Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come |The Getty Iris

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come |The Getty Iris | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Community colleges warm to free, self-paced course content | Inside Higher Ed

Community colleges warm to free, self-paced course content | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks

The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ten years after its creation, governments are turning to the Creative Commons license to reform their education programs.

Via Peter Mellow
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learning designer's curator insight, January 21, 2013 10:50 PM
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Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Saylor Foundation has nearly finished creating a full suite of free, online courses in a dozen popular undergraduate majors. And the foundation is now offering a path to college credit for its offerings by partnering with two nontraditional players in higher education – Excelsior College and StraighterLine.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/15/saylor-foundations-free-courses-offer-path-credit#ixzz23fLKX6Vl
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Enhancing Digital Infrastructure to Support Open Content in Education: announcing 15 new projects

Enhancing Digital Infrastructure to Support Open Content in Education: announcing 15 new projects | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I am very pleased to announce fifteen new projects to enhance the digital infrastructure to support open content in education.

The Call for proposals was released in November 2011. We received 34 proposals, the competition was very tough. I’m grateful to all the expert reviewers who helped evaluate bids. Because of the high standard of proposals we were able to allocate more funding than anticipated to approximately £350,000 of HEA/JISC OER Programme funds.

These projects will be completed by November 2012, hence they are Rapid Innovation projects using open innovation methods: plenty of blogging, lots of user involvement, and they are driven by delivering new tools and functionality.

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Buying Our Way into Bondage: The Risks of Adaptive Learning Services

The Perfect Storm Much of the education technology world - and many of the foundations and venture firms that provide the funding for it - are obsessed with adaptive learning. The Gates Foundation'...
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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:41 AM

Well worth reading. How people will be forced to pay for content.

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Mark Johnson - Why Openness Matters: From MOOCs to FlashMobs and Shared Spaces

Whilst I've been quite critical of them, MOOCs are clearly 'happening'. If the learning technologists from 10 years ago could see where we have got to with learning technology (some of them can, but they've got short memories!), they'd probably be quite impressed by the emergence of large-scale open courses - particularly the institutional buy-in they have gained. Where my worries begin is that we lose perspective in the MOOC debate: not just from the anti-MOOC crowd, but from the pro-MOOC crowd. There is a need for us to say "What is this really about?"

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Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation

Why I think (OPEN) courses should be about content creation | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There are many good reasons for creating content when we are learning. It provides an excellent method of personal curation of ideas, of being able to keep track of your work. It allows for others (beyond an educator) to be able to see and respond to your work. For some it provides encouragement to work a little harder, to polish a little more. It could also provide an excellent opportunity to explore other skills around publishing in numerous formats. These are all quite nice… but not what I’m on about at all.

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California Inches Closer to Open Content in Higher Education

California Inches Closer to Open Content in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
California is moving closer to the realm of open education resources (OER) with passage of two bills in its state senate that would fund development of digital textbooks and courseware for free or low-cost use in higher education.
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