"The DS4OER course was developed to build capacity in the design and development of open online courses using OER. A key feature of this course is the ability for any educator to host their own course site using the popular open source WordPress content management system assembled from a collection of wiki pages authored openly and collaboratively."
I am at the Hewlett Grantees meeting in Sausalito this week, and last night they showed the film The Ivory Tower, in order to provoke discussion around what relevance OER had to the issues raised i...
Robert Schuwer's insight:
I couldn't agree more with the last paragrapgh of this blogpost. Start reasoning from e.g. goals institutions have on raising quality of education or being more efficient or offering more personalized ways of education and think about how and whichs forms of open and online education could help to achieve these goals next to other activities.
courosa/Flickr As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.” Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a…
Robert Schuwer's insight:
Interesting analysis. Some added value will not offered for free. The question is if this added value is in the content or the services around the content.
What we’re seeing most recently, and what I’m very excited about, is going from that linear model to a much more non-linear idea. The digital learning experience is becoming really a collection of inter-related learning nuggets, that you might take very different paths through, depending who you are and what your needs are, and how you learn most effectively. So that’s where I’m seeing some interesting changes happening.
Besides being one of the greatest middle distance runners the world has experienced, Seb Coe is well aware of opportunities of e-learning for supporting staff and athletes. Maybe he can cooperate with IOC, who is experimenting with MOOCs for this.
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