edTech

How does openly-licensed content stack up against traditional textbooks?

There are still teachers and politicians leaning towards the old school textbook when choosing resources to use in the classroom. This is based on what I would call the «Gutenberg paradigm» where publishers control the decimation of knowledge together with an elite group of authors. The assumption is that «you get what you pay for». …

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OERs in small Languages – reuse and crowdsourcing is the only way to go

Later today I am talking at The seminar Open Learning in Minority Languages in Leeuwarden(Netherlands) on how we at NDLA build Open Educational Resources for Norwegian Secondary Schools. This seminar is part of the LangOER program supported by the European Commission. When preparing for my talk I started thinking(and now writing) about what I would say are the …

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5 facts showing that EdTech is important for the future of global education

Many teachers and politicians are still asking critical questions concerning EdTech and whether technology can improve education in a global perspective. It is important to be critical and technology is no substitute for a good teacher or well-established teaching methods. On the other hand there are some global numbers and forecasts which show that it is almost …

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How to make your own taylor made Open educational resource – mashup from Khan, CK-12 and H5P

This video tutorial is based on workshops that we did in 2014, both in Uganda and Sweden. The basic idea is that instead of just consuming resources or writing your own from scratch, you take bits and peaces from global OER projects and build your own OER based on your specific local needs. This will …

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