER teachers materials. BCcampus might tap gov. data resources for info on textbooks now used by Faculty – one syllabus search lead to a Douglas College Course Guideline with Faculty teaching material _ http://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/courses/GEOG/GEOG3327/guideline __ GEOG 3327 – Curriculum Guideline – Douglas College and Text Books\Materials Examples of textbooks to be used and periodically updated are: [list of 6] less 22h ago


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Teri Springer Teri Springer My statement about small awards is based on the assumption that you can show that you used the image thinking you had permission to do so (having been misled into believing you had permission….) 1d ago

Ellen Herbert Ellen Herbert Great article – one thing to remember is that Getty does NOT OWN copyright on most of the images – they are contracted to license the images on behalf of their contributors. 14h ago

Annie Feldmeier Adams Annie Feldmeier Adams Good article. Summarizes clearly the current situation well. Thanks for posting! 13h ago


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Don Gorges Don Gorges __New BCcampus Open textbook adoption Faculty survey _ http://survey.bccampus.ca/index.php/775343/lang-en _ “Purpose of the study: This online survey of BC post-secondary instructors is part of a project which is investigating how faculty think about and use open textbooks and other open educational resources, as well as the factors that facilitate or inhibit their adoption in the classroom.” __Free Textbooks are most impactful with Students in 2yr College Programs, and specific Faculty to focus on knowing about Professors’ current course teaching materials via Faculty syllabus and visual presentations – to engage in personal interviews for OER comparisons and usage research. . . a thought. less 2d ago


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