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Evaluation Tool for Aligning OER To Common Core Standards at OER Commons

Achieve and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) have announced a new tool for users to rate the quality of OER for teaching and student learning. The tool will allow educators to rate the quality of these resources for teaching and student learning, align these resources to the Common Core State Standards, and evaluate the extent to which the individual resources align to specific standards.

UNESCO Policy Forum - Mainstreaming Open Educational Practices (OPAL, CONCEDE)

 Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice

 UNESCO Joint policy forum of the OPAL and CONCEDE Projects

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Key messages from the event on 14 Nov 2011:

SmartHistory is teaming up with the Khan Academy

Over the past few years SmartHistory.org has been growing fast. Content and usage numbers are way up (visits are now over 150,000 per month) and Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as well as their team have been working hard to make the site an indispensable resource for students and informal learners. At the same time, they have been actively looking for similar initiatives and tthe one that they were most excited about was the Khan Academy.

Presenting OLnet (Youtube recorded presentation)

This recording is of a presentation by Patrick McAndrew given in July 2011 at The Open University. The youtube recording lasts about 45 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgJum2QebRE

Twitter tags for OER in Brazil

Here is a list of the Twitter hashtags commonly used to discuss OER in Brazil...

@reanetbr
#rea
#reanetbr
#reabr
#oer

 

Recent visiting OLnet Fellows

The following OLnet Fellows are visiting the Open University in September/October 2011:

Sandra Wills - Tues 30 August – Thurs 6 October Sandra Wills

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Grainne Conole has left the building

Eileen Scanlon and Grainne Conole

The OLnet project is sorry to see Grainne Conole leaving the Open University and moving to Leicester University.  The connections will still be there, but she won't be as directly involved in OLnet.  We all wish her well in her new role.

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