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Quality assurance of eLearning
Improving eLearning through quality assurance and quality enhancement
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Call for papers on assessment, certification & quality assurance in open learning

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eLearning Papers has just announced a call for papers for its next issue, which will examine assessment, certification, and quality assurance in open learning. The deadline for submissions is 19 October, 2014.


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Join the developing dialogue on quality development in open learning and help establish recognition for educational innovation!

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Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources | Atenas | Open Praxis

Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources

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Open Learning Cultures | Quality Assurance & Quality Enhancement ...

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See on Scoop.it – Quality assurance of eLearning. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers (2013): Open Learning Cultures. A Guide to Quality, Evaluation and Assessment for Future Learning. New York (Springer) It is true… an avalanche is ...
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Open Learning Cultures

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Ulf-Daniel Ehlers (2013): Open Learning Cultures. A Guide to Quality, Evaluation and Assessment for Future Learning. New York (Springer) It is true... an avalanche is coming! It will hit the univer...
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Publishers Challenge Quality Of Open Educational Resources | Intellectual Property Watch

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published a paper that raises questions about the quality, sustainability, and public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER).
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OER – a question of quality | OERSverige.se

OER – a question of quality | OERSverige.se | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Tuesday 19 februari 2013 14.00 – 15.00 (CET) Webinar using Adobe Connect. Read more Language: English Free of charge. Registration required!

 

Registered participants will be informed of the address to the meeting room 1-2 days before the webinar.

 

Quality is one of the key factors for open educational resources (OER) to gain mainstream acceptance and become part of an open educational practice (OEP) within higher education. Students and teachers need to be able to see the resource’s trustworthiness, target groups, areas of use, context, accessibility etc. What quality criteria can be placed on OER and how do we establish credibility?

 

This webinar will be led by:

Professor Grainne Conole (University of Leicester, UK)

Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson (University of Lund, Sweden)

 

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OER Quality Standards

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From David Wiley's blog:

 

The topic of OER quality standards came up at #OpenEd12 today. It makes me a little crazy. Why, why why, do we continue to focus on indirect proxies for quality when we’re capable of measuring quality directly?

 

 

 

 

Stephen Downes comments on this at http://www.downes.ca/post/59252

"If we agree that the only measure of quality of an open educational resource (OER) is "Degree to which the OER facilitates student learning" the David Wiley's table makes sense. Otherwise, we might want to reconsider. For example, an OER might facilitate learning - but of information that is known to be false (or worse: propaganda). That is not "better". Moreover, the degree to which it is true, measured via a standard of precision, is also important. The relevance of the truth also matters. That is why such criteria as 'author qualifications' are used to evaluate OERs. Though I would agree, Wiley's straw man example - "an OER written by a top author that is 700 pages long and chock full or gorgeous artwork, simulations, and video?" - would certainly be a bad one. I have nothing against quality. But I don't think it is simply defined via a single metric."

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The corridor of uncertainty: Quality in informal learning

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As I've written several times here the missing link in terms of online learning is quality. Without credible quality assurance the formal education sector will remain skeptical to net-based learning/informal learning or whatever you want to call it. The current growth in informal peer-learning and self-directed learning show the enormous potential that the net has enable education for all but the fact remains that whatever you may learn this way you still have to prove it to future employers. The criteria for quality assurance in formal education are often based on resources, staff, academic reputation and financing and these are often missing in more informal environments.

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State of the art review of quality issues related to open educational resources (OER)

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State of the art review of quality issues related to open educational resources (OER)

 

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http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/state-of-the-art-review-of-quality-issues-related-to-open-educational-resources-oer--pbLFNA26624/

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Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources | Atenas | Open Praxis

Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources

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Survey on OER quality and pedagogy in higher education

Educators and researchers working in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER) are invited to participate in a survey aimed at developing and validating a set of quality and pedagogical guidelines for the use of OER in higher education.

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The Landing: The Anti- IPA Position Paper: A reply from an Educator to the International Publishers' Association Position Paper

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Talk:Quality Assurance for OER - WikiEducator

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Discussion on quality assurance and OER - join in!

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University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks

University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Open-source textbooks, long considered a promising way to cut costs but still not widely used, could become more readily available and easily vetted as a University of Minnesota project expands.
Minnesota launched an online catalog of open-source books last month and will pay its professors $500 each time they post an evaluation of one of those books. (Faculty members elsewhere are welcome to post their own reviews, but they won’t be compensated.) Minnesota professors who have already adopted open-source texts will also receive $500, with all of the money coming from donor funds.


The project is meant to address two faculty critiques of open-source texts: they are hard to locate and they are of indeterminate quality. By building up a peer-reviewed collection of textbooks, available to instructors anywhere, Minnesota officials hope to provide some of the same quality control that historically has come from publishers of traditional textbooks.


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Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC

Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
About quality, benchmarking, open learning, e-learning, oer, user generated content, ngl, rhizome, serendipity, collaborative learning, connectivism...
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Achieve OER Evaluation Rubrics and Tool

Achieve OER Evaluation Rubrics and Tool | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
This playlist includes videos about how to apply the OER Evaluation Rubrics and use the online Evaluation Tool.
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