#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed […]

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures:...

10 journals every e-learning professional should read

I was delighted when Matt Guyan blogged 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read in response to my 5 papers every learning professional should read. […]

Storing and archiving data

When I was doing my own PhD, I had a filing cabinet with three or four drawers, and even then I had hundreds of photocopies […]

3 Reasons Scaling Up Open Educational Resources Should be the Next Step

Open Educational Resources (OER) have been with us for over 20 years. The world wide web revolution made them accessible to anyone with an internet connection. […]

Waffling Open Badges – Why they are not working?

Yesterday I wrote a blog post on my personal blog about the subscription system on many of gaming sites such as Twitch and why people […]

Free/Open Music, Images, Films, Books, & A Short Background of “Free”

People publish many resources like music, pictures, videos under different Creative Commons licenses, and several old pictures etc. have been freed into the public domain. Some public domain pictures, […]

Google’s Treasure Trove for Educators – Part II

In an earlier post we shared some exciting tools and apps from Google for educators: http://www.designstorm.in/thoughtstorm/googles-treasure-trove-for-educators/  In this part II of the same post we’re back […]

Apple's Folly (in Education)

The news from LAUSD (see here) who is suing Apple and Pearson has made the news and is probably hurting the chances of a large […]

IMS Global Announces K-12 Open EdTech Ecosystem Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global / IMS) today announced the formation of a new initiative aimed at communicating the benefits and availability of open […]

Free the Textbook: reducing the cost of studying with open textbooks

I watched Cable Green's #OER15 keynote with great interest last week, and it brought me back to what I've been thinking about open textbooks for […]

Open Textbook ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available | Tony Bates

IT’S OPEN! IT’S FREE! IT’S ONLINE! IT’S READY! For the last two weeks I have been frantically re-editing my online open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital […]

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