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Call for Submissions (Papers): Wikis and Open Collaboration Research Track at OpenSym 2014

Call for Submissions (Papers): Wikis and Open Collaboration Research Track at OpenSym 2014 | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
Research paper submission deadline: April 20th, 2014. Link to full call for submissions: Wikis and Open Collaboration Research Track. Call for Submissions to the Wikis and Open Collaboration Resear...
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6 open educational resources for the masses #OER

6 open educational resources for the masses #OER | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it

There's a subtle but steady shift happening in classrooms across the nation. More and more, schools are seeking efficient, cost-effective alternatives to using paper and supporting over-priced textbook companies. One way is by supporting technology in schools. Schools are seeking ways to upgrade and sustain wireless infrastructures and integrate mobile devices that broaden teaching and learning opportunities. Similarly, schools are decreasing their dependency on paper and incorporating digital workflows.

 


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New study of low MOOC completion rates [...fine by me]

New study of low MOOC completion rates [...fine by me] | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it

The average completion rate for massive open online courses is less than 7 percent, according to data compiled by an Open University doctoral student as part of her own MOOC studies.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:33 PM

Some down to earth reading about completion rates for MOOCs

Carolina Adriana's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:02 PM

Para tener en cuenta los Mooc y sus porcentajes.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:45 AM

"The average completion rate for the 17 automatically marked  MOOCs courses was 7.7 percent, while for the 11 that involved some degree of peer assessment, the figure was 4.8 percent. 

Generally speaking, for most of the courses, completion rate is defined as people who earned a certificate -- the people you could deem to have passed the course...."

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On cancellation of Common Core forums in NY, via @universitybiz #OER #K12

In his first public appearance since he was shouted down in Poughkeepsie last Thursday, King said the remaining four New York State Parent Teacher Association forums won't be rescheduled, but that he is looking to create "other opportunities to have...
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Harvard Business School Launching [Another] Online Learning Initiative

Harvard Business School Launching [Another] Online Learning Initiative | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
Harvard's courses, in a program known as HBX, are expected to be available on MOOC platform edX by spring or summer 2014 (Harvard Business School Launching Online Learning Initiative http://t.co/qtJCVGlfaZ...
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OER - List of Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research, Practice

OER - List of Open Educational Resources:  Innovation, Research, Practice | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it

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David Wiley: On Quality and OER

As I travel the country (and the world) telling people about open educational resources, open textbooks, etc., I frequently receive questions about the quality of openly licensed instructional materials. I’ve answered this question enough that I thought it might be time to actually write something on the topic.


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Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended, and Competency Education ~ iNACOL

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By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

 

"The concepts of personalized learning, blended learning, and competency-based learning often get mushed together in discussions about new models of education. To help people sort out what each concept means and how it connects to the others, an organization promoting those new forms of learning has published a whitepaper laying out the distinctions.

 

"According to "Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended, and Competency Education," a 37-page document from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), personalized learning calls for "tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs and interests — including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn — to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible."


Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/05/new-report-parses-personalized-blended-and-competency-education.aspx#zPBFqCI6zKYRSbGs.99


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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it

Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair
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OER e-Library for Myanmar, from MIMAS at Univ Manchester - over 900 resources

OER e-Library for Myanmar, from MIMAS at Univ Manchester - over 900 resources | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
e-Library is new chapter for Myanmar

16 Oct 2013

Students, teachers and researchers in Myanmar (Burma) are now able to access vital educational resources thanks to a groundbreaking project led by Mimas at The University of Manchester.
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10 common e-learning terms explained - Jisc Regional Support Centres Blog

10 common e-learning terms explained - Jisc Regional Support Centres Blog | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
Jisc RSCs work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them to improve performance and efficiency through the use of e-learning & technology.
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The Radical Passion Economy of Wikipedia: An Interview with Anasuya Sengupta

The Radical Passion Economy of Wikipedia: An Interview with Anasuya Sengupta | Online Education & OER | Scoop.it
NPQ is mildly obsessed with Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation that supports it so when we were given the chance to interview one of the newest members of their leadership team, we jumped at it.

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