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MOOC Leader EdX Turns One: What's Next? -- InformationWeek

MOOC Leader EdX Turns One: What's Next? -- InformationWeek | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Like anything in its infancy, massive open online courses like EdX are full of possibilities and promise. But their path is unpredictable.
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A wishlist for MOOC's on the occasion of EdX' first birthday. Main conclusion: most of the developments in MOOC's are unpredictable. Main conclusion for me: probably a wishlist from an European point of view could be worthwhile and for sure have some other items. Maybe I will try to construct one in my blog.

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Unpredictable ? génial apres tout qui a envie de savoir ce qui va se passer. Osons et profitons du chemin selon la philosophie Zen

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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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Survey launched for #OOFAT Models

Survey launched for #OOFAT Models | Opening up education | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the publication of the survey for the OOFAT Models project, which can be accessed via  Through this research we hope to produce an improved understanding of the sustainab…
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The OER Content Trap

The OER Content Trap | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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…
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Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In a couple of weeks I will be in Cape Town, presenting at the 2017 OE Global Conference. This long-ish blog post is a preview of some of the ideas I will discuss during my talk (which shares the t…
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Nationaal plan open science | TU Delft Repositories

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Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future

Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Five years ago, in an essay called 2017: RIP OER?, I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. The bulk of my concern was expressed in these two
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How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong | Opening up education | Scoop.it
By replicating the lecture format, MOOCs ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning
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Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development | Global Education Monitoring Report

Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development | Global Education Monitoring Report | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Few instruments shape children’s and young people’s minds more powerfully than the teaching and learning materials used in schools. Textbooks convey not only knowledge but also social values and political identities, and an understanding of history and the world. Teachers and students trust textbooks as authoritative and objective sources of information, assuming that they are accurate, balanced and based on the latest scientific findings and pedagogical practice. In some contexts, textbooks are the first and sometimes the only books that a young person may read (Lässig and Pohl, 2009).
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Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research

Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This article aims to stimulate discussion on the way we conduct research. We should embrace advances in technology to open up science by sharing papers, data and software without any boundaries.
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Online education still in the shadows

Online education still in the shadows | Opening up education | Scoop.it
CC0 Public domain on Pixabay Almost every week I meet colleagues who are skeptical about online education. Online is often considered
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Endorsement 2.0: Taking Open Badges and E-Credentials to the Next Level

Endorsement 2.0: Taking Open Badges and E-Credentials to the Next Level | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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.
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16 issues driving higher education's approach to teaching and learning

16 issues driving higher education's approach to teaching and learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A new survey released by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative provides a framework for addressing the role of technology in improving postsecondary teaching and learning.
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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, February 19, 3:59 AM
Nice list of issues that the edu-policy-bureaucracy deems important (in 2017).
Questions:  
1) how do these compare to those of 2010 en 2000
2) will this list be still relevant in 2030?
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Are Elite Universities Committed to Openness?

Are Elite Universities Committed to Openness? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOC-era leaders have not embraced OER-based degree programs.
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OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower

OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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.
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„Exzellenz beinhaltet Offenheit“: Schweizer Forschung ab 2024 komplett Open Access

„Exzellenz beinhaltet Offenheit“: Schweizer Forschung ab 2024 komplett Open Access | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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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Five Years of Progress in Open Credentials – Read, Write, Participate

In 2011, Mozilla created Open Badges with funding from the MacArthur Foundation and a network of partners committed to developing a new way to recognize and connect learning any time, any place, and…
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Extreme Makeover: Pedagogy Edition

Extreme Makeover: Pedagogy Edition | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In this post, I am going to describe #Opensem, an Open-Pedagogy-powered First-Year Seminar (FYS) that I taught this past Fall at my small, public university in New Hampshire. While following certai…
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Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A new study of MOOCs from MIT and Harvard offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior. The report, based on four years of data from edX offerings on MITx and HarvardX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date.
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Four Levels of OER Ecosystems

Four Levels of OER Ecosystems | Opening up education | Scoop.it
1. Introduction: Systems thinking & Systems in Focus Despite the great work of many insightful open thinkers, OER is, seen from a theoretical perspective, still an ill-defined topic. Though there are several advanced definitions of OER[1], many fundamental questions have not been finally clarified[2]. Things even become messier, when looking at closely related concepts like…
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Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - Open Book Publishers

Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - Open Book Publishers | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Academic publishing of peer-reviewed open access monographs
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