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The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.'s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike...
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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, September 20, 7:42 AM

Can't #MOOC and #OER get along? To me it is like a sectarian warfare of folks wanting the same thing (better educational outcome for more people) being distracted by disagreement over prioritizing the methods (open educational resources, massively scaled course offerings, pedagogical theories, profit-motive, institutionale incentives...) to get there. Undeniably, MOOC enthusiasts are reaping benefits from a decade of #OER pioneers struggling to be heard - so credits are due and gratitude is in order. Nevertheless, everyone would benefit were we to move forward together and sort out our differences later.

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Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.

 

OER Defined

"OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
— The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact,

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Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The success of open government data is indisputable. By empowering data scientists as well as the general public to interrogate publicly shared government data sets, we have been able to discover new trends and correlations as well as spot malfeasance. Open data affects publicly funded academic research at a governmental and funder level as well, including the types of research supported and what happens with the data collected. Nonetheless, it took a recent statement from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to ignite the conversation about open data between individual academic researchers.

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Interaction Equivalency in an OER, MOOCS and Informal Learning Era | Miyazoe | Journal of Interactive Media in Education


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Open MOOCs and Closed OERs - Tautology and the benefits of saying something twice

Open MOOCs and Closed OERs - Tautology and the benefits of saying something twice | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The idea of openness is one of the most used and often misunderstood terms in Higher Education. It informs many of the debates around access, delivery, equity, innovation and technology. It became ...

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Guide to Free Education Resources

Guide to Free Education Resources | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Education movement has been a powerful way for teachers to take content into their own hands, compiling and repackaging lessons that suit their individual classrooms and learning goals.
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A guide to some of the best OER sites

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Open Education | Open Education Europa

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"The main goal of the Open Education Europa portal is to offer access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages in order to be able to present them to learners, teachers and researchers."

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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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A fairly comprehensive list of video related sites that can be utilisted to engagement studetns. 

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Open Learning Recognition: Taking Open Educational Resources a Step Further

Open Learning Recognition: Taking Open Educational Resources a Step Further | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This book presents the main outcomes of the OERtest project in six chapters. It provides the reader with the foundation for the development of envisaged framework, organised into the four topics: assessment methods; requirements and standards of resources; credentialisation, certification and recognition and inter-institutional collaboration. The third chapter is devoted to different scenarios of open learning in order to obtain in-depth understanding of the OER challenges and bring closer a basis for identifying vital differences among them to better address these challenges.

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project number: 510718-LLP-1-2010-1-ES-ERASMUS-EVC

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

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Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online

Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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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.

To explore the scope for this role we focused on the voluntary sector, which we felt might particularly benefit from such collaboration. We evaluated four representative communities for evidence of their being self-educating (thereby offering the potential for academics to contribute) and for any existing learning dimension. We found that all four communities were self-educating and each included learning infrastructure elements, for example provision for web chats with ‘experts’, together with evidence of receptiveness to academic collaboration. This indicated that there was scope for the role of public-facing open scholar. We therefore developed detailed guidelines for performing the role, which has the potential to be applied beyond the voluntary sector and to greatly extend the beneficial impact of existing OER, prompting institutions to release new OER in response to the needs of people outside HE.

 

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OER - Open Educational Resourses in Higer Education

"Interview with Dave Cormier and Helen Keegan on the use of open educational resources (OER) recorded in October 2012. Interviewer: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University. The interview was produced for the Swedish OER-project http://oersverige.se/om-projektet/ supported by .SE https://www.iis.se/english/"


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

Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Quality assurance approaches in higher education are well-established, but it is important to develop methods which are applicable to the domain of e-learning. The E-xcellence methodology (EADTU, 2009a) was therefore designed to assess the quality of e-learning in distance learning and blended learning contexts. The methodology is based around a set of benchmarks, supported by a practitioner handbook and a web-based ‘QuickScan’ self-evaluation tool. Experience shows that the E-xcellence methodology is particularly valuable for the process of improvement through collaborative internal review.


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Open Education Resources for China citizens | Opensource.com

Open Education Resources for China citizens | Opensource.com | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
School of Open and Creative Commons OER camp helps created 12 educational videos and a MOOC for Chinese citizens and students.
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Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19

Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19 | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Forget the content (which is amazing and current) just enjoy the emagazine format from campustechnology.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified, and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education.

 

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Open Education Resources: The New Paradigm in Academic Libraries | Mitchell | Journal of Library Innovation

Open Education Resources: The New Paradigm in Academic Libraries | Mitchell | Journal of Library Innovation | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open Education Resources: The New Paradigm in Academic Libraries

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Open as in oer and open as in MOOC

A discussion over the different definitions of "Open" (Open as in oer and open as in MOOC #connectivism #mooc http://t.co/YxhxvZSc5g via @patlockley)...

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pru's curator insight, March 14, 7:02 PM

Useful discussion prompt for openness - in professional learning, and when considering development of MOOC learning materials. Massive benefit if these can become part of the OER ecosystem.

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UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons - Creative Commons

UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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"UNESCO has announced a new Open Access Repositorymaking more than 300 digital reports, books and articles available to the world under the Creative Commons IGO licenses."

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80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives in HEI

80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives in HEI | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many Open Education Resources (OER) have been introduced by governments, universities, and individuals within the past few years.

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Global Stories: Do you see any value of the OER (Open Educational Resources) movement in trying to address any of the challenges facing Higher Education in your country?

Global Stories: Do you see any value of the OER (Open Educational Resources)  movement in trying to address any of the challenges facing Higher Education in your country? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

See how these people respond:

 

Curtis Bonk

Iain Doherty

Catherine Cronin

Dimitrios Vlachopoulos

John Cowan

Celia Popovic

Kostas Ntinas


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OER – a question of quality | OERSverige.se

OER – a question of quality | OERSverige.se | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

OER – a question of quality

Tuesday 19 februari 2013
14.00 – 15.00 (CET)
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Language: English
Free of charge. Registration required!
Registered participants will be informed of the address to the meeting room 1-2 days before the webinar.

Quality is one of the key factors for open educational resources (OER) to gain mainstream acceptance and become part of an open educational practice (OEP) within higher education. Students and teachers need to be able to see the resource’s trustworthiness, target groups, areas of use, context, accessibility etc. What quality criteria can be placed on OER and how do we establish credibility?

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Guest Column By Michael Trucano: Tracing The Flow Of Open Educational Resources Around The Globe | WiredAcademic

Guest Column By Michael Trucano: Tracing The Flow Of Open Educational Resources Around The Globe | WiredAcademic | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As governments continue to go into the open market to procure digital learning materials, to what extent do they need to, and should they, care about the different sorts of intellectual property rights associated with that content?
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Health OER Case Study - University of Ghana

This case study is the result of semi-structured interviews with teaching faculty, other staff and students involved in health Open Educational Resources (OER)

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