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Survey suggests MOOCs are failing to educate the poor

Survey suggests MOOCs are failing to educate the poor | OER Research Hub | Scoop.it
In developing nations, massive open online courses mostly end up educating the well-off, research reveals.

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Finding and Using Open Educational Resources

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Monday 3 June, 10.00 - 11.30 CET
Webinar using Adobe Connect. Read more: http://openwebinars.likeapro.me/participating-in-the-webinars.html
Free of charge and open for anyone.


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Pedagogical quality enrichment in OER based courseware: Guiding principles | Misra | Open Praxis

This is a critical phase for Open Educational Resources (OER) movement: on one side the number of OER is increasing rapidly, and on other side debates about quality of OER-based courseware are heating up. These debates emanate from the fact that OER-based courseware are supposed to help users to follow a logical learning path and get an engaging, interactive, and enjoyable learning experience. There are two aspects of quality assurance in OER-based courseware: content and pedagogy. The content aspect primarily rests with subject experts, and pedagogical quality of courseware mainly lies in the hands of developers. Present trends reveal that mainly enthusiasts, working with some support from the institution management are designing and developing OER-based courseware. There seems a possibility that these enthusiasts are developing courseware without undergoing any specific courseware development training, and in the absence of proper knowledge and training about pedagogy, one can not be sure that the produced courseware will be of superior quality. In this backdrop, present paper discusses and details about a number of guiding principles for enrichment of pedagogical quality in OER-based courseware
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How to Use Open Educational Resources (OER) in Class - YouTube

Join CK-12 member, Arjan Harjani, as he discusses how to use open educational resources (OER) to create a more customized and engaged class.
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Accessibility, OER, and Improving Services for Students with Disabilities | The Sloan Consortium

Accessibility, OER, and Improving Services for Students with Disabilities | The Sloan Consortium | OER Research Hub | Scoop.it

Extended abstract on OER accessibility


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The Changing Textbook Industry

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The Internet is transforming the $14 billion U.S. textbook industry.

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Stephen Downes: OERs, MOOCs and the Future

Stephen Downes: OERs, MOOCs and the Future | OER Research Hub | Scoop.it

Seminar presentation delivered to Vancouver Island University's Online Learning and Teaching Diploma - OLTD 505: OERs, Online, via Blackboard Collaborate.

Overview discussing open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs) as they relate to the future. Issues considered include varieties of openness, licensing and combining resources, access, the nature of definitions, types of MOOCs, change and the future.


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