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A Finished Dissertation - MOOC Pasts & Futures

A Finished Dissertation - MOOC Pasts & Futures | Opening up education | Scoop.it
After nearly two years of intense study, scholarship and research, my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course has been published to ProQuest (though I am sharing i...
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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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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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Nationaal plan open science | TU Delft Repositories

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Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future

Textbook publishers contemplate 'inclusive access' as business model of the future | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Five years ago, in an essay called 2017: RIP OER?, I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. The bulk of my concern was expressed in these two
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How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong | Opening up education | Scoop.it
By replicating the lecture format, MOOCs ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning
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Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development | Global Education Monitoring Report

Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development | Global Education Monitoring Report | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Few instruments shape children’s and young people’s minds more powerfully than the teaching and learning materials used in schools. Textbooks convey not only knowledge but also social values and political identities, and an understanding of history and the world. Teachers and students trust textbooks as authoritative and objective sources of information, assuming that they are accurate, balanced and based on the latest scientific findings and pedagogical practice. In some contexts, textbooks are the first and sometimes the only books that a young person may read (Lässig and Pohl, 2009).
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Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research

Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This article aims to stimulate discussion on the way we conduct research. We should embrace advances in technology to open up science by sharing papers, data and software without any boundaries.
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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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OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower

OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy.
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„Exzellenz beinhaltet Offenheit“: Schweizer Forschung ab 2024 komplett Open Access

„Exzellenz beinhaltet Offenheit“: Schweizer Forschung ab 2024 komplett Open Access | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Die Schweiz steigt bis 2024 vollständig auf "Open Access" für öffentlich finanzierte Forschung um. Die Umsetzung der Strategie soll sofort beginnen. In Deutschland sind derweil zahlreiche Universitäten für Elsevier-Beiträge auf Fernleihe
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Five Years of Progress in Open Credentials – Read, Write, Participate

In 2011, Mozilla created Open Badges with funding from the MacArthur Foundation and a network of partners committed to developing a new way to recognize and connect learning any time, any place, and…
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Extreme Makeover: Pedagogy Edition

Extreme Makeover: Pedagogy Edition | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In this post, I am going to describe #Opensem, an Open-Pedagogy-powered First-Year Seminar (FYS) that I taught this past Fall at my small, public university in New Hampshire. While following certai…
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Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A new study of MOOCs from MIT and Harvard offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior. The report, based on four years of data from edX offerings on MITx and HarvardX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date.
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Four Levels of OER Ecosystems

Four Levels of OER Ecosystems | Opening up education | Scoop.it
1. Introduction: Systems thinking & Systems in Focus Despite the great work of many insightful open thinkers, OER is, seen from a theoretical perspective, still an ill-defined topic. Though there are several advanced definitions of OER[1], many fundamental questions have not been finally clarified[2]. Things even become messier, when looking at closely related concepts like…
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