OER Newsletter – December 2012

December already? Kind of took us by surprise. Here, then, in the ‘Better Late Than Later’ Department, is the latest list of whatever we feel like talking about…open education resources, tools, news items, and good old-fashioned fun. Some of it may be useful; the Schmich-Luhrmann confabulation is probably more so. And we’re okay with that. […]

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Monday Morning Digest: Digital Citizenship Beyond Facebook?

Good Monday, everyone! This week we start out by exploring a story – a podcast, actually – about providing university students and faculty with their own personal web domains. University of Mary Washington has piloted A Domain of One’s Own to hand over “digital citizenship” to their co-eds and integrate an online presence to their 4-year college experience and […]

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Monday Morning Digest: Learn Computer Literacy Online? Nah, It’ll never work.

In the first offering below, Peter Harsha of the Computing Research Association clues us in to the idea that fluency in computers is about more than what we might pick up in high school (or even college) classes; it’s about “knowing…how to use a computer to solve problems.” Folks once thought that personal computing was […]

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Monday Morning Roundup: Happy Open Access Week!

Ever-mindful that it is not consistency, but a foolish consistency, that is the hobgoblin of little minds, we’re publishing a real assortment today… First of all, happy Open Access Week! You can find all the details at openaccessweek.org, but suffice it to say that the folks behind the growing open access movement are striving to ensure […]

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OER Newsletter – October 2012 (open. useful. fun.)

We’re going to make this a regular public gig (we’ve been circulating these internally for a year or so) — each month, we’ll serve up the latest and greatest of free and open learning resources, tools, and fun sites.  We try to get the details right and to toss out thanks where they’re due; please […]

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