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Don Olcott: New Pathways to Learning – OER and Non-formal Education

Don Olcott: New Pathways to Learning – OER and Non-formal Education | Open Distance Learning | Scoop.it

The growth of non-formal education is expanding teaching and learning pathways for the delivery of global education. This growth, in concert with the expanded use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), is creating a potential synergy between non-formal education and OERs to strengthen the continuum of education and training for people who live in underserved and economically disadvantaged regions of the world. The author’s central theme is that OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. OERs are not formal or non-formal resources. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.


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sofipapadi's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:29 AM

OERs provide a valuable educational resource for use in non-formal education that needs to be expanded, researched and refined. Rather, it is how OERs are used in formal and non-formal education settings that define their context and application for teaching and learning.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:28 PM

I like the idea of enrichment and opportunity for all. This sounds like it will benefit everyone. We can all learn from one another. Some people who live in underserved and economically disadvangaged regions of the world have a lot to teach us about inner strength and perseverance. Also... think of the cultural awareness this will bring.

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Distance Learning: An Alternative to the Traditional Classroom

Distance Learning: An Alternative to the Traditional Classroom | Open Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Distance Learning: Open Education It's on everyone's lips and it's here to stay. Distance learning or online education, is a well known concept but one that was not widely used until quite recently.

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M.A.P.'s curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:23 PM

The article includes an infographic about the development of Distance Learning since 1728. A neat short summary.

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The new distance learning gets up close and personal

The new distance learning gets up close and personal | Open Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual courses, open-source hubs and online networks make distance learning social and accessible

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Damon Ing's curator insight, July 3, 2016 12:04 AM
This article presents a great dialogue on the discussion of the students opinions about what they like most in distance learning. One student reports that the student discussion are what she valued most about distance learning and the extreme flexibility and freedom it gave her. This article gives great insight into opinions about distance learning from the student perspective. 
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MOOC will teach English

MOOC will teach English | Open Distance Learning | Scoop.it

The UK-based FutureLearn will ­partner with the British Council, which already provides English language education, to pioneer MOOCs that teach the English language. It is the first time that a major MOOC provider has announced plans to offer language courses. The two organisations said there would be a portfolio of English language courses ready in 2014 which would be focused on preparing ­students whose native language is not English for studying higher education courses taught in English.


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