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ALMS Framework
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The ALMS Framework provides a way to consider how technical choices impact the ability to engage in the 5R activities associated with OER (Open Educational Resources). This video outlines key technical considerations addressed through ALMS Framework when planning an OER project.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Sophie Rondeau
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity
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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

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Information Science
Visual Arts
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
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Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kimberly Grotewold
Date Added:
07/08/2021
The Asynchronous Cookbook – recipes for engaged & active online learning
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The activities in this cookbook draw on research and good practice in online course design to provide recipes - concise and specific instructions and examples - for adding asynchronous activities to a course. Meaningful interaction between students and instructors is a key ingredient in all of these recipes.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry Middlebury College
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Best Practices in Accessible Online Design
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Accessibility is frequently the last thing course and website developers want to think about when creating an online content. There is extra time involved up front, but it can help prevent problems down the line. I think most of us in higher education care about all students and want to help them to our best ability. There are also laws protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities to have access to programs and services that institutions of higher education offer. Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 says that public institutions receiving federal funds, this includes student financial aid, need to ensure that people with disabilities can participate in programs & activities and have the same benefits that people without disabilities have. It requires academic adjustments and accommodation to ensure full participation. Section 508 is an amendment that requires electronic information and technology, such as websites and online courses be accessible. The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 expands the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to private as well as public institutions of higher education. The newest is The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. It requires modern communications to be accessible to people with disabilities. This includes VOIP services, electronic messaging, video conferencing, video communications and mobile browsers.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cleveland State University
Provider Set:
Michael Schwartz Library Pressbooks
Author:
Heather Caprette
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Digital Citizenship Toolkit
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Hello and welcome to the Digital Citizenship Toolkit. Have you ever wondered if your phone is listening to you? Do you ever look to the Internet for the answer to a question, and hours later, find that you are more confused than before? Have you argued with a friend or relative about a meme? Have you been tempted to share your own thoughts and feelings online, but resisted for fear of trolls? This book delves into these issues and more.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
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Edited by Michelle Schwartz
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders
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Dr. Gary Ackerman, an educational technology specialist with decades of experience in K-12, community college, and faculty development has released Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders. This is his second book, and it is available under a Creative Commons license.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Hackscience.net
Author:
Gary Ackerman
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology
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This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

"What is this field?" "Where have we come from as a discipline, and where are we going?" "What do I want to study?" These and other questions are typical for new students in the field of Learning and Instructional Design Technology. This textbook is designed to help answer these questions and provide the quickest route to understanding the history and current trends in the field. After surveying classic theories and writings, as well as more recent applications of theory and practice, students will be better prepared to chart their own course and careers within the discipline. This book is designed to support foundations courses common in departments, as well as seminars on current trends and issues.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Richard E. West
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Learning to Learn Online
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Learning to Learn Online helps you prepare for online learning success by introducing you to the online learning environment and your role as a learner within it. As you come to understand yourself as an self-directed learner, you will also be introduced to effective learning strategies: time management for online learners, information management, professional communication, and reading strategies. Welcome to your online learning journey!

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Adam Vincent
Date Added:
12/05/2019
The OER Starter Kit
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This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied by learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Abbey Elder
Date Added:
04/08/2020
Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education
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Openly published book
Title: Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education
Editor: Jako Olivier
Publisher: AOSIS, Cape Town, South Africa
ISBN: 978-1-928523-42-0
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aosis.2020.BK210
Date of publication: 2020

This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. Multimodal learning is approached in terms of the levels of multimodality and specifically blended learning and the mixing of modes of delivery (contact and distance education). As such, this publication will provide a unique snapshot of multimodal practices within higher education through a self-directed learning epistemological lens. The book covers issues such as what self-directed multimodal learning entails, mapping of specific publications regarding blended learning, blended learning in mathematics, geography, natural science and computer literacy, comparative experiences in distance education as well as situated and culturally appropriate learning in multimodal contexts.
This book provides a unique focus on multimodality in terms of learning and delivery within the context of self-directed learning. Therefore, the publication would not only advance the scholarship of blended and open distance learning in South Africa, but also the contribute to enriching the discourse regarding self-direction. From this book readers will get an impression of the latest trends in literature in terms of multimodal self-directed learning in South Africa as well as unique empirical work being done in this regard.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Aosis Scholarly Books
Author:
Jako Olivier
Date Added:
02/23/2022
Writing Instruction Tips For Automated Essay Graders: How To Design an Essay for a Non-human Reader
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As schools, as well as the workplace, become more automated, and remote or distance learning/working becomes the “new normal,” understanding and leveraging artificial intelligence will become a critical skill.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
11/18/2021