OER as a participatory activity

Yesterday, the Creative Commons blog posted on Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies This post is right up our open education alley, so we’re recommending it and have pulled a few juicy bits to quote below. After some treatment of “free” vs. “open” and “libre” vs. “gratis”, the author (Alek Tarkowski) gets to some issues even […]

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Join our live office hours on Wednesday, part of celebrating Open Education Week 2016

Please join us for our Open Office Hours this Wednesday, March 9th at 3:00 PM EST! Our topic will be Open Courses for College Credit — we have chosen to highlight credit opportunities for open online learning in order to inform and inspire not just our current student community, but a wider community of parents, […]

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Learn how to re-use open educational resources in four short weeks

If you have been with Saylor Academy long enough (or have just poked around our site enough), you will know that open educational resources (OER) have been at the heart of our courses from the very beginning. We use OER for our learning materials as much as feasible and our courses themselves can be remixed […]

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How Bay College borrowed, improved, and reshared Saylor Academy OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) are at the core of what we do, so we are always happy to learn of ways that others are able to adapt and reuse our materials. Open learning materials can be edited, translated, localized, and generally improved upon by anyone, which effectively extends the usefulness of resources while distributing the […]

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Journal article on OER and college credit co-authored by Saylor Academy staff

With lead author John Hilton III of Brigham Young University, our staff members Lindsay Murphy and Devon Ritter have written and had published the article “From Open Educational Resources to College Credit: The Approaches of Saylor Academy” in open-access journal Open Praxis [Vol 6, No 4 (2014)]. The article considers the Saylor Academy’s history, philosophy, […]

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