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'Reclaim Open Learning' Innovation Contest | DMLcentral

'Reclaim Open Learning' Innovation Contest | DMLcentral | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mark your calendars for Aug. 1! We are looking for proposals that rethink open learning in new ways.
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Learning in the Open: Networked Student Identities | theory.cribchronicles.com

Learning in the Open: Networked Student Identities | theory.cribchronicles.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As students in conventional academic settings extend their learning into participatory networked environments, what benefits and conflicts do they encounter?
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University of Maine PI launches open learning initiative

University of Maine PI launches open learning initiative | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

UMPI, a campus of the state of Maine’s state university (USA), is offering free, open, non-credit online courses to any interested learners through a program called UMPI OpenU.

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Openlearning & the voluntary sector | Tony Coughlan's blog about developing Open Educational Resources (OERs) collaboratively

Openlearning & the voluntary sector | Tony Coughlan's blog about developing Open Educational Resources (OERs) collaboratively | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice

Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

NOW AVAILABLE:

 

Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: 
Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice


Rory McGreal, Wanjira Kinuthia and Stewart Marshall, Eds. May 2013

 

Published jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, Canada (UNESCO/COL Chair in OER) as CC-BY-SA and freely available to all:www.col.org/psOERIRP. Available in PDF and epub formats.

 

This book is one in a series of OER resources published by COL. It describes the OER movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER's significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:...


Via Stewart-Marshall, Marco Pozzi, Cristóbal Suárez, L. García Aretio, Patrick Plante
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Víctor Xepiti Eme's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:47 AM

"Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share – offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide education. Those resources can be full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, software, and other materials and techniques used to promote and support universal access to knowledge.

This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:

OER in Academia – describes how OER are widening the international community of scholars, following MIT’s lead in sharing its resources and looking to the model set by the OpenCourseWare ConsortiumOER in Practice – presents case studies and descriptions of OER initiatives underway on three continentsDiffusion of OER – discusses various approaches to releasing and “opening” content, from building communities of users that support lifelong learning to harnessing new mobile technologies that enhance OER access on the InternetProducing, Sharing and Using OER – examines the pedagogical, organisational, personal and technical issues that producing organisations and institutions need to address in designing, sharing and using OER"....

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:48 PM

This looks like it might be a good only with a thorough read.

Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:30 AM

La investigación sobre educación abierta sigue adelante.

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Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative

Carnegie Mellon Takes Online Courses to Another Level with Its Open Learning Initiative | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open online courses—massive or otherwise—are revolutionizing higher education by making learning more and more accessible.
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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Five Ways The Open Web Can Transform Higher Education

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Five Ways The Open Web Can Transform Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In 2003, I and several other scholars came together with a simple idea: to take the lessons and ideas that were used to create the World Wide Web and see how we could adopt them to the transformation of higher education. This was the birth of HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”), an acronym for Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. We met at University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), at the National Science Foundation, at Stanford and at Duke and pushed at our founding idea: that we could take the practices and principles of open web developers, the collaborative methods through which the World Wide Web was created, and explore the ways that those principles and methods could transform higher education.

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