OER in schools

Despite great initiatives like the DigiLit Leicester project on these shores and K12 OER Collaborative in the US, OER folks’ attention does not focus often enough on the K-12/school scene. TJ Bliss writes “If we want OER to become the default, we need people to use OER and to know that they are using OER”. In my experience, lack of OER … Continue reading OER in schools

OER at #iNACOL14

Open Only in Palm Springs

The 9th (and to date largest) iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium has now concluded. Joining the nearly 3,000 attendees at the massive Palm Springs Convention Center, I made my way from Pueblo to Sierra via San Jacinto and Catalina, ice cream in one hand and lemonade in the other, navigating the talks in the OER … Continue reading OER at #iNACOL14

From Chile, with love

I’m intrigued. The façade of the Universidad de Chile on Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins in Santiago displays a huge banner with a quote from Nicanor Parra, the anti-poet: “Don’t stop being a flea in the minotaur’s ear”. The university celebrates Parra’s 100th birthday recalling part of the speech he gave at the opening of the … Continue reading From Chile, with love

Cleaning our way to a monster dataset

In February of 2013 the newly put together OERRH team completed the humongous task of creating a bank of survey questions which would be one of the main research instruments to collect data around the project’s eleven hypotheses. Bear one thing in mind: at the time, each of us was working with a different collaboration –OpenStax, Saylor Academy, Flipped Learning … Continue reading Cleaning our way to a monster dataset

Goodbye Mars: FlipCon14 Reviewed

Have you ever heard of a microburst? Me neither, yet it seems that my trips to the US happen to coincide with freak meteorological conditions. Last year, Claire and I were the closest we’ve ever been to a tornado; this year it was a microburst. A what? Wikipedia to the rescue: “A microburst is a very localized … Continue reading Goodbye Mars: FlipCon14 Reviewed

Evening OERthlings, greetings from Mars!

I’m in Mars, Pennsylvania Route 228, population 1,699. Most notable Martian? A certain Gino Crognale, of renown in the make-up world for his artistry in The Walking Dead. FlipCon14, the 7th Annual Flipped Learning Conference, is about to start and it’s not zombies descending on these 0.5 square miles of Butler County, but hordes of teachers with one thing on … Continue reading Evening OERthlings, greetings from Mars!

Creative Commons Licenses for Flipped Educators

Last September, when Kari Arfstrom visited Milton Keynes as an OERRHub fellow, we talked about creating an infographic for flipped educators that would explain in a simple and engaging manner how to use Creative Commons Licenses.  Last January, when Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams visited Milton Keynes en route to speaking at BETT13, we talked about creating an infographic for flipped educators that would explain in a simple and engaging manner how to use Creative Commons licenses.

Well, let me introduce you to Mr. O’Pen. (About time, I hear you say!)

CCforFLN

Creative Commons Licenses for Flipped Educators has been created with input from the OERRHub team, designed by Celia de los Arcos, blessed by Kari Arfstrom (Flipped Learning Network) and rubber-stamped by Creative Commons‘ Billy Meinke, Jane Park and Cable Green. And you thought this was just another infographic?!

You can download it from here.

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I flip, you flip, she flips…

I'm off to Belfast tomorrow for a Staff Development Languages Day at The Open University's elegant headquarters on Victoria Street. I usually enjoy these gatherings very much; there are few of us languages tutors in Ireland compared to the other regions and nations, and Saturday will be a much welcomed chance to catch up face-to-face … Continue reading I flip, you flip, she flips…

Flipped Learning and OER: Survey Results

Yesterday the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of ‘flipped learning’, a timely reminder for me to share the results of the survey that the OERRHub Project conducted with flipped educators to find out about their use of open educational resources (OER). I blogged about our relationship with the FLN and how this research … Continue reading Flipped Learning and OER: Survey Results