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2nd World OER Congress

August 25, 2017

2nd World OER Congress
http://www.oercongress.org/

The 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 18–20 September 2017, co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia. This event will mark five years since the World OER Congress was held in Paris in June 2012. The Congress will follow the theme »OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action«, reflecting a strong focus on the role of OER in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4. Organized by UNESCO and the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport in close collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, Creative Commons, the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This has been added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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OpenStax – Improving Student Access to Education

August 17, 2017

OpenStax – Improving Student Access to Education
https://openstax.org/

OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and our library since scaled to more than 20 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. Through their partnerships with philanthropic foundations and their alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed. This has been added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Center for Open Education

August 15, 2017

Center for Open Education
http://open.umn.edu/

Opening opportunities to the future of education … They believe that the future of education is open. They support initiatives that advance that vision coupled with tangible results that build access to resources, research, and communities committed to open education. This has been added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017

August 08, 2017

Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017
http://www.eReferenceLibrary.com/

The eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017 has been completely updated, reviewed with ALL links verified and is now a 68 page freely available white paper link compilation for a selected group of reference resources that are available over the Internet. These resources are designed to be your eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The eReference Library Link Toolkit 2017 has been created by Internet guru and expert Marcus P. Zillman who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library and designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhone, Androids, Smart Phones,and netbooks/laptops. Updates to this toolkit are powered by Subject Tracer™ Information Bots (STIB). This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. Additional freely available white papers by Marcus P. Zillman are available by clicking here. [Completely updated including all links validated and new links added August 8, 2017 .pdf 68 pages 454KB]

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Statfuse – Find Out Your Chances Of Getting Into College

July 18, 2017

Statfuse – Find Out Your Chances Of Getting Into College
https://www.statfuse.com/college-chances

StatFuse provides students with instant results showing them their chances of admission to universities across the nation. Founded in 2012, StatFuse’s mission was to help students tackle college admissions in a revolutionary way. Since launching, StatFuse has grown to become a leader of innovation in the higher education space while becoming one of the most data-driven startups in the world. They strive to help students navigate the difficulties of college admissions by putting our tools in their hands. All of their algorithm data is taken directly from universities. No other tool on the planet is able to accurately gauge a students admission chances long before they apply. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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HASTAC: The Pedagogy Project

June 23, 2017

HASTAC: The Pedagogy Project
https://www.hastac.org/pedagogy-project

Instructors looking to incorporate digital tools and learning into their classrooms will want to check out the Pedagogy Project, an initiative from the the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC, pronounced “Haystack”). The project features a collection of classroom activities and assignments along with tips about how to utilize digital tools in instruction and assessment. These resources have been developed, contributed, and organized by HASTAC Scholars, a community of graduate and undergraduate students, representing a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who are dedicated to honing their digital pedagogy skills and developing projects “at the intersections of technology and the arts, humanities, and sciences.” The Pedagogy Project is organized into nine sections, including Collaborative Digital Projects, In-Class Activities, Multimedia Projects, and Writing Assignments. Through these sections, instructors will learn about ways to “teach rhetorical pathos through playlists,” find ideas about how to incorporate Wikipedia and Pinterest into the classroom, and how digital tools can aid in grading student work. While aimed specifically at college level instructors, many of these ideas may also be of interest to all educators. This will be added to Education and Academic 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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PlagiarismCheck – Reputable Plagiarism Check Tool Complemented With High Technology

June 10, 2017

PlagiarismCheck – Reputable Plagiarism Check Tool Complemented With High Technology
https://plagiarismcheck.org/

PlagiarismCheck.org is a project with a goal to eliminate plagiarism from academia. Hundreds of teachers, educators, writers, students and journalists trust them because they find more plagiarism than competitors. Forget about plagiarism issues using their experience, algorithms, and databases. Protect yourself from accusations by following three simple steps and trying out their best-in-class plagiarism detection engine. Their tool is reliable, built on advanced algorithmic solutions, and comes with multiple guarantees. You never have to worry about your work or writing being attributed to someone else again. You will never be wrongly accused and your work will always fly. Peace of mind has never costed so little as with PlagiarismCheck.org. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

May 09, 2017

Open Educational Resources (OER)
https://www.oercommons.org/

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER. Here are some curated collections to start exploring: a) Full university courses; b) Interactive mini-lessons and simulations; c) Adaptations of existing open work; d) Open Textbooks; and e) K-12 Lesson Plans, worksheets, and activities. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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American Association of Community Colleges: DataPoints

April 25, 2017

American Association of Community Colleges: DataPoints
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Publications/datapoints

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has created DataPoints, a collection of printable snapshots that highlight data that may be of interest to higher education professionals, from student service staff to instructors to administrators. These DataPoints cover a range of topics, including degree completion rates, enrollment trends, student attitudes, and projected demographics of high school graduates over the next fifteen years. For instance, one recently published snapshot reveals how well students felt their experience in higher education prepared them for the workforce. Another Data Point provides data about student completion rates for remedial coursework. In another, visitors can see that, between 1979 and 2013, the percentage of tuition at public two-year  institutions covered by a Pell Grant has plummeted from 99% to 53%. Easy to read and attractively presented, these DataPoints provide a useful resource for meetings, presentations, grant applications, and more. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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eLearning Tags

April 14, 2017

eLearning Tags
http://elearningtags.com/

e-Learning Tags is a social bookmarking site where eLearning Professionals discover, share, vote and discuss interesting and remarkable content related to the e-learning field! This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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