OER & Open Educat...
Follow
Find
9.5K views | +2 today
OER & Open Education News
A place for OER news and resources curated for oerresearchhub.org
Curated by Robert Farrow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Connectivism
Scoop.it!

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

To MOOC or not to MOOC?That is the question - for every university president.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

15 reusable technology solutions for OER : Digital Infrastructure Team

15 reusable technology solutions for OER
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

David Wiley - Agreeing with Stephen: Perspective Matters

"In a recent email to the (closed) oer-community mailing list, Stephen argued that perspective plays a significant role in this debate. He couldn’t be more correct. Just as there is not One True License, there is not One True Perspective on the free, nonfree, open, libre, etc., debate"


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Forward, Mary Lou: Open Education: Expanding access, developing community and spurring innovation in higher education

Slides from the NCSE sponsored webinar on Nov 8


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar

Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Open educational resources (OER) and, more recently, open educational practices (OEP) have been widely promoted as a means of increasing openness in higher education (HE). Thus far, such openness has been limited by OER provision typically being supplier-driven and contained within the boundaries of HE. Seeking to explore ways in which OEP might become more needs-led we conceptualised a new ‘public-facing open scholar’ role involving academics working with online communities to source and develop OER to meet their needs.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Stephen Downes: OER Minicourse

Stephen Downes: OER Minicourse | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"Seminar presentation delivered to MoodleMoodUY, Montevideo, Uruguay"


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
How can online learning open, widen and formalise access to quality higher education?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Connectivism
Scoop.it!

Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand?

Brainstorm in Progress: What Part of MOOC Don't You Understand? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Educators who have not taken a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) and do not understand their history, are currently writing about these courses which is causing them to be inaccurately represented in the press. The main problem is there is all the publicity around Coursera and Edx that ignores other kinds of MOOCs.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
StraighterLine's comment, November 27, 2012 9:16 AM
Interesting point. Some MOOCs (us included) already solved some of the problems Couersera and Edx face such as proving college credit for the online college courses.
plerudulier's comment, November 27, 2012 11:40 AM
Proving college credit to enter online college courses as well as accreditation of attended online courses are and will be points to seriously address if MOOCs (whatever their kinds, xMOOCs or cMOOCs) want to 'challenge' traditional formats.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

How To Search For Open Educational Resources

How To Search For Open Educational Resources | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
When you’re looking to do something interesting with your class, the internet is the first place that most of us turn for help. Our friend the internet holds the keys to textbooks, web tools, teaching guides, lesson plans, apps, and more. But how do you know what’s free for using vs. free for changing, adapting to your needs, and building upon? That’s a harder question to answer.

 

Thanks to this infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin), your path to finding useful, openly licensed educational resources just got a little easier. Read on for some great ideas!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers

Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

In their lawsuit, filed in March, publishers Cengage Learning, Pearson Education, and MacMillan Higher Education accused Boundless of copyright infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. Diaz denies all the charges. He says his company uses only public information and doesn't actually make or sell textbooks. "We don't look at ourselves as an e-book or an online textbook or even textbook 2.0," he says. "We see it as how do you create the next-generation content platform, which is much more than a textbook."


Via Nik Peachey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Offene Bildung
Scoop.it!

Open Educational Resources: Building an Innovation-Based Economy with Creative Commons

Open Educational Resources: Building an Innovation-Based Economy with Creative Commons | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Via markusmind
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Free Online Courses to Be Evaluated for Possible College Credit

Free Online Courses to Be Evaluated for Possible College Credit | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
A pilot project is to determine whether some massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are similar enough to traditional college courses that they should be eligible for credit.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"I would simply urge UNESCO to respect the wishes of those people who are not commercial publishers or multi-million-dollar educational institutions, to recognize the intent of people creating NC-licensed resources to ensure they can be accessed for free, and to recognize resources licensed with a NC clause as OERs with equal standing."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Offene Bildung
Scoop.it!

What price MOOCs?

What price MOOCs? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are all over the news at the moment, with mainstream media such as the New York Times, Forbes and the TES featuring it widely. The L&D and Higher Ed communit...

Via markusmind
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship

Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Veletsianos & Kimmons (2012) | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Teaching intelligence - This game is wide open

Teaching intelligence - This game is wide open | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Times Higher Ed:  Depending on who you believe, massive open online courses (Moocs) are variously the bright future of university education, its onrushing nemesis, or just about anything on the spectrum in between. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy

[EU] Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"Digital learning and recent trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) are enabling fundamental changes in the education world, expanding the educational offer beyond its traditional formats and borders. New ways of learning, characterised by personalisation, engagement, use of digital media, collaboration, bottom-up practices and where the learner or teacher is a creator of learning content are emerging, facilitated by the exponential growth in OER available via the internet. Europe should exploit the potential of OER much more than is currently the case. This requires good computer skills, but some Member States are still lagging behind as seen in the Education and Training Monitor 2012, with 9 Member States with over 50% of 16-74 year olds with no or low computer skills. While the use of ICT in education and training has been high on the policy agenda, critical elements are not in place to enable digital learning and OER to be mainstreamed across all education and training sectors. A coherent strategy at EU level could address the scope, size and complexity of the challenges in support of actions of the Member States and the entire chain of stakeholders."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
How can online learning open, widen and formalise access to quality higher education?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

OER as a New Hope | aperta educationem

OER as a New Hope | aperta educationem | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

For those of us in the OpenEd movement, perhaps the most important take-away from this seminal book is the need to focus our efforts on areas of non-consumption, rather than continuing to “bloody ourselves by bashing the barriers that bar change in the existing system.” By continuing development and innovation of OER within the four areas identified by Christensen et al., the probability of eventual disruption of the current educational system – most especially the monolithic textbook publishing and adoption process – will increase dramatically.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Hunter-Jones, Philippa: A guide to using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in marketing education

Hunter-Jones, Philippa: A guide to using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in marketing education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"This Guide is an example of an Open Educational Resource (OER). It is freely accessible and downloadable, has been released under an open license (Creative Commons) and is digitised to allow for ease of access, re-use and re-purposing. It sets out to answer three questions."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Robert Farrow
Scoop.it!

'Massive Open Online Course' allows for broader audience of students

'Massive Open Online Course' allows for broader audience of students | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Last Tuesday, Coursera, which offers classes from 34 universities, announced the American Council on Education would begin evaluating a handful of Coursera courses and could recommend other universities accept them for credit (individual colleges ultimately decide what credits to accept). Antioch University, Excelsior College and the University of Texas system are already planning to award credit for some MOOCs.


Two days later, Duke, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and seven other prominent universities announced a consortium called Semester Online offering students at those institutions — and eventually others, though details aren't yet clear — access to new online courses for credit. These won't be giant classes, but the announcement is important because top colleges, generally stingy about accepting outside credit, are signaling they agree the technology can now replicate at least substantially some of the high-priced learning experience that takes place on campus.


The latest announcement will come Monday, and appears smaller but is potentially important: a first-of-its-kind partnership between edX, the MIT-Harvard consortium, and two Massachusetts community colleges. EdX's popular introductory computer science course from MIT will provide the backbone of a class at the community college — a key gateway to degree programs — with supplemental teaching and help from community college faculty on the ground.


This is where the rubber meets the road for transforming higher education. Community colleges are beset by waitlists (400,000 in California alone) and bottlenecks in important introductory courses, as well as low success rates. If scaled-up MIT-quality teaching can help with solve those problems, MOOCS could be truly revolutionary. Massachusetts Bay Community College president John O'Donnell calls edX an invention comparable to Gutenberg's printing press.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

CCCOER webinar, Dec 4th - OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects

CCCOER webinar, Dec 4th -  OER Research: Findings from community college and statewide OER projects | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"Please join us Tuesday, December 4, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on OER Research findings on student outcomes and faculty and student feedback. The Kaleidoscope project, a collaboration between six community colleges and two 4-year colleges, developed OER for eight General Education courses and will report on student learning outcomes and faculty satisfaction."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

OER Universtiy – for those who are serious about low cost, socially responsible university credit.

"I have said it before Cours/dacity xMOOCs are businesses who have large debts to repay, they are not social reformers."


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Robert Farrow from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

David Wiley: Cable on Free vs Open

The difference between free and open ...


Via Andreas Link
more...
No comment yet.