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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | MindShift

Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | MindShift | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That's the conclusion of Katy Jordan of the Open University.

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Senior Management Guides: Higher Education Institutions: Open Educational Resources

Senior Management Guides: Higher Education Institutions: Open Educational Resources | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

The Strangely Familiar website site is dedicated to the study and development of Open Educational Resources...

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Paperity - Multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals & papers

Paperity - Multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals & papers | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

Paperity: a multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals & papers. Free fulltext PDF articles from hundreds of disciplines, all in one place

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Toward Project-based Learning and Team Formation in Open Learning Environments


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Thanks to Jason Renshaw (UniMelb) for pointing out this research.

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.
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AA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - Lectures Online

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SCHUMACHER, PatrikThe Autopoiesis of Architecture
Date: 7/12/2010 
Time: 17:30:00 
Venue: South Jury Room/Lecture Hall
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The world is open - Curtis J. Bonk

Copyright # 2009 by Curtis J. Bonk. All rights reserved.Published by Jossey-BassA Wiley Imprint989 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1741 www.josseybass...
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Neil Postman on what is lacking in schools. - YouTube

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In his book "The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School", Neil Postman challenges the education system. He feels it should be more than a means to achieve a better job or good consumer skills and that we should concentrate on the philosophical side of what schools are for.

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Opening up education through innovation | Open Education Europa

Opening up education through innovation | Open Education Europa | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
The European Open Education Portal. Find open educational resources and exchanges best practices.
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What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy? | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER – or openness more generally – changes the practice of education. Substituting OER for expensive commercial resources definitely save money and increase access to core instructional materials. 


However, there are much bigger victories to be won with openness.

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Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
The long-running copyright fight between Google and the Authors Guild is over: Judge Denny Chin issued a resounding ruling in favor of fair use.
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The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources | Mulder | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources | Mulder | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources
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Footprint : Current issue : #15 Autumn 2014

Footprint : Current issue : #15 Autumn 2014 | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
Footprint is an academic journal published by the Delft School of Design presenting research regarding architecture and the urban.

 

Digital technology has introduced in the last decades data-driven representational and generative methodologies based on principles such as parametric definition and algorithmic processing. In this context, the 15th Footprint issue examines the development of data-driven techniques such as digital drawing, modelling, and simulation with respect to their relationship to design.

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20 Libraries That Changed the World - OEDB.org

20 Libraries That Changed the World - OEDB.org | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

Libraries — especially those open to the public — perfectly embody the idea that education and culture exist as a basic human right, not the exclusive domain of the privileged elite

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Courses | OERu

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Take university-level courses online for free and submit assessments when you are ready to have your learning recognised for formal academic credit.

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Trend Report: open and online education furthers quality and flexibility | Nicolai van der Woert, Ria Jacobi & Hester Jelgerhuis , Surf

Trend Report: open and online education furthers quality and flexibility | Nicolai van der Woert, Ria Jacobi & Hester Jelgerhuis , Surf | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

(From the foreword) The global development towards open education dates back more than ten years. In 2006, several Dutch universities followed suit with the publication of OpenCourseWare. Although several institutions had already embraced the concept of open education for some time, the issue seems to have truly taken hold in the Dutch higher education sector since 2013, largely due to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The Trend Report supports this conclusion. The report accurately describes the latest developments and challenges facing the Dutch higher education sector in relation to open and online education. The articles also outline a concrete vision on future developments, such as the effects of recognising MOOC results, the impact of digitisation on postgraduate education and other forms of disruptive innovation.

 


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This is the third trend report in a row  that Surf, in which Dutch higher education institutions collaborate on educational innovation with ICTs,  has published. It features contributions by academics and support staff throughout higher education in the Netherlands, thus reflecting the current state of the art. Although the perspective is wider than MOOCed education, the term MOOC features 430 times, at least once on almost all of its 69 pages. It goes to show that in the Netherlands, but likely in Europe as a whole, there is an intimate link between MOOCs and open education. ‘Open’ here means making use of open licenses (such a creative commons licenses), it stands in contrast with ‘open’ in the sense of for free, without cost, which applies to the courses of the large MOOC platforms (see also the EUA report next http://sco.lt/6QxgvZ). 

 

As indicated, all the topics covered in the report refer to MOOCs. To name a few of them:  flexibility and quality, postgraduate education, apps for open education, economics of open education, platforms, recognition of credits, testing and assessment, MOOCs in formal education, learning analytics, student perspectives, privacy and other legal issues. As with the previous trend reports, a useful collection of insights. @pbsloep

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, March 24, 9:18 AM

A trend analysis on MOOCs from all perspectives: institutional, educational, business, and technical. Interesting to see the insights of dutch scholars on how MOOCs can offer quality education, how can become sustainable business models. Of special interest is the second article about the potential of MOOCs to change education economics, supported with figures.

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Ruminations on Research on Open Educational Resources | Hewlett Foundation

Ruminations on Research on Open Educational Resources | Hewlett Foundation | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ”MIT’s OpenCourseWare and the Khan Academy materials are well-known examples. OER have different properties from proprietary materials because they are legally free, and, depending on the license selected by the creator, may be copied, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. While we understand their properties, we have only a beginning understanding of how OER are used and whether the properties add value for users when compared to similar proprietary materials. This paper explores nine areas of research on OER from policy to development to its relative effectiveness and whether it stimulates innovation. Although existing research is considered, greater attention is given to the possibilities for new research in these areas.

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An open door to UNESCO's knowledge | UNESCO

An open door to UNESCO's knowledge | UNESCO | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
Building peaceful, democratic and inclusive knowledge societies across the world is at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate. To make global knowledge societies possible, universal access to information is a fundamental condition.
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Open Educational Resources and Open Access: Promise or Peril for Higher Education

Keynote at EL@IES conference- delivered via videoconference. Dec 17, 2013
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Open education in the 21st century | opensource.com

Open education in the 21st century | opensource.com | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
Open education and learning in the 21st century from a long-time professor.
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Aletheia ("Unclosedness") | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.
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Announcing MERLOT II: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Since 1997, MERLOT has been an international community of faculty, staff, students, administrators, librarians, and others in education interested in discove...
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