The blockchain provides a rich, secure, and transparent platform on which to create a global network for higher learning. This Internet of value can help to reinvent higher education in a way the Internet of information alone could not.
Recently I've been following a discussion about the future of OER (Open Educational Resources). Most of the discussion has been via blog posts between David Wiley (@opencontent) and Rajiv Jhangiani (@thatpsychprof). Others have contributed via Twitter. It's a friendly exchange with the key blog posts having been David's Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later Evolution vs…
I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. Unfortunately, this experience can’t be replicated in 2017.As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the experience behi
Continuing with the German theme from my last post... Last week I was honoured to be invited to speak at a workshop in Berlin held by Kiron Open Higher Education for staff from their German partner universities, on the topic of recognition of prior learning through massive open online courses. My slides from the event are here. Kiron…
Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.
By nine school district superintendents from nine states Now is the time of year when U.S. public school districts spend a combined $8 billion on instructional materials while trying to ensure that schools receive the maximum value for their money. Historically, most districts purchased from the same few providers. Because there aren’t many alternatives, they …
New features in the Open Badges Specification will soon make it possible for third parties to add verifiable endorsements to these e-credentials — a necessary step for their credibility in many settings.
Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy.
Die Schweiz steigt bis 2024 vollständig auf "Open Access" für öffentlich finanzierte Forschung um. Die Umsetzung der Strategie soll sofort beginnen. In Deutschland sind derweil zahlreiche Universitäten für Elsevier-Beiträge auf Fernleihe
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