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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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Education 2030: Governments commit to an educational future that includes OER | The Open Education Consortium

Education 2030: Governments commit to an educational future that includes OER | The Open Education Consortium | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Journal impact factors ‘no longer credible’

Journal impact factors ‘no longer credible’ | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The measure of scholarly impact is now being manipulated so much that it has ceased to be meaningful, editorial claims
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Colleges Want More Digital Courseware, Fewer MOOCs (EdSurge News)

Colleges Want More Digital Courseware, Fewer MOOCs (EdSurge News) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
What you buy doesn’t always reflect what you value.


The
latest Campus Computing Survey, taken by senior-level technology officers from 417 two- and four-year US public and private colleges, revealed several gaps between priorities and spending.


Just like results from the
2014 su
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Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice

Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice
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Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks | Pitt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks | Pitt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks
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Battle for open – latest skirmishes

Battle for open – latest skirmishes | Opening up education | Scoop.it
(you should read this post in 1940s BBC voice) I did a post a while back on some of the frontline reporting from the battle for open (I am being slightly tongue in cheek with this militaristic lang…
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U.S. Education Department Proposes Open Licensing Policy As Part of #GoOpen Campaign | SPARC

U.S. Education Department Proposes Open Licensing Policy As Part of #GoOpen Campaign | SPARC | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Adult Education and Open Educational Resources - Think Tank

Adult Education and Open Educational Resources - Think Tank | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This study reviews the current use of Open Educational Resources in Adult Education, assesses its potential and makes recommendations for policy interventions, taking account of the European Commission’s policy frameworks. It incorporates new research on over 12 Member States, leveraging on a synthesis of existing research from a range of projects including POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) and a 2014-15 study on Shared OER for the Joint Research Centre, augmented by two more recent studies for J
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Blending higher education into an uncertain future - University World News

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The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. — Medium

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. — Medium | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The digital revolution in higher education has happened.
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Open Facilitator Handbook, open and dynamic repository of facilitators’ experiences and reflections

open and dynamic repository of facilitators’ experiences and reflections
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Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries | Nti | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries | Nti | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries
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Findings not only interesting for learners of developing countries, but useful points of attention on how to cope with several access barriers when designing OER

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MOOC Impact Study literature review

MOOC Impact Study literature review | Opening up education | Scoop.it
OERs in and as MOOCs: an annotated bibliography Research team: Laura Czerniewicz, Andrew Deacon, Michael Glover, Sukaina Walji, University of Cape Town. Contact: Michael.glover@uct.ac.za This document provides an annotated bibliography for the research study: OERs in and as MOOCs: an Activity Theor
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OER part of solution to creating capacity for sustainable open, distance and flexible education

OER part of solution to creating capacity for sustainable open, distance and flexible education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Are MOOC Forums Echo Chambers or Bridging Spaces?

Are MOOC Forums Echo Chambers or Bridging Spaces? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Proposal for a new research study to investigate whether online MOOC forums are places where people form their own silos or come together across differences.
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Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER -- THE Journal

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER -- THE Journal | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.
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Openly Licensed Educational Resources: Providing Equitable Access to Education for All Learners

Openly Licensed Educational Resources: Providing Equitable Access to Education for All Learners | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Interesting that this is focusing on OER and not the more restricted MOOCs (based on openly licensed learning materials) (restricted in the sense that the grain size is a course in the latter instead of the broader applicable building blocks)

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