OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research
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[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy

[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

"Digital learning and recent trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) are enabling fundamental changes in the education world, expanding the educational offer beyond its traditional formats and borders. New ways of learning, characterised by personalisation, engagement, use of digital media, collaboration, bottom-up practices and where the learner or teacher is a creator of learning content are emerging, facilitated by the exponential growth in OER available via the internet. Europe should exploit the potential of OER much more than is currently the case. This requires good computer skills, but some Member States are still lagging behind as seen in the Education and Training Monitor 2012, with 9 Member States with over 50% of 16-74 year olds with no or low computer skills. While the use of ICT in education and training has been high on the policy agenda, critical elements are not in place to enable digital learning and OER to be mainstreamed across all education and training sectors. A coherent strategy at EU level could address the scope, size and complexity of the challenges in support of actions of the Member States and the entire chain of stakeholders."

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OER12 · digisim

My collection of Cambridge 2012 thoughts & inspirations. The combined OER12 and the OCW Consortium’s Global Conference.


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

Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: At Boundless, we love reading inspiring articles about open education. We recently came across a post on OpenSource.com by blogger and librarian Carolyn Fox (reblogged below) that gives...
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Cristina Reyes, juandoming
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Don’t Whine, Compete! | iterating toward openness

Don’t Whine, Compete! | iterating toward openness | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Publishers are desperate to maintain the huge profit margins they make for essentially packaging the same content in new wrappers year after year. If their quality is indeed as superior as they claim, they shouldn’t have any trouble competing with open educational resources.


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