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Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa

Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa | NordicOER | Scoop.it

By Nancy Murphy

 

Through Rina and Open a Door, I’m witnessing first-hand the critical role that education plays in building a new generation of leaders and ultimately, peace and prosperity. Yet given the few scholarships available to international students, especially for those with low income levels, few can pursue the dream of a U.S. college education. And despite huge improvements in sub-Saharan Africa, the higher education opportunities there remain limited in number, accessibility, and quality. Deeply entrenched cultural attitudes toward women further constrain their real and perceived opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, may help fill that gap, transforming the lives of women who are hungry to learn and, by extension, their communities, and countries. That’s why it’s so thrilling to see MOOCs take off in Africa and teach us Westerners a lesson or two about educational innovation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2015 12:13 PM

For many disruption in education has a negative connotation. For me, disruption is another word for transformation. This article gives you a brief introduction to one way the world is changing thanks to Moocs, tech, and a spirit of gratitude and giving. 

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OER World Map

OER World Map shares information on behalf of the worldwide OER community, using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem.
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Download New Book: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda | Distance-Educator.com

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MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe? - Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way (home)

MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe? - Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way (home) | NordicOER | Scoop.it
MOOCs are becoming mainstream in Europe?

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | NordicOER | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On

The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On | NordicOER | Scoop.it
Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller talks with Knowledge@Wharton about how MOOCs can maintain momentum even though the hype surrounding them has died down.

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Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2015 trends

Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2015 trends | NordicOER | Scoop.it
Donald Farish

President, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

Topic: Tuition and financial aid

Trend: Well over half of the nonprofit private colleges failed to meet either their enrollmen
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Howard Rheingold: The Peeragogy Handbook


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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, January 7, 2015 8:21 PM

Interesting ideas!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 8, 2015 8:44 AM

Rheingold, H. ..una historia de Trabajo Conjunta ... Howard Rheingold: El Manual Peeragogy |scoopit travéslgaretio http: //sco.lt / ...

nicolaperry's curator insight, January 10, 2015 7:48 AM

Not keen on the title but it is a good resource.

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Webinarium om MOOCs och OER tis.15/4 kl 14.00 : SVERD – Svenska Riksorganisationen för Distansutbildning

Webinarium om MOOCs och OER tis.15/4 kl 14.00 : SVERD – Svenska Riksorganisationen för Distansutbildning | NordicOER | Scoop.it

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George Siemens: Preparing for the Digital Universitiy

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In the field of educational technology 2012 was touted as the year of the Massive Open online course (mooc). While the number of

MOOC offerings have since rapidly increased, the research in this space has been lagging. To help facilitate the development of research and examine the potential of MOOCs in education the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported the massive open online course (MOOC) research initiative (MRI).

Athabasca University, long a pioneer in distance education, was selected as the principal investigator for the grant. The MOOC conversation was largely occurring in the popular media and was focused on the technologies and the large numbers of learners enrolling. Thesheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as MOOCs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early MOOC development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning. This report is the final component of the MRI grant.

Additional work in the MRI grant includes research  reports, conference, and a special issue of the International Review of Research in open and Distributed learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in:

Distance educationBlended learningOnline learningCredentialingMOOC researchFuture learning technology infrastructures


It is our intent that these reports will serve to introduce academics, administrators, and students to the rich history of technology in education with a particular emphasis of the importance of the human factors: social interaction, well-designed learning experiences, participatory pedagogy, supportive teaching presence, and effective techniques for using technology to support learning. The world is digitizing and higher education is not immune to this transition. The trend is well underway and seems to be accelerating as top universities create departments and senior leadership positions to explore processes of innovation within the academy.

It is our somewhat axiomatic assessment that in order to understand how we should design and develop learning for the future, we need to first take a look at what we already know. Any scientific enterprise that runs forward on only new technology, ignoring the landscape of existing knowledge, will be sub-optimal and likely fail. To build a strong future of digital learning in the academy, we must first take stock of what we know and what has been well researched.

During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research. Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning.


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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, June 18, 2015 6:22 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

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añada su visión ...

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Augmented Learning 102: Voice Activated eLearning - Listen Up! - eLearning Industry

Augmented Learning 102: Voice Activated eLearning - Listen Up! - eLearning Industry | NordicOER | Scoop.it
'Ok, Google, what is Augmented Learning? We all talk to our phones: 'Ok, Google' and 'Siri, what is...' are the proof that Augmented Learning happens today.
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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | NordicOER | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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Quality Assurance for OERs

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An interesting discussion on "Quality Assurance for OER" is going on @ WikiEducator initiated by Prof Paul Kawachi. Pl join and provide your valuable inputs. Thanks. http://wikieducator.org/Talk:Quality_Assurance_for_OER
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Learning Analytics: Debating Fundamentals, Prerequisite Skills, and Benefits

Learning Analytics: Debating Fundamentals, Prerequisite Skills, and Benefits | NordicOER | Scoop.it
The LAK11 MOOC In preparation for the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2011 (LAK11) conference, George Siemens, Jon Drown, Dave Cormier, Sylvia Elias and Tanya Currie hosted a massive open online c...

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Bhuban Mahapatra's curator insight, December 29, 2015 10:46 PM

Education is more valuable when it,s in reflective way 

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Open Educational Resources - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand

Open Educational Resources - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand | NordicOER | Scoop.it

"This LibGuide provides resources on free and open educational material, including guidelines, websites, articles, course content, free teaching resources, etc."

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Durraniius Iftikhar's curator insight, March 6, 2015 10:22 PM

 "ABC"  Wisdom based Time Management Learning


As Education is the key" as it enlightens but knowledge is power as without it you cannot solve any problem or issue. All the revealed prophets (from Adam,Abraham,Jesus to Mohammad PBUH) were divinely educated, their Actions were based on Information, Behavor based on Knowledge & Conduct based on Wisdom thus they guided mankind to "The Straight Path". We need Wisdom for Peace and Welfare to make our planet sustainable and secure for future generation.

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Understanding the Power of Open Educational Resources (OER) - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Understanding the Power of Open Educational Resources (OER) - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | NordicOER | Scoop.it
If educators (teachers and professors) can understand the power of Open Educational Resources (OER) and learn the ways to integrate it in their lessons, classrooms will never be the same for the students.

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Open Definition v2.0 Released – Major Update of Essential Standard for Open Data and Open Content

Today Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content” and plays a key role in supporting the growing open data ecosystem.
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2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs?

2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs? | NordicOER | Scoop.it
The news media’s appetite for MOOC stories has been insatiable. So when the University of Pennsylvania sent an email inviting several hundred education reporters to a seminar on massive open online courses, it anticipated a healthy turnout.

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Kent Lundgren's curator insight, November 27, 2014 9:20 AM

Kanske måste MOOC förvandlas till digitala inslag, #blendedlearning, i "vanliga" digitala kurser?!