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Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses

Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
White House by Diego Cambiaso, available under the CC BY-SA license. Today, Creative Commons and a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations are ca...
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Open Media Classes at Coventry University: Final Evaluation Report 2015 - Jisc Repository

Open Media Classes at Coventry University: Final Evaluation Report 2015 - Jisc Repository | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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edX makes it easy for authors to share under Creative Commons - Creative Commons

edX makes it easy for authors to share under Creative Commons - Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

edX has added the ability for authors to apply a Creative Commons (CC) license to their courses and videos on its platform. More than 50 academic institutions, including MIT and Harvard, use edX to offer free courses that anyone in the world can join. Now, authors at these institutions and elsewhere may license their courses...
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'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate's ESEA Draft

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate's ESEA Draft | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Tammy Baldwin support the inclusion of an amendment to the ESEA that would encourage the use of "open educational resources."
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Copyright, Ethics and Theft ~ Stephen's Web

Copyright, Ethics and Theft ~ Stephen's Web | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning | Scanlon | Jour...

Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning | Scanlon | Jour... | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning
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Student’s Quality perception and learning outcomes when using an open accessible eLearning-resource

Student’s Quality perception and learning outcomes when using an open accessible eLearning-resource | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Refining the Definition of "Open" in Open Content

Refining the Definition of "Open" in Open Content | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I read the Wikipedia entry on open content. Suffice it to say I was somewhat disappointed by the way the editors of the page interpreted my writings defining the "open" in open co...
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How Open is Open Education? Removing barriers for all staff, students and other learners | Association for Learning Technology

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How to Survive Your PhD

How to Survive Your PhD | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Learn evidence-based strategies for emotional resilience and supervision that will help you finish your PhD or research degree.   
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A question of trust? Five tips to encourage innovative approaches to open learning

A question of trust? Five tips to encourage innovative approaches to open learning | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
The time when a massive open online course (MOOC) could be claimed as a genuinely disruptive innovation has long since passed. These days, if your interest is in open courses, you’ll find the real cutting edge work going on in a converted former cinema in Coventry.
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Why CC is making a mobile app - Creative Commons

Why CC is making a mobile app - Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Today we’re pushing the latest beta release of our mobile app, The List powered by Creative Commons. It’s a mobile photography app that invites users to create a list of images they want, or submit photos to help a person or group who created a list. Every image is uploaded to the archive with a...
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Canada is a Hot Spot for Creative and Imaginative Developments in Online Learning and Open Educational Resources | Contact North

Canada is a Hot Spot for Creative and Imaginative Developments in Online Learning and Open Educational Resources | Contact North | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Bridging the digital divide means accommodating diversity

Bridging the digital divide means accommodating diversity | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
There are still many Australians who don't have regular access to the internet. We must do more to bridge the digital divide and accommodate a diversity of technologies.
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Open educational resources repositories literature review – Towards a comprehensive quality approaches framework

Open educational resources repositories literature review – Towards a comprehensive quality approaches framework | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Open Education Special Interest Group | Association for Learning Technology

The Open Education SIG (OESIG) was established in March 2012. Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices. Remit The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
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Student’s Quality perception and learning outcomes when using an open accessible eLearning-resource

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Quality Assurance for OER : Current State of the Art and the TIPS Framework

Quality Assurance for OER : Current State of the Art and the TIPS Framework | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Open Definitions, Specificity, and Avoiding Bright Lines

Open Definitions, Specificity, and Avoiding Bright Lines | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Aaron Wolf is contributing to a nice thread in the comments under my description of the recently revised definition of the "open" in "open content". I've revised my ShareAlike example to distribute...
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Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

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Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing 'open educational resources’ — entire lessons and yearlong curricula developed by educators and researchers and aligned to Common Core standards. The move has the potential to upend the $8 billion textbook industry.
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