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TTT#367 Why Open Matters When We Share Curriculum - Connected Educator Month Series (2 of 5) 10.9.13


59:14 minutes (40.67 MB)

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 10.9.13 as part of our series of Connected Educator Month http://connectededucators.org shows, we explore why open matters when we share curriculum.

We are joined by:

Greg Mcverry's profile photo Greg McVerry Christina Cantrill's profile photo Christina Cantrill Johanna Paraiso's profile photo Johanna Paraiso
Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Sheri Edwards's profile photo Sheri Edwards

Here's a Digital Is http://digitalis.nwp.org/ resource on this topic, written by one of our frequent (and always welcomed) guests on TTT, Karen Fasimpaur:

Why does "open" matter?

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There is a lot of talk about "open" these days. It's the new black. It's cool and hip, and marketeers are calling their products "open," whether they are or not.

But what does "open" really mean? And why should we care?

For the purposes of this discussion, "open" refers to content that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by anyone.

There's an endless supply of free content on the Internet. How is open different from everything else that is free? In the United States, any content that is not public domain (by virtue of its age or designation as such by the creator) is copyrighted, whether or not it is indicated as such. Subject to certain excpeptions such as fair use, the copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, prepare derivatives, and distribute the copyrighted work (section 107 of the copyright law).*

Open-licensed content, though, can be reused and redistributed without prior permission.

The most common open licenses are those provided by Creative Commons. An attachment below summarizes the various licenses and gives more info about open resources.

As educators, why should we care about open? Some of the reasons include economics, remixability, and promoting a culture of sharing. We'll explore each of these in the chapters that follow.

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- See more at: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3837#sthash.ewnNpvyc.dpuf


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TTT#360 What's new at Gooru? with Jo Paraiso, Timothy Burke, Leah Jensen, and Andrew Wyndham 8.21.13


64:52 minutes (44.54 MB)

Join us on this episode of TTT for a conversation about curriculum building and sharing using the new (beta) Gooru: Search Engine for Learning http://www.goorulearning.org/

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Paul Allison and Chris Sloan host:

  • Jo Paraiso, teacher at Fremont High School, Oakland and Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age member
  • Timothy Burke, School Partnerships at Gooru
  • Leah Jensen, Instructional Tech Lead at Oakland Unified School District
  • Andrew Wyndham, School Partnerships at Gooru

We brainstorm several use-case possibilities such as:

  • What if students used Gooru to keep a portfolio of the articles they've read, podcasts they've listened to, videos they've viewed?
  • How could teachers and students build collections together, using the copy tools in Gooru?
  • How can we use resource narrations and the new Classpages to guide and inspire students as they are using different collections?

We hope you enjoy this conversation between teachers re-imagining online education using Gooru, and if you missed the first TTT webcast with Gooru you can listen to the recording here: http://edtechtalk.com/node/5165

Enjoy!

TTT#329 Open Educational Resources, P2PU, and Gooru with Karen Fasimpaur, Paul Oh, Terry Elliott, and Timothy Burke 1.2.13


64:55 minutes (44.57 MB)

Enjoy our first show in 2013 on TTT with +Karen Fasimpaur @kfasimpaur. Karen talks about a new opportunity she is providing for youths on P2PU: Youth Maker Space - Jan.-Mar. 2013 p2pu.org/en/groups/maker-space

This group is for youth (13 and over) and teachers. It is a place to make stuff -- like digital stories, food, electronics, apps, robots, rockets, clothes, and more -- and to share with others. There are short projects that just take an hour or so and bigger projects that might take several days. Just choose whatever you want to work on and go! (With thanks for support provided by the Shuttleworth Foundation)

Karen describes more here: k12opened.com/blog/archives/1170

On this episode of TTT, Paul Allison @paulallison was joined by Karen Fasimpaur @kfasimpaur, Paul Oh, @poh, Terry Elliott @tellio, and Timothy Burke @Gooruteacher for a lively start to the New Year on TTT!

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Happy New Year!

Teachers Teaching Teachers #274 - P2PU and OER with Kevin Hodgson, Bud Hunt, Karen Fasimpaur, Fred Hass, Harry Brake - 11.30.11


64:38 minutes (14.79 MB)

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On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we continue our conversations about Open Educational Resources (OER) with this amazing cast of wonderful teachers!

In particular we learned more about the P2PU [ http://p2pu.org/en ] course that Bud Hunt facilitated and Karen Fasimpaur helped organize: Writing and Common Core: Deeper Learning for All [ p2pu.org/en/groups/writing-common-core-deeper-learning-for-all

On his blog Bud wrote (a month ago): [ budtheteacher.com/blog/2011/10/31/on-being-still-in-a-motion-medium ]

I’m finding thatP2PU offers a fascinating space in which to operate. It’s a space with ethos but little structure. I’m building as I go. And wondering, from time to time, if this course meets my general metric for success in all that I do as a teacher – is it useful? Are people getting what they need from the course?

Enjoy! Also on this episode: Christina CantrillPaul OhKevin HodgsonScott ShelhartFred HaasPaul Allison, Harry Brake, and Chris Sloan.


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Teachers Teaching Teachers #273 Thanks for Open Educational Resources with Karen Fasimpaur, Antero Garcia, Daye Rogers 11.23.11


61:35 minutes (14.09 MB) teachers273Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we give thanks for OER!

Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resourcesthat reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

Defining ORE wikieducator.org/Educators_care/Defining_OER#cite_note-0

We are joined by Karen Fasimpaur and Antero Garcia fresh from their NCTE presentation (along with Paul Oh and Harry Brake) NCTE 2011 - OPEN EDUCATION, DIGITAL RESOURCES, SHARING, AND NEW LITERACIES.

Scott Shelhart and Daye Rogers also join Paul Allison and Monika Hardy .

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