[Open-education] OER Digest - May 31st, 2018

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*From Camille Thomas, SPARC | Volume 58 | May 31st, 2018With updates from
Nicole Allen and Ethan Senack THE OER DIGESTYour bi-weekly newsletter for
open education updates, opportunities, and remindersOER IN STATE
CURRICULUM:  New America and CCSSO released Navigating the New Curriculum
Landscape: How States are Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources
a report that looks at a range of innovative ways states are using OER to
meet curriculum and instructional materials needs, as technology continues
permeating through classrooms nationwide.  A few key takeaways: - Integrate
OER Initiatives Within State Curriculum Work- Adapt, Improve, and Share,
Rather Than Start From Scratch- Identify Sustainable FundingOPEN POLICY
UPDATE: May 22nd marked the one year anniversary
of the U.S. Department of Education’s open licensing rule taking effect.
The rule was a landmark victory for the U.S. OER community, and is now
being implemented in all applicable grant opportunities released by the
Department. Meanwhile, Brazil’s OER movement has just achieved a similar
landmark victory. The Brazilian Ministry of Education adopted an ordinance
requiring K-12 materials funded by the ministry to be OER. Read more here
<http://aberta.org.br/continuingstory/>.HOT TOPIC: Paul Stacey published an
op-ed in Edscoop on how traditional textbook publishers can support the OER
This article has sparked a lot of discussion about the implications of
publishers’ roles in OER. Many OER advocates want publishers to prioritize
the principles of open moving forward.ONE-STOP GUIDE: The Ontario College
Libraries’ OER Toolkit <https://tlp-lpa.ca/oer-toolkit> is a collaboration
between Ontario college libraries and learning centres and the Ontario
Colleges Library Service (OCLS). The toolkit is a one-stop guide to OER,
providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to
understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and
practice.BC 2018 GRANTS: BC Campus announced nine projects
that were awarded their 2018 grant for OER.  BCcampus’ Open Education
Grants program is supported by both the Ministry of Advanced Education,
Skills & Training and the Hewlett Foundation. OPEN CONFERENCESUpcoming
Events, Proposal and Registration Deadlines, Report-Backs  SAVE THE DATE:
OpenCon 2018 <https://www.opencon2017.org/opencon_2018_announced> will be
held November 2-4 in Toronto, Canada. In-person attendance is by
application only, and applications will open on June 12. Sign up for
updates here <https://www.opencon2017.org/updates>. REGISTER: The Greater
Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
(Alliance) joint conference on OER in higher education will take place
August 1-2, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. The conference theme is “From Vision
to Action”. Register here
FOR APPLICATIONS: The Open Education Group seeks early career researchers
and/or qualified Masters/PhD candidates in the United States and Canada for
a fellowship to research topics related to Open Educational Resources
(OER). Deadline is June 1, 2018. Apply here
<https://www.formpl.us/form/5292176104751104>.STORIES FROM THE FIELDQuick
snapshots of those making change on the ground level, and those
impactedFROM MASS: “In the span of about six months, I went from a nearly
unemployed dropout with poor ad-hoc computer science skills to a six-figure
technical position at one of the world's leading technology firms, in large
part thanks to the open availability of these materials,” Trent Parker, MIT
OpenCourseWare student and creator of open content said.FROM VIRGINIA:
“With the cost of educational materials becoming unaffordable for many
students,” Stephen Skripak, Virginia Tech College of Business professor of
practice said, “it is extremely gratifying to have contributed to an open
source text that saves a student more than $200 every time it is used in a
course.” Read More >
MICHIGAN: “This has been a truly cross-campus effort,” Michael Vargo, dean
of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College, said.
“I appreciate the strong support from everyone at GRCC to make these open
educational resources available to students. We want to help students have
the materials they need to be successful.” Read More >
HOT OFF THE PRESSEach edition, we’ll highlight an interesting, new,
openly-licensed resourceOpen Oregon released Forest Measurements: An
Applied Approach, a textbook written for field technicians. It includes
applications, illustrations and special technical tips for learners. The
creators are still looking for feedback on the new text. Find it here
<https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/forestmeasurements/>.WEIGH INInteresting
Discussions and Strategic Reads to Repost or Share Great to Share >> Humans
of OER | Open Education
<http://www.oeconsortium.org/humans-of-oer/> Interesting to Consider >>HAX
to revolutionize online course authoring in education technology | Penn
College of the Canyons credits student success to fewer barriers | The
suggestions for the next edition? Let us know at oerdigest at gmail.com
<oerdigest at gmail.com>, or tweet us @OERdigest
<https://twitter.com/oerdigest>. The OER Digest is a public newsletter
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community. You can join the open Google Group or check out the distribution
list here <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/oerdigest>.*
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