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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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A General Guide For Creating Open Content | FunnyMonkey

A General Guide For Creating Open Content | FunnyMonkey | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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In massive online course offered by Stanford, teams unleash diverse approaches to creativity

In massive online course offered by Stanford, teams unleash diverse approaches to creativity | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Innovative 'Crash Course' inspires students around the world to think in new ways.
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Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education | de Waard | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education | de Waard | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education
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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Management - Home

Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Management - Home | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Site of the international Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society edited by the Italian e-Learning Association.
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The moot point of MOOCs

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. O...
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A view on MOOCs I couldn't agree upon more....

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Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed

Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Insights about non-US based universities joining Coursera and edX, but almost nothing about non-US based platforms.

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The Global Search for Education: Internet Sharing Programs

The Global Search for Education: Internet Sharing Programs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Wikiwijs program enables all teachers in the Netherlands education system (primary, secondary and higher education) to search, find, create, develop and share all forms of multimedia learning materials.
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Interview with me about Wikiwijs, its aims and current state. 

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OER Case Studies Series

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Case studies on OER in the UK

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The day the MOOC invented Social Media (a very short perspective about MOOCs) — eter

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Moody's report calls into question all traditional university revenue sources | Inside Higher Ed

Moody's report calls into question all traditional university revenue sources | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Moody's about sources of revenue for HE in the US and some reactions from HE stakeholders

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Stories to TEL: MOOCs, arguments at cross purposes

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An excellent blogpost of Peter Sloep about two philosophies on MOOC perpendicular to each other. In his opinion the discussion should be about "are we ok with monetising education?". 

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Why MOOCs are like Farmville | EDUCAUSE.edu

Why MOOCs are like Farmville | EDUCAUSE.edu | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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An analysis of the hype-curve of MOOC and some expectations about the influence MOOCs can have in the future as a change agent for HE, with or without MOOCs (depending if MOOCs will be able to accomplish the expectations):

 

- De-emphasis of traditional classroom lecture

- Teacher no more the authorative center of the learning process (imho: there will still be situations where this is both effective as efficient, e.g. under time-pressure teaching large number of students)

- The credit hour will not be the measure for rigor and achievement

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Business Model Canvas for User Experience by @TriKro

Business Model Canvas for User Experience by @TriKro | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Business Model Canvas is the tool of choice for a business dashboard. It very much appeals to the business guy in me. It irks the UX part of my brain.
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Alternative configuration of the Osterwalder canvas for better modeling the user as central element

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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | Tamar Lewin

Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | Tamar Lewin | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, the universities hope that those who pass the free courses will pay tuition to complete a degree program.

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Peter B. Sloep's comment, January 23, 2013 1:57 PM
Yes, it is a promising idea. The good thing is that it
Peter B. Sloep's comment, January 23, 2013 1:58 PM
puts public universities in the US back in power.
Anne Whaits's comment, January 23, 2013 2:01 PM
Not just the US. Potential here for all HEIs.
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The University’s Dilemma: In the face of disruptive change, higher education needs a new, more innovative business model.

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Alastair Creelman: Open education - drop in rather than drop out

Alastair Creelman: Open education - drop in rather than drop out | Opening up education | Scoop.it

A common criticism of the current wave of more or less open courses is that there is a high drop-out rate with sometimes only 10-20% of students completing the course. In the traditional education system this is seen as a sign of abject failure but should we apply the same principles in judging the impact of open education? Does it really matter who completes the course or not since the motivation for studying via MOOCs and suchlike is not to gain academic credits but simply to learn. If only part of the MOOC is relevant to your current interests you will study that part and then move on. This is not a case of dropping out but more like dipping into a good book to read the parts that interest you.


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Balkrishna Bokil's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:41 AM

Good article which discusses the views held by followers of the formal educational system. These are the challenges on which we have to work. This is not easy but not impossible !

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The real e-learning barriers

The real e-learning barriers | Opening up education | Scoop.it
  Teachers, do you feel that e-learning is not for you? Do you believe that there are insurmountable barriers preventing you from using technology in your classrooms? Most of the barriers you ...
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4 Things That Netbooks Might Teach Us About MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

4 Things That Netbooks Might Teach Us About MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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According to Cable Green (Creative Commons):

 

"The 25 contributors to this book bring an impressive level and breadth of expertise, innovation and dedication to researching, developing and advocating for OER. Through a combination of quantitative studies and qualitative analyses, they provide valuable, instructive information and insights from throughout Asia. Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective demonstrates that OER development is thriving in Asia — in different economies, amongst different types of stakeholders and with varied approaches to open licensing"

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How Khan Academy Will Help Find The Next Einstein

How Khan Academy Will Help Find The Next Einstein | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sal Khan, author of The One World Schoolhouse
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Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 2) - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution

Beyond the MOOC Hype: Answers to the Five Biggest MOOC Questions (Part 2) - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail

Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The insights from Anderson, and the questions posed about these insights by Elberse, can help us understand and anticipate the changes in the market for digital higher ed content. What, for example...
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Applying the theory of the long tail to educational digital content. It appeasr that the bulk of content is still in the head. This raises questions like:

- What is the necessary variety of digital educational content?

- What are the factors that might influence the demand for a more diverse range of content in higher education?

- Do we have a preference for “hits” in higher education?


Three aspects seem important hereby:
- Quality (Re)assurance.
- Consistent and Coherent Curriculum. To what extent must the content be consistent with the curriculum within the institution and other institutions?
- Production Quality.

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Eerste UvA MOOC gaat live en een MOOC omgeving

De Universiteit van Amsterdam lanceert op 20 februari de eerste Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ter wereld voor communicatiewetenschap: Introduction to Communication Science. Iedereen die geïnter...

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verstelle's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:28 AM

In dit stuk licht Frank Benneker de redenen toe voor een eigen MOOC omgeving i.p.v. aan te sluiten bij de grote internationale platforms: 

- eigenaarschap van de profielinformatie van deelnemers

-  mogelijkheid om zélf te experimenteren met technologie en onderwijs. 

 

Ook gooit Frank een -interessant- balletje op voor een gezamenlijk Nederlands MOOC platform. "Moeten we dit overlaten aan de privésector kunnen we als HO instellingen hier een eigen draai aangeven. Bv een Nederlands MOOC platform gekoppeld aan Studiekeuze123?"

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Explore OERs with Buffalo State's Open Course: OER-101 | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

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An Open Course in which you learn how to find, adapt and develop OER, license them with a Creative Commons license and share the result as an OER. The course is set up as a series of five "pursuits". For recognition, badges can be earned (using the Mozilla Badge Infrastructure).

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The Mechanical MOOC – Behind the Machine

The Mechanical MOOC – Behind the Machine | Opening up education | Scoop.it
  Hi All, Today we’re going to take you on an inside look at the Mechanical MOOC.  We’re going to walk through it’s history, what’s happening now, and where we are head...
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Describes an approach in offering a MOOC without the need for having an advanced platform. The MMOOC makes use of existing services already available on the internet and connects them loosely. 

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