Our round-up posts will feature a smattering of recent items that relate to Open Educational Resources. Please tell us if you’ve come across other items worth sharing in the comments!
New OER Projects:
- Open Policy Network: The mission of the Open Policy Network is to foster the creation, adoption and implementation of open policies and practices that advance the public good by supporting open policy advocates, organizations and policy makers, connecting open policy opportunities with assistance, and sharing open policy information. Check out their upcoming Institute for Open Leadership (applications for Cohort 1 are due June 30!).
Recent Publications on OER Topics:
- Mitchell, Carmen and Melanie Chu. “Open Education Resources: The New Paradigm in Academic Libraries.” Journal of Library Innovation 5.1 (2014).
- Schwarts, Katrina. “Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?” Mind/Shift.
- Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology, Issue 4: Publication and its Discontents
- June 9-10, 2014: OER Annotation Summit / #oeranno: This meeting is one of a series planned to explore opportunities and barriers to fostering greater collaboration in solving shared technology challenges for open education (OER) projects. This particular meeting will focus on annotation and metadata challenges and solutions for OER, especially with an eye toward integrating tools that allow for more distributed and participatory mark-up.
- July 25-27, 2014: OpenEdJam / @openedjam / #OEJ14: a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields.
- November 15-17, 2014: OPENCON / @open_con: Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.
- Fall 2014: Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning — this course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including education, publishing, librarianship, economics, politics, and more, and asks you to discover what it means to you.