Open Educational Resources

Need more reason to go affordable? Read about the Undergrad Survey @ UMass

UMass Amherst Libraries Releases Results of Open Education Survey

  • Seven faculty were awarded grants of $1,000 to $2,500 in the spring of 2016
  • Four hundred fifty eight students from courses in Physics, Kinesiology, Astronomy, French, German, and Human Development

In addition to the cost benefit, other students said the OER materials made their class experience more enjoyable

  • “The readings that were presented catered more to a student attempting to understand the material in a way that is more learning-friendly.”
  • “I was able to better understand the content we were learning, because the best reading possible was selected [by the professor] to explain a concept, as opposed to just following a textbook where some content may be explained more clearly than others.”

See the original press release at Results of Open Education Initiative survey announced

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Open Textbook Publishing | AAUP

Who is best suited to control textbooks: the faculty or the publishers? There are ways to make sure it is the faculty.

Source: Open Textbook Publishing | AAUP

Joe Moxley writes: Rather than working as employees on by-the-piece rates for global companies like Pearson, faculty members can assume the role of publishers. . . . We need to realize our power as authors and publishers. Working collaboratively, we can create dynamic teaching and learning environments.

Featured Post : What is Open? Affordability, OER, and Open Pedagogy – Teaching and Learning Innovations at CI

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Aligning with openCI efforts, we recently attended the openEd conference in Richmond, Virginia to gain a deeper understanding about the advances and innovative practices being made ar…

Source: What is Open? Affordability, OER, and Open Pedagogy – Teaching and Learning Innovations at CI

The Intersections Between Open Access, Open Educational Resources, & Author Rights : Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week

A Celebration of Open Access Week

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

12:00 – 3:30pm

Homer Babbidge Library, Class of 1947 Conference Room

Remote streaming will be available through UConn WebEx @ https://goo.gl/vuNKmJ

 

12-1:15pm
Empowering Authors through Publication Agreements
Maximize control, impact and discoverability of your scholarly output.
Open Access Flavors
What are the different types of open access and why do they matter?
OA? OER? What’s the Difference?
Two different movements with a lot in common. How do they support each other?
1:30- 3:15pm
ORCID IDs
This digital identifier distinguishes you from every other researcher. Learn about the ID and how to use it.
Entering the Creative Commons
What are open licenses and how do they add value to scholarly and creative work?
Managing Your Scholarly ID Online
Make your scholarly author identity visible and available for citation.
UConn’s Research Data Repository
Learn how UConn can help make your data publicly available.

 

 

View and download the flyer for this event.

Streaming during the Event

Join the event remotely in WebEx for the presentation.  Attendees aren’t required to register. Attendee login:

https://goo.gl/vuNKmJ

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https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef4778b87dc3a13f33f6c8651703ae9d6

On joining the meeting, you will be asked to enter your name and email. If you haven’t used WebEx before, you will need to download the small Cisco.exe file. More instructions can be found at https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-5441. Attendees will be muted upon joining the event. Attendees will need to “Connect to audio” via their computer or phone. A survey will appear for attendees after the event.


Open Access Week 2016 Links

Open @ UConn  http://open.uconn.edu/

Open Access

SPARC Open: http://sparcopen.org/
Directory of Open Access Journals: https://doaj.org/
SHERPA/RoMEO: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php

Open Data:

Contact us: researchdata@uconn.eduUConn Library Research Data Archive: http://lib.uconn.edu/services/research-data/archiving/
Registry of Research Data Repositories: http://service.re3data.org/search

Open Authors:

 

 

On the creation of Open CourseWare (OCW) at MIT in 2000

MIT’s Open CourseWare (OCW) is visited by over 1 million people every month. In this interview with Shigeru Miyagawa, chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee from 2012-2013, he describes the development of an open education mindset at MIT as this became a part of the institutional mission.

Shigeru Miyagawa, MITIn what ways do you think Open Education (OE) has impacted Institutional practice, reputation and culture of MIT? 

OCW was definitely a huge paradigm shift. From looking at one’s teaching materials as solely for the use of our students inside the walls of our Institution to saying here is part of our education that we want to share with the rest of the world. Anyone is free to use it. This is a complete shift in how we view what we’ve produced as teaching material. This really started the OE movement. From people trying to sort of keep it inside or trying to charge for it in order to make money to saying that it is good, in fact it is part of our mission to share what we have produced with the rest of the world.

Read the entire interview at Open Education Consortium’s collection of interviews with administrators and faculty on the impact that open education projects and practice has had on their institutions.

Impact of Openness on Institutions