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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice

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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

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In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications and achievements to date necessarily lags behind actual developments.

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The corridor of uncertainty: COL/UNESCO report on national OER policies

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Open educational resources (OER) are becoming a feature of education all over the world though the uptake is often very patchy. Mostly it's a grassroots movement with groups of teachers and individual schools or colleges taking admirable initiatives. However top-down support for OER is still unusual and without this I don't believe that OER can become mainstream.
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Ten Tips to Get the Most out of Skype Video Conferencing - COL

Ten Tips to Get the Most out of Skype Video Conferencing - COL | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Skype is a text, audio, and video chat program that allows you to connect with people online. With the right setup, it can be a great tool for private or professional video conferences. However, as with any tool, there are pitfalls that can be avoided by preparing properly. This article will walk you through the basic preparations that should precede any use of Skype and it will conclude with specific tips for video conferences.

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Guyana ICT Matetials - Teacher Training materials for ICT in Education – Commonwealth of Learning

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This Guyana ICT materials have been developed to support the training of teachers to integrate ICT into their teaching practices. The materials and guides are strongly aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).
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University World News - GLOBAL: New guidelines for open educational resources

University World News - GLOBAL: New guidelines for open educational resources | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Open educational resources (OER) have the potential to increase access to education while cutting costs and improving quality. They are, therefore, an important element of the Commonwealth of Learning's mission of 'Learning for Development'. International guidelines for OER in higher education have been drafted, and comments are being invited.

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ICT in Education | COL

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ICT in Education. 9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organizations Use? There are several web conferencing platforms that individuals, organizations, schools, and businesses have to choose ...
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Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning | eLearning

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RT @elearningeuropa: Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning #OpenEd #eLearning #OER http://t.co/5RuQuPiBFp
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Les données liées à l'apprentissage ouvert et à distance | e-learning

"RT @ elearningeuropa: données liées pour l'apprentissage ouvert et à distance # # OpenEd eLearning # REL http://t.co/5RuQuPiBFp"
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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications and achievements to date necessarily lags behind actual developments.

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Global declaration to boost open educational resources - University World News

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In a move aimed at boosting international efforts to facilitate educational access and enhance knowledge transfer, UNESCO is to ask governments and education organisations worldwide to sign a declaration strengthening their commitment to developing, promoting and making available open educational resources.

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World Open Educational Resources Congress - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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In full partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, UNESCO is organizing the 2012 World OER Congress, which will take place on 20 – 22 June 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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