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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Fascinating graphic,a sit shows that nearly 42% of the target audience for MOOCs are not the developed world. It also raises an interesting question. Who is it for?’ are four words that tease out a MOOC strategy or lack of strategy. For most it is a marketing exercise in terms of the brand, a way of reducing internal costs on high volume courses, a way of recruiting potential students (directly or through their parents). Yet others see it as a way of flushing out funding from Alumni or presenting an ‘accessible’ face to Government. For MOOCs, several target audiences have emerged:1. Internal students on course – cost savings on volume courses2. Internal students not on course – expanding student experience 3. Potential students national –major source of income4. Potential students international – major source of income5. Potential students High school – reputation and preparation 6. Parents – significant in student choice7. Alumni – potential income and influencers 8. Lifelong learners – late and lifelong adult learners9. Professionals – related to professions and work10. Government – part of access strategy 
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What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement?

What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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Responding to the OLnet Key Challenges, Dr. Chuck argues that "the single largest challenge in OER is the complete lack of a standardized interchange format and free/open software to create, manage, edit, and remix open educational content"

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U.S. News and World Report Examines the Growth of Open Education

U.S. News and World Report Examines the Growth of Open Education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

This week, U.S. News and World Report ran an excellent storyabout the rise of openly-licensed educational materials. Simon Owens’ article touches on many of the open education landmarks we’ve been celebrating over the past year, including the Department of Labor’s TAA-CCCT grant program and open textbook legislation in British Columbia and California. Owens interviewed CC director of global learning Cable Green as well asDavid Wiley, the Twenty Million Minds Foundation‘s Dean Florez, and several other experts in the space.

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Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:53 AM

Question:  Do we see Open Education growing more with or without government intervention?

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Call for Proposals: OER Research Hub Fellowships

How to Apply If you have any queries about the fellowship programme or application process please contact: simone.arthur@open.ac.uk The OER Research Hub (OERRH) is delighted to announce its call fo...
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Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution

Sal Khan: the man who tutored his cousin – and started a revolution | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Founder of Khan Academy tells how he developed educational website from remote tutorials for his cousin in Louisiana
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Bill Fitzgerald: Open Educational Resources, Professional Development, and Public Money

Bill Fitzgerald: Open Educational Resources, Professional Development, and Public Money | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

There are different levels of using open content; teaching lessons that use open content is the starting point. Remixing material that incorporates two or more openly licensed sources is a next step. Releasing that remixed version is the next step. Collaborating with other people to edit and remix content is an additional level of involvement.

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Ivan Begtin's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:09 AM

Interesting about open education

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Beaven (2013) Qualitative methods for researching teachers’ (re)use of OER

Beaven (2013) Qualitative methods for researching teachers’ (re)use of OER | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

This paper proposes variations around the themes of Peer Observation of Teaching and Professional Conversations as tools to investigate the use and reuse of OER by teachers. It reports on two qualitative studies on the use and reuse of OER by language teachers at the Open University UK. Teachers use LORO (loro.open.ac.uk), an open repository of OER for language teaching, to select their teaching resources.

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CTecnologìa's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:46 PM

la usabilidad es uno de los elementos más importantes a la hora de considerar los rea

PaigeCuffe's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:51 AM

In the discussion around how to increase the use of OER, this is one to throw into the pot.

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Mohamed Amin Embi - Open Educational Resources in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions

"OER is a burning topic in Malaysia, and many more institutions are in the process of embracing this movement." (Zaid Ali Alsagoff)

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A possible example of where OER policy change has led to innovation

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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:50 PM

Impressive review of the state of the art about OER

impressive pace of OER development in Malaysia

... Which is said to have boomed from the Paris 2012 declaration !!! 

 

 

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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.

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Marci Segal, MS's comment, April 13, 2013 10:56 AM
Good to have a peek inside - thanks!
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:57 AM

Good to have a peek inside what's going on, eh?  Ready to take the plunge?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:42 PM

The greatest contribution of  MOOCs to education will not be the  demographic  and geograhic reach it claims to provide, but the disruption it creates on the limitations and previous beliefs of the instructivist pedagogy model. Data and learning analytics will document how the student, and more specifically,  how the brain learns.  The truism that "(s)he who speaks the most learn the most" will be based on data Collected and analyzed.  For now, we content that in teaching a class, that teacher has  learned the most. :)

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.

As a first step in an exploration of what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we begin here by:

Taking a look at some key developments in online learning and how they impact our understanding of pedagogy;Illustrating these developments through highlighting innovations in Ontario colleges and universities from the Pockets of Innovations series on  the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors and offering links to many more; andRaising some questions about changes in pedagogy and in student learning
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Paul Stacey: Impact and Opportunity of OER - A DOL TAACCCT Case Study

Presentation given at League of Innovation Conference 12-Mar-2013 Dallas Texas

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Librarians, Information Literacy And Open Educational Resources: Report of A Survey

In April 2012 a short survey was distributed to librarians and information professionals to explore their knowledge of and practice around the sharing of information literacy teaching materials as open educational resources (OER). This was a joint initiative by two information professionals with support from the CILIP Information Literacy Group and UNESCO. The survey received over 100 responses mainly from practitioners in the UK, but a smaller number of international responses were received. This short report highlights findings from the survey including awareness and willingness to share resources, barriers to sharing and interest librarians have in helping build a ‘community of practice’ in this field.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:32 AM
Librarians, Information Literacy And Open Educational Resources: Report of A Survey
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A guide to open educational resources : JISC

A guide to open educational resources : JISC | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Find out about open educational resources(OER)and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide. Improve the way that you create, share and use OER by using our guide.
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California weighs its own open access plan

California weighs its own open access plan | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

A bill in the California legislature would require state-funded research to be made public free of charge within a year of its publication.

If it passes, the bill would create an open access policy for California's state-funded research similar to a policy announced earlier this year by the Obama administration. The federal policy, which is not yet finalized, would apply to most federally supported non-defense research. California is not the only state moving to make public the published research it helps to fund; Illinois is weighing a similar proposal.



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Various stakeholders come together to promote open access because of the pernicious effects of journal pricing...

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Next Practices for OER Quality Evaluation | Lisa Petrides

Keynote at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK 2013), Leuven, Belgium - for the Learning Object Analytics for Collections, Repositories & Feder


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OER Production Workflow Diagram


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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, April 22, 2013 1:06 PM

This is a great workflow diagram from De Montfort University for the production of OERs.

Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 23, 2013 5:17 PM
Hi Gabi! We are conducting a survey on education-related topics on Scoop.IT at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and could really use your help. Would you like to join our experiment? You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/14QR9oa Thanks for your participation!!!
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MORIL, Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative

MORIL, Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
MORIL, Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative by the Open and Distance Teaching Universities within EADTU. Free education and courses.
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Gráinne Conole - Open practices and the implications for education & OER: The Policy Context

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Open Data for Academia | Data.ac.uk

This is a landmark site for academia providing a single point of contact for linked open data development. It not only provides access to the know-how and tools to discuss and create linked data and data aggregation sites, but also enables access to, and the creation of, large aggregated data sets providing powerful and flexible collections of information.

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A possivle source of information that can help with understnding OER impact

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MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights | EDUCAUSE.edu

MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights | EDUCAUSE.edu | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become the buzzword these days.  Besides the interest and the hype associated with MOOCs, campuses are having serious discussions about the opportunities and challenges that these online courses pose.  The EDUCAUSE Executive Briefing, What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs, highlights a number of key issues for colleges and universities to understand about MOOCs, including intellectual property (IP) concerns.  MOOCs may not be as open as is suggested in the name when it comes to the topic of IP/copyright.  As noted in the Briefing, “Some commercial MOOC platforms have highly proprietary terms and conditions that claim ownership of course content and prohibit sharing or remixing of material.”

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Ethical issues provoked by MOOCs...

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Stefan Dietze - Linked Data for Open Education Data Sharing and Repository Federation

An overview over different alternatives and opportunities of using Linked Data principles and datasets for federated access to distributed OER repositories. The talk was held at the ARIADNE/GLOBE

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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 | OER & Open Education News | 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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Coursera begins to make money

Coursera begins to make money | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The Silicon Valley-based company brought in $220,000 in the first quarter after it started charging for verified completion certificates, its co-founders said. The company also receives revenue from an Amazon.com affiliates program if users buy books suggested by professors.


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The real test here is whether or not payments made for completion certificates will ever be able to pay for the courses themselves

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David Wiley - Open: Decreasing Costs, Improving Access, and Increasing Quality of Education

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noraUCV's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:13 PM

Tremenda evolución, lo conocemos desde los objetos de aprendizajes