Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. The following is a guest post by Beck Pitt, researcher at the Open University's OER Research Hub.
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I'm now signed up and looking forward to this course :) Are you ?
“ (2013). Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology. Distance Education: Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428”
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For the past couple of years Australian universities' enthusiasm for online learning has increased, following the lead of international universities in realising the potential of MOOCs to replace traditional…
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To belong or not to belong ? If that is the question ... then what is the answer ? Research into how to create a sense of belonging in online learning ( ....which while welcomed by some is not by all though ! )
"This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 23 languages, including the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish ..."
The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu. The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more so in their diversity. There are also three commentaries, by Jon Baggaley, Gerhard Fischer and Tony Bates, who provides here a commentary on the six articles.
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