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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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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

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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, 2014 5:00 AM

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

timokos's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:41 AM

Important article raising questions on Data Ethics!

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Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
As essentially online courses with a human touch, it is difficult to comprehend a future without SPOCs. Although I’d like to live in a future without the acronym, with its implication that small, private online courses are in any way new. The danger is that in considering the SPOC as a new phenomenon, its proponents may ignore the substantial work in online education that preceded it.

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph

'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Rather than dabbling with MOOCs, universities need to create a new kind of digital degree experience for students, argues deputy vice-chancellor Ian Dunn
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At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption @insidehighered

At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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More Thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure

More Thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure | Opening up education | Scoop.it
#OpenEd14, the 11th annual Open Education Conference, has given me the opportunity to do some additional thinking about the Open Education Infrastructure. Unfortunately, thinking about infrastructu...
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Open Education’s Publicity Problem – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Education’s Publicity Problem – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | 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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Two years after the NYT’s ‘Year of the MOOC': how much do we actually know about them? | The Policy and Internet Blog

Two years after the NYT’s ‘Year of the MOOC': how much do we actually know about them? | The Policy and Internet Blog | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Understanding the MOOCs continuance: The role of openness and reputation

Understanding the MOOCs continuance: The role of openness and reputation | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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verstelle's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:38 PM

So recognizable!

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OpenEd 2014 -- Powering Personalized Learning with OER

To fully realize the potential of OER to transform learning, it must be mapped to learning goal frameworks and delivered in personalized learning contexts.
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At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption @insidehighered

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elearn Magazine: From MOOCs to Learning Analytics: Scratching the surface of the 'visual'

elearn Magazine: From MOOCs to Learning Analytics: Scratching the surface of the 'visual' | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The visualization of big MOOC data enables us to see trends in student behaviors and activities around the globe, but what is it that we are not seeing?
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