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Opening up education
Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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SURF | Rapport Grand challenges learning analytics & open en online onderwijs - een verkenning

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Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning

Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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Veel stof tot nadenken. Verbreedt technologie in onderwijs de kloof tussen tijk en arm?
At heart, it affirms that technology is a tool, which means that any positive effects depend on well-intentioned, capable people. - See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Why-Technology-Will-Never-Fix/230185#sthash.Xpoj6eT4.dpuf

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MOOCs from Microsoft @edX

MOOCs from Microsoft @edX | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Microsoft offers free online courses and MOOCs in a variety of subjects. Browse upcoming classes and enroll now.
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New ICDE report on ways to improve student success in open, distance and e-learning programmes

New ICDE report on ways to improve student success in open, distance and e-learning programmes | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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2015’s Top Education Technology Trends | Edudemic

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends | Edudemic | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Each year, the New Media Consortium & EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology most likely to shape education in 5 years.
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Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson

Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The UK massive open online course platform FutureLearn has signed an agreement with the proctored examination provider Pearson VUE
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Tutorial 1: Finding Free and Open Resources - Help / Affordable Learning Georgia

Tutorial 1: Finding Free and Open Resources - Help / Affordable Learning Georgia | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Affordable Learning Georgia is a University System of Georgia initiative to promote and create affordable and accessible educational resources for USG faculty and students.
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MOOC 4.No

MOOC 4.No | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Putty. Putty. Putty. Green Putty - Grutty Peen. Grarmpitutty - Morning! Pridsummer - Grorning Utty! Discovery..... Oh. Putty?..... Armpit? Armpit..... Putty. Not even a particularly Nice shade of g...
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Why online learning will fail: a MOOC is not a dating site

Why online learning will fail: a MOOC is not a dating site | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Jason Potts says the reason people still go to traditional schools had more to do with being seen than the education they are getting.
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Interesting economic perspective on online learning. Too bad they only focus on MOOCs as an instance of online learning. A better title would therefore have been "Why MOOCs will fail".

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"The means are the ends"*: The alignment between OER and FOSS

"The means are the ends"*: The alignment between OER and FOSS | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In this blog, Gurumurthy Kasinathan, the Director of IT for Change and ROER4D Sub-Project 5 Lead Researcher, focuses on the open content – open software link. Open infrastructure (open hardware) an...
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In theory, the author is right, but in my opinion, it is more a moral argument than a pragmatic one. At least in the Netherlands (but I guess in other countries also), the majority of teachers (an important target group for OER) use MS Office tools (92% in the Netherlands). Ignoring this would hinder mainstreaming of OER.

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SURF | Rapport De rol van de bibliotheek in open en online onderwijs: een verkenning

Als onderwijsmateriaal steeds meer online te vinden is, al dan niet met een open licentie, in hoeverre verandert dan de rol van de bibliotheek binnen een universiteit of hogeschool? Dat was het uitgangspunt van een verkenning die SURF begin 2015 heeft laten uitvoeren door WAU?!. Dit rapport bevat de uitkomsten van de verkenning.
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The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware — NewsWorks

The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware — NewsWorks | Opening up education | Scoop.it
First consider the word MOOC It hardly sounds futuristic more like the kind of grunting sound you’d hear in sports stadiums or frat houses Liz Boaman still isn’t sure what it means “I don’t
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On the Relationship Between OER Adoption Initiatives and Libraries

The Object of Study As we work to move entire degree programs from commercial textbooks to open educational resources, we must answer this critical question - can all commercial materials be replac...
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Reviewing the ROER4D Workshop in Banff

Reviewing the ROER4D Workshop in Banff | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Our ROER4D team met for a two-day research workshop from 20-21 April 2015 immediately before attending the three-day Open Education Global Conference in Banff, Canada. With 34 ROER4D researchers, a...
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The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development

The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development | Opening up education | Scoop.it
We live in a Digital Age that gives us instant access to information at greater and greater volumes. The rapid growth of digital content and tools is already changing how we create, consume and distri...
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The Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society
on the “what, why & how” of open data.
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Tutorial 2: Creating and Modifying Open Educational Resources - Help / Affordable Learning Georgia

Tutorial 2: Creating and Modifying Open Educational Resources - Help / Affordable Learning Georgia | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Affordable Learning Georgia is a University System of Georgia initiative to promote and create affordable and accessible educational resources for USG faculty and students.
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One classic open education source to stop

One classic open education source to stop | Opening up education | Scoop.it
webcast.berkeley.edu, an open education resource dating back a while, will no longer make new content.  Why?  Financial pressures. Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest...
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Open Practices in Higher Education: Trends and Possibilities for Africa | OER Africa

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