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Course: BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials

Course: BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it
6-week, interactive, Open Online Course exploring badges as the emerging currency of exchange for creating high value post-secondary and professional credentials.
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Martin Laidlaw Fife College's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:56 AM

This emerging trend for badges is fascinating. Are there issues on quality and standards?

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Open Librarian: Free Webinar > Building Virtual School Programs Using OER Repositories and MOOCs > August 22 2013

Open Librarian: Free Webinar > Building Virtual School Programs Using OER Repositories and MOOCs > August 22 2013 | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Blended Schools is a network of schools that have produced hundreds of online interactive lessons and full courses, and thousands of videos which are accessible for free from their BSNcloud and BSNtube repositories. In addition, to help districts and teachers deliver blended and online learning, Blended Schools has produced a series of MOOCs to help promote and build peer/support groups.

Join us for this webinar, where Mark Gensimore, Vice President for Learning and Instruction for the Blended Schools Network, will share their experiences and show you how your institution can build virtual school programs using OER repositories and MOOCs.

While Blended Schools focuses on K-12 schools, the concepts presented in this webinar regarding OERs and MOOCs will also benefit educators working in higher education and life-long learning.

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Keith Brennan - In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice

Keith Brennan - In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

This article is an attempt to address a possible gap in Connectivist thinking, and its expression in cMOOCs. It’s to do with the experience of technology novices, and unconfident learners in cMOOC environments. It comes from a phenomenon, and experience I identified in a recent MOOC I participated in and the experience is best described like this:
To learn in a cMOOC you need to connect.
To connect in a cMOOC you need to learn.

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Anya Kamenetz: Can We Move Beyond the MOOC and Reclaim Open Learning?

Reclaim Open Learning is a small innovation contest, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the Digital Media and Learning Hub, and the MIT Media Lab with a humble mission. We want to find the five best examples of innovation happening right now in higher ed.

The best of truly open, online and networked learning + The knowledge and expertise represented by institutions of higher education = Reclaim Open Learning.

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New MOOC begins on September 9, 2013: Open Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials

New MOOC begins on September 9, 2013: Open Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

WCET, The Mozilla Foundation, Blackboard, Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC seek to convene and moderate an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for the new workforce. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we will explore the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and surface aspects of what would be required to adopt such an approach.

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MOOC: Open content licensing for educators - 4 - 18 September 2013

MOOC: Open content licensing for educators - 4 - 18 September 2013 | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. This workshop will:
- Reflect on the practice of sharing knowledge in education and the permissions educators consider fair and reasonable;
- Define what constitutes an open education resource (OER);
- Explain how international copyright functions in a digital world;
- Introduce the Creative Commons suite of licenses and explain how they support open education approaches;
- Connect with educators around the world to share thoughts and experiences in relation to copyright, OER and Creative Commons.

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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, June 13, 2013 5:49 AM

this is a micro Open Online Course about OER

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Stephen Downes: OERs, MOOCs and thre Future

Stephen Downes: OERs, MOOCs and thre Future | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Seminar presentation delivered to Vancouver Island University's Online Learning and Teaching Diploma - OLTD 505: OERs, Online, via Blackboard Collaborate.

Overview discussing open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs) as they relate to the future. Issues considered include varieties of openness, licensing and combining resources, access, the nature of definitions, types of MOOCs, change and the future.

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David Wiley: More on MOOCs and Being Awesome Instead

I’m greateful for your responses to my recent post Be Awesome Instead. In reading your comments, tweets, and other blog posts responding to the post, I was a bit concerned that some readers may have gotten the impression that I was saying it was ok to “Be Awesome Instead” of being open. That was absolutely not the point I was making. Being open – truly open – is absolutely critical for reasons I will describe below. The point I was trying to make in my post is that we should be awesome instead of being whiny; we should be contributors rather than naysayers.

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MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released

MOOCs and Beyond - eLearning Papers 33 released | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Issue number 33 of eLearning Papers focuses on the challenges and future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a trend in education that has skyrocketed since 2008.

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:37 AM

Several papers very worthwhile to read. My favourites:

- MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective

- MOOCs and disruptive innovation: Implications for higher education

 

 
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MOOC Teaches How to Cheat in Online Courses, With Eye to Prevention

MOOC Teaches How to Cheat in Online Courses, With Eye to Prevention | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

In a few weeks, Bernard Bull, assistant vice president for academics at Concordia University Wisconsin, will ask participants in his new course to cheat.

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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:41 PM

Cunning!

timokos's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:00 AM

Great topic!

 

The course is delivered through Canvas and has a cap of 1000 participants, so a very smal MOOC compared to most xMOOCs. Wonder if that is part of the design to prevent cheating?

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Phil Tubman - From OER to cMOOC to github: A proposal for Open Education

Phil Tubman -  From OER to cMOOC to github: A proposal for Open Education | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

I have been a learning technologist for 10 years and in that time I have seen at least 3 VLE silos being emptied or recycled or replaced. Change is inevitable when it comes to technology, for sure, but is this the type of change we want, especially as we interact with different learning systems as we continue our professional development. We silo off our knowledge in different platforms and have to remember where such and such resource is, or where so and so had that interesting discussion when we come to plan our new lessons/ resources/ courses.
I want to tell a story about OER and make a proposal against the silo-isation of online knowledge.

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Michael Trucano: MOOCs in Africa

Michael Trucano: MOOCs in Africa | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

The excitement about the promise and potential of Massive Open Online Courses is white hot in many quarters. For those who aren't familiar with the phenomenon:

A MOOC is an online course, usually at the university level, offered for free over the Internet which aims for large-scale (some courses have enrolled over 100,000 students at a time), 'open' (anyone can join) participation over the Internet.

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Proactive Librarian MOOC Engagement: Identification of Candidate Open Access Learning Materials and Textbooks for Massive Open Online Courses

Proactive Librarian MOOC Engagement: Identification of Candidate Open Access Learning Materials and Textbooks for Massive Open Online Courses | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

There is true potential for librarians to become proactively engaged in MOOCs but identifying candidate Open Access learning materials and textbooks for current (and future) MOOC courses.

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E. Erny-Newton's comment, March 20, 2013 8:48 AM
Trouver des alternatives gratuites et (parfois) modifiables aux coûteux manuels universitaires -cela pourrait être exploité systématiquement par les professeurs d'univeristé.
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Drawing the Blueprint As We Build: Setting Up a Library-based Copyright and Permissions Service for MOOCs

Drawing the Blueprint As We Build: Setting Up a Library-based Copyright and Permissions Service for MOOCs | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

The rapid growth of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education has raised the question of what services libraries on campus can, and should, provide for these courses.  One area in which librarians are frequently the source of advice and assistance is in providing copyright education and obtaining permissions to use copyrighted material, and there is now a pressing need to address those areas for MOOCs. This article describes the creation of a copyright and permissions service for MOOC instructors within the Duke University Libraries.  Although the service has not been free of difficulties, and its success in actually obtaining permission for desired uses has been uneven, overall the response from faculty has been positive, and the libraries believe that this service is a fruitful and sensible way for them to support the MOOC phenomenon.

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Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:32 AM

An overview of copyright issues surrounding the use of OER which is aimed at librarians

Lorrayne Smith's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:39 AM

Article on Copyright and Permissions for MOOCs

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EDUCAUSE: Copyright Challenges in a MOOC Environment

EDUCAUSE: Copyright Challenges in a MOOC Environment | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

The intersection of copyright and the scale and delivery of MOOCs highlights the enduring tensions between academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and copyright law in higher education. To gain insight into the copyright concerns of MOOC stakeholders, EDUCAUSE talked with CIOs, university general counsel, provosts, copyright experts, and other higher education associations. The consensus opinion was that intellectual property questions for MOOC content merit wide discussion because they affect multiple stakeholders and potentially carry significant consequences.

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Jeremy K. Knox: Who is open education for? OER, MOOCs, and their subjects

Jeremy K. Knox: Who is open education for? OER, MOOCs, and their subjects | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

In this guest entry, Jeremy K. Knox from University of Edinburgh examines the current open education resources (OER) and MOOC trends and some of the competing assumptions behind these developments. Furthermore, he highlights two important considerations this can have for educational research in the future.

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99 Best Online College Resources on Open Courseware & MOOCs

99 Best Online College Resources on Open Courseware & MOOCs | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

With the increasing popularity of online education has come a profusion of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Courseware (OCW), Open Educational Resources (OER), and other general educational resources that can be accessed online. MOOCs are usually full courses with actual assignments and a similar structure to a traditional college class, whereas OCW and OER are simply resources, such as textbooks, class rubrics, and other corollary materials that students can use to guide their independent learning.

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Two Spanish-language MOOCs about REA -- openly-licensed under Creative Commons -- are available.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are increasingly a big deal in the Spanish-speaking world, where they're known as REA: recursos educativos abiertos. Two Spanish-language MOOCs about REA -- openly-licensed under Creative Commons -- are available. Both are from the same folks, associated with Tecnológico de Monterrey.
 
One is hosted on CourseSites https://es.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/courseHomepage.htmlx?course_id=_241598_1

the other on Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/course/innovacionrea

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What do FutureLearn’s Terms and Conditions say about open content?

What do FutureLearn’s Terms and Conditions say about open content? | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it
The appearance of FutureLearn’s new website caused considerable discussion on twitter this morning.

Via Robert Schuwer
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Stephen Downes' remarks: http://www.downes.ca/post/60609

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Robert Schuwer's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:07 PM

The license is the same as that used by Udacity, being the most restrictive CC-license. But hey, it's better than completely closed ;-). In the terms of use of Futurelearn, a student has to register and comply to a code of conduct similar to that used by Coursera (e.g. no cheating). It seems EdX will be the most open of the Big Three, although currently most of the courses are not (yet?) published under a CC-license.

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Stephen Downes' remarks to David Wiley: More on MOOCs and Being Awesome Instead

Stephen Downes' remarks to David Wiley: More on MOOCs and Being Awesome Instead | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

My only quibble is with his insistence on "free 4Rs permissions" - which includes allowing commercialization of free resources. Given what he has just said about opoen access, and about there being "no rights and royalties regime under which this personalization could possibly happen" I just can't see requiring allowing commercial use. Somewhere someone is going to have to say, "if you throw up a paywall, it's not open access, and you've broken the agreement."

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Paul Stacey: The Pedagogy of MOOCs

There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today’s education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content, open licensing, social networking, and interaction to create new forms of education. Open Educational Resources (OER) (including open textbooks), Open Access, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have all gained traction as significant drivers of education innovation.

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L3T's MOOC – Der offene Online-Kurs über das Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien

L3T's MOOC – Der offene Online-Kurs über das Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

"Für unser Vorhaben “L3T’s MOOC” benötigen wir Eure Unterstützung:


Mit “L3T’s MOOC” möchten wir einen kostenfreien, offenen Onlinekurs entwickeln und durchführen, der LehramstudentInnen und Lehrende eine Einführung in das “Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien” gibt. Alle Materialien werden dabei offen lizensiert und sind damit dauerhaft und nachhaltig verfügbar.

Zur Unterstützung des Antrags gebt bitte Eure Stimme ab (jede/r hat übrigens 10) – dazu muss nur die E-Mail-Adresse angegeben werden."

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Stephen Downes: Assessment in MOOCs

First of all, the MOOCs I have worked on have not focused on assessment - they have been courses, yes, with a small number (20 or so) taking them for credit, but the vast majority of participants auditing. So the  question of marking term papers never came up. And like you, I would not contemplate multiple-choice exams in humanities and literature courses.

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Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:09 PM

Stephen Downes: Assessment in MOOCs

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Teach the Web, a free & open online course beginning May 2

Teach the Web, a free & open online course beginning May 2 | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

We're kicking-off a free online course called Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration, where we'll explore new ways of teaching digital literacies through making and learning together.
The #teachtheweb course will run from May 2 - June 30. You can participate in weekly guided discussions, tackle hands-on activities, develop and remix teaching resources, and compare notes with a global community of makers, mentors and educators.

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Martin Hawksey - (M)OOC in a Box: Turning WordPress into an Open Course Reader #ocTEL

Martin Hawksey - (M)OOC in a Box: Turning WordPress into an Open Course Reader #ocTEL | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it
Google Readers demise is unfortunate but before it disappears I thought it would be useful to raid some of the functionality for an open course reader (using WordPress/FeedWordPress
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