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Ancient Vegetables and Fruits, with photos

This document provides links to research articles and creative commons licensed images of some ancient vegetables and fruits.   It was the basis for the display referenced in the case "A curious display."

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Margaret Waterman onto Resources for the Case Study

UDL Chromosome Worksheet

Activity that explores implicit knowledge, alt-text, and long descriptions using images of chromosomes as example content.  This was used to help teachers see how images could be helpful in diagnosing misconceptions as well as the teachers' own implicit knowledge.  Images are Creative Commons licensed and can be modified for educational uses. 

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Hayley Orndorf onto Resources for the Case Study

A Curious Display

Case study introducing GMOs

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Hayley Orndorf onto Resources for the Case Study

RAND Corp. Evaluation of the NSDL

Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives

Results from the National Science Foundation Digital Library/Distributed Learning Program Evaluation

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OER efficacy research articles.

  • Clinton, V. & Khan, S. (2019). Efficacy of open textbook adoption on learning performance and course withdrawal rates: A meta-analysis. AERA Open, 5(3): 1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419872212 

  • Feldstein, A., Martin, M., Hudson, A., Warren, K., Hilton, J., & Wiley, D.   (2012). Open textbooks and increased student access and outcomes. European Journal of Open, Distance and E- Learning, 2  (online, http://www.eurodl.org/?p=archives&year=2012&halfyear=2&article&article=533)

  • Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson, J., & Wiley, D. (2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of postsecondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27(3), 159.

  • Hilton, J., & Laman, C. (2012). Case study: One college's use of an open psychology textbook. Open Learning, 27(3), 265.

  • Martin, M. T., Belikov, O. M., Hilton, J., Wiley, D., & Fischer, L. (2017).   Analysis of student and faculty perceptions of textbook costs in higher education. Open Praxis, 9(1), 79.

  • Pawlyshyn, N., Braddlee, Casper, L., & Miller, H. (2013). Adopting OER: A case study of cross- institutional collaboration and innovation. EDUCAUSE Review, November.(online, https://er.educause.edu/articles/2013/11/adopting-oer-a-case-study-of-crossinstitutional-collaboration-and-innovation)

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Non-profit umbrella organizations

Tide Foundation is an example of a non-profit umbrella organization that provides centralized services (HR, insurance, etc) to other organizations.  

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FAIR - findable, accessible, interoperability, resuable

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FAIR - findable, accessible, interoperability, resuable

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FAIR - findable, accessible, interoperability, resuable

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FAIR - findable, accessible, interoperability, resuable

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nsdl final report

NSDL final report

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nsdl final report

NSDL final report

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nsdl final report

NSDL final report

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'Open' and 'Inclusive' what the heck are they?

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OER grants from Hewlett Foundation

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The Tip of the Iceberg - value of higher education

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318697851_The_Tip_of_the_Iceberg

College attainment not only creates higher incomes for graduates

themselves, it creates higher income for others.

•College attainment substantially reduces others’ tax burdens by creating

much greater tax revenues and lower government spending on public

assistance and social insurance.

•College graduates have lower rates of disabilities, signicantly better

health, and longer life expectancy.

•College graduates give disproportionately more to charities, engage more

in volunteerism, and are more likely to work for the greater good. They are

also doing more in community involvement and civic engagementCollege attainment not only creates higher incomes for graduates

themselves, it creates higher income for others.

•College attainment substantially reduces others’ tax burdens by creating

much greater tax revenues and lower government spending on public

assistance and social insurance.

•College graduates have lower rates of disabilities, signicantly better

health, and longer life expectancy.

•College graduates give disproportionately more to charities, engage more

in volunteerism, and are more likely to work for the greater good. They are

also doing more in community involvement and civic engagement

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In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

Recommended by Joe Garcia.  Newer editions are also available.

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The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation: A Framework to Guide Practice

Realizing the potential of OER, school librarians have begun to play an ever-increasing role in enabling its use by curating OER to meet specific teaching and learning needs in their schools and districts. But what do these curation practices look like, and how might they be further enabled within and across schools?

 

Also available as LibGuide: https://iskme.libguides.com/SL-OER-Curation/

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CARE Framework - Toward a Sustainable OER Ecosystem: The Case for OER Stewardship

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OER Toolkit - Created by Ontario Colleges (OCLC)

This toolkit provides information and tools to help faculty and library staff across all publicly funded colleges in Ontario to understand, engage with, and sustain OER in their work and practice.

https://tlp-lpa.ca/oer-toolkit

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CourseSource

"CourseSource is an open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for college biological science courses. A key feature of CourseSource is the alignment of our articles with learning goals and objectives that were developed by the associated professional societies."

https://www.coursesource.org/about

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PhET Interactive Simulations for science

Free simulations for students to use to learn biology, chemistry, physics and earth science (and math) at all grade levels.  This is an incredibly rich site, with lesson plans for each simulation.  Simulations allow students to manipulate variables and get data.  many use HTML, some still are Java.  Powerful.

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