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Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar, Ljubljana 2014 - VideoLectures - VideoLectures.NET

Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar, Ljubljana 2014 - VideoLectures - VideoLectures.NET | Opening up education | Scoop.it
GO-GN stands for Global OER Graduate Network which is a worldwide network of OER PhD researchers and their supervisors. It has been initiated in 2012 and is coordinated by the UNESCO Chair in OER at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands. Currently GO-GN embraces more than 20 OER PhD researchers from different parts of the world.
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Opening up education
Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success | Wiley | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success
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Special Issue: Outcomes of Openness: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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Untangling Academic Publishing: A history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research

In 2013, the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded a 4-year project on the editorial and commercial history of the world’s oldest-surviving scholarly journal (‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions: a social, cultural and economic history of a learned journal, 1665-2015’, AH/K001841). The project is led by Dr Aileen Fyfe at the University of St Andrews in partnership with the Royal Society. The project team convened a workshop at the Royal Society, 22 April 2016, on ‘The Politics of Academic Publishing, 1950-2016’. This briefing paper is informed by the contributions of those who attended that day, and we thank them for their insights. The authors of this briefing paper are a sub-group of those who attended the April 2016 workshop. This report is based upon the primary (historical) research of the Philosophical Transactions project team, combined with a literature review, and the expertise of the other authors (principally in higher education research, and in scholarly communication). We are grateful for the comments of our critical friends: Rick Anderson, Sue Clegg, Steven Hill, Nick Hillman, John MacColl, Sally Mapstone, Cameron Neylon, and Stuart Taylor.
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Nine things you need to know about copyright: A good practice guide for administrators, librarians and academics.

Nine things you need to know about copyright: A good practice guide for administrators, librarians and academics. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
It is impossible to work in a university and avoid coming into contact with copyright at some point, especially given the ease with which online content can be copied, pasted, streamed, downloaded …
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Open Research for Academics: how to be an academic in the twenty-first century

Open Research for Academics: how to be an academic in the twenty-first century | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Open research is about more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. Ahead of a workshop and hackathon later this week, Bian…
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European Commission considering leap into open-access publishing

European Commission considering leap into open-access publishing | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Commission may follow Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation in establishing a rapid-publication platform
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The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education

The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The blockchain provides a rich, secure, and transparent platform on which to create a global network for higher learning. This Internet of value can help to reinvent higher education in a way the Internet of information alone could not.
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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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Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs

Essay: Looking back at predictions about MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Cathy Sandeen looks back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up.
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A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin - Hybrid Pedagogy

A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin - Hybrid Pedagogy | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Students often find themselves uploading their content — their creative work — into the learning management system. Perhaps they retain a copy of the file on their computer; but with learning analytics and plagiarism detection software, they still often find themselves having their data scanned and monetized, often without their knowledge or consent. — Audrey... Read More
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Pressbooks working with Ryerson University on eCampusOntario grant: “Open Publishing Infrastructure” | Pressbooks

Pressbooks working with Ryerson University on eCampusOntario grant: “Open Publishing Infrastructure” on Pressbooks | We are very very excited to announce…
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Centre For Innovation Leiden University - Online Learning Lab Innovation Report 16/17

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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News)

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. Unfortunately, this experience can’t be replicated in 2017.As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the experience behi
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German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning

German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Continuing with the German theme from my last post... Last week I was honoured to be invited to speak at a workshop in Berlin held by Kiron Open Higher Education for staff from their German partner universities, on the topic of recognition of prior learning through massive open online courses. My slides from the event are here. Kiron…
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Open, The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science

Open, The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.
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Robert Farrow's curator insight, March 28, 7:34 AM
Includes a chapter written by the OER Hub team
Clint Lalonde's curator insight, April 4, 3:43 PM
Edited by Dr. Rajiv Jianghiani w/ contributions from BCcampus ED Mary Burgess on the BC Open Textbook Project
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OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources - The Hechinger Report

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources - The Hechinger Report | Opening up education | Scoop.it
By nine school district superintendents from nine states Now is the time of year when U.S. public school districts spend a combined $8 billion on instructional materials while trying to ensure that schools receive the maximum value for their money. Historically, most districts purchased from the same few providers. Because there aren’t many alternatives, they …
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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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