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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020

January 04, 2020

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020
http://www.OERSources.com/

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia] Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Complete Update Including All Links Validated on January 1, 2020, [37 pages, 803KB PDF]

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Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020

January 03, 2020

Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020
http://www.ScholarSearchEngines.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation titled “Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020” is now a 80 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (794KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. [Completely Updated with all links validated and new URLs added: January 1, 2020]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

© 2020 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A

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LLRX> 2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources and Tools

December 23, 2019

LLRX> 2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources and Tools
https://www.llrx.com/2019/12/2020-open-educational-resources-oer-sources-and-tools-2/

This is a comprehensive listing of Open Educational Resources (OER) sources and tools available in the United States and around the world, by Marcus P. Zillman. His guide includes references to: search engines, directories, initiatives, books, E-books, E-textbooks, free online seminars and webinars, subject guides, open and distance learning, open access papers and research, as well as related costs and metrics to identify and choose reliable, subject matter expert sources for free and open continuing education and research on the internet. The constantly updated PDF is available at http://www.OERSources.com/

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020

December 02, 2019

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020
http://www.OERSources.com/

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia] Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2020, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Complete Update Including All Links Validated on December 1, 2019 [36 pages, 640KB PDF]

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SDG Academy

November 20, 2019

SDG Academy
https://www.sdgacademy.org

Readers interested in learning about sustainable development may want to check out these free graduate-level MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) offered by SDG Academy, a program from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network. These interactive online courses are designed to “cover the headline issues and a multitude of interdisciplinary topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of aims and targets adopted by member states of the United Nations in 2015,” with each course aligning with one or more of these goals. For example, the course entitled “Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet” adheres to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, while the introductory course “The Age of Sustainable Development” is relevant to all 17 goals. The instructors for SDG Academy’s courses are experts drawn from universities, institutes, and organizations around the world, such as New York University, the University of Oxford, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Most of the courses are self-paced and can be completed anytime, while some are instructor-paced and have specific start and end dates. All of SDG Academy’s courses can be accessed and completed for free via the edX platform, and learners also have the option to purchase certificates verifying course completion. This will be added to Green Files Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland

November 19, 2019

e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
https://www.e-codices.ch/en

For those with an interest in medieval manuscripts, the digital library e-codices will be a welcome boon. First launched in 2005, e-codices bills itself as the “Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland” and provides visitors with “free online access to medieval and early modern manuscripts from public and church-owned collections as well as from numerous private collections.” Here, visitors will find more than 2,200 digitized manuscripts, totaling more than 800,000 pages, from approximately 100 participating libraries and collections. Several collections are highlighted on the main page, and the Browse & Search section allows visitors to filter the e-codices collections by numerous fields, such as the text language, document type, and whether it is illuminated. While few of the manuscripts were originally written in English, all static pages and basic metadata on the e-codices website are available in English, as well as German, French, and Italian. The e-codices project was founded by its director Christoph Flueler, a professor of Manuscript Studies and Medieval Latin at the University of Fribourg. Since 2013, e-codices has been part of the initiative “Scientific information: Access, processing and safeguarding,” which is a national program of swissuniversities, the umbrella organization for universities in Switzerland. This will be added to Education Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Open Syllabus Project: Co-Assignment Galaxy

November 18, 2019

Open Syllabus Project: Co-Assignment Galaxy
https://galaxy.opensyllabus.org

The Open Syllabus Project (featured in the 7-15-2016 Scout Report) uses machine learning to analyze “a corpus of seven million English-language syllabi from over 80 countries.” At the link above, readers will find the project’s Co-Assignment Galaxy, a fascinating interactive visualization of more than 160,000 of the most commonly assigned texts in the Open Syllabus database. Upon arrival, visitors first see a concise yet detailed explanation of what the visualization shows and how it was created. The visualization itself is an intriguing, multicolored concoction that is well worth exploring. Each dot represents a text, with the more popular texts represented by larger dots. These are positioned such that “books that are close together in the layout are assigned in similar courses.” Clicking a dot brings up a link to the text’s profile page, where users can see more details like which other texts are frequently assigned alongside the selected item. A search bar in the upper left of the Galaxy enables readers to look for a particular title. Launched in 2016 and currently in its second database iteration, the Open Syllabus Project is directed by Joe Karaganis, who is also the vice president of the American Assembly, an independent nonprofit located at Columbia University. This will be added to Education Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Atlas Network – Global Directory

November 13, 2019

Atlas Network – Global Directory
https://www.atlasnetwork.org/partners/global-directory/

Explore their expansive directory of 483 partners and think tanks in 97 countries around the globe. The strengths of our dedicated partners have created some of the world’s greatest improvements in freedom. This will be added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Articulate 360

November 07, 2019

Articulate 360
https://articulate.com/360

All the apps and resources you need, continuously updated with new features. It includes: a) Award‑Winning Authoring Apps including Storyline 360, Rise 360, and more; b) 4.5+ Million Course Assets including templates, characters, photos, videos, icons, and more; c) Project Review App; and d) Live Online Training. Articulate 360 gives you the right app for the job, always. Articulate 360 includes both Storyline 360 and Rise 360, plus a slew of other authoring apps. Use Storyline 360 to develop custom, interactive courses that work on every device—without any manual tweaking. It’s powerful enough for experts, but easy for beginners to create virtually any interaction imaginable. Choose Rise 360 when you want to build fully responsive courses in minutes. All you need is a web browser to quickly create beautiful courses optimized for every screen size. Get the course assets you need to get going quickly. Articulate 360 includes a library of 4.5+ million photos, templates, characters, videos, icons, and more. Speed project reviews by allowing stakeholders to view courses and provide feedback in a web browser—no app download required. This will be added to Education Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3)

November 05, 2019

Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3)
https://scoap3.org

Researchers, students, readers with an interest in particle physics, and librarians may appreciate the work of the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, or SCOAP3 for short. Describing itself as “a one-of-its-kind partnership of over 3,000 libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations,” SCOAP3 works with leading publishers like Elsevier and Springer to convert academic journals in the field of high energy physics to an open access model with no publication fees for authors. Since its launch in January 2014, SCOAP3 has funded more than 30,000 articles, with more than 5,000 articles funded in 2019 as of this write-up. Currently, there are 11 journals participating in SCOAP3, including Nuclear Physics B, Physical Review Letters, and Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. Those interested in reading open-access articles from these and other journals can find them in the SCOAP3 Repository, while those interested in learning more about how SCOAP3 works will find helpful explanations in the FAQ section as well as several recorded webinars in the Resources section. This will be added to Education Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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