Tweet (going with the “if in doubt, use one of Alan’s pics” approach) Sorry, this is two ‘open’ posts in a row, I’ll blog something else soon (if you want something very different, I’ve started a film a week blog, it’s reassuringly uninformed).
really need to scratch their heads and consider if it’s an ethically and financially responsible choice to buy traditional educational books and materials while there might be alternatives that are cheaper and just as good or even better.
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller of Passionate Voices, a collaborative blog that hosts interviews with interesting makers, writers, thinkers, and artists from all over the world.
The global maker movement is known for creative hacks, as well as for getting people of all ages excited about technology and how the worl
Atlanta, GA (February 24, 2016) – Achieving the Dream (ATD) today invited community colleges across the United States and Canada to submit applications for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, a new effort to increase college degree completion rates and access by involving faculty in redesigning courses and degree programs using open educational resources.
“Content curation” is a powerful tool for marketing. By sharing someone else’s relevant, helpful content, you prove to your audience that you care about helping them—not just boosting your own site traffic.
For one of our last events for the year we turning our attention to quality assurance aspects of e-learning and Open Educational Resources. This seminar is led by Ephraim Mhlanga from the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE).
On Wednesday 2 December at 1 pm Ephraim Mhlanga will host a live online session
From our presenter we have received the following abstract:
The advent of educationally technologies has profoundly changed the way people learn and how education is generally delivered. In higher education in particular teaching and learning is now heavily supported by education technologies which make it more cost-effective to support learners in a virtual space. Educational technologies free education from the constraints of time and space that go with face-to-face teaching, and that offers great flexibility in terms of when, where and how to learn. Whilst this is a positive development that many higher education institutions are investing in, there are major challenges that are associated with the quality of such delivery. Particularly in the Third World, the comparative quality of online programmes is still a moot point.
This presentation gives hints on quality aspects that should be considered in using technology in teaching and learning. It draws from previous work done with African universities and from Gilly Salmon’s work on how learners learn online, and builds some quality benchmarks worth considering in the design and delivery of online courses.
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