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Digital Literacies 101 – What MOOCs Really Teach | Inside Higher Ed

Digital Literacies 101 – What MOOCs Really Teach | Inside Higher Ed | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

When edX launched its first two courses in October this year they had 100,000 people registered between them. Coursera, which alone reported over a million registrants from their April 2012 launch to the following August, are offering over 100 courses this fall. As of September, they had about 680,000 registered for those. Udacity stood at nearly 740,000 registrations to date as of August 2012, with over 100,000 ‘active’ at the start of back-to-school season. And then there are the smaller, more grassroots MOOC offerings like Current/Future State of Higher Ed, which collect a few thousand people around shared topics of interest.

That’s a lot of people, all told.

 

Many, of course, won't finish their courses; the attrition rate in MOOCs is notorious. There’s no filter on the front end – people register for free and thus very literally don’t have to buy in to the program of study.

 

But the scale of those numbers may still have effects.

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Oppikirjamaraton: How to Write an Open Textbook in a Weekend - Creative Commons

Oppikirjamaraton: How to Write an Open Textbook in a Weekend - Creative Commons | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

In Finland 30 maths enthusiasts got together to write a free (CC-BY) textbook in a weekend. It's the process that's interesting here, not the open textbook angle. Taken from software development notions like hackathons or codesprints, these book sprints are excellent ways of getting books written (I was part of one to write a book on technology for OER).

 


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A Look At How Open Source Textbooks May Actually Work

A Look At How Open Source Textbooks May Actually Work | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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“OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization” | eLearning

“OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization” | eLearning | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Fred Mulder holds the UNESCO chair in Open Education Resources (OER). In the frame of the Open Access Week, he talks with us about the progress that has been accomplished and the efforts to be done to further promote the OER.

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Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University | Inside Higher Ed | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program.

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BMC Medicine | Full text | Anatomy of open access publishing - a study of longitudinal development and internal structure

An estimated 340,000 articles were published by 6,713 full immediate OA journals during 2011. OA journals requiring article-processing charges have become increasingly common, publishing 166,700 articles in 2011 (49% of all OA articles). This growth is related to the growth of commercial publishers, who, despite only a marginal presence a decade ago, have grown to become key actors on the OA scene, responsible for 120,000 of the articles published in 2011. Publication volume has grown within all major scientific disciplines, however, biomedicine has seen a particularly rapid 16-fold growth between 2000 (7,400 articles) and 2011 (120,900 articles). Over the past decade, OA journal publishing has steadily increased its relative share of all scholarly journal articles by about 1% annually. Approximately 17% of the 1.66 million articles published during 2011 and indexed in the most comprehensive article-level index of scholarly articles (Scopus) are available OA through journal publishers, most articles immediately (12%) but some within 12 months of publication (5%).
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Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use

Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Accessing the Internet from a mobile device is the easiest way — and typically the cheapest — for people living in impoverished areas to connect to the web. Simply having access to information and the ability to easily communicate with others has been shown to provide a better classroom experience for students — and in some cases provide a digital teacher for villages that otherwise wouldn’t have one.
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German University Offers MOOC with Credit -- Campus Technology

A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.

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On being open | Pgogy – Thoughts

On being open | Pgogy – Thoughts | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

I think Open education is in a weird position really – UK funding via JISC has reached the end of its first three phases, leaving questions over where future initiatives might come from. Open access has become a big thing, and the word open has also become part of the 4 most hallowed ed-tech letters MOOC. So open is going places, as did I, but are they in same direction, or merely “forwards”.

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ppt: David Wiley | Why Be Open - #1 The 4 Rs: reuse, redistribute, revise and remix

The first of several short videos for Open Education Week answering the question, Why Be Open?

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HowOpenIsIt? | Open Access Spectrum (OAS)

HowOpenIsIt? | Open Access Spectrum (OAS) | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”.  The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies.  In addition, funders and other organizations will have a resource that indicates criteria for what level of OA is required for their policies and mandates."


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Stephen Downes' remarks to David Wileys "OER Quality Standards"

Stephen Downes' remarks to David Wileys "OER Quality Standards" | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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U.S. Department of Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

In data mining and data analytics, tools and techniques once confined to research laboratories are being adopted by forward-looking industries to generate business intelligence for improving
decision making. Higher education institutions are beginning to use analytics for improving the
services they provide and for increasing student grades and retention. The U.S. Department of
Education’s National Education Technology Plan, as one part of its model for 21st-century
learning powered by technology, envisions ways of using data from online learning systems to
improve instruction.


With analytics and data mining experiments in education starting to proliferate, sorting out fact
from fiction and identifying research possibilities and practical applications are not easy. This
issue brief is intended to help policymakers and administrators understand how analytics and
data mining have been—and can be—applied for educational improvement.


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INDICE

 

List of Exhibits .............................................................. iv
Acknowledgments .......................................................... v
Executive Summary ............................................................vii
Introduction .......................................... 1
Personalized Learning Scenarios ........................................... 5
Data Mining and Analytics: The Research Base ............................. 7
Educational Data Mining ............................................... 9
Learning Analytics................................................................. 13
Visual Data Analytics........................................ 15
Data Use in Adaptive Learning Systems ...................... 17
Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Applications ....... 25
User Knowledge Modeling ......................................................... 28
User Behavior Modeling ............................................................ 29
User Experience Modeling ........................................................... 30
User Profiling ........................................................................ 32
Domain Modeling ...................................................................... 33
Learning System Components and Instructional Principle Analysis....... 34
Trend Analysis ............................................................................ 35
Adaptation and Personalization ........................................................ 35
Implementation Challenges and Considerations ................................. 37
Technical Challenges........................................................................ 38
Limitations in Institutional  Capacity................................................... 40
Privacy and Ethics Issues ........................................................ 41
Recommendations ............................................. 45
Educators ...................................................................... 46
Researchers and Developers ...........................................49
Collaborations Across Sectors .........................................50
Conclusion .....................................................................51
References.................................................................... 53
Selected Reading........................................................... 59
Selected Websites ........................................................ 63

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Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities

Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelong learning environments where learning is happening in a freely organised manner, bringing together learners, experts, and other parties. This study aims to examine these new learning communities in order to find innovative pedagogical and organisational practices that support lifelong learning in different settings and foster innovations in the interaction of teachers, learners and organisations.


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Did MOOCs Just Make Landfall? 10 Questions to Consider | Inside Higher Ed

Did MOOCs Just Make Landfall?   10 Questions to Consider  | Inside Higher Ed | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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OER Technology Into the Wild - Call for Comments

OER Technology Into the Wild - Call for Comments | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The OER technology directions book that Amber, Phil, Martin and I drafted during a book sprint at the end of August is now almost complete. We even have a title!
Technology for Open Educational Resources - Into The Wild.
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The Obstacles to OER

The Obstacles to OER | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad

How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Two of the most powerful apps on the iPad may be completely invisible: iBooks and the Camera Roll. However, when used together, they have the potential to create powerful learning experiences and dynamic projects.

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Higher Education Empirical Research Database

Higher Education Empirical Research Database | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education.

 

It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education.

 

The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.


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Thanks everybody for sharing this and letting others know about the HEER database. You can stay up-to-date with all the latest news from HEER by following us on Twitter @QAA_HEER. Kind regards, Katie.
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Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World

Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Edudemic

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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/sXpbONjV1Jc "Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?" asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams.
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Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law

Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Coursera offers free, online courses to people around the world, but if you live in Minnesota, company officials are urging you to log off or head for the border. The state's Office of Higher Education has informed the popular provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Coursera is unwelcome in the state because it never got permission to operate there. It's unclear how the law could be enforced when the content is freely available on the Web, but Coursera updated its Terms of Service.
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Transforming Teaching And Learning With Open Educational Resources (OER) - Complimentry on-demand webinar

Transforming Teaching And Learning With Open Educational Resources (OER) - Complimentry on-demand webinar | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"This webinar will review the origins and status of several OER initiatives, with a focus on resources distributed via HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.  The goal of the project is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. Several case studies will be presented about the uses and impacts of OER in online and blended classrooms. Participants will also learn about the state of the field, specific pedagogical models, and technical contexts for better leveraging the qualities of OER and evaluating their potential impacts."


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Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence - Open Research Online

Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence - Open Research Online | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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Remixathon — Open Ed 2012 & the ORIOLE Survey remixathon

Remixathon — Open Ed 2012 & the ORIOLE Survey remixathon | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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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