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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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Open Education Finland | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Finland | Open Education Working Group | Opening up education | Scoop.it

"Open Knowledge Finland is a chapter of Open Knowledge, founded at the end of 2012. After less than two years, OKFFI has established itself as an active component of the Finnish society, being involved in governmental open data, open democracy development, and many other fields."


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Seeking examples of accreditation of non-formal learning in Europe

Seeking examples of accreditation of non-formal learning in Europe | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I am currently working with colleagues at Leicester's Institute of Learning Innovation on a small study, nicknamed OpenCred, which will feed into the EU-funded OpenEdu project. The focus is on iden...

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Supporting lifelong learning with Open Educational Resources (OER) among diverse users: motivations for and approaches to learning with different OER - Open Research Online

Supporting lifelong learning with Open Educational Resources (OER) among diverse users: motivations for and approaches to learning with different OER - Open Research Online | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Social Entrepreneurship: Wie sollen sich MOOC finanzieren? - CFOworld

Social Entrepreneurship: Wie sollen sich MOOC finanzieren? - CFOworld | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Der Staat hinkt hinterher, den Hochschulen fehlen Ressourcen - also Werbung mitten im Lernstoff? Christina Moehrle über die Finanzierung zeitgemäßer Bildung.
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Quote: "Das schöne Märchen vom Lernen für alle wird also den kollektiven Einsatz von Staat, Social Entrepreneurs, Hochschulen und Industrie benötigen, um wahr zu werden." Translated: "The beautiful tale of learning for all thus requires the collective input of the state, social entrepreneurs, academia and industry to be true." 

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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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The End of Work, Revisited

The End of Work, Revisited | Opening up education | Scoop.it

Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.


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In this book, Rifkin connects developments in The Internet of Things, sustainable energy, 3D printing and education (especially MOOC) to skecth a future where many of the things we are now paying a lot of money for, are nearly free, thereby causing the, waht he calls, Third Industrial Revolution. Makes you thinking about the not so far away future, although the picture he paints on the role of MOOC's in this is too simple and incomplete (only viewed from a US perspective, where the other developments are sketched from a more global point of view).

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!
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Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher education in Australia...and beyond

Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher education in Australia...and beyond | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia
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The beginning of the Authors Alliance - Creative Commons

The beginning of the Authors Alliance - Creative Commons | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Yesterday marked the launch of the Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports authors who want �to harness the potential of digital networks to share their creations more broadly in order to serve the public good.�

In an interview with Publisher�s Weekly, Authors Alliance founder Pamela Samuelson explained that the Authors Alliance will have a...
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Why Unizin is a Threat to edX - e-Literate

Why Unizin is a Threat to edX - e-Literate | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In the week since we published our Unizin exposé, there has been nary a peep from the group to us, or apparently to the traditional news outlets either. When we ran the piece, we emailed Indiana University CIO Brad Wheeler … Continue reading →
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The Ecology of Sharing: Synthesizing OER Research

Arguably, Open Educational Resources (OER) are starting to enter the mainstream, though some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be ...
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Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning - Telegraph

Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning - Telegraph | Opening up education | Scoop.it
An app isn't going to provide large scale learning programmes, but mobile Moocs will start to build a new way of thinking about professional qualifications, says Michael Curry
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Announcing a new platform Qualt for free mobile courses.

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Welcome to my nightmare.

Welcome to my nightmare. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
So I've been reading Piketty. For an economist, he writes really well. While some of the math is a little over my head, it's still pretty easy to find lots of points with which I agree. While I'm n...
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A Systems Approach to Open

A Systems Approach to Open | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In the 1990's I worked for Hughes Aircraft of Canada developing large scale air traffic control systems for international customers around the world. Air traffic control systems are large, complex,...
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Problems with MOOC research

Problems with MOOC research | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Like Frances Bell and Roy Williams, I too have listened to Stephen Downes’ recent presentation to a German audience in Tubingen, Germany. Thanks to Matthias Melcher for sharing the link. Digital Re...
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Search engines for Open Educational Resources

Search engines for Open Educational Resources | Opening up education | Scoop.it

"Here's a list of some search engines for finding Open Educational Resources (OERs)."


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MITx and HarvardX make some of their MOOC data publicly available | George Veletsianos

MITx and HarvardX make some of their MOOC data publicly available | George Veletsianos | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MITx and HarvardX deserve huge congratulations for making data associated with a number of their MOOCs publicly available. Four months ago, I wrote that the community would benefit from access to the data that HarvardX and MITx have, as other individuals/groups could run additional analyses.
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MOOCs and the promise of universal higher education.

MOOCs and the promise of universal higher education. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I've been writing about MOOCs for so long now, that I've grown terribly afraid that I might repeat myself. On second thought, I shouldn't worry too much because at least some members of the MOOC Me...
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Spongelab | A Global Science Community | Home page

Spongelab | A Global Science Community | Home page | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Spongelab is an online learning platform with science animations, images, videos and games integrated into a teacher content management system. Users can upload images, videos, lesson plans and case studies to share with the Spongelab science community. Spongelab is also a game. Credits and experience points are earned by using the site and can be redeemed for premium content.
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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen wordt eerste Nederlandse partner van FutureLearn

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen wordt eerste Nederlandse partner van FutureLearn | Opening up education | Scoop.it

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen wordt eerste Nederlandse partner van FutureLearn


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Changing the Trajectory: "Quality for Opening up Education" - Proceedings of the International EIF/LINQ Conference 2014


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ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum

ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum | Opening up education | Scoop.it
ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum is a free online class taught by Diana Laurillard of University of London
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Anthony F. Camilleri et al. - State of the Art Review of Quality Issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER)


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From the Executive Summary:

 

"This report provides an overview of definitions of quality for OER, suggests a conceptual mapping and reviews the major issues related to the quality for OER. It also identifies recommendations for policymakers at European and Member State level on quality assurance and OER with a view to supporting the further development and use of OER in Europe. The outcomes of the report can be outlined as follows: 

- First, when reviewing a set of definitions of OER we find that they all:
 cover both use and reuse, repurposing, and modification of resources,
- include free use of these resources for educational purposes by teachers and learners,
- encompass all types of digital media.

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Three Pieces of the Puzzle: Instructional Content in Online Higher Education

Three Pieces of the Puzzle: Instructional Content in Online Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
However, talk of online education's current "transformative", "revolutionary" and (worst of all) "disruptive" impact on traditional higher education ignores the fact that one of the core components...
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