Favorite Open Educational Resources

I’ve been using free educational resources in my presentations for a few years.  Several professors have asked me for a list of Open Educational Resources (OER) that I have shared in various workshops. Here is a list of ten of my current favorites: EveryStockPhoto.com – Search engine that can be used to find free images […]

Opencast

Opencast Community Website The Opencast community is a collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in academia. Through the mailing list, website and collaboration among its members, the community will strive to offer guidance and information to […]

Taking a “lit trip” with Google Maps

http://www.googlelittrips.org/ Here’s a link to an interesting mashup idea where great literature is combined with Google Maps to provide students with a reading road-trip. The site contains resources for both K-12 and Higher Ed. (delicious tags: K12 Education free higher_education literacy literature maps online reading Resources teaching Technology web2.0)

Pros and Cons of Open Content

Understanding the Ins and Outs of ‘Open Content’ Licensing Good article that explains the pros and cons of open content. Overall, I see this as a positive movement in education.  Two possible negatives from my perspective are: Lack of systematic way to provide peer-review of content – We’re counting on a wikipedia model rather than having […]

Delicious links for 2008-07-12

Is Google Making Us Stupid? Good article on how our reading habits may be changing by the way we use the Internet. (tags: academic computers future information internet learning online online_learning reference research brain google) Web Anywhere Free screen reader for the web that doesn’t require new software to be downloaded. (tags: accessibility free reader […]