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Opening up education
Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
Curated by Robert Schuwer
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25 Institutions Join Through ACE for Online Credit

25 Institutions Join Through ACE for Online Credit | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In an effort to help non-traditional students take advantage of online education, 25 institutions will work through the ACE to serve more students.

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Input needed on an accreditation framework for informal learning through OER and MOOCs

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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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iversity Plots a New Path for European MOOCs - MOOC Report

Hannes Klopper, CEO of iversity sat down with Class Central to discuss iversity's history and unique vision for European MOOCs.
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REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS.

REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Information about the paper titled "REVENUE VS. COSTS OF MOOC PLATFORMS. DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS MODELS FOR XMOOC PROVIDERS, BASED ON EMPIRICAL FINDINGS AND EXPERIENCES DURING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT IMOOX" at IATED Digital Library
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The full paper is not (yet?) available. A presentation with more detailed figures can be accessed at http://iated.org/concrete3/view_virtual_online.php?abstract_id=40390

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Next online experiments in higher ed focus on flexibility | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Next online experiments in higher ed focus on flexibility | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Some of the country’s most rigorous research universities have a new obsession: flexibility. As the institutions contemplate a more modular future, experiments with blended learning may provide an early glimpse at their plans. Continue reading →
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Promoting policy for OER and MOOCs chapter

Promoting policy uptake for OER and MOOCs Gráinne Conole, Giles Pepler, Paul Bacsich, Brenda Padilla and Terese Bird Abstract This chapter provides a review…
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An Open Education Reader

An Open Education Reader | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Very informative site! It could gain from connecting some of the mythbusts to evidence as gathered at the Evidence Hub for Open Education (http://ci.olnet.org/)

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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Very  informative site. It would gain with linking the mythbusts to evidence as gathered by the OER Evidence Hub 

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iversity Plots a New Path for European MOOCs - MOOC Report

Hannes Klopper, CEO of iversity sat down with Class Central to discuss iversity's history and unique vision for European MOOCs.
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Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

We also make our platform available to the Ubiquity Partner Network, providing the infrastructure and services to enable university and society presses to run sustainably and successfully.
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Evolving 'Open Pedagogy'

Evolving 'Open Pedagogy' | Opening up education | Scoop.it
At it's core, the question of open pedagogy is "what can I do in the context of open that I couldn't do before?" This turns out to be terribly difficult, because of the ubiquity (even ambience?) of...
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Online education run amok?

Online education run amok? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private companies, thanks to loopholes in federal privacy laws. Universities and private companies this fall unveiled a slew...
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Robert Farrow's curator insight, November 30, 5:00 AM

As discussed in my ethics presentation from Open Education 2014 last month 

timokos's curator insight, December 1, 3:41 AM

Important article raising questions on Data Ethics!