Submitted by Ulrich Schrader on Fri, 2009-04-24 17:10
For the educator resources on the internet are often like a double sided sword. On one side they might be very successfully applied in the teaching process, on the other side the licensing is not often clearly expressed, or access to the resource might be restricted, or even prohibitively expensive. Here freely available open educational resources become increasingly more relevant - not only for the process of formal teaching and learning in institutions dedicated to this task, but more important for self-guided learning also in the context of professional development.
Submitted by Ulrich Schrader on Wed, 2008-11-26 11:14
Bei dem 6. Darmstädter E-Learning Tag an der TU Darmstadt zu dem Thema "OpenLearnware - Offene Bildungsressourcen für alle" konnte ich meine Erfahrungen mit verschiedenen Web 2.0 Anwendungen im Rahmen eines Vortrags "Offene Lehrveranstaltungen mit Web 2.0 Techniken" vorstellen.
Submitted by Ulrich Schrader on Tue, 2008-11-04 18:08
I have to give a presentation next week on how and why I am sharing the content of my courses. To gather some ideas I have created a mindmap with some links and examples. You can follow this link: "Sharing course material", or use the embedded version. You can drag the image around using the mouse.
Submitted by Ulrich Schrader on Sun, 2008-11-02 14:07
Ever wanted to be notified, if a free full text article of your research interest is newly available in the National Library of Medicine (NLM)? Well, the NLM offers to create your own RSS feeds out of your customized searches. Here are easy step by step instructions on how to do that. Click on any image to enlarge it:
1. Go to PubMed and build your search to give you the best possible results. Perform your search.
Submitted by Ulrich Schrader on Tue, 2008-02-12 14:29
This report gives a very interesting overview of the current state and possible trends in open educational practices and resources. The report was compiled by the "Open e-Learning Content Observatory Services (OLCOS)" project funded by the European Commission.
One of the important messages of the report is that educational practices have to change considerably in order to make the best use of open educational resources. Barriers identified in the report include: