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Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 1 - Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics  (PDF)
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities.. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 1 - Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics  (Word)
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

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Lecture Notes
Reading
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OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 2 - Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

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Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
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OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 1: Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics (PDF)
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This unit gives a historical background to mathematics education in South Africa, to outcomes-based education and to the national curriculum statement for mathematics. The traditional approach to teaching mathematics is then contrasted with an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on íîdoing mathematics, and mathematics as a science of pattern and order, in which learners actively explore mathematical ideas in a conducive classroom environment.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Sapire, Ingrid
Welch, Tessa
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 1: Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics (Word)
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This unit gives a historical background to mathematics education in South Africa, to outcomes-based education and to the national curriculum statement for mathematics. The traditional approach to teaching mathematics is then contrasted with an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on 'doing' mathematics, and mathematics as a science of pattern and order, in which learners actively explore mathematical ideas in a conducive classroom environment.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Sapire, Ingrid
Welch, Tessa
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
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OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics (PDF)
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In this unit, the theoretical basis for teaching mathematics -- constructivism -- is explored. Varieties of teaching strategies based on constructivist understandings of how learning best takes place are described

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Textbook
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OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics (Word)
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In this unit, the theoretical basis for teaching mathematics ې constructivism ې is explored. Varieties of teaching strategies based on constructivist understandings of how learning best takes place are described

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Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
The Adoption of Open Educational Resources by One Community College Math Department
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The high cost of textbooks is of concern not only to college students but also to society as a whole. Open textbooks promise the same educational benefits as traditional textbooks; however, their efficacy remains largely untested. We report on one community college’s adoption of a collection of open resources across five different mathematics classes. During the 2012 fall semester, 2,043 students in five different courses used these open access resources. We present a comparison between the previous two years in terms of the number of students who withdrew from the courses and the number that completed the courses with a C grade or better. Our analysis suggests that while there was likely no change in these educational outcomes, students who have access to open access materials collectively saved a significant amount of money. Students and faculty were surveyed as to their perceptions of these materials and the results were generally favorable.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Reading
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Athabasca University
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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Author:
Donna Gaudet
Jared Robinson
John Levi Hilton III
Phil Clark
Date Added:
09/01/2013
AgShare Resource Guide: Freely available academic readings to supplement course modules
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This resource guide is a compendium of the individual handbooks that were prepared for the AgShare university partners. It is subdivided into sections, such as lecture materials, student readings, websites, and video.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University and OER Africa
OER Africa
Author:
Levey, Lisbeth
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Alignment Matrices
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Alignment matrices are designed to ensure the integrity of your instruction and to provide artifacts for the assessment of student learning. In the matrix attached, you will find columns for student outcomes, state standards, national standards, program standards and artifacts from assignments ensuring these areas have been satisfied. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Katie Olson
Amee Godwin - On Doing OER
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Amee Godwin's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, she writes about OER as an active collaborative process aimed at enhancing teaching and learning.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Anaerobic infections
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3-part lecture series given at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology about infections with Gram-negative obligate anaerobes

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Carly Engleberg
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Andy Lane - Systems for Supportive Open Teaching
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Andy Lane's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he describes Open Learning and Open Educational Resources activities and projects at The UK Open University. He asks some critical questions about what it means to talk about Open Teaching (whether using OERs or not) and how might that teaching be organized so that it is supportive of informal and/or formal learning.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Karen Lauritsen
Linda Frederiksen
Melissa Falldin
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Automated Blood Counts
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A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Ohene Opare-Sem
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Autonomic Effect After Muscarinic Hyper-Activity
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This experiment demonstrates the effect of muscarinic agonists and its parasympathetic effects such as lacrimation (shedding of red tears), salivation, defaecation, urination pilo-erection, rhinorrhea, sweating and labored breathing.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Anne Acquaah
Benjamin Prempeh
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
BC Open Textbooks – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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Sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about baking this into the regular daily operations of an institution.” This segment tells a story of a highly successful Open Textbook project in British Columbia, Canada and how the project sustained momentum and funding. Stacey and Burgess, former and current Directors of Open Education at BCcampus first discuss the history of the Open Texbook Project and illustrate the key elements that influenced the initiative’s early success. One of the key elements they identify is their continuous data collection effort around student access and student affordability. They also discuss the recent growth in the adoption of OER and report that there have been 103 open textbooks in the BC collection. In discussing sustainability and capacity building across the system, they point out that sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about integrating this into the regular daily ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
Biology Courses Open Education Project
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This Biology Courses website is a nationally funded project that is part of the UK Open Educational Resource Programme (Phase 3, 2011 – 2012) run by the JISC / HEA. Our project is called HALS OER – Health and Life Science Open Educational Resources and everything you see here is shared around the globe, openly and freely available to use.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Dr Vivien Rolfe
Date Added:
11/13/2012
Building Collaborative Open Educational Resources
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In this OER we will demonstrate how to collaborate on various general educational resources applicable for educators at all grade levels.Participants can either find an existing OER or create a new resource.Topics for this  Module include:How to set up learning/student outcomes using Bloom's taxonomy verbsSetting up alignment matrices alignments (example: learning/student outcomes, various professional standards, and assignments to be used for artifacts for assessment of student learning)Creating objective measurable rubricsHow to Differentiate lessons Interactive in-class work optionsWays to give genuine professional feedback to students' work to scaffold skillsWays to teach students self-assessment skills

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Katie Olson
Building a Degree with Open Educational Resources at Bay College
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This video was made possible by a grant from Achieving the Dream. Through this grant Bay College will create degree pathways using Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources are resources licensed with a Creative Commons license type.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Bay College
Date Added:
03/30/2017
CONEWAGO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S INTRODUCTION TO OER - Part I Remix
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As Conewago Valley School District advances its open educational resource (OER) adoption and implementation plan, Leveraging its teaching and learning network and digital library, OER Commons (oercommons.org) launched in 2007.

This is the first of three custom module trainings that will provide participants with an introduction to OER practice and the value add, highlighting successful state and district use cases. Followed by a demonstration and discussion of how to navigate OER Commons and create collaborative workflows to identify resources, assess their quality using rubrics, and organize materials for use. Participants will get an opportunity to practice using OER tools and begin to design their plans for OER implementation, specific to their immediate OER needs. An important outcome for educators will be a shared understanding of OER practice and specific next steps for OER adoption in their work.

We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ann Baum (Johnston)
Ben Smith
Christopher Rudisill
Chris Bowman
Karen Sipe
Date Added:
01/29/2018
CORRE: An evaluation framework for transforming teaching materials into OERs
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A presentation covering the development of an evaluation framework for transforming teaching materials into OERs.

Delivered at the OER 10 Conference

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
CORRE
University College Falmouth
Provider Set:
UCF openSpace
Author:
CORRE
Date Added:
07/21/2011
CSE 624: Internet for Educators Reading & Resource List
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Materials below are selected for a graduate level course, CSE 624: Internet for Educators. The course is intended for MS: Education students who require a course that gives them an overview of diverse, and primarily web-based, technologies. A second goal is to offer hands on experience working with web technologies and curating content directly relevant to graduates’ teaching/learning environments. Additionally, this course is meant to help address a sore point for many educators: understanding copyright and related issues. Thus determining which resources (books, movies, videos, etc.) they can use, as well as learning about alternative sources of content and resources, are key components of this course.

Since different people teach this course, this collection of resources is meant to suggest a set of common resources for faculty to integrate into their courses while allowing them to personalize themes and emphases. Hopefully, faculty will also add materials to this content as well.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Syllabus
Date Added:
03/06/2019
CSUB's OER Webpage
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This is how CSUB provides OER support to our students and faculty. Our webpage is designed to support the different academic schools and majors here at csub by providing open journals, websites and free eBooks. There's a faculty showcase link showing the faculty that provide oer in their classes as well as how much their students save.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Data Set
Reading
Date Added:
02/20/2019
Christine Geith - Can OER Really Impact Higher Education and Human Development?
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Christine Geith's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, she writes about how OER may be shaping the future of a new type of university.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Ciensación
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Ciensación fue creado con el apoyo de UNESCO Brasil para promover una cultura de experimentos cortos «para poner las manos en la masa» y una educación científica que estimule el desarrollo de habilidades.

El sitio web es un compilado de REA con actividades cortas de investigación —se llevan a cabo en menos de 10 minutos— que pueden incorporarse con facilidad a la enseñanza del día a día en las clases regulares. En vez de simplemente ilustrar conceptos científicos o fenómenos naturales, estos experimentos prácticos traen preguntas para que los alumnos se involucren en debates sobre la búsqueda de evidencias. Fueron elaborados para estimular el pensamiento crítico y las mentes curiosas y para que los alumnos sientan el placer de descubrir. En otras palabras: para enseñar ciencias como una actividad, como un arte fascinante que los alumnos querrán dominar.

Los docentes están invitados a publicar sus propios experimentos para «poner las manos en la masa» en Ciensación. Los experimentos enviados que pasen el proceso de revisión serán publicados como REA en portugués, español e inglés, bajo la licencia internacional Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ciênsação
Date Added:
10/07/2016
Ciênsação
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A Ciênsação foi criado com o apoio da UNESCO Brasil para promover uma cultura de experimentos curtos, claros, focados e realizados pelos alunos em sala de aula. Por meio de atividades “mão na massa”, os alunos reforçarão habilidades, competências essenciais e vivenciarão o fascínio pela pesquisa científica.

Estas atividades de pesquisa foram concebidas especificamente para promover o pensamento crítico, a capacidade analítica e o trabalho em equipe na sala de aula. Cada experimento vem acompanhado de perguntas, a fim de dar início a uma discussão. Em vez de apenas ilustrar conceitos científicos ou fenômenos naturais, esses experimentos foram desenvolvidos para ensinar ciência como uma atividade, uma arte fascinante da qual os alunos desejarão se apropriar.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ciênsação
Date Added:
08/21/2016
Cole Camplese - Embedding Student Expectations
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Cole Camplese's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he looks at how the Web is finally starting to fulfill its promise as a platform to support and extend conversations.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Collection Development for School Librarians in the Era of Open
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Open educational resources (OER) play an increasingly important role in the era of open education.This module addresses the questions around how to integrate OER into a school library collection. Specifically, it looks at:What are the considerations, such as quality, accessibility, and curation that might make them more challenging to manage than traditional library resources?How do you begin to work with classroom teachers to introduce and integrate OER into their arsenal of classroom resources?How do you link selection of OER to your school's curriculum?What role does OER play in the larger concept of open pedagogy?A final look at OER and collection development as a social justice issue

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Patricia Erwin-Ploog
Date Added:
10/14/2017
Combinations Proven to Work
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This is an interview with Dr. Joy Morris, Professor at the Department for Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the University of Lethbridge on her Open Educational Practices, including the publications of her own textbooks under CC-BY-NC-SA and her open work in the community.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Joerdis Weilandt
Date Added:
09/26/2017