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OERu partner Unisa approves OER strategy | OERu

OERu partner Unisa approves OER strategy | OERu | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it

It's official! After considerable deliberation, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has approved an Open Educational Resource (OER) Strategy.


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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, May 15, 2014 5:31 AM

Excellent news from South Africa's mega-distance university!

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Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners. | Open Educational Policy for Europe

Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners. | Open Educational Policy for Europe | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners, by @atarkowski http://t.co/K7qOIoV6Ix #OER
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Open Educational Resources: The Education Ecosystem Comes to Life | opensource.com

Open Educational Resources: The Education Ecosystem Comes to Life | opensource.com | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation. (OER encourages collaboration, improvement, access and innovation.
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How Open and Free Content will Transform Post-s...

How Open and Free Content will Transform Post-s... | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
If current trends continue, we may well see the day quite soon when most, if not all, digital 'content' will be open and free to use for educational purposes.
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Bloom's taxonomy apps for iPads | ICT & OER in ...

Bloom's taxonomy apps for iPads | ICT & OER in ... | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
As one progresses up the taxonomy, there are now a multitude of apps that educators can consider incorporating into the classroom.
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Creating an open source textbook

Creating an open source textbook | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
FSU Associate Professor Oskar Vafek along with some of his graduate students created what they call a wiki physics textbook, that allows anyone to learn all about graduate-level quantum mechanics simply by going on the Internet and looking at the...
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More than open source  - collaborative effort by students & staff

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Key concepts in EdTech and Open Education - do you know all 27?

Key concepts in EdTech and Open Education - do you know all 27? | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
RT @OpenEduEU: Glossary of Open Education terms http://t.co/a1qQXmF8zb #openeducation #opendedu #glossary #OER #mooc #oss#edtech #byod
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@Ignatia Webs: #OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference

@Ignatia Webs: #OER #MOOC online learning papers from Open CourseWare conference | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it

The Open Praxis special issue from the Open CourseWare Conferenence (OCW) 2014 that took place in Ljubliana, Slovenia is just published. This issue features a selection of papers. I gladly include the list of papers at the end of this blogpost, but first starting with an article and research that I found particularly useful.

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3 Practical Tips For Using Open Resources In Your Classroom - Edudemic

3 Practical Tips For Using Open Resources In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
We’re standing at a crossroads in education. Student debt is now higher than ever — over $1 trillion on the national level — and 70% of students report not buying textbooks due to cost.
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Everyone is a curator in a digital world

Everyone is a curator in a digital world | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Curation. When I was growing up this word had a specialised connotation attached to museums, galleries and any other kind of collection. Not any more. I believe that with the explosion of digital r...

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Jeff Young on Pop-Up Learning: The Future of MOOCs and Online Education | Berkman Center


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Learning in cyber-physical worlds

Learning in cyber-physical worlds | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Can virtual and augmented reality applications deliver the missing ingredients for profound, effective learning in distance education? What is the role of virtual reality applications in the MOOC era?
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Cochrane on Education and MOOCs | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Cochrane on Education and MOOCs | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
John Cochrane of the University of Chicago talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the experience of teaching a massive open online course (MOOC)--a class delivered over the internet available to anyone around the world.
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Three university academics debate the future of...

Three university academics debate the future of... | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses make college degrees more affordable. Does that make them a threat to campus life? Three academics exchange their views on MOOCs and the future of higher education in the U.S.
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OpenCourseWare Consortium becomes Open Education Consortium

OpenCourseWare Consortium becomes Open Education Consortium | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
As the open education environment has grown and matured since the Consortium was founded. Since early on, the Consortium had to fight overcome confusion over the differences between what UNESCO named “open ...
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Alastair Creelman: OER and linguistic diversity...

Alastair Creelman: OER and linguistic diversity... | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
"The spread of English as the language of the world has certainly been accelerated thanks to digital media and it could be argued that this threatens to wipe out many smaller languages, some teetering on the brink of extinction." (Alastair Creelman:...
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Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education (RT @ocwnews: Selected Papers from #OCWCGlobal now published in Open Praxis:
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Innovate 2014 | Cable Green: Open Education - The Business & Policy Case for OER

Keynote speaker Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons, discusses Open Educational Resources. Go to http://odee.osu.edu/innovate/li...

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Here Are 10 Open Education Resources You Should Know

Here Are 10 Open Education Resources You Should Know | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach. The following resources are based on the same principle.
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Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research

Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it

"Arguably, Open Educational Resources (OER) are starting to enter the mainstream, though some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be answered or supported with appropriate evidence. Much early OER activity was driven by ideals and interest in finding new ways to release content, with less direct research and reflection on the process. Furthermore, the majority of OER studies are localised, making extrapolation problematic. At the same time there are considerable practical experiences and ideas that it would be valuable to share. This presentation introduces the ‘hub‘ as metaphor for the kind ofnetworked research that is needed by the OER movement."

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Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:45 AM

There is now a great deal of progress made in both the practice of producing and applying OER and the initiating of a strand of OER research in recent years (e.g. UNESCO/COL,2013).

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:39 AM

More on Open Educational Resources from my colleagues here in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, May 9, 2014 1:19 PM

More on OERs from my colleagues at the OU

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The OpenCourseWare Consortium has reinvented itself as the Open Education Consortium

The OpenCourseWare Consortium has reinvented itself as the Open Education Consortium | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
RT @OpenEduEU: The #OCW Consortium has reinvented itself as the Open Education Consortium @oeconsortium http://t.co/v1kx7DywBK #OCWCglobal …
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OER and MOOCs need competency-based higher educ...

OER and MOOCs need competency-based higher educ... | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
This presentation argues that a number of innovative technical developments, including OER and MOOCs but also microlearning and innovative forms of assessmen...
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In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress - InformationWeek

In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress - InformationWeek | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Advocates say higher education would be better served by resources that are truly open -- not just free.
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Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research

Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
What is #MOOC? Special Issue of #eLearningPapers http://t.co/2Nl5JCFy1j #elearning #emoocs2014 #openedu #OER #edchat
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Consultation opens on HEA’s Internationalising higher education: framework for action

RT @HEAcademy: Have you seen our draft Internationalising higher education: framework for action? Consultation open http://t.co/OLRXb25UeY
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