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Remixathon — Open Ed 2012 & the ORIOLE Survey remixathon

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This year we thought we’d try a couple of experiments. In addition to Tuesday afternoon’s “Pitchfest” we are introducing the Remixathon.

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OER Impact Map

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This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.

 

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Javiera Atenas: Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects

"During the last 4 years and with a little help of my friends (mostly @leohavemann& @ernestopriego) I collected a large (very large) list of references on OER, Open Education, Open Educational Practices, repositories, open access and related themes which I used to write my PhD and all the papers / columns / presentations we have written, and, basically this lists has been stored in my ref management system for a while, quietly, but suddenly this week I beed asked to share my list of references by few of my fellow OER researchers, so here it is… but before, please read the notes below."


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The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects | Buckler | Open Praxis

The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects

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The Power of Open Educational Resources

Keynote address delivered to the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA), March 2014.

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Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end?

Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Stanford University's head of massive open online courses predicts the school will abandon the free model.

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Andrés Núñez Álvarez's curator insight, August 29, 10:01 AM

Stanford fue la universidad pionera en los MOOCs. Si se retira del modelo gratuito promoverá una nueva tendencia? Pueden ser los MOOCs autosostenibles?

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Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

Moocs are free – but for how much longer? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Monetising career development courses could be the next step for the university, says Stanford professor

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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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Learner attitudes to Open Educational Resources (OERs) | The Higher Education Academy

A report presenting the findings of a study commissioned by the HEA and conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS)/NUS Services has found that on the whole students are positive about the use of OERs.

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ICDE » Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

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The LangOER project has released a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages.It includes a separate

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a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages

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Learning in the open: a constructive critique of openness

The emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has captured the attention of higher education academics and managers. Ongoing debates about MOOCs, however, demonstrate the need to critically evaluate the phenomenon. One of the key ideas associated with MOOCs is openness and while MOOCs are emergent and of the moment, ideas about openness have a history and trajectory that can be evaluated through the lens of learner engagement. Equally, innovative open pedagogies can help to inform effective teaching irrespective of their original context. The paper concludes that effective open learning environments are not massive, nor necessarily online or course-based. Instead it is more useful to think of them as being student-centred, social spaces for open learning (SSOLs).

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Refining the Definition of "Open" in Open Content

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Earlier this week I read the Wikipedia entry on open content. Suffice it to say I was somewhat disappointed by the way the editors of the page interpreted my writings defining the "open" in open co...
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Half an Hour: Beyond Free ‑ Open Learning in a Networked World

Half an Hour: Beyond Free ‑ Open Learning in a Networked World | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
"I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution."
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Tasato (et al) 2013 - Sharing Resources in Open Educational Communities

Tasato (et al) 2013 - Sharing Resources in Open Educational Communities | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

In this article we emphasize the importance of sharing resources in open educationalcommunities (OEC), analysing the role of OERs and OEC in teachers' lifelonglearning. Investigating their current usage, we aim to discover whether their interweavings could be an effective approach to support sharing of resources among teachers and to promote new educational practices.

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, August 4, 5:06 AM

Very useful, looking for more like this :)

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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources 20

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John Bostock's curator insight, Today, 8:29 AM

Very useful contribution on ensuring quality in OER

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SURF: Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education

SURF: Special edition on didactics of Open and Online Education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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BJET, Call for Papers Special issue on Open Data in Educational Research (October 31 deadline)


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OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News) | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Few today would consider the greatest strength of Open Source Software (OSS) that it is free. Indeed, it has lowered costs. But more fundamentally, it’s reshaped the way we think about the production, distribution, and sharing of software as an artifact. It has challenged centuries-old notions of pr

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UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs

UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The University of New England (UNE) has shut down its pioneering experiment with massive open online courses (MOOCs) because it could not make it pay.

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Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology

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(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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OER-API


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The POERUP project has made available an API that will allow for interaction with their data about MOOC and OER providers

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Alek Tarkowski's curator insight, August 13, 1:49 AM

The POERUP project has released a dataset of 360 open education initiatives as structured open data, available through an API. Looks very elegant and is a great practice for data collection projects. But I have my doubts about usefulness of such APIs (and map-based visualizations, which usually accompany the data) - the use case is not clear to me, and exact geographical placement seems like not the most important thing. Still, with the ongoing Hewlett tender for such map / data projects in the OER space, this seems to be the big thing right now.

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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise. The handy …

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What Does the Future of Education Look Like at MIT?

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MIT is about to undergo a new period of "educational experimentation."
President L. Rafael Reif addressed the MIT community Monday, sharing the final report of the Institute-wide Task Force on...

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Conversations from south of the equator: Challenges and Opportunities in OER across Broader Oceania

Conversations from south of the equator: Challenges and Opportunities in OER across Broader Oceania | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Recent decades have witnessed a number of fundamental structural shifts, both internally within the higher education academy and external to it, that have transformed the character of universities. A universal, increased interest in Open Educational Resources (OER) is at once both one of these added pressures and perhaps potentially a key way to meet the growing demand for higher education. The overarching theme of this Special Section, OER initiatives in Broader Oceania, allows educators to showcase how challenges and opportunities in this region are being addressed with innovation and/or collaboration. It also facilitates sharing of knowledge and exchange of varied perspectives and dialogue, not only between countries in the region, but hopefully also between Broader Oceania and Europe. Developments and trends in OER and an emergent Open Educational Practice across Asia-Pacific mirror advances occurring across the world.

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After #MassiveTeaching, questions about MOOC quality control @insidehighered

After #MassiveTeaching, questions about MOOC quality control @insidehighered | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Belle S. Wheelan, president of the commission on colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, said quality control is a responsibility of the institution, regardless of medium.

“If they are the ones in whose name the course is offered, then they have the responsibility of ensuring the quality of that course,” Wheelan, whose organization accredits institutions in the South, said. “We as accreditors hold the institutions responsible, because it’s the institutions we accredit -- not Coursera.”



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/15/after-massiveteaching-questions-about-mooc-quality-control#ixzz398HI1Vds ;
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Andrés Núñez Álvarez's curator insight, July 31, 2:41 PM

Cuando hablamos de educación, sin importar de qué tipo sea, debe primar la calidad.

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The Open University joins the OERu

The Open University joins the OERu | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, July 30, 12:46 AM

The Open University (UK) has at last joined the OERu. This is a great endorsement of the value of the work the OERu has done since its inception in 2011, and the OU will be a strong partner for the OERu in its ongoing pioneering work, providing open, low-cost education and credible certification to millions of learners around the world.

 

To see where the OU is coming from in making this decision, see this interview I had with Andrew Law, Director of Open Media, OU, in June 2012: http://toucansproject.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/i-dont-think-its-about-being-first-i-think-its-about-being-absolutely-sustainable-in-the-long-term/. ;

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The highs and lows of a Mooc education - FT.com

The highs and lows of a Mooc education - FT.com | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
In 2012 Sharon Watkins was watching a Ted talk when she came across the concept of Moocs – massive open online courses. She was so impressed by the prospect of elite education being delivered for free to the masses, that she decided to set up a Mooc

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