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Coursefork is like a GitHub for course creation, interview with Eric Martindale | opensource.com

Coursefork is like a GitHub for course creation, interview with Eric Martindale | opensource.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Interview with Eric Martindale of Coursefork; how him and his team created an open source tool for developing better educational materials.
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Jenny Mackness: An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education

Jenny Mackness: An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model.  It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways.

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MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education « CETIS Publications

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Open Royal Roads - OER Moodle, GitHub: Moodle & Drupal

Open Royal Roads - OER Moodle, GitHub: Moodle & Drupal | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Royal Roads University (RT @sunnydeveloper: Slide deck / OER & code mentioned in our session available at http://t.co/9vyWjarb #mootca13 @RoyalRoads #moodle #OER)...
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More unis should be doing this.

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Carolyn Fox reviews open education and open source solutions in 2012 | opensource.com

Carolyn Fox reviews open education and open source solutions in 2012 | opensource.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Carolyn Fox discusses open education and open source solutions for academic administrations in 2012 and predictions for 2013.
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OER - Open Educational Resourses in Higer Education

"Interview with Dave Cormier and Helen Keegan on the use of open educational resources (OER) recorded in October 2012. Interviewer: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University. The interview was produced for the Swedish OER-project http://oersverige.se/om-projektet/ supported by .SE https://www.iis.se/english/"


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Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education

Venture Capital and the Future of Open Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

News broke on Friday (via The Chronicle of Higher Education, reporting on a blurb from the National Association of College Stores’s newsletter) that the open textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge would be ending access to free versions of its textbook as of the new year.

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New Global University to Be Both Free and For-Profit

New Global University to Be Both Free and For-Profit | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A former digital-media czar and a small-town mayor are working together to launch a new online university that will be free for students.
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All Students Can Succeed: The Man Behind Harvard’s CS50 Course on Teaching & Open Education

All Students Can Succeed: The Man Behind Harvard’s CS50 Course on Teaching & Open Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

David Malan landed his first gig at Harvard in 1995: the college freshman. He was studying government, up until his sophomore year, when he took an introductory science course with now Princeton professor Brian Kernighan

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It's the digital dawn of open online learning

It's the digital dawn of open online learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing, as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

Led by world-renowned American institutions like MIT and Harvard, this push to democratise learning is being taken up in Australia, too.

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Are open educational resources the key to global economic growth?

Are open educational resources the key to global economic growth? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By being adaptable and accessible, OERs, have the potential to solve the global education crisis and contribute to sustainable economic growth - if governments are prepared to act...
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4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education

4 Challenges for OER in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Key challenges are emerging with the growing use of open educational resources in higher education.
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Learning in the Wild West of ‘Open’

Learning in the open—in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for instance is somewhat like the Wild West of the 19th century—undisciplined, with few rules and no regulations. These same characterist...
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(Open) Attitude is Everything, Part 1

(Open) Attitude is Everything, Part 1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After reflecting on the sessions I participated in, viewing the archives of the sessions I couldn’t participate in, reading blog posts, and skimming Storifys of #ETMOOC Topic #4: The Open Mov...
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Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Mark Johnson - Why Openness Matters: From MOOCs to FlashMobs and Shared Spaces

Whilst I've been quite critical of them, MOOCs are clearly 'happening'. If the learning technologists from 10 years ago could see where we have got to with learning technology (some of them can, but they've got short memories!), they'd probably be quite impressed by the emergence of large-scale open courses - particularly the institutional buy-in they have gained. Where my worries begin is that we lose perspective in the MOOC debate: not just from the anti-MOOC crowd, but from the pro-MOOC crowd. There is a need for us to say "What is this really about?"

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Openness has won - now what?

Openness has won - now what? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As we start the new year and survey the open education landscape, it's hard not to conclude that openness has prevailed. The victory may not be absolute, but the trend is all one way now - we'll never go back...
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How to Get Faculty to Embrace Open Educational Resources

How to Get Faculty to Embrace Open Educational Resources | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Getting faculty to embrace open education resources takes more than directing them to a good search platform. In this post I suggest a two-pronged strategy to help faculty embrace ‘openness&#...
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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Denver — Clay Shirky is one of the country’s most prominent Internet thinkers—“a spiritual guide to the wired set,” as The Chronicle Review put it in a 2010 profile of him. In his latest book, Cognitive Surplus, the New York University professor argues that a flowering of creative production will arise as the Internet turns people “from consumers to collaborators.”

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Why Open Education Matters

Why Open Education Matters | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

You may have heard the buzz about the "Why Open Education Matters" video contest, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Creative Commons, and Open Society Foundations. The contest was meant to raise awareness about the promise of open educational resources (OER) -- free online materials licensed under Creative Commons, which allows educators to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the content to their heart's content.


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Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks

Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Forty years ago, John Holt wondered whether an educational revolution as profound as open education could survive unless it became part of a wider and deeper movement of social change. Until open source and the concept of an open education began to take hold, John Holt’s vision of an open education seemed to be a pipe dream.

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The No Textbook Degree

I’ve been thinking about what’s next for OER… With the current set of MOOCs – which aren’t even open – grabbing attention away from the real movement, we need an exciting idea to get behind.

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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

Led by world renowned American institutions like MIT and Harvard, this push to democratise learning is being taken up in Australia too.

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10 Real-Life Open Education Success Stories

10 Real-Life Open Education Success Stories | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are many personal stories surfacing of people whose lives have been changed for the better thanks to open education.
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