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Primarily for students on the OU's H812 Certificate in Academic Practice module as they work through Block 2 (Design of Learning Environments)
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What's the Use of Lectures? - Forty Years on

What's the Use of Lectures? - Forty Years on | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

Forty years since the first publication of Donald Bligh's classic work What's the Use of Lectures? National Teaching Fellow George MacDonald Ross revisits the question. From the last issue of Discourse to be published by the Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies.

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Toward Peeragogy

In 1971 in Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich predicted that learners of the future would find each other and use information technologies to form "learning webs" and "networks" - prescient terms, considering that the ARPAnet was only two years old at the time. Did we finally get there?

h/t Matt Mobbs  http://www.scoop.it/t/mjmobbs/p/1043136011/toward-peeragogy-dmlcentral


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iTunes U as a Channel of Open Educational Resources

iTunes U as a Channel of Open Educational Resources | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

iTunes U is the subset of the iTunes store where you can download free educational resources from universities, schools, museums and other educational institutions.


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The non-formal learning toolkit | Onlignment

The non-formal learning toolkit | Onlignment | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

This site is suggesting a range of non-formal learning resources/activities for the corporate environment.

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From Seb Schmoller - highlight on lessons learned from using Khan Academy content

From Seb Schmoller - highlight on lessons learned from using Khan Academy content | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

In this December 2011 report [23 page PDF] Brian Greenberg, Leonard Medlock and Darri Stephens report on the "performance and engagement of low‐performing high school algebra students receiving a mix of traditional teacher-­led instruction and self‐guided instruction through the Khan Academy website".

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Nuts and Bolts: Inviting Interaction « Focus on Adult Learning ...

Nuts and Bolts: Inviting Interaction « Focus on Adult Learning ... | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
We know a great deal of workplace learning is informal; but without the tools to make it more evident, management may not be aware of informal learning in the workplace at all. But at the same time, this activity will require a ...
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ORIOLEproject; Sharing the sharing cartoon

ORIOLEproject; Sharing the sharing cartoon | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

ORIOLE has been developing some resources to spark conversations with friends who may not have thought about this before. You know, those colleagues who can't quite see the point ... Other resources will follow by end of year but for now here is a taster.

 

Drawn by Steve Davies (perhaps better known for http://policy-police.blogspot.com

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TechCrunch | Mary Meeker’s 2011 Presentation On Internet Trends [Slides]

TechCrunch | Mary Meeker’s 2011 Presentation On Internet Trends [Slides] | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
Kleiner Perkins partner and former Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker has taken the stage here at Web 2.0 Summit to present on Internet trends, as does every year.

I'll be writing this up live, so keep refreshing.
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Vijay Kumar on Analytics, Data and Openness | QFI Blog

Vijay Kumar on Analytics, Data and Openness | QFI Blog | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
There are many exciting developments in the world of open education resources beyond the fact that OER, including but not limited to Open Courseware, are becoming extensively available across the world.

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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...
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Funding for sustainability: How funders' practices influence the future of digital resources : JISC

Funding for sustainability: How funders' practices influence the future of digital resources : JISC | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, government agencies and philanthropic organisations have made significant investments in the creation of digital content in the not-for-profit sector.
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Why do 60% of students find their lectures boring?

Why do 60% of students find their lectures boring? | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

"lab work and computer sessions achieved the highest boredom ratings"


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Xpert Image Attribution tool

Xpert Image Attribution tool | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

From Amber Thomas's open and free Scoop it: A little bit of genius from the University of Nottingham and Pat Lockley.

'You know the faff of downloading an image from flickr, then laboriously copying and pasting and editing information about it so you can attribute it, to comply with the "BY" requirement of CC licences?

This little tool searches across openly licensed resources, displays them, then offers to do the hard work for you. It gives you the image with a little black bar on the bottom with the attribution in it. Attributed to the University of Nottingham and Pat Lockley, of course ;-)'

Also works with audio and video ...


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Terry Elliott's comment, November 3, 2011 8:45 AM
Very handy and thanks for making my work flow so much more handily.
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Terry, glad you liked it. Thanks to Amber Thomas from whom I scooped it :-)
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Open Courses | iversity

Open Courses | iversity | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

iversity Open Courses make open educational resources and public domain content interactive, collaborative and social. Interesting new kid on the block (well new to me). About iversity (in case you wondered): <paste> its an interdisciplinary and international team of 20 young graduates (iversity.org/pages/team). Members of the team have studied at universities such as Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, Humboldt, Princeton, the Sorbonne, the Freie Universität Berlin and the National University of Singapore. Together they want to build a learning infrastructure for the digital age.

Following an EXIST-Founder Scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, iversity received more than 1 million Euros in funding from the BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg (EU 75% / Brandenburg 25%) and bmp media investors in July 2011. </paste>


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OU part of Apple's iTunes U app launch

OU part of Apple's iTunes U app launch | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

The Open University was the only UK university among an elite invited to participate in the product planning and launch of Apple’s all-new iTunes U app. [Okay, yes this is boasting ... but its interesting too]

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 6 includes selected English-language articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, unpublished e-prints, and other scholarly
textual sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes
links to freely available versions of included works. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

http://digital-scholarship.org/etdb/etdb.htm

Other Digital Scholarship Open Access Publications

Digital/Print Books, http://bit.ly/ruSeJT

Digital Bibliographies, http://bit.ly/oLLBeZ

Weblogs, http://bit.ly/r16OuF

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Research Bought, Then Paid For

Research Bought, Then Paid For | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
Rather than restricting access to publicly funded scientific research, the rule should be: if taxpayers paid for it, they own it.

 

This is an opinion piece in the New York Times by Michael Eisen (associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley), who warns that a new bill in the USA House of Representatives threatens to cripple a web site in which the results of taxpayer-funded medical research are made freely available.

 

There is some discussion between Rory McGreal and others about this at https://landing.athabascau.ca/pg/blog/read/96279/exchange-on-oer-list-on-the-research-works-act-in-the-us.


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Coventry Hub | Hawkins+Brown | arch|dez|art

Coventry Hub | Hawkins+Brown | arch|dez|art | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

Pictures and descriptions to drool over in design of learning spaces? 2800 sqm of space within this building is allocated to Informal Learning and at first floor level the space extends over 100m along the northern perimeter. This hi-tech, flexible, social and learning environment, open 24/7 can ...

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Going the Distance: Number of Students Taking an Online Course Continues to Grow | Faculty Focus

Going the Distance: Number of Students Taking an Online Course Continues to Grow | Faculty Focus | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it
For the past nine years the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group have taken a look at the state of online learning in the United States.
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SURVEY: What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement? | OLnet

SURVEY: What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement? | OLnet | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago we posed the question to our network "What are the key challenges for the OER movement?". This started an interesting conversation between several OER experts, which finally has brought to a revised list of Key Challenges for the OER movement that have been added to the Evidence Hub (http://ci.olnet.org)

 

In parallel we have automatically processed 125 major OER project reports with a NPL from XEROX (XIP the Xerox Incremental Parser) in order to automatically extract key OER challenges. In this way we have obtained a list of key challenges for the OER movement partly through consultation with OER experts, and partly through automatically processing major OER project reports. We now would like to launch a survey which aims at assessing the validity and relevance of the results of machine processing in complementing human analysis.

 

Please help us by filling in this simple survey


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Marisa's comment, November 22, 2011 10:35 AM
Hi,

Is there a direct link for the survey? Or where can it found on the Evidence Hub. I apologize in advance, if its in plain sight and I simply missed it.

Thanks for your time.
Gabi Witthaus's comment, November 23, 2011 4:25 PM
Hi - is there a link to the survey?
OER Hub's comment, November 24, 2011 11:19 AM
In answer to Marisa there is a link to the survey on the full blog post here: http://olnet.org/node/654
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MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

Stephen Downes' response to the Open Education Quality Initiative (OPAL) survey of OER practices, on quality in MOOCs - note that it probably won't take the 5 mins advertised ut do it anyway?


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Generating Mind Maps from OU/OpenLearn Structured Authoring XML Documents

Generating Mind Maps from OU/OpenLearn Structured Authoring XML Documents | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

From Tony Hirst, a way of generating outline views automatically from documents written in a structured way (as per OU activity at the moment). Instant mind maps ...

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Wired.com Goes Creative Commons: 50 Great Images That Are Now Yours

Wired.com Goes Creative Commons: 50 Great Images That Are Now Yours | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

Wired.com announce: 'Beginning today, we’re releasing all Wired.com staff-produced photos under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC) license and making them available in high-res format on a newly launched public Flickr stream.' So the 50 in the title is just the start? Some great images. Thanks.

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Architecture as pedagogy

Martin Weller has often argued that a campus university really structures learning by its physical presence, 'if I turn up here at 9 I will learn'. This paper looks at how architecture influences pedagogy (via Scott Leslie & Martin Weller): http://www.edtechpost.ca/readings/davidorr-architecture-as-pedagogy.pdf


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Job Announcement: Open Education Director

Job Announcement: Open Education Director | H812 Blk 2 - some food for online discussion | Scoop.it

This job is in the US and in a community college. Can you imagine such a job existing within your own institution?

 

"Job Announcement: Open Education Program Director: http://t.co/2VgEMBWY  

Tacoma Community College, an innovative college in an innovative state, is advertising for an "Open Education Program Program Director."


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