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UNISA approves a new strategy for OER. Good example that can inspire other institutions as well

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A fine example of an OER strategy from the University of South Africa. Can be inspiring for instutes planning to formulate their own OER strategy. Makes it very operational by defining five lines of actions.

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A fine example of an OER strategy from the University of South Africa. Can be inspiring for instutes planning to formulate their own OER strategy. Makes it very operational by defining five lines of actions.

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A fine example of an OER strategy from the University of South Africa. Can be inspiring for instutes planning to formulate their own OER strategy. Makes it very operational by defining five lines of actions.

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Universidade da África do sul aprova política para OER !

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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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When They Promise the Netflix for Education, Cover Your Wallet | Just Visiting

When They Promise the Netflix for Education, Cover Your Wallet | Just Visiting | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Grifters gonna grift.
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New initiatives accelerate learning research and its applications

New initiatives accelerate learning research and its applications | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MIT is expanding its programs in learning research and online and digital education, including the creation of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) and improvements in addressing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning for pK-12 students.

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"In keeping with the high priority of these new efforts and of the entire field of digital learning, Professor Sanjay Sarma, now dean of digital learning, will oversee them in the newly created position of vice president for open learning"

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The corridor of uncertainty: Swedish MOOC report is published

The corridor of uncertainty: Swedish MOOC report is published | Opening up education | Scoop.it

"Network" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Anacin Extero Sweden has been rather late in reacting to the MOOC boom and only in the last two years have a handful of universities started offering courses both on the major MOOC platforms Coursera and EdX but also...

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The Consensus Around “Open”

The Consensus Around “Open” | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Yesterday EdSurge published an opinion piece by Stephen Laster, the Chief Digital Officer at McGraw-Hill Education, titled The Future of Education Isn’t
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The alchemy of ed tech

The alchemy of ed tech | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Image from Public Domain Review (replace this with an architecture and data flow diagram) I’m reading a few popular history of chemistry books at the moment (notably Mendeleyev’s Dream …
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Totally free stock images from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more

Totally free stock images from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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SPARC: Setting the Default to Open in Research and Education

SPARC: Setting the Default to Open in Research and Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
SPARC is committed to empowering people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
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5 outrageous things educators can’t do because of copyright — Copyright Untangled — Medium

5 outrageous things educators can't do because of copyright - Copyright Untangled - Medium
The current patchwork of copyright exceptions for education at the member state level can lead to absurd situations for …
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323 learners eligible for credit from MOOCs at Arizona State U. | Inside Higher Ed

323 learners eligible for credit from MOOCs at Arizona State U. | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Only 323 of 34,086 learners are eligible to take advantage of Arizona State's MOOCs-for-credit initiative with edX. The university calls it a "positive first step."
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Universities should benefit the public, not just the public purse

Universities should benefit the public, not just the public purse | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In shifting towards viewing students as customers, we are losing sight of higher education’s true purpose
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2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions

2016 – the year of MOOC hard questions | Opening up education | Scoop.it
We had 2012 as the year of the MOOC, 2014 was probably the year of the MOOC maturation, and I’m calling it for 2016, the year that university Vice Chancellors and Principals start looking and…
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COVERING THE COST | Student PIRGs

COVERING THE COST | Student PIRGs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, the price of college textbooks has soared. Since 2006, the cost of a college textbook increased by 73% - over four times the rate of inflation. Today, individual textbooks often cost over $200, sometimes as high as $400.

That’s why, more than a decade ago, the Student PIRGs launched our campaign for textbook affordability to call attention to high prices and to highlight potential solutions to the problem.
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Public Digital Policies in Higher Education – survey report available | D-Transform

Public Digital Policies in Higher Education – survey report available | D-Transform | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOCs aren’t all about money but when it comes to their future, money does matter. Calls for the monetisation of MOOCs are reasonable, although a little at odds with the failure in the past to look for the monetisation of Higher Education as a whole.
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Malaysia to give credit recognition for MOOCs

Malaysia to give credit recognition for MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
PUTRAJAYA: In paving the way to flexible education, Malaysia is enroute to becoming the first country to create a platform to award credit recognition and transfer for Massive Open Online Courses (…
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Trends Shaping Education 2016 | OECD READ edition

Trends Shaping Education 2016 | OECD READ edition | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the obesity epidemic sweeping across all OECD countries? Or what the impact of increas
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The New College Degree: In an Unbundled World, Curation is King (EdSurge News)

The New College Degree: In an Unbundled World, Curation is King (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In recent months, we have witnessed the success of books and articles predicting massive shifts in the way students will experience and complete post-secondary education. Costs will be reduced and outcomes improved, writers argue, when higher ed is unbundled, meaning students pick and choose from a
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Mandatory open-access publishing can impair academic freedom (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Mandatory open-access publishing can impair academic freedom (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The movement to make scholarly work more accessible has created major benefits, but mandating open access -- and Creative Commons licensing -- restricts authors’ ability to say how, where and by whom their work will be reused, writes Rick Anderson.
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MOOC Trends in 2015: Rise of Self Paced Courses - MOOC Report

MOOC Trends in 2015: Rise of Self Paced Courses - MOOC Report | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Find out how the format of MOOCs has changed and grown over the past year, what "self paced" means for MOOCs, and how it compares to the "session based" format.
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