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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.


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This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."


"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."


The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.

 

The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.

 

The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."

 

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Big questions for our Profesison...

 

How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?

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OER World Map

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OER World Map shares information on behalf of the worldwide OER community, using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem.
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Open education is more than open content

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"Open education" means more than just "open content," says Jim Whitehurst. Here's how the true power of open can change education for the better.
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RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED
VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS

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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, August 18, 8:09 AM
1science examines 3,350,910 papers published between 2007 and 2009 and indexed in the WoS, with a citation window starting in 2007 and continuing up to the latest date possible (in practice, mid-2016). More than 12,000 journals indexed in the WoS were used to compute the citations for these papers, which have received a total of 34,865,430 citations from these citing journals.
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OER Research Toolkit

The OER Research Toolkit is comprised of the OER Research Guidebook and several additional resources. (Resources listed below without links are coming soon.) OER Research Guidebook (PDF, Word, InDesign) Open Education Group Student Survey Open Education Group Faculty Survey OER […]

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Connectivism, MOOCs and Innovation

In this presentation I outline the major elements of connectivism as a learning theory, show how this informed the development and design of our massive open o…

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Faculty Survey Open Educational Resources | Babson College

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Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has improved, but still remains less than a majority, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).
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European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning

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The ambition of the guidelines is to clarify the conditions for implementation, highlighting the critical choices to be made by stakeholders at different stages of the process. The 2012 Council recommendation on validation encourages Member States to put in place national arrangements for validation by 2018. These arrangements will enable individuals to increase the visibility and value of their knowledge, skills and competences acquired outside formal education and training: at work, at home or in voluntary activities.

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Beware ‘nefarious’ use of open data, summit hears

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Senior academic from the university embroiled in the ‘Climategate’ scandal warns how open data can be used irresponsibly to damage science
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European Policy response
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Overview of papers representing a European Policy response on MOOC opportunities as pr esented during the HOME policy forum in Brussels, June 2016
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A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students | SpringerLink

A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students | SpringerLink | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes. Utilizing digital resources such as OER can substantially reduce costs for students. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the adoption of no-cost open digital textbooks significantly predicted students’ completion of courses, class achievement, and enrollment intensity during and after semesters in which OER were used. This study utilized a quantitative quasi-experimental design with propensity-score matched groups to examine differences in outcomes between students that used OER and those who did not. The demographics of the initial sample of 16,727 included 4909 students in the treatment condition with a pool of 11,818 in the control condition. There were statistically significant differences between groups, with most favoring students utilizing OER.

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Why Open Data is key to teach democracy and citizenship

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It has been taking me few days to put into words what has happened in the country I called home for the last few years, it has been sad, confusing and overwhelming.
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The Golden Age of MOOCs is over and Why I hate Coursera

At dinner last night with a friend we ended up discussing how the internet has made the society fairer. We talked about the Arab Spring, the maker movement and most importantly MOOCs. I have always been a fan of MOOCs since my first exposure.
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Announcing the OER Policy Development Tool | BCcampus OpenEd Resources

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Nasa just made all its research available online for free

Nasa just made all its research available online for free | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free.
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Available to All – One Portal Featuring More than 34,000 Open Educational Resources Developed by Universities in France | teachonline.ca

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Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish.

Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish. | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Embracing the values of publics, stakeholders and end-users enriches knowledge generation and exchange, improving the quality of research. For the principles of engaged research to become embedded …
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California community colleges get $5M to boost OER access

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Given frustrations with academic structures, how can we build a more human-centered open science?

Given frustrations with academic structures, how can we build a more human-centered open science? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Open science has finally hit the mainstream. Alex Lancaster looks at the emerging criticisms leveled against how we publish and disseminate science and argues it may be time to reframe the open sci…
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Study finds use of open educational resources on the rise in introductory courses

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While most faculty members are still unaware of open educational resources, use in introductory courses nearly rivals that of traditional textbooks, study finds.
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Open innovation, open science, open to the world - Research policy and organisation - EU Bookshop

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A vision for Europe
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Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions | Weiland | Global Education Review

Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions

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Amazon Jumps into Digital Ed Resource Business; Starts with OER -- THE Journal

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Amazon has expanded its footing in the education arena with a new service that allows teachers to search for, curate, share, review and access digital resources for use in the classroom.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Where do old MOOCs go when they die?

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7 sensational ways to use OERs

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Open educational resources are changing the face of learning and teaching. These are some of our favorite free resources, along with advice from educators about how to use them with students.

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