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MOOCs, Open Learning And Institutional Marketing: Moodle And UNESCO Join The Debate

MOOCs, Open Learning And Institutional Marketing: Moodle And UNESCO Join The Debate | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How “Open” are MOOCs? Academics have expressed concerns about some of the access deterrents they include. Paywalls and copyright protection may stand at odds with ideas about open learn…
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Open education the sustainable way in the knowledge age - University World News

Open education advocates do not believe that commercial MOOCs provide a sustainable way to widening tertiary access. “There are significant points of difference between the commercial MOOC provider model and the OERu model,” Mackintosh said.

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Toward Project-based Learning and Team Formation in Open Learning Environments

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:04 PM

Thanks to Jason Renshaw (UniMelb) for pointing out this research.

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A global shift to open source at the university

A global shift to open source at the university | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is open education and all of the resources out there all about? What does it all mean? Jodi Biddle tackles these big questions and more in this article for Opensource.com's Open Education Week.
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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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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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What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Ideas transform society & knowledge is power. What if there was a way to channel mankind's knowledge? What if there was a way to gain access to the most resp...

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Jeff Agamenoni's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:14 PM

I probably should have understood about MOOC's and OER's before now...but my head has been jammed in a calculus book.

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Trend Report: open and online education furthers quality and flexibility | Nicolai van der Woert, Ria Jacobi & Hester Jelgerhuis , Surf

Trend Report: open and online education furthers quality and flexibility | Nicolai van der Woert, Ria Jacobi & Hester Jelgerhuis , Surf | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

(From the foreword) The global development towards open education dates back more than ten years. In 2006, several Dutch universities followed suit with the publication of OpenCourseWare. Although several institutions had already embraced the concept of open education for some time, the issue seems to have truly taken hold in the Dutch higher education sector since 2013, largely due to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The Trend Report supports this conclusion. The report accurately describes the latest developments and challenges facing the Dutch higher education sector in relation to open and online education. The articles also outline a concrete vision on future developments, such as the effects of recognising MOOC results, the impact of digitisation on postgraduate education and other forms of disruptive innovation.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 11, 2014 5:51 AM

This is the third trend report in a row  that Surf, in which Dutch higher education institutions collaborate on educational innovation with ICTs,  has published. It features contributions by academics and support staff throughout higher education in the Netherlands, thus reflecting the current state of the art. Although the perspective is wider than MOOCed education, the term MOOC features 430 times, at least once on almost all of its 69 pages. It goes to show that in the Netherlands, but likely in Europe as a whole, there is an intimate link between MOOCs and open education. ‘Open’ here means making use of open licenses (such a creative commons licenses), it stands in contrast with ‘open’ in the sense of for free, without cost, which applies to the courses of the large MOOC platforms (see also the EUA report next http://sco.lt/6QxgvZ). 

 

As indicated, all the topics covered in the report refer to MOOCs. To name a few of them:  flexibility and quality, postgraduate education, apps for open education, economics of open education, platforms, recognition of credits, testing and assessment, MOOCs in formal education, learning analytics, student perspectives, privacy and other legal issues. As with the previous trend reports, a useful collection of insights. @pbsloep

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:18 AM

A trend analysis on MOOCs from all perspectives: institutional, educational, business, and technical. Interesting to see the insights of dutch scholars on how MOOCs can offer quality education, how can become sustainable business models. Of special interest is the second article about the potential of MOOCs to change education economics, supported with figures.

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In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress -- InformationWeek

In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress -- InformationWeek | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Advocates say higher education would be better served by resources that are truly open -- not just free.

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How Stanford plans to teach the world with open-source online classes

How Stanford plans to teach the world with open-source online classes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online classes are nothing new, but the University of Western Australia wants to take the technology one step further with the help of Stanford's recently launched Class2Go platform. Using an...
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Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities

Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.


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Online standards the new challenge

Online standards the new challenge | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
ONLINE open courseware and the connected rising interest in e-portfolios for student assessment will be as much of challenge for standards as it is now for the educators looking to adapt their curricula.

 

ONLINE open courseware and the connected rising interest in e-portfolios for student assessment will be as much of challenge for standards as it is now for the educators looking to adapt their curricula. Griffith University vice-chancellor Ian O'Connor said changes sweeping university teaching would create new challenges for those attempting to monitor academic standards.

 

But it will inevitably lead to a greater focus on the assessment of student outcomes and graduate capabilities.

 

The growth of massive open online courses, backed by the likes of Stanford, Harvard and MIT, are impossible to ignore and universities are increasingly taking advantage of such content.

Deakin University has said it will embed some of these MOOCs into its own curriculum. Others, such as University of Technology, Sydney, are looking to follow suit.

At the same time, online technology is making it easier for universities to develop and share high-quality content.

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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?

Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The promise was of a future where Open Educational Resources would sweep the globe and those pesky publishers would be washed away by a tsunami of high quality, free stuff. It happened to a degree with Wikipedia, Khan, YouTube, MOOCs and Duolingo but almost in spite of the OER movement. In fact, there seems to have been a bifurcation in OER between lots of publically funded projects, that tended to atrophy even die, and a successful crop of global successes. I’d argue that this was due to several strains of scepticism, institutional attitudes and a lack of awareness around marketing and sustainability in the educational community. The successes have been those that weren't held back by these barriers.

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Office 365 is building integration into educational open source software

Office 365 is building integration into educational open source software | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After a few decades behind the iron wall of anti-open source sentiments, it would appear Microsoft is finally open (all pun intended) to the benefits and extended possibilities open source implement
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 3, 2015 3:32 AM

Heard about it last month in a meeting. Moodle is already talking to office 365, starting to be interesting

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, July 9, 2015 9:12 AM

Microsoft is coming back again...

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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, 2014 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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Interaction Equivalency in an OER, MOOCS and Informal Learning Era | Miyazoe | Journal of Interactive Media in Education


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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, 2014 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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Open Education | Open Education Europa

Open Education | Open Education Europa | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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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Massive Open Online Course - Creative Commons

Massive Open Online Course - 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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elearningk12: Post Graduate Study Skills

elearningk12: Post Graduate Study Skills | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A free MOOC style course that uses Creative Commons licensed content from the Masters of Business and Technology Program at the University of New South Wales

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Curtis Bonk presents a Review of MOOC and OER News

Curtis Bonk presents a Review of MOOC and OER News | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Bonk, Preconference COP at Madison DL Conference, August 8, 2012, OER and MOOCS.

 

KF:  An advance release of Curtis Bonk's slides from his Community of Practice focussing on MOOC and OER.

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MOOCs still open but no longer free

MOOCs still open but no longer free | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A DAY after joining a prestigious national venture to offer free online courses, the University of Washington announced it would also offer credit for some of the courses - for a fee.
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