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Open Badges: Why and How

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Open Badges: Why and Why Not I have been wanting for so…

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How Germany abolished tuition fees - BBC News

How Germany abolished tuition fees - BBC News | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
How have German universities been able to abolish tuition fees when English universities are charging £9,000?
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How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21stCentury and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. The fact of the matter is no matter what educators, who are mostly products of a 20th Century education, think, our students today will need to be digitally literate in their world in order to survive and thrive. Digital Literacy is a 21st Century skill, but therein lies the rub. Most of our educators have been educated with a twentieth Century mindset using 20th Century methodology and pedagogy at best. I dare say there might be some 19thCentury holdovers as well.

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Early Findings from BC Faculty Survey on Open Educational Resources | BCcampus OpenEd Resources

Early Findings from BC Faculty Survey on Open Educational Resources | BCcampus OpenEd Resources | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
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UN News - New open-access database aims to get water-scarce countries ‘more crop per drop’ – UN agency

UN News - New open-access database aims to get water-scarce countries ‘more crop per drop’ – UN agency | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
At the start of the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden, the United Nations agriculture agency today announced that it would develop a new open-access data portal that uses satellite imagery to provide insights into more efficient and productive use of agricultural waters – helping water-scarce countries in the Near East and North Africa better manage the resource.
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The Basics of Open Technology

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From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools maintain a district-wide tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.

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CDW Cloud 401 Report

CDW Cloud 401 Report | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
The cloud market has matured, and many IT professionals have moved well beyond the fundamentals of cloud computing. They are exploring advanced topics and taking a deeper dive into the art and science of cloud computing, covering details of migration, financial outcomes and barriers to further ...
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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Assessment, CCSS, Competency-based learning, deeper learning, education, learning, teachers

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Assessment, CCSS, Competency-based learning, deeper learning, education, learning, teachers | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Paper outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning.
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Active Learning In Online Training: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry

Active Learning In Online Training: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Active Learning In Online Training: What active learning is, what are its best practices? How to integrate Active Learning into your Online Training Course.
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List of Over 200 Online Courses/MOOCs Starting in September 2015 - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of over 200 MOOCs and Online Courses coming up in the month of September 2015.
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The digital revolution in higher education

The digital revolution in higher education | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
The five major categories where technology will make an even greater impact in higher education.
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Setting Standards, Maintaining Quality: Quality Assurance Policies for Open Schooling

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Personalization in Lumen's "Next Gen" OER Courseware Pilot

Personalization in Lumen's "Next Gen" OER Courseware Pilot | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
For almost three years Lumen Learning has been helping faculty, departments, and entire degree programs adopt OER in place of expensive commercial textbooks. In addition to saving students enormous...
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Study: 60 Minutes of Homework is the Perfect Amount | Big Think

Study: 60 Minutes of Homework is the Perfect Amount | Big Think | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
“The data suggest that spending 60 minutes per day doing homework is a reasonable and effective time. Furthermore, the results indicate that both the quantity of homework and the frequency of assignment are related to academic results.”

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I agree that homework certain or research activities be defined for purpose, aim, and positioning in the subject theme. I also encourage a measurable conclusion which reflects distance cvered towards achieving the purpose, as well as distance remaining, along with challenges and successes to consider going forward.

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How good librarians have made themselves obsolete to some users

How good librarians have made themselves obsolete to some users | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Libraries are warm, dry and safe spaces with free Internet, which many people need. But academics and researchers in the 21st century can get along very well without them.
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Massive online courses grow; what's in it for the universities?

Massive online courses grow; what's in it for the universities? | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
As they grow in interest, the courses, better known as MOOCs, offer educational, promotional and even social benefits to schools and their students.

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Schooling for Personally Significant Learning: Is it possible? - Erica McWilliam - - Linkis.com

What’s the difference between schooling and learning? Most schools claim to meet the individual needs of students, but is this the same as ensuring that learning is personally significant to every one of those students? And how much credibility does the entire schooling sector have – government and non-government – when it comes to delivering on its marketing promises?


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 2, 6:01 PM

This a superb analysis of the constraints of the system we know as schooling. better than just analysing the constraints Erica McWilliam then goes on to describe a work-around process, which is compelling and will work. For those interested in a focus on student learning within our current systems of schooling, this is a must read.

Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, August 2, 7:35 PM

This a superb analysis of the constraints of the system we know as schooling. better than just analysing the constraints Erica McWilliam then goes on to describe a work-around process, which is compelling and will work. For those interested in a focus on student learning within our current systems of schooling, this is a must read.

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Open access is not free. Someone is doing the work. Someone is paying

Open access is not free. Someone is doing the work.  Someone is paying | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Much of what's being said in support of open access publishing misses one key point: that is there is always a value chain and costs are incurred. Someone somewhere is paying for open access.
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Authors should not be duped into paying to publish their content! 

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The Educator’s Guide to Social Media

The Educator’s Guide to Social Media | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
By Larry Magid & Catherine Wedgwood - It’s not uncommon for educators to shy away from social media. This guide shares how to use it to your advantage.
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Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News

Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
OpenStax College has unveiled three new open textbooks and said its free textbooks will save students an estimated $25 million in the 2015-16 academic year.
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Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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Pedagogical Requirements for Mobile Learning: A Review on MOBIlearn Task Model

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3 African countries that show investment promise as global tech hubs – Ventureburn

3 African countries that show investment promise as global tech hubs – Ventureburn | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Africa is creating new tech hubs that are worthy of consideration by investors. Here are a few you should really know about:
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Forget plagiarism: there's a new and bigger threat to academic integrity

Forget plagiarism: there's a new and bigger threat to academic integrity | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Managing the newest form of academic deceit will require hard work from established academia and a renewed commitment to integrity from university communities.
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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.
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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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