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Just came across these through my various channels:

LibreTexts is an Open Textbook project initiated by the University of California, hosting mostly texts related to STEM fields. It's been around since 2018 so not brand new but it seems they are "... nearing completion on our homework system, Adapt. We gave a preview of it during our last LibreFest that you can watch over on our YouTube channel: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LU0lxFE4hpU&t=4s. ... can’t wait to make it available to all interested parties. And yes, it is free."

Interested in learning to make Videos for Education and Instruction?  Here's the link to register for this Feb. 10 event; & here's the description:

"This presentation will provide an introduction to the process of making videos. Examining the three stages of video creation (pre-production, production/recording, and post-production) the aim will be to provide an understanding of what is required to make videos with a focus on educational/instructional contexts.  Specific emphasis is placed on how design decisions about various facets (e.g. audience, technology, purpose) affect other elements and possible enable or constrain future choices." The 2 presenters are with the University of Alberta.  

Those 2 posts, BTW, appeared in the CC-OPENEDU mailing list (for those interested in Creative Commons' educational applications).

Also: the Wikimedia Foundation sent a reminder about the upcoming deadline (Feb. 10) for their latest round of Project grants. Education-themed projects are always welcome. Might be a little late to try for this year's funding but it will give you an idea of what's available on a regular basis from this funder.

Welcome to our last treasure hunt!  As in previous Quick Quests, we hope you'll use this post to look for OER nuggets to share back with a post about your finds. a map with an x showing where to look for treasure

For your last quest, we're suggesting an easy meander through three open education stories. Now that you've spent time looking at and for OERs, listening to how different educators implement open teaching and learning practice might inspire you. Share back anything that resonates with you or that raises questions you'd like to explore.

Webinar 1 - Elizabeth Childs, Adopting Openness as a Core Value - a story about open focus when designing (redesigning) the Masters program at RRU - https://open.bccampus.ca/2017/01/23/webinar-series-open-education-stories-from-across-b-c/ 

Webinar 2 - Christina Hendricks - Open Case Study Project at UBC - https://open.bccampus.ca/2017/02/09/webinar-open-education-stories-from-across-b-c/ 

Webinar 3 - Grant Potter - Students as Partners in Institutional OER (UNBC) - https://open.bccampus.ca/2017/02/28/webinar-series-open-education-stories-from-across-b-c-unbc/

Happy Friday!

(Edited by Sylvia Riessner - original submission Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 11:51 AM)

Welcome (back) to our optional treasure hunt - If you are joining us for the first time, please have a quick look at the OER Quick Quests H5P explanation.

Brief recap:  We share a daily weblink for you to explore. You dig in and look for nuggets (i.e., OERs) to share with the group (post your finds to this forum thread.)

a map with an x showing where to look for treasure

For your second quest, we're suggesting you explore the Wikimedia Commons.

1.  You could just dive in and enjoy the amazing photographs you'll find in Featured pictures.

2.  You could start in a systematic way and explore the Contents section on the home page: by Topic, by Location, by Type, Author, License or Source.

3. If you want to understand more about options for PD, explore the Participating section on the left bottom side of the home page. What could you do to enrich the Commons and develop useful skills for your own purposes?

4. And don't forget to explore the links at the top right side of the page:  Images    Sounds     Videos

Enjoy! and share back what you find to this topic thread.

(Edited by Sylvia Riessner - original submission Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 11:43 AM)

Welcome to Day 4 of our optional treasure hunt!  As in previous Quick Quests, we hope you'll use this post to look for OER nuggets to share back with a post about your finds.

(Not sure what this is about? Have a quick look at the OER Quick Quests H5P explanation.)

a map with an x showing where to look for treasure

For your fourth quest, we're suggesting you test your map reading skills by visiting the OER World Map, an amazing project that allows anyone involved in Open Education to share information, experiences and ideas related to their work. Limit your search by selecting the Category:  OERs, and then adding whatever other filters you find interesting (eg., Tag, Award, Primary or Secondary Sector, License, Country, Region. Don't forget to come back to the course and tell us what you've found.


(Edited by Sylvia Riessner - original submission Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 11:48 AM)