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Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care | EDUCAUSE

Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care | EDUCAUSE | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Key TakeawaysOpen educational resources made a dramatic appearance with the 2002 debut of MIT's Open Courseware initiative.In the roughly 10 years since, OERs have not noticeably disrupted the traditional business model of higher education or affected daily teaching approaches at most institutions.Four major hurdles seem the likeliest hindrances to adoption of OERs: discoverability, quality control, bridging the last mile, and acquisition.OERs could unify and advance the essentially disconnected developments in digital textbooks and MOOCs by establishing a global enterprise learning content management system.
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ghbrett's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:42 PM

This is an important and interesting article. On the other hand, way back when before the networks, I recall an EDUCOM Educational Uses of IT (EUIT) program was giving awards to professors and developers of academic software for microcomputers. What made a strong impression on me was that they said, even then, that it took at least seven, yes 7, years from concept to adoption of the software in higher education. Some cultures, like academia do not change very fast.

 

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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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HEA research provides insights into learning on MOOCs | The Higher Education Academy

A study published by the HEA that looks at the learning taking place in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) shows that participants can and do experience engaged, high quality learning.

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The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships

The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Humans are fundamentally social. There are a number of ways we might attempt to prove this claim. We might argue that the highest compliment someone can be paid is to be called a "true friend." We ...
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The pedagogy of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): the UK view | The Higher Education Academy

The pedagogy of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): the UK view | The Higher Education Academy | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

This report addresses the question of pedagogy within the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): what kinds of MOOCs are currently offered in the UK; what it means to 'teach' in the open and at massive


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A List of Copyright Free Resources (and where to find them)

A List of Copyright Free Resources (and where to find them) | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Looking for OA and OER to utilize? Here's the Dal Copyright Office's non-exhaustive list http://t.co/jVFRynxM98

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Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The music business was killed by Napster; movie theaters were derailed by digital streaming; traditional magazines are in crisis mode--yet in this digital information wild west: academic journals and the publishers who own them are posting higher pro...

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The conundrum of creating an open course in a closed site - Storyboard OOC update

The conundrum of creating an open course in a closed site - Storyboard OOC update | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
This is an update on the preparations for the Storyboarding for Learning Design OOC (open online course) that I will be running with Brenda Padilla from 12 Jan to 20 Feb 2015. Following on from my ...

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Latest blog post about the Storyboarding OOC that we will be running in the New Year. 

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An Open Education Reader

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A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, December 16, 2014 4:14 AM

A new 'text book' on open education, edited by David Wiley.

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Half an Hour: Free and Not Free

Half an Hour: Free and Not Free | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, December 13, 2014 12:02 PM

This is an old piece by Stephen Downes but relevant again, in the light of Yahoo's move to sell off Flickr users' cc-licensed photos (http://newstex.com/2014/12/02/yahoo-starts-selling-flickr-users-photos/)

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Promoting policy for OER and MOOCs

Promoting policy uptake for OER and MOOCs Gráinne Conole, Giles Pepler, Paul Bacsich, Brenda Padilla and Terese Bird Abstract This chapter provides a review…

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Online education run amok?

Online education run amok? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private companies, thanks to loopholes in federal privacy laws. Universities and private companies this fall unveiled a slew...

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timokos's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:41 AM

Important article raising questions on Data Ethics!

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State of the Commons Report 2014

State of the Commons Report 2014 | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.
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11 States Band Together To Release Mega OER RFP Worth $15 20M

11 States Band Together To Release Mega OER RFP Worth $15 20M | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
COME TOGETHER OVER OER: Today 11 state agencies have announced a new initiative called K-12 OER Collaborative, funded in part and organized by The Learning Accelerator.
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The dark side of the MOOC - A critical inquiry on their claims and realities


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Open Educational Resources - UEN

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The Utah State Office and the Utah Education Network have gathered these Open Educational Resources, such as Utah's Open Textbooks, that support the Utah Core Standards.

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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Key TakeawaysMOOC critics are concerned about low overall completion rates, but these rates are typically evaluated without accounting for student intentions.This study, based on survey and log data from nine HarvardX courses, investigates how completion and attrition rates differ based on students' self-reported intentions about course participation.The study found that, on average among survey respondents, 22 percent of students who intended to completea course earned a certificate, compared with 6 percent of students who intended to browse a course.Efforts to personalize MOOCs based on self-reported intentions should be conducted with care: many students who do not intend to complete a MOOC do so, and most who do intend to complete a MOOC are not successful.


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Pierce professor saves students $1 million through open education resources

Pierce professor saves students $1 million through open education resources | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
LippmanAfter years of teaching math, Professor David Lippman was sick of requiring his students to pay upwards of $150 for a text book. Used books were available at a slight discount, but students ...
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MOOCs Lead to Massive Data Collection | Heartlander Magazine

MOOCs Lead to Massive Data Collection | Heartlander Magazine | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Students enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be subject to mass data collection by private companies. MOOCs are made available through schools and universities, as well as private, for-profit businesses like Coursera and non-profit organizations like edX. These courses can offer additional stimulating material for high school students in advanced placement classes, and even count towards college credit. However, when students enroll and participate in MOOCs, they can also unknowingly surrender a great deal of their private information.


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What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review

What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Pritchard still questions the effects MOOCs will have; for one thing, he doesn’t see how they can have a sustainable business model on their own. But that doesn’t mean MOOCs are merely another overhyped technology. Ideas about what they offer, and whom they might help, are evolving as rapidly as the MOOCs themselves.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 4:42 AM

Some interesting stats and research findings, but it's questionable as to how many of these course were genuinely MOOCs rather than just large free online courses.

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Lawrence Lessig: Happy birthday, Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig: Happy birthday, Creative Commons | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"CC licenses are having a real impact on people’s lives. They are helping reveal information used to treat diseases, to make governments more transparent and accountable, and to make education accessible for everyone, everywhere. That’s an incredible impact for a set of simple, free licenses."


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Use of Open Educational Resources Growing Rapidly

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CCSSO State of the States Report By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki The use of OER (Open Educational Resources) is rapidly gaining momentum in K-12 education. This is evidenced by the newly released report...

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Being Open in ICT4D by Matthew L. Smith :: SSRN

Being Open in ICT4D by Matthew L. Smith :: SSRN | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
This paper attempts to clarify what it means to be open in ICT4D. The current uses and understandings of ‘open’ and ‘openness’ are problematic for at least two
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Gates Foundation to require immediate free access for journal articles

Gates Foundation to require immediate free access for journal articles | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Policy goes further than most biomedical research funding agencies’ requirements by dispensing with embargo period
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A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER

A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
As I was perusing David Kernohan’s notes on Larry Lessig’s keynote at the OpenEd conference, one statement leapt out at me: Could the department of labour require that new education content commissioned ($100m) be CC-BY? There was a clause (124) … Continue reading →

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, November 22, 2014 6:06 AM

Michael Feldstein points out that textbook publishers have moved beyond feeling threatened by free, open content in the form of OERs, and are now seeing OERs as the essential infrastructure to support expensive software and platforms. 

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OERRH OER Evidence Report 2013-2014

OERRH OER Evidence Report 2013-2014 | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
It gives me great pleasure to announce that OER Research Hub is now ready to release the first of its dissemination reports. The 'OER Evidence Report 2013-2014' brings together a range of evidence ...
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