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Report on the Assessment and Accreditation of Learners using OER

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The Commonwealth of Learning is announcing the release of "Report on the Assessment and Accreditation of Learners using OER", a study of lessons learned in the OER university effort and related OER...
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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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OER in and as MOOCs (Advance online publication)

OER in and as MOOCs (Advance online publication) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This chapter reports on the investigation into the production and rollout of four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, and on the experiences of the educators involved in their production. The overarching aim of this study is to address the question: How does MOOC-making with Open Educational Resources (OER) influence educators’ Open Educational Practices (OEP)? The authors were interested to know why UCT educators wanted to make MOOCs, whether they adopted OER, whether their practices become more open after making a MOOC, and in which ways. Drawing on Beetham et al. (2012) and Hodgkinson-Williams (2014), an analytic framework of OEP was developed comprising three dimensions: legal, pedagogical and financial. The research methodology is qualitative, using semi-structured interviews and data from MOOC discussion forums. Six MOOC lead educators were interviewed at three intervals: before their MOOCs ran, immediately after their MOOC’s first run, and six to 10 months later. Transcripts were coded using OEP concepts. The findings offer insights into the relationships between educators’ motivations for making MOOCs, their MOOC design tools, the OEP that can be identified and the contradictions they experienced in making MOOCs. Despite the challenges that educators faced, they largely achieved their purposes of making MOOCs and manifested legal, pedagogical and financial dimensions of OEP. The impact on educators’ open practices was observed in several subsequent projects after the MOOCs were first run. Tensions involved in making MOOCs, adopting OER and enacting OEP point to how educators could be better supported to become more open in their educational practices. No negative experiences were attributed to the creation of OER and, indeed, MOOC-making with OER appeared to be conducive to OER adoption in general. However, more time would be needed to conclude whether these educators could become OER advocates or could function autonomously in creating and sharing OER.
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The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart | Opening up education | Scoop.it
There’s a chart I came across earlier this year, and not only does it tell an extremely important story about automation, but it also tells a story about the state of the automation discussion itself…
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Imagining the “open” university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education

Imagining the “open” university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This Perspective article argues that universities should take action to support open scholarship that benefits society and to return to their core missions of knowledge dissemination, community engagement, and public good.
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5 Myths About Artificial Intelligence (AI) You Must Stop Believing

5 Myths About Artificial Intelligence (AI) You Must Stop Believing | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to transform many aspects of business and society, but with that also comes hype and fear. Here we look at five biggest myths about AI and machine learning which, while commonly quoted or believed, people should stop believing.
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Open pedagogy is key to improving teaching practices

Open pedagogy is key to improving teaching practices | Opening up education | Scoop.it
An open teaching practice incorporates students as part of a community where collaborative learning is fostered and cross-curricular skills in written and oral communication are developed. In addition, online publications related to the contents of the courses are encouraged, allowing students to develop their own digital portfolio.
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Innovation in education: A glossary

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OER, VR, IoT, CBE… This glossary of educational innovation seeks to be a
guide for teachers who want to keep up with emerging trends (and buzzwords)
in pedagogy and educational technology.
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Edited volume

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// Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South We will be releasing advance versions of the chapters online with the full volume to be published in December 2017. Parties interested in conductin…
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SPARC Releases Report Highlighting the Impact of Open Educational Resources at Member Institutions - SPARC

SPARC Releases Report Highlighting the Impact of Open Educational Resources at Member Institutions - SPARC | Opening up education | Scoop.it

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George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education | EdSurge News

Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as ed
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Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects | Santos-Hermosa | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects | Santos-Hermosa | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects
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A beginner's guide to Open Access | Wonkhe | Analysis

A beginner's guide to Open Access | Wonkhe | Analysis | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Access to research publications is one of the key issues faced by researchers and scholarly publishers. For those new to the area, Graham Steel and David Kernohan explain.
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As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options | EdSurge News

This summer has seen two prominent coding bootcamps close because they couldn’t make their business models work. Meanwhile, a major provider of fre
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Open Education, Open Questions

Open Education, Open Questions | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institut
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Are certificates losing their value?

Are certificates losing their value? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Open Education, Open Questions

Open Education, Open Questions | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institut
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Exploring the Use of E-Textbooks in Higher Education: A Multiyear Study

Exploring the Use of E-Textbooks in Higher Education: A Multiyear Study | Opening up education | Scoop.it
A four-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students. Inst
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World Bank warns of 'learning crisis' in global education

World Bank warns of 'learning crisis' in global education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
World Bank warns of ‘learning crisis’ in global education
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A Design Guide for Open Online Courses - ALT Open Access Repository

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Google and Bertelsmann will fund 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap

Google and Bertelsmann will fund 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap | Opening up education | Scoop.it
To bridge the digital skills gap, Google, Bertelsmann and Udacity are
opening 75,000 full scholarships for residents of Europe, Russia, Egypt,
Israel and Turkey.
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Response to World OER Congress Action Plan

Response to World OER Congress Action Plan | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The following comments were drafted by Joe Wilson and Lorna M. Campbell and submitted in response to the World OER Congress Action Plan on behalf of Open Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.  …
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Tecnológico de Monterrey asks students from around the world to solve an ethical dilemma

Tecnológico de Monterrey asks students from around the world to solve an ethical dilemma | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The Online Multicultural and International Xperience (OMIX) project, a
two-week free online program by Tecnológico de Monterrey, seeks to bring
together students of different nationalities to collaborate in the
discussion of an ethical dilemma.
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What do professors think of Coursera's new subscription model? — Class Central

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Why Adopt Microlearning - 15 Questions Answered - EIDesign

Why Adopt Microlearning - 15 Questions Answered - EIDesign | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Want to know Why Adopt Microlearning? Check 15 questions on microlearning covering its definition, benefits, usage, impact, and why you should adopt it.
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