Talk:Open educational resources

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OER a proper noun?[edit]

Wondering if "Open Educational Resources" is a proper noun, should the article title be uppercase instead of lowercase? Litjade (talk) 02:10, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I've seen it written like that (uppercase) more often than not. I'd vote yes. R.M.McKernan (talk) 00:29, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Case for OER=(lowercase) open educational resources[edit]

Thanks, @R.M.McKernan, for responding. Like others here, I'm contributing as a participant in the WIKISOO course and learning as I go. Let me attempt to make the case in favor of using "open educational resources" over "Open Educational Resources" in Wikipedia articles. Applying the WP:CAPSACRS style guideline that "emphasizing the letters that make up the acronym is undesirable," OER would be expanded to the lowercase open educational resources. And applying the WP:DOCTCAPS style guideline that "systems of thought do not begin with a capital letter, unless the name derives from a proper name," the term would be lowercase. I couldn't find anything to the contrary under proposed naming conventions or in the WikiProject Open. —Litjade (talk) 23:08, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Critical Pedagogy.[edit]

I wonder what is the relation between the Open educational resources and the Critical pedagogy. Not only the pedagogy who creates Paulo Freire, but also Henry Giroux and Peter McLaren. This subject came to my mind when I read about the Joseph Beuys initiative, which is related to the 'critical pedagogy'. Maybe I'm just guessing, but I read a book of Claire Bishop, Artificial Hells: Participator Arts and the Politics of the Spectatorship, where she talks about these topics.--Luisalvaz (talk) 01:10, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Excellent observation, @Luisalvaz: -- I do not know the answer, but I think it would be great to investigate and create appropriate links between these Wikipedia articles. In addition, two of our WP:WIKISOO students have recently created the article Public Sphere Pedagogy which I think is also related. @Ryanx7: and @Graphemie:, any thoughts? -Pete (talk) 01:28, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Great list of OER[edit]

I'm delighted to find this incredible list of OER from UMUC - all the sites everyone knows about and a few more. Posting here to celebrate. ;) http://libguides.umuc.edu/content.php?pid=10986&sid=4182411 - Sara FB (talk) 19:00, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Images open source on all WP pages?[edit]

I want to use this image of dogs fighting over a bone. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Dogs_playing.JPG/450px-Dogs_playing.JPG , in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_toy article , but I can't find anything in the article references or talk pages that tell me if the image is open source. Can someone help me understand if I can use all images on WP or if I can only use ones for which there is a clear reference that the image is meant to be open? Sorry for including the entire links, but I wanted to make sure the page and image could be found. I know that in one article where I wanted to share an image, I submitted it to CC. Thanks Patricia.Loeblein (talk) 20:04, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Patricia, if you click on the images in articles they take you to a bigger version, and more information. So for example, this image opens up 'media viewer' and at the bottom of that you'll see the copyright notice (see the bottom left of this Dog_toy#mediaviewer/File:Dogs_playing.JPG where it says 'CC-By-SA 2.0'). If you want more information ever, you can click 'more details' there which'll take you to Commons:File:Dogs playing.JPG. Most images on Wikipedia are free to reuse with attribution, although there are some exceptions (for example, company logos where no free alternative exists). Sjgknight (talk) 20:16, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I had tried some things, but your instructions are very clear. I am a teacher, so I will be able to help many students find the licensing for images. Patricia.Loeblein (talk) 20:28, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
I discovered the problem I was having. I was opening the image and viewed it in a browser, so the "more dettails" was not an option. Thank you again from me and all my students. Patricia.Loeblein (talk) 20:38, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Suggested merge[edit]

From Open-source curriculum - looks very similar (??) --K (talk) 15:29, 31 October 2014 (UTC)