Open source software (OSS) and open educational resources (OER) share a common heritage and philosophy - they are both about giving everyone access and permission to use, change and re-use material. This page helps you find out more about OSS and OER, so that you can use them in your teaching and learning.
OSS and OER both share the same benefits:
So how can OSS help you in your teaching? With the high costs of purchasing software, teachers always need to on the lookout for cheaper access to it. Click on the OSS link to find out more.
So how can OER help you in your teaching? With the high costs involved in developing materials for on campus and especially for online teaching, teachers always need to on the lookout for smarter ways to work. Click on the OER link to find out more.
In April 2009, Microsoft released the ASP.NET MVC source code under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). This is Microsoft open access - the MS-PL contains no platform restrictions and provides broad rights to modify and redistribute the source code.
Open educational resources (OER) are "digitized materials that are offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning, and research." OER are extremely important for assisting institutions to get online programs up and running easily and quickly - and within the small budget that they are often working with.
Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.
Wanjira Kinuthia, Georgia State University
Stewart Marshall, The University of the West Indies
This book integrates research, action research, best practice and case studies detailing how some educators have embraced the opportunities afforded by mobile learning. [... read more ...]
Military friendly colleges welcome military applicants - those who are serving, or have served, in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Guard.
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MBAs are the most popular programs. They are ideal for people in management and administration wishing to upgrade their qualifications.
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Richard Baraniuk is a Rice University professor with a giant vision: to create a free, global online education system. In this presentation, he introduces Connexions, the open-access publishing system that's changing the landscape of education by providing free coursework and educational materials to everyone in the world. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA.)
In this Ted Talk on "Open-source economics" Law professor Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. By disrupting traditional economic production, copyright law and established competition, they're paving the way for a new set of economic laws, where empowered individuals are put on a level playing field with industry giants.
We recommend that students new to online learning take the Open University UK online course "Living with the internet: learning online".
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