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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships

The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Humans are fundamentally social. There are a number of ways we might attempt to prove this claim. We might argue that the highest compliment someone can be paid is to be called a "true friend." We ...
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A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this?

A table of cMOOCs - can you improve this? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
During the course of a research study that Jenny Mackness and I are doing, we have been thinking about cMOOCs.  What have been the subjects and purposes of the various courses that might style them...
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An attempt to create a complete list of cMOOCs. Striking that the subject of all these cMOOCs is educational (e.g. there is no cMOOC about Calculus in the list). What is the cause of this?

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China’s ‘Mr Mooc’ targets the masses - FT.com

China’s ‘Mr Mooc’ targets the masses - FT.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
When Ji Xiaohua founded the website Guokr.com he was on a crusade. Tired of reading the usual mix of superstition, rumour and fake news that abound on the country’s social media feeds and blogs, he wanted to give Chinese web users a place to go for
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International Education News l The PIE News l Seven trends to watch out for in 2015 in international education

International Education News l The PIE News l Seven trends to watch out for in 2015 in international education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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I MOOC, you SPOC, he MIMOs: do you speak the language of online courses?

It’s not so easy to find your way among the alphabet soup of online training courses. While massive open online courses (MOOCs) is the term in popular use, online course formulae are evolving and mutating into new models.

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My five wishes for online learning in 2015

My five wishes for online learning in 2015 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Five wishes from Tony Bates. Specific for Canada, but some could (mutatis mutandis) also apply for the rest of the world (including the Netherlands)

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The Value Problem in Digital Badging | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

The Value Problem in Digital Badging | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015 | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

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The Commons

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After years of working with, and for, Creative Commons this spring I had an epiphany. Creative Commons is not just about making things "open" its about building a "commons". What, you say? Thats so...
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Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself for free.

Best Collection of MOOCS based websites & Other places where you can educate yourself  for free. | Opening up education | Scoop.it
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free Few links could be repeated as collected from different sources. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based p...

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A lot of valuable links. Can use it to update my collection of open sites (including search engine) on http://robertschuwer.nl/gcs.asp?tab=3

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MOOCs in 2014: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips
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Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges | Academic IT: Education Enhancement Team

Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges | Academic IT: Education Enhancement Team | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges
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5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News

5 Strategies to Strengthen College Applications With a MOOC - US News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Use these free classes to fill academic gaps or demonstrate interested in college course work.
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Targeted at high school students, but also very useful for institutions for their admission process (e.g. in the Netherlands, where individual talks with potential students at universities are now common to measure their skills and motivation)

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Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered

Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Introduction - Open Educational Resources - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand

Introduction - Open Educational Resources - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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When a Flipped-Classroom Pioneer Hands Off His Video Lectures, This Is What Happens

When a Flipped-Classroom Pioneer Hands Off His Video Lectures, This Is What Happens | Opening up education | Scoop.it
At Brigham Young University, an accounting professor became something of a rock star on camera. Then he retired.
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Copyright Free Resources

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Although strictly speaking not all resources are OER (5R are in some cases not available, e.g. EdX) and thus not "copyright free", yet another useful overview of open to start searching for OER.

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The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On

The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller talks with Knowledge@Wharton about how MOOCs can maintain momentum even though the hype surrounding them has died down.
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The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot -

The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot - | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Thanks to Audrey Watters I just read a new article in Science Magazine ((Note that access requires a subscription or purchase or individual article.)) and publicly posted here by Justin Reich, the lead researcher for HarvardX (Harvard’s implementation of edX and associated research team). Justin … Continue reading →
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