He tenido la oportunidad de formar parte del Consejo Asesor del Horizon Project América Latina 2013, junto a otros prestigiosos colegas. Les traigo en esta entrada un apretado resumen de los resultados preliminares y, por tanto, provisionales, a los que llegamos tras el minucioso proceso de elaboración del Informe. Este Informe Preliminar fue presentado hace unas semanas por NMC y CSEV en Virtual Educa.
More than 40 countries with over one-third of the world’s population have fair use or fair dealing provisions in their copyright laws. These countries are in all regions of the world and at all levels of development. The broad diffusion of fair use and fair dealing indicates that there is no basis for preventing the more widespread adoption of these doctrines, with the benefits their flexibility brings to authors, publishers, consumers, technology companies, libraries, museums, educational institutions, and governments.
Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. This is reflected in learning management systems, virtual classrooms, and interactive whiteboards. Essentially, we use new tools to do the work of old tools and largely fail, at first, to identify and advance the unique affordances of new technology.
El tema del momento es el MOOC, o curso masivo, abierto y en línea. Decenas de instituciones se lanzan a proponer su propio MOOC mientras que académicos, expertos, bloggers y usuarios reflexionan sobre este auténtico meme que se ha extendido por la red y las instituciones educativas con fuerza viral.
The intersection of copyright and the scale and delivery of MOOCs highlights the enduring tensions between academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and copyright law in higher education. To gain insight into the copyright concerns of MOOC stakeholders, EDUCAUSE talked with CIOs, university general counsel, provosts, copyright experts, and other higher education associations. The consensus opinion was that intellectual property questions for MOOC content merit wide discussion because they affect multiple stakeholders and potentially carry significant consequences.
Open Educational Resources are being promoted by governmental, non-governmental, inter-governmental and private business houses. There are different funding mechanisms for developing OERs. Due to restricted or limited funding provisions currently, we need to have a look at alternatives. Educational providers need to examine ways to meet the challenge of numbers, costs, quality etc. MOOCs are getting popular in extending the outreach of education.