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Websites Mentioned in this Chapter

Why remix an Open Educational Resource? :

How would you use free academic video courses from leading universities :

Learning object, Wikipedia :

What Are Learning Objects? :

The Reusability Paradox, David Wiley - A content module's stand-alone pedagogical effectiveness is inversely proportional to its reusability. :

WikiEducator - an evolving community intended for the collaborative planning of education projects linked with the development of free content, development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning, work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs, networking on funding proposals developed as free content.  :

MERLOT - searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. :

August 2009, the Open Education conference in Vancouver, Canada : - Speakers:

The Performance Environment, Clark Quinn :

PLN Yourself, Sue Waters - to help you gain the skills to build your own personal learning network (PLN) :

A Collection of PLE diagrams, Scott Leslie :

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities, Nancy White :

Study guide, Wikipedia :

Collaborative Statistics textbook :

Connexions - a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute :

Open Knowledge Foundation registry of textbooks and related materials which are free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute :

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) - list of discipline-specific open and free textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college courses. :

Wikibooks - the open-content textbooks collection and tools for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. :

Intelligent tutoring system, Wikipedia  :

Research and Development of Learning Networks :

Science Learning Network - an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. :

Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources, Stephen Downes :

Creative Commons - provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination :

Wikipedia + CC BY-SA = Free Culture Win, Creative Commons :

Introduction to Open Education - course by David Wiley - the primer on the subject :

What Web 2.0 Can Teach the Open Education Movement - Leary and Wiley provide an interesting look at some of the social media sites and how they are being used to publish research and educational content. :

Sustainability Models for Community College Open Textbooks - Kanter, Baker, Thierstein, and Forte discuss their work on developing and promoting open textbooks :

Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) :

Open Educational Resources (OER) Handbook - a guide for educators interested in learning more about open educational resources :

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) - Use of open textbooks can lower educational costs for students. :

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative (CCOTC) evaluation criteria :

Open Educational Resources (OER), its origins and history, Wikipedia :

Learning Federation - develops digital curriculum content for all Australian and New Zealand schools. :

OER Commons - Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade level :

Models for sustainable open educational resources - Stephen Downes discusses a number of issues and models associated with the sustainability of of creation, distribution and use of learning objects. :

Use and abuse of reusable learning objects - Although this was written in 2003 and a number of the terms have evolved, it is interesting to note how the processes and ideas have evolved for these early beginnings :

UK Open University :

Creating open educational resources from the UK Open University - creating your own open educational resources, write a learning unit, resources :

Wikiversity - a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. :

Composing free and open online educational resources - online course at Wikiversity, assignments include links to many good resources including, history, copyright, media :

Social Media & Open Education - an open course developed and facilitated by Alec Couros :

Open Education Conference - Vancouver, Canada, hosted by the University of British Columbia August 12 - 14, 2009. :

OER Foundation - provides leadership, networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education :

Learning4Content - The OER Foundation and WikiEducator offer a free online workshop every month :

Social Network Analysis, A Brief Introduction - mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, URLs, and other connected information/knowledge entities to understanding the relationships within a personal learning network :

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. :

Wisc-Online is a web-based repository of learning objects, developed primarily by faculty members from the Wisconsin Technical College System. :

Open Courseware(OCW) Consortium - free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses from more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world :

Stanford University - provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content :

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative - includes some open and free courses :

Tufts OpenCourseWare - provides free access to course content :

Johns Hopkins Open CourseWare project - open access to information and knowledge about the obstacles to the public's health and their potential solutions. :

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) - a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. :

Utah State OpenCourseWare - a collection of educational material to provide people around the world with an opportunity to access high quality learning opportunities. :

University of Notre Dame OpenCourseWare :

Yale University - podcasts :

Free Lectures & Courses from Great Universities (Audio and Video) :

Public Library of Science - open access journals on a broad range of sciences from the nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource :

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons includes resources at all grade levels although post-secondary make up a significant portion of the total - Primary (5342), Secondary (8028), Post-secondary (16111) --as of September 2009 :

MERLOT - wide range of subjects. formats and grade levels, many include peer reviews :

Learning Federation - available to schools in Australia and New Zealand :

Kathy's list - one of the earliest lists of links to primary learning objects, predating the term by nearly a decade. In the late 1990s, Kathy Schrock maintained "the list" of links to lesson plans and educational materials for K-12. Now part of the Discovery Channel online resources. :

European SchoolNet - work includes building a Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) :

Context eLearning with Broadband Technologies (CELEBRATE) - pedagogy for the design and use of collaborative and interoperable Learning Objects in integrated learning environments :

WatchKnow lists thousands of reviewed short educational videos available on the web. It is a non-profit, online community that encourages everyone to collect, create, and share free, innovative, educational videos. :

Free Reading :

Chickering and Gamson Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education :

Sofia Project - free exchange of community college-level materials :

A Quick Guide to Social Learning, Jane Hart :

My Personal Learning Environment, Michele Matin :

20 reasons why students should blog, Anne Mirtschin :

The Manchester Personal Learning Environment mPLE :

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license :