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How MIT Plans To Educate A Billion People By 2021

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) has grown from that bold idea to an unparalleled educational resource that has benefitted millions around the world and has inspired a global movement. As it stands, it includes the core teaching materials—from syllabi, lecture notes, assignments to exams. These come from 2,180 of MIT’s undergraduate and graduate courses. The MIT faculty provide educational materials to OCW voluntarily; these gifts often represent a lifetime of scholarship and teaching. The website contains more than 80,000 resources, including documents, simulations, animations, sample code and thousands of hours of classroom instruction on video. The courses have also been translated into several languages including Chinese Spanish, Portugese and Thai. MIT OCW has inspired a consortium of leading universities from around the world to share materials from thousands of their own courses. To date, over 170 million individuals have accessed the content.
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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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The Overselling of Open

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I gave two presentations yesterday, one to a faculty cohort at Coventry University about Domain of One’s Own, I also presented a session titled “The Overselling of Open” as part o…
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OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years 

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years  | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.
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Announcing Coursera for Business

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Announcing Coursera for Business By Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera Coursera was founded with the vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. We’ve come a lon
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Open education is more than open content

Open education is more than open content | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
"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

RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED <br/>VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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

Faculty Survey Open Educational Resources | Babson College | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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

Beware ‘nefarious’ use of open data, summit hears | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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Textbooks: a closed-off corner of learning set free by technology - FT.com

Textbooks: a closed-off corner of learning set free by technology - FT.com | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Students around the world returning to university this week are, whether or not they know it, living disrupters of the global market in education. Given that tuition fees vary widely between colleges and countries, many are looking overseas. A
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Three in Four U.S. Teachers Say Open Educational Resources Are Used More Often Than Textbooks Global

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Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education -- Campus Technology

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education -- Campus Technology | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.
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Announcing the OER Policy Development Tool | BCcampus OpenEd Resources

Announcing the OER Policy Development Tool | BCcampus OpenEd Resources | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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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

Available to All – One Portal Featuring More than 34,000 Open Educational Resources Developed by Universities in France | teachonline.ca | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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

California community colleges get $5M to boost OER access | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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

Study finds use of open educational resources on the rise in introductory courses | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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

Open innovation, open science, open to the world - Research policy and organisation - EU Bookshop | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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

Amazon Jumps into Digital Ed Resource Business; Starts with OER -- THE Journal | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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