The initiative “Schulbuch-O-Mat” (SBOM) set out to transparently provide free-of-cost and up-to-date teaching materials. More specifically SBOM aimed to create an openly licensed textbook for biology aligned to the curriculum of grade 7 and 8 in the federal state of Berlin, Germany.
Online courses on iversity grant ECTS credits. iversity is the first platform worldwide to offer ECTS credit points.
"In mid-October 2013, Prof. Marc Opresnik, from Lübeck University of Applied Sciences (FH Lübeck), launched his course “Fundamentals of Marketing”. Prof. Oliver Vornberger, an e-learning and computer science expert at the University of Osnabrück, will be giving a lecture on “Algorithms and Data Structures” in the summer term 2014. "
"National OER policies determine the framework within which other OER actors can develop. By doing so they form a mighty leverage to shape the OER ecosystem of a country. Though we are still at the beginning, initial achievements are promising. Approaches like the OER policy registry by Creative Commons provide the possibilities to follow and speed up the development. Supportive will also be, that openness and sharing are among the core values of the OER movement. If we manage to obtain this also for the field of policy by sharing our experiences and lessons learned, fast progression should be possible."
How Higher Education lecturers from two European countries co-created an online course for learners at their universities making use of the Idea Space platform (collaboration and idea sharing for OER and Open Education).
How a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds in different locations used the online platform "Idea Space" to collaboratively develop a course on an up-to-date topic for school learning: Programming in first grade.
Der folgende Screencast ist ein Preview zum Vortrag "Open(ing) Education: Herausforderungen für die mediale Bildungsinfrastruktur" von Michael Kerres auf der Fachtagung Perspektiven freier digitaler Bildungsmedien (OER) in Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis am 24.03.2015 in Frankfurt.
"The Institute of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester (partner of the VMPass initiative) is working on the OpenCred study, which aims to identify practices taking place with regard to the recognition of non-formal, open learning, for example a MOOC learner having a certificate or badge recognised by a HE/ Vocational institution or an employer."
Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's insight:
Do you know of any such initiatives or examples anywhere in Europe? Do you know reports, blog posts or other mentions of such recognition on the Web? Are you in touch with someone active in the field?
Please share your knowledge with Gabi Witthaus grw8 [at] le [dot] ac [dot] uk
"The MOOCs for Web Talent Network hosted a webinar on 1 July 2014 on the topic of MOOC Accreditation and Recognition, with representatives from public, private and academic entities. The following is a summary of the discussion, along with the presentation slides of the speakers."
Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's insight:
Agree much to one of the main conclusion of the webinar "MOOCs can actually be a driver of quality in education, since everything is online and visible to all."
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