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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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EdX announces partnership with Google to expand open source platform

Google will collaborate with edX on MOOC.org, new destination and hosting site for online learning CAMBRIDGE, MA – Sept. 10, 2013 – EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, today announc...
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Challenges for successful planning of open and distance learning (ODL): A template analysis | Minnaar | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Challenges for successful planning of open and distance learning (ODL): A template analysis | Minnaar | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Challenges for successful planning of open and distance learning (ODL): A template analysis
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This article is about how distance learning will been unsuccessful if you don't plan everything out right. So basically what it is saying that you have to learn how to be organized and plan right for the distance learning to be successful so it connects both of them.  So in this one success is about learning I think. 

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Udacity Blog: Announcing the Launch of the Open Education Alliance

Udacity Blog: Announcing the Launch of the Open Education Alliance | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Udacity announces the launch of an Open Education Alliance of employers and educators worldwide.
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The corridor of uncertainty: The silent majority - why are MOOC forums counterproductive?

The corridor of uncertainty: The silent majority - why are MOOC forums counterproductive? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Lessons Learned From a Freshman-Composition MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lessons Learned From a Freshman-Composition MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it

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Very worthwhile lessons described with challenges on access for all (e.g. use of Youtube videos excludes students from pakistan who do not have access to Youtube), retention rate. Most valuable lessons of this experiment were on course design for the on campus courses.

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Inside the Coursera Hype Machine | The Nation

Inside the Coursera Hype Machine | The Nation | Opening up education | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, forget about Coursera—it’s iTunes U.
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MOOC Shake -- Campus Technology

MOOC Shake -- Campus Technology | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOCs will change higher education radically, but not in the way we expect right now.
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A vision on the future where blended MOOC's would change the nature of HE. The most valuable part what will disappear if this vision will come true is the lack of "Bildung", taking place in interaction between research staff and students during lectures. Academic grades will lose part of its value then. Do we really want this to happen?

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More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate | Inside Higher Ed

More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Masculine Open Online Courses? | Not to worry, Harvard prof says, #MOOC “pipeline is pretty jammed with women” http://t.co/AiTeRIvXWh
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MOOCs Killing Lectures at Duke? | Via Meadia

MOOCs Killing Lectures at Duke? | Via Meadia | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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How using MOOC´s add to a better f2f experience on campus

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From Hype to Nuanced Promise: American Higher Education and the MOOC 3.0 Era

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MOOC 3.0 are no longer courses, but components, shaped on individual demands, where the shaping is based on big data. This is what was to be expected, having in mind Wiley's paradox that states that the ability of reuse of learning materials is inversely proportional with the amount of context that is present in the materials. Current MOOC's have a lot of context in it.

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Classical music education: Can apps and MOOCs help save classical music? Pianist Jonathan Biss will teach Beethoven's piano sonatas to 30,000 "students" and pianist Stephen Hough has created a fasc...

Classical music education: Can apps and MOOCs help save classical music? Pianist Jonathan Biss will teach Beethoven's piano sonatas to 30,000 "students" and pianist Stephen Hough has created a fasc... | Opening up education | Scoop.it
By Jacob Stockinger After Labor Day, the school year, for both K-12 and high education, will officially start. Imagine walking into a classroom or lecture hall with more than 30,000 students. That ...
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For a lifelong fan of Beethoven like me, the course of Biss is something I really am looking forward to!

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Meeste cursisten ‘zakken’ op Googleschool (MOOC) - Emerce

Meeste cursisten ‘zakken’ op Googleschool (MOOC) - Emerce | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Vierhonderdduizend 'studenten' schreven zich bij Google in voor online cursussen. Nog geen vijftien procent haalde daadwerkelijk de eindstreep. Zij gaven gemiddeld meer dan een acht voor de kwaliteit van de cursussen.
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Want to Make Online Learning Work? Turn Students Into the Stars | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Want to Make Online Learning Work? Turn Students Into the Stars | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Image: courosa/Flickr The move by universities and colleges to make more courses available online often meets resistance from students who want to ensu
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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations Report #2

Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations Report #2 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Why are research universities going global? - University World News

Why are research universities going global? - University World News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Interesting article when considering MOOC's. Many universities considering publishing MOOC's underpin this with the argument that international visibility is key for attracting the most talented students and researchers. It would be inteersting to see studies on real effects of MOOC's on this (or are MOOC's too young to already have this effect on enrollments?). Proponents of MOOC mostly point at reason 4 (publish or perish): when you are not on the MOOC band wagon now, you will be left behind forever and you are out within 10 years. Is reason 4 a conditione sine qua non for the other 8 reaons? If not (and I doubt it), think carefully before acting.

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Stephen Downes - OERs are not just about 'free' materials

Stephen Downes - OERs are not just about 'free' materials | Opening up education | Scoop.it

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 6, 2013 5:22 AM

Stephen Downes reminds us that OERs are about more than just reducing costs in education. Producing and sharing teaching and learning materials is central to what teachers do. (You can't argue with that!)

 

This video is the 'signpost' starting point for a micro Online Open Course (mOOC) on open content licensing for educators (OCL4Ed) - started on Wednesday of this week and ending on 18 Sept.

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Indicators for selecting OER – an informal learner’s perspective

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Indicators for selecting OER – an informal learner’s perspectiveAccording to the Terminology of Vocational Training Policy (Tissot 2004), informal learning is: “Learning resulting from daily activi...

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Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology | Opening up education | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.
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Assessment types discussed are peer grading and automated assessments (also for essays). Further, an overview of accreditation issues and using proctored exams (f2f or online).

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MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC

MOOC Fatigue or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the MOOC | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Is it just us, or are we already suffering from “MOOC fatigue”? Who would have thought that such a question could be asked of a phenomenon that has only just begun? Yet the winds of hype, fanned by...
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Zombie apocalypse: The future of universities?

Zombie apocalypse: The future of universities? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A US university is going to create an online course based on the TV drama the Walking Dead.
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Nice experiment where in the preMOOC era already experience is gathered (offering an open course alongside a television series for gaining deeper knowledge about the subject).

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A MOOC Star Defects, at Least For Now

A MOOC Star Defects, at Least For Now | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Mitchell Duneier's sociology course for 40,000 made "The New York Times." But, fearing that legislators will use MOOCs like it to gut public colleges, he put it on hold.
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Lessons Learned from Vanderbilt’s First MOOCs | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

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