Tag Archives: OER

Wikipedia: tying together formal & informal education

Earlier this month I attended the launch event for Open Educational Resources university, a consortium that is tying together the best of formal and informal education. I’m really excited about what this means for the future of higher ed, and … Continue reading

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Writing Wikipedia Articles: the online course

Last month, my colleague Sara Frank Bristow and I finished our first run of the free online course, Writing Wikipedia Articles: The basics and beyond. This course is part part Communicate OER, a project to improve the coverage of open … Continue reading

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Communicate OER: building content and building community

Today, the big news from UNESCO’s World OER Congress is the approval of the Paris Open Education Declaration. This long-deliberated document reflects the desire of governments and organizations around the world to develop educational resources in a free, open, collaborative manner. Communicate … Continue reading

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Communicate OER: Working together to document open education on Wikipedia

Our poster is now live at the 2012 World OER Congress in Paris! Interested in the project? Learn more here.

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Wikipedia traffic thrives on news events

On April 5, the popular news site Tech Crunch ran a story about a lawsuit involving Boundless Learning, a Boston-based maker of open educational resources (OER). I’ll let you go straight to the source for that important story; but here, … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources: it’s time to document ourselves!

When I first started editing wikis, I didn’t start with the most ambitious encyclopedia project in human history; I started with a non-profit where volunteers and staff convened to work together in person. Learning this unfamiliar tool along with others—some … Continue reading

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Wikipedia in the College Classroom

Last week, I had the honor of speaking to the faculty of the University of Mississippi, through the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’s Faculty Development Luncheon series. Below are my slides from the presentation. (I have video as … Continue reading

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