Archivo de la categoría: Open tools for education

Content developer

Dear readers, here are some slides explaining the basic concept about content developer

Hope you enjoy it.

Julia Echeverria Moran


Contenidos: Uso de Personajes en e-Learning

En este vídeo se nos cuenta cómo la utilización de personajes en nuestros contenidos, los hacen más atractivos, los personajes nos sirven para contar una historia y mucho más. Os invito a ver y estudiar este vídeo publicado por Patricio Bustamante en

Un saludo


Images on Creative Commons licence

Good day every body, going on with free access and Creative Commons, here we have 50 millions images free to use

50 millones de imágenes con licencia Creative Commons en Flickr Wall Art – Nerdilandia

I hope it will be useful for you,

Julia Echeverria Moran

Why Every Kid Should Write and Publish

“Kids will easily and effectively improve their writing skills when engaged in exciting, relevant writing and publishing projects! Want to implement the ideas in the video? The Resource Kit for ePublising provides easy to do, meaningful activities to improve student writing through class publishing projects: http://www.resourcekitforepublishing…. – provides classroom fun and excitement as students learn skills vital to their success in and beyond school”.

video by BlauveltStreet

So, let encorage the kids, and who has to do it? teacher and the educational institution.

Julia Echeverria Moran

Talking about the goals of openness: the student needs to publishing

Talking about openness, one important field is the student and academic journals.

This video speaks to the need the students have in general to write and communicate their views and experience on the subject that are studying and researching. The creation of magazines and newspapers in educational institutions are a great step forward in this matter. It is important that these publications must open to the other institutions, or any particular person, thus expanding the knowledge and the peer to peer collaboration and review.

I hope that these initiatives will follow its course and that in the near future we can have open access to these publications and that educational institutions encourage this type of initiative with subsidies. To date, only the large universities are investing in this type of phenomenon of education and even so, we normally have to pay for access to a certain type of information, especially in scientific libraries. I wonder, what the other institutions do about? It is true that access to knowledge is a right, but we must not wait for the others to fight for this right came true, but it should be each and every one of us who work together in this interesting and necessary field of action.

Julia Echeverria Moran

The equality on education

From immemorial time, the education has been a privilege for richest, this is a real problem and creates atremendous inequality between the human beings.
It is truth that the knowledge, in this globalised era  the MOOC for example, makes by all means, arrive specialized education at a number of people highly motivated and, the quality of the same of this is excellent, but is also true that all do not everybody have access to this type of education and this happens to the great majority of the inhabitants, they have problems like, preoccupation first and last one, is to find food.
I am one convinced that the accomplishment of the MOOC is the first step towards the overcoming of economic barriers, and that the governments would have to invest more on education for all, but also we have with many other barriers, like the vested interests in the world of publishing houses and of the same governments who have a none interest to avoid  all costs that their citizens education.
The education is essential for the human development in order to plow of the common good.

Julia Echeverría

OER: Google open source blog

Keeping an “OER mind” about shared resources for education

With ever-increasing demands being placed on our education system, including new skill sets that need to be taught to create a pipeline that can fill 21st century jobs, we must figure out how to make high-quality education more accessible to more people without overburdening our existing educational institutions. The Internet, and the platforms, tools and programs it enables, will surely be a part of the answer to this challenge. (OER) are one piece of the solution. OER are teaching and learning resources that anyone can share, reuse and remix. As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to increasing access to a cost-effective, high-quality education, we’re supporting the—a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating OER—in organizing Open Education Week 2012, which begins today.

An example of OER in action is OpenStax, a recent non-profit initiative of Rice University and Connexions to offer students free, professional quality textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for several courses. Theybelieve that these books could save students over $90 million in the next five years. Non-profit isn’t the only model for open education. Flat World Knowledge has built a business around OER by providing free online access to open textbooks, then selling print-on-demand copies and supplemental materials.

We’ll be acknowledging OER week through a panel event in Washington, DC, and over on our +Google in Educationpage, where we’ll be posting articles, and sharing stories and interviews about the benefits of open education resources. Opening these resources to everyone can improve the quality of education while getting more out of our investments in educational resources. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Open Education Week. Go to to learn more and get involved.

By Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations at Google

(This is cross posted from the Google Research blog)