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OER university - WikiEducator

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From the #EDENOslo Confrerence blog by Alastair Creelman: Day 2 of the conference ended in a euphoric high with the closing keynotes. However I would like to take a step or two back and reflect on a remark from a session I attended. There's been a lot of talk about tsunamis, revolution, disruption and other radical terms of major upheaval in education. But let's just remember that we've been here before several times.

At the end of the 1990s the dotcom boom was in full flight and e-learning was on everyone's lips. It was going to completely change the education system and large scale online universities started springing up all over the world and established universities rushed to start offering online courses and degree programmes. Then came the crash and online learning got more integrated into the traditional system and we returned to business as usual, though with a few new elements and a few lessons learned. The system got a fright but then the innovations were absorbed and the threat of revolution was averted.

Don't get me wrong, I believe that we are in a period of exciting change and see the promise of a new focus on learning with technology as a powerful tool. But I also think it's dangerous to underestimate the power of tradition and that we're challenging established business models that will fight back. Already the openness of the mainstream MOOC market is being diluted as they develop into franchising deals for digital course material with full copyright on everything. The truly open and innovative initiatives such as OER University, Peer 2 Peer University and the original connectivist MOOCs are virtually never mentioned though they all continue to operate within a limited but enthusiastic and creative community.

 We need to feel inspired and euphoric as we did yesterday but we also need to question and test our ideas critically. We need to remember not to put too much trust in big name companies whose aim is of course to provide return on investment. Coursera and all the others are still evolving and the model is clearly that of freemium, not free. You give away a bit for free to persuade people to buy the premium version. Let's remember the past and beware of bubbles.
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#EDENChat on E-Assessment 20/10/2014

#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by the Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). It is mediated by members of the NAP community and runs for approximately 1 hour. Anyone can join in and contribute to the discussion which is presented in a Question and Answer format, and focuses on current issues in distance, open and e-learning. Follow the #edenchat hashtag to find the chats on Twitter.
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moderated by Antonella Poce and Helga Dorner

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#edenchat 7/31/14 E-skills demand in the workplace"

Moderated by @AntonellaPoce. Note: duplicate tweets occur when tweets are favorited or retweeted.
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Archived by Liz_Librarian

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#edenchat 7/3/14 about stories, experience with learning technologies · Liz_Librarian

Moderated by @timbuckteeth
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#EDENChat runs every two weeks on Twitter about topics related to ICT enhanced learning

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Book of Abstract and Collection of Synergy Synopses

2014 EDEN Annual Conference
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All submitted papers, projects and practices in one publication from #eden14.

 

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NAP Members Area: 2014 Annual Conference Group's blog: 2014 Best Research Paper Award Nominees, Zagreb

NAP Members Area: 2014 Annual Conference Group's blog: 2014 Best Research Paper Award Nominees, Zagreb | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Since 2008, EDEN is continuously granting the Best Research Paper Award at EDEN’s Annual Conferences as well as at EDEN’s bi-annual Research Workshops. A high quality standard selection process shall guarantee the branding of a distinguished and reputable award for scholarly conference papers in the field of open, distance and e-learning.

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23 Conference papers have been selected as research papers and evaluated against the following criteria: (i) contributes convincingly to the theme(s) of the conference; (ii) deals with a research question of relevance for conference participants; (iii) rigorous examination/research methods are applied; (iv) findings, results and outcomes are convincingly presented and critically examined; (v) conclusions are thoroughly discussed (including aspects like applicability, transferability, and/or further research); (vi) literature is reviewed against the state of art. In addition, authors needed to confirm that at least 30% of their paper has been originated for and at least one author has registered for participation at the 2014 Annual EDEN Conference in Zagreb.

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The Open, The Digital and The Face-to-Face - Prof. Jeff Haywood in Interview

The Open, The Digital and The Face-to-Face - Prof. Jeff Haywood in Interview | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Prof. Haywood is one of the keynote speakers of the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference in Zagreb (#eden14).  Alastair Creelman (Linnaeus University, Sweden) sat down for an in-depth interview prior to the Conference to discuss open learning, certifications and employability and the problematics of universities meeting the demands of industry for digitally literate critical thinkers who have real skills.

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The interview touches on hot topics such as how do universities build curricula that make use of the best technology to support personalised pathways leading students towards employment.

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Projects presenting within the Synergy Strand | #EDEN14

Projects presenting within the Synergy Strand | #EDEN14 | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
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New at the EDEN Conference: Synergy Strand for projects and practices

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EDEN 2014 Annual Conference: 10-13 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia

EDEN 2014 Annual Conference: 10-13 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
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Join the Conference in Zagreb to tell the professional and academic community about your research, projects and experiences.

Submissions for paper presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations are welcome that relate to the conference themes. Furthermore EU projects and practices are invited to introduce themselves within the Synergy Strand, our newest collaboration initiative.

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NAP Members Area: EDEN 2013 SYNERGY WORKSHOP

NAP Members Area: EDEN 2013 SYNERGY WORKSHOP | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Open Group for Synergy participants within the EDEN online community. Examples of Content:

Group pages

Joint LLP presentation at Online Educa Berlin

ICT supported language teaching and learning

Open Educational Resources and OER repositoriesHow to make educational policies more constructive

ICT and learning to learn competences, teacher training and learner support

Group files

TRANSIt project presentation

HandsOn ICT leafletPOERUP policy doc presentation (21 Oct 2013)ProM demonstration (21 Oct 2013)DigiSkills project presentation (19 Oct 2013)
Group bookmarksODS - The Talk "iPads or PCs - comparing tablets and PCs for science teaching purposes"Manfred Lohr's materials iPAD for teachers including learning scenarios Network for sharing innovative teaching & learning practices with ICT (DigiSkills)interACTMOOGE
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Online collaboration for the Synergy workshop happened on the NAP (Network of Academics and Professionals) Area. All registered participants have access.

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Cirip.eu – Microblogging Platform for Formal and Informal Learning

Presentation for Synergy Workshop - Budapest, 19-21 October 2013.
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Synergy - Welcome

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One of the Synergy Workshop's aims is to facilitate the collective development of new, feasible ideas and plans, the creation and/or strengthening of new/existing partnerships and to induce future collaborations by engaging the conference participants in highly interactive and practical working group activities (such as producing written outlines for future collaboration whether it is the organisation of joint events, reciprocal piloting/peer reviews, community sustainability or a new partnership for a future project).

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Tune Up Your Learning Environment

Educational challenges... This trip takes you to a reflection on the use of learning outcomes, the role of the learner, quality assurance, sparkling learning en
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Up to a 5 Star Learning Environment! A Short Reflection about Educational Challenges for 2013Filip Vervenne, Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Presentation cancelled #EDENOslo
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Online Cooperative Writing as Critical Thinking Enhancer – An Experimental Experience - A Poce, A Iovine

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EDEN 2013 Annual Confererence Presentation cancelled due to air controllers strike. Session E2 Social Web and Collaborative Learning

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#EDENChat 6/10/2014 on What future for the Virtual Learning Environment?

#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by the Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). It is mediated by members of the NAP community and runs for approximately 1 hour. Anyone can join in and contribute to the discussion.
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moderated by Steve Wheeler

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#edenchat 7/17/14 about E-learning skills

Moderated by @timbuckteeth
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#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP).

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Storified #edenchat on Twitter 6/19/2014 (with tweets) · Liz_Librarian

The Future of Distance Education, moderated by @timbuckteeth.
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The first Twitterchat  led by EDEN NAP SC Chair, Steve Wheeler

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The Future of Europe Depends on Smart Investment in Contemporary Curricula and Workplace Training Innovation

The Future of Europe Depends on Smart Investment in Contemporary Curricula and Workplace Training Innovation | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Interview with Fabrizio Cardinali by Andras Szucs
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The voice of the industry is often on middle volume in various education systems when it comes to designing strategies. With the latest wave of reforms and readjusted goals thanks to the economic crisis, this voice is becoming louder and louder in various countries. Policy makers and institutional stakeholders listen carefully in order to keep up with the high-speed train of business developments. One of the world's leading consultants in learning technologies, solutions and standards, former Chair of ELIG, the European Learning Industry Group, Fabrizio Cardinali has often played the role of the facilitator between the industry and educational policy-makers. Dr Andras Szucs, Secretary General of EDEN invited him for a deep conversation where the two take us on a journey in time and paint a manifold perspective of present and future demand towards learning economies where 3D printing, crowdfunding and smart design play a key role.

 

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The Challenges of a Contemporary Educator - Terry Anderson Interview

The Challenges of a Contemporary Educator - Terry Anderson Interview | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Interview by Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, UK

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Professor Terry Anderson, who is based at Athabasca University in Canada, is one of the famous figures of contemporary education, and his list of achievements is lengthy. He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and is Editor Emeritus of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) retiring after 10 years as editor.

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A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work by Jane Healey, Ph.D. A recent popular magazine asked what education will be like for the class of 2025.  While the accompanying article mostly rehashed the...
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Keynote Speakers | EDEN

Keynote Speakers | EDEN | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Alan Tait
Professor of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, United KingdomJeff Haywood
Vice-principal, Knowledge Management at University of Edinburgh, United KingdomBlaženka Divjak
Vice Rector for Students and Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ana Carla Pereira (via video link)
Head of Unit at European Commission, Directorate-General Education and Culture

Terry Anderson
Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, CanadaOlaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Jim Devine
DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland

Fabrizio Cardinali
SVP Global Business Development
sedApta Group,
LACE Project, Workplace Learning

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A marvellous lineup for this year's #eden14 conference in Zagreb!

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Collaborative Online Link-sharing Wall #Synergy

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Online collaborative link-sharing wall established by the participants of the #Synergy Workshop - OPEN TO ALL (you need to sign up and ask to join the Group)

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Synergy Workshop 2013 Book of Projects

Synergy Workshop 2013 Book of Projects | Open Flexible and E-Learning Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Transnational Learning Forum for Exchanging Practices and Ideas Including: The eLene2learn’s Transnational Workshop The DigiSkills’ Best Practice Exchange Forum POERUP and Open Discovery Space Presentations...
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POERUP - policies for open(ing up) education(al) resources uptake -...

This is an introductory presentation designed for the EDEN Synergy workshop
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Big Foot: Crossing Generations, Crossing Mountains

This presentation describes the philosophy behind the European R&D project Big Foot - Crossing Mountains, Crossing Generations focusing on intergenerational lea
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#EDENOslo  Demonstration Session B4

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Educational Robotics and Social Inclusion

2013 EDEN Annual Conference, Oslo, 12-15 June
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Presentation from Session C3:

 

Educational Robotics and Social Inclusion by Paolo Tosato and Barbara Baschiera

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