Register now: Creating and Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and Textbooks

Creating and Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and Textbooks

According to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and 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.” Continue reading

How to scan docs as a PDF with your Smartphone

How to scan docs as a PDF with your Smartphone

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to scan a document or a book excerpt to a PDF but you did not want to drive back to the campus? Or perhaps you are at home and you scribble out some notes that you want to get in your student’s hands. You can have the power of a scanner in the palm of your hands. My smartphone along with Handy Scanner¬†helped me solve this problem. Continue reading

Quest #6: Learning to Dig Diigo

Quest #6- Learning to Dig Diigo

Perhaps one of the more important skills to learn as part of 21st century digital literacy is that of digital curation. One of the tools that will help you curate content is called Diigo. This quest will help you learn how to use Diigo to curate web links to support your work, instruction, and learning. This will also put you in a better position to help others by sharing what you have learned and curated. Continue reading