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Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

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Digital badges offer students the opportunity to pave their own learning pathways and allow employers to verify necessary workforce skills, according to this report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation. The report defines digital badges as “credentials that represent skills, interests, and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, programs, courses, or other activities.” A credible badge stores information online through a digital hyperlink about the associated skills, as well as what projects and tasks the badge holder completed to obtain it. This report explores digital badges and how they can be used to improve student learning and outcomes, as well as expand vocational and interest-based skills for learners of all age.

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Another new report on the development of digital badges.

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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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FP7 gets its Open Access Pilot policy right

FP7 gets its Open Access Pilot policy right | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
OpenAIRE2020 has recently launched a pilot project covering publishing fees for gold open access publications arising from finished projects under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research...
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Predatory publishers are corrupting open access

Predatory publishers are corrupting open access | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Journals that exploit the author-pays model damage scholarly publishing and promote unethical behaviour by scientists, argues Jeffrey Beall.
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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

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MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates

MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"Lastly, what this paper really reinforces above all is that we should stop taking xMOOCs seriously. They are badly designed by amateurs who don’t know what they are doing. Let’s move on to more important issues in online learning."


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Learning to Teach with Open Educational Resources | littlebylittlejohn.com

Guidelines  on how educators learn open educational practices

Allison Littlejohn & Nina Hood

This text is from Report O1/A2 from the Erasmus+ ExplOERer Project http://www.exploerer.gu.se/

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction

3 Method and Analysis

4 Detailed guidelines with illustrative scenarios

6 Six knowledge types

7 References


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MOOCs: What's Next?

MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. Where we are going. George Siemens Scandinavian MOOC Conference Stockholm, Sweden June 12, 2015

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Without anyones permission: The open web and online learning

Without anyones permission: The open web and online learning | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
As teaching and learning activities move into online and blended learning environments we need to think carefully about how we use those spaces, which is often determined by the features of the pla...

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Kelly Walsh: OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

Kelly Walsh: OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably

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New ICDE report on ways to improve student success in open, distance and e-learning programmes

New ICDE report on ways to improve student success in open, distance and e-learning programmes | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson

Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The UK massive open online course platform FutureLearn has signed an agreement with the proctored examination provider Pearson VUE

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Influencing factors in OER usage of adult learners in Korea | Kim | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Influencing factors in OER usage of adult learners in Korea

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OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material

OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Need analysis reports in German, Spanish, English, Romanian - and recommendations for further reading ...

 


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Developing a framework for teaching open courses

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This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog. Recently, we presented at OER15 in Cardiff, Wales, on the topic of developing a framework for open courses. In our...

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A Case Study of Scholars’ Open and Sharing Practices | Veletsianos | Open Praxis

A Case Study of Scholars’ Open and Sharing Practices

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The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright

The Rise of Open Curriculum - Bright - Medium
Free, adaptable curriculum is quickly displacing traditional textbook publishers in our schools — and that’s a welcome c…
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Emerging Trends in MOOC Delivery of Business Education

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In past posts, I have touched on the subject of business school activity in the realm of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which over the short period of time I looked at them previously had begun to grow rapidly. Today, however, there is a sea change in both the quantity and types of institutions offering MOOCs in the business education space, in the types of instructors teaching them, and, especially, in the types of courses being offered.

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An interactive multi media OER Primer

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To explore Open Educational Resources and why you want to use them, please "click" on the numbers in the "Thinglink" Map below. The "heart" icons will supply you with further resources and "Food for...

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Please contribute to: ‎OER‬ Implementation Strategy Document | DRAFT 1.1

Please contribute to: ‎OER‬ Implementation Strategy Document | DRAFT 1.1 | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Draft 1.1 Updated: June 15, 2015 Foundations for OER Strategy Development Drafting committee members: Nicole Allen, Delia Browne, Mary Lou Forward, Cable Green and Alek Tarkowski Purpose of Document For more than a decade the movement for Open Educational Resources (OER) has evolved from a collecti

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The Mumpsimus: Q&A on Open Educational Resources with Robin DeRosa

The Mumpsimus: Q&A on Open Educational Resources with Robin DeRosa | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Robin DeRosa is professor of English and chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University, and she is also a consultant for the OER Ambassador Pilot at the University of New Hampshire.  Recently named as an editor of Hybrid Pedagogy (a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology), in August 2015 she'll be be a Hybrid Pedagogy Fellow at the Digital Pedagogy Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her essay "Selling the Story: From Salem Village to Witch City" was published by the open uneducational resource The Revelator in 2011.

You can find out more about Robin at her website or follow her on Twitter: @actualham.


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Thoughts on openness and its pros and cons

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Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning

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Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning

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The Open Data Handbook

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Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society on the “what, why & how” of open data.


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Effectiveness of Open Educational Resources | BCcampus OpenEd Resources

Effectiveness of Open Educational Resources | BCcampus OpenEd Resources | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Open Practices in Higher Education: Trends and Possibilities for Africa | OER Africa


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