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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | Opening up education | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.
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MOOCS have to be accessible in the US! » Global Access Project

MOOCS have to be accessible in the US! » Global Access Project | Opening up education | Scoop.it
When students with a disability took on the Goliaths of MIT and Harvard with regard to the accessibility of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) that they were offering through edX, many internationally thought that they would fail. In the agreement reached with the US Federal Court however it was deemed that edX, which has over …
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10 awesome community management tools | Opensource.com

10 awesome community management tools | Opensource.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Open source evangelist Jono Bacon provides some practical recommendations of tools you can use to build strong and empowered communities.
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Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Helping Busy Students Stick to Plans

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Helping Busy Students Stick to Plans | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Students leave MOOCs because they get too busy; can we help them stick their plans better?
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This map of the world’s scientific research is disturbingly unequal

The global south melts off the map.
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Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the difference? (Pre-print)

Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the difference? (Pre-print) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Justin Reich » Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Flexibility and Stickiness

Justin Reich » Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Flexibility and Stickiness | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time
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Wide Open Spaces: the Pros and Cons of Open Education | Value Colleges

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Boiling down open education to just MOOCs and open to just free access. Furthermore, in their view open education can only be offered by institutions ("institutional practices"). Why not just call it Pros and Cons of MOOCs?

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Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation

Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education. Education is probably the single..
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ECTS for lifelong learning - YouTube

ECTS facilitates lifelong learning, open learning opportunities and the recognition of prior learning and experience. http://ec.europa.eu/education/ects/ects...
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The tsunami has been postponed because MOOCs are a lousy product.

The tsunami has been postponed because MOOCs are a lousy product. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Before Kevin Carey came along, Stanford President John Hennessy was doing most of the heavy lifting as the bad guy in the MOOC chapter of the online education book that I'm working on now.  The guy...
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1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.
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No MOOCs, but audio and video resources. Freely available, but the majority without reference to an open license. Some need a Flash Player and some links give 404 messages. Overall a useful resource for independent learners and teachers to enrich them with exercises and remix with other resources to create didactical rich learning materials.

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7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Emerging Trends in MOOC Delivery of Business Education

Emerging Trends in MOOC Delivery of Business Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In past posts, I have touched on the subject of business school activity in the realm of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which over the short period of time I looked at them previously had begun to grow rapidly. Today, however, there is a sea change in both the quantity and types of institutions offering MOOCs in the business education space, in the types of instructors teaching them, and, especially, in the types of courses being offered.
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Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Persistence and Activity

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Persistence and Activity | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOC research has a mixed record on helping us understand which students are likely to persist through a course.
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Four Ways Universities Make Money From Online Courses (EdSurge News)

Four Ways Universities Make Money From Online Courses (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
HOW UNIVERSITIES PROFIT FROM MOOCS: “How do MOOCs make money?” is a question often directed to companies like Coursera and edX that help deliver them. But the query is just as appropriate for universities as they decide whether they want to join the MOOC-wagon. After all, is it worth it?A white pape
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Why the open source business model is a failure

Why the open source business model is a failure | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Most open source companies can't thrive by selling maintenance and support subscriptions. But the cloud may be the key to revenue generation.
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Interesting "Gedankenexperiment": is the article still valid if we replace "open source software" with "open educational resources" and replace all other references to business accordingly?

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timokos's curator insight, July 7, 3:29 AM

Mmmmm, fits nicely with the point of view of a Venture Capitalist, looking to max his ROI. Don't think this argument is valid for publicly funded HE institutions. It does give food for thought though: added value of proprietary code (or any other IP) is continued funding for innovation, made possible largely by marketing ….. What does that mean for HE?

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An interactive multi media OER Primer

An interactive multi media OER Primer | Opening up education | Scoop.it
To explore Open Educational Resources and why you want to use them, please "click" on the numbers in the "Thinglink" Map below. The "heart" icons will supply you with further resources and "Food for...
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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World | Opening up education | Scoop.it
As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Ongoing e-learning developments related to both technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among other areas of concern. In response, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores and illuminates unique implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and nations. The book also focuses on the various opportunities as well as the dilemmas presented in this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the key controversies or issues that must be discussed and addressed? This edited collection explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of contexts, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future.
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A collection of papers on MOOC's, ranging from general perspectives, quality, design and a glimpse to the future. The book is in part free accessible through this link, but is not freely available.  

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