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Open Pedagogy

I found this podcast intriguing as using open pedagogy in our instruction is challenging. Interesting that there may be some ways to encourage teachers to use open pedagogy. Thoughts?

Is Open Content Enough? Where OER Advocates Say the Movement Must Go Next

Questions to the Field: Integrating OER and Free Resources in Adult Education

Last month at a meeting with distance learning adult educators from around the country, I had the opportunity to present on OER integration and share CrowdED Learning’s SkillBlox initiative. My copresenter from Pennsylvania walked through the evolution they have gone through with their GED distance learning program, and how that led to a model strategy for integrating free and open education resources into their curriculum.

Pennsylvania uses Canvas LMS to organize learning resources from their "anchor resource" as well as free and open resources

I've got a little project going...

I found out about Open Educational Resources -- " free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes"  right here at LINCS. I was part of several projects, creating and curating OER for Math.

  I think it's time to scale up!   

New Course: Using Open Educational Resources for Science

The LINCS Professional Development Center is offering a virtually facilitated, freely available course on Open Educational Resources (OER) for science. The OER course was created by American Institutes for Research (AIR). The course is facilitated by a highly experienced LINCS Facilitator. Registration is limited to 15 participants.

Free, Leveled Online Libraries: How are teachers using them with students?

Over the past month, I've been alerted to a number of really great, free reading resources that include relevant, non-fiction texts suited for adult learners of all levels. You can read more details about each of them on this blog post from last week. 

The sites mentioned in the blog were:

Workforce GPS: Free Resources for Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Online webinar

Are you an institution in need of free resources to set up apprenticeship and other work-based learning opportunities? This webinar will explore Open Educational Resources (OER) available on that were produced by community colleges in partnership with employers across the country. You will learn about the array of OER related to apprenticeship and work-based learning, such as guides, reports, course materials, handbooks, and much more!

Workforce GPS: Resources for Developmental Education Using Competency-Based Education

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Online webinar
Are you interested in using open educational resources (OER) to create competency-based education (CBE) programs for development education? Learn about Lord Fairfax Community College’s strategies for meeting soft skills, adult basic education, and developmental education needs using OER resources in its Knowledge to Work portal, and hear about the latest research on CBE for developmental education.

FANTASTIC SkillsCommons OER Curriculum Resources for Career Pathways!

Are you designing career pathways programs? Save yourself some time and money--if you haven't seen this resource, you must check it out!!! AMAZING! Use them as is or redesign! OVER 7400 resources for FREE and open!

Advancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Adult Education

OCTAE is excited to announce the award and commencement of a new project with Luminary Labs: Advancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Adult Education. Through this three-year project, ED hopes to accelerate the teaching and learning of advanced mathematics through the use of high-quality OER aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards, innovative teaching models, Teacher User Groups, and next-generation educational technologies.


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