Ed Beck

OpenEd 2020: Campus Innovation, System Support, and External Partners

Building a Sustainable Spanish Project As a portion of its 2018-2019 funding model to drive the adoption of open educational resources (OER) in SUNY’s general education, large-enrollment courses, SUNY OER Services solicited applications from SUNY campuses and faculty interested in authoring and creating OER. These applications targeted creating OER in content areas where OER was …

OpenEd 2020: Campus Innovation, System Support, and External Partners Read More »

Why Moodle should be the next great OER Tool

In the State University of New York, a large spotlight has been shone on the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER). Open resources can be a variety of things, from a textbook, to lecture materials, to an adaptive learning system that your students can use. SUNY is a loose federation of 64 community colleges, four-year …

Why Moodle should be the next great OER Tool Read More »

What it’s like to influence the world’s leading open source LMS

I was interviewed by a fellow Moodle Users Association member for a feature on Moodle.com/news. I have followed to Moodle Project closely since the beginning of my educational career. In fact, my first full time job in a high school was in a classroom where we had a netbook for each student. We used Moodle …

What it’s like to influence the world’s leading open source LMS Read More »

Accessible Math: MathML, LaTeX, & Handwritten Math

For SUNY Accessibility Week, I participated by hosting a webinar on Accessible Math. I learned a lot about what makes math accessible working with the SUNY OER initiative. Often, I would be asked to convert books from format to format, and do it in a way that we did that promoted accessibility. It made me …

Accessible Math: MathML, LaTeX, & Handwritten Math Read More »

Robert Hoople: SUNY Oneonta Faculty Member using OER from Carnegie Mellon OLI

Open Educational Resources (OER) Robert Hoople is an adjunct instructor for various Psychology courses offered at SUNY Oneonta. Robert has been innovating with his teaching style through the incorporation of Open Educational Resources or OER into his classes. He has always been a tech-savvy individual and he began his teaching career as an instructor for online …

Robert Hoople: SUNY Oneonta Faculty Member using OER from Carnegie Mellon OLI Read More »

What can the OER movement learn from Open Source Software?

For the second year in a row, there was passionate debate at the SUNY OER Champions day over the role of a for-profit company serving as SUNY’s partner. Last year, in response to the debate, I published a piece called “Selling Open: The Conundrum of for-profit companies in the OER Space.” In that piece I tried …

What can the OER movement learn from Open Source Software? Read More »

Thoughts on Mass Media, Rembrandt, and Open Pedagogy.

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Denver, Colorado for the Educause Conference. While I was in Denver, I visited an interesting exhibition in the Denver Art Musuem. Called “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker,” the exhibition showcased 100 prints Rembrandt created between 1625 and 1665. While known for his paintings, Rembrandt wanted to appeal to …

Thoughts on Mass Media, Rembrandt, and Open Pedagogy. Read More »

Getting the Rights Back: The First Step for Reproductive Physiology of Mammals

Keith Schillo wrote Reproductive Physiology of Mammals: From Farm to Field and Beyond, working with Publisher Del Mar Thomson. With the acquisition and recent changes at Cengage Learning, Schillo’s book was discontinued from print, a fact that he didn’t even realize until he went to order the book for his Fall 2018 class. Keith and …

Getting the Rights Back: The First Step for Reproductive Physiology of Mammals Read More »

css.php