Open Badges : Blackboard, Mozilla, Sage Road Solutions, and WCET have initiated an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals.
Blackboard inexplicably started providing a FREE online course software. It is so easy to use and populate with your students whether you are teaching a hybrid or fully online class. The new themes are great! So why are our institutions still paying for costly LMSs? (Learning Management systems) Check it out at https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/index.html
OER-101 is an open, self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OER are openly licensed for reuse, usually through a Creative Commons license, which allows them to be integrated into any type of learning environment, including being printed and bound. The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs.