Friday, March 20, 2009

Open Source Education Resource (OER) Books and Resources

Two books have recently been published on open source technology for education:
These new releases both deal with Open Educational Resources (OER). For more in OER, see the Resources list below. The tables of contents of these two books are farther below.

Resources:

Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Change Pressures and Trends
  • What we know about learning
  • Technology, Teaching, and Learning
  • Media and technology
  • Change cycles and future patterns
  • New Learners? New Educators? New Skills
  • Tools
  • Research
  • Conclusion
Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace
Table of Contents
  • Foreword/ Nicholas Burnett
  • Introduction/ Susan D’Antoni
  • SECTION 1 - A FIRST FORUM: PRESENTING THE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) MOVEMENT
    • 1. Open Educational Resources: an introductory note/ Sally Johnstone
    • 2. Providing OER and related issues: an introductory note/ Anne Margulies, Richard Baraniuk, Candace Thille, David Wiley
    • 3. Using OER and related issues: an introductory note/ Mohammed-Nabil Sabry, Peter Bateman, Pedro Aranzadi, Derrick Tate
    • 4. Discussion highlights/ Paul Albright
  • SECTION 2 - ONGOING DISCUSSION
    • 5. A research agenda for OER: discussion highlights/ Kim Tucker and Peter Bateman
    • 6. A 'Do-It-Yourself' resource for OER: discussion highlights/ Boris Vukovic
    • 7. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and OER: Part I - An introductory note/ Boris Vukovic with Claude Martin
    • Part 2 - Discussion highlights/ Boris Vukovic
  • SECTION 3 - A SECOND FORUM: DISCUSSING THE OECD STUDY OF OER
    • 8. Mapping producers and users/ Jan Hylén
    • 9. Why individuals and institutions share and use OER/ Jan Hylén
    • 10. Discussion highlights/ Alexa Joyce
  • SECTION 4 - PRIORITIES FOR ACTION
    • 11. Open Educational Resources: the way forward/ Susan D'Antoni



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