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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, Open courses (a.o. MOOC)
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Please contribute to: ‎OER‬ Implementation Strategy Document | DRAFT 1.1

Please contribute to: ‎OER‬ Implementation Strategy Document | DRAFT 1.1 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Draft 1.1 Updated: June 15, 2015 Foundations for OER Strategy Development Drafting committee members: Nicole Allen, Delia Browne, Mary Lou Forward, Cable Green and Alek Tarkowski Purpose of Document For more than a decade the movement for Open Educational Resources (OER) has evolved from a collecti
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John Bostock's curator insight, June 19, 2015 4:20 PM

Live collaborative document with tracked discussion on strategy to implement open educational resources

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A new and more effective MOOC model?

A new and more effective MOOC model? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Recent literature on MOOCs suggests that many of the lessons taught by decades of e-learning experimentation have not been learned, reflected upon and that learning in an online or blended context is not simply “repackaging” a course or posting course notes online with some video-captured content.Few in the literature argue for instance that better institutional collaboration and synergy and a significant review and better alignment and integration of institutional academic advising, academic su
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ECO Project EU's curator insight, June 15, 2015 6:41 AM

What do you make of it? Would it be feasible?

Sophie Touzé's curator insight, June 19, 2015 5:03 AM

Even for a new course, teachers begin by creating a classical course in order to "MOOC" it after.

How hard is to change minds !

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How Entrepreneurs Are Rethinking MOOCs

How Entrepreneurs Are Rethinking MOOCs | Opening up education | Scoop.it
MOOCs aren't putting universities out of business but they are a great new opportunity for entrepreneurs.
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Are MOOCs changing from disruptive to subject of disruption?

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The Mumpsimus: Q&A on Open Educational Resources with Robin DeRosa

The Mumpsimus: Q&A on Open Educational Resources with Robin DeRosa | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Thoughts on openness and its pros and cons

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Donald Clark Plan B: Is research-driven teaching in HE proven or doing more harm than good?

Donald Clark Plan B: Is research-driven teaching in HE proven or doing more harm than good? | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Open and Editable: Exploring Library Engagement in Open Educational Resource Adoption, Adaptation and Authoring

Open and Editable: Exploring Library Engagement in Open Educational Resource Adoption, Adaptation and Authoring | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward Open Educational Resources.
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SURF | Rapport Grand challenges learning analytics & open en online onderwijs - een verkenning

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Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning

Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Designing for Educational Technology to Enhance the Experience of Learners in Distance Education: How Open Educational Resources, Learning Design and Moocs Are Influencing Learning
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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 25, 2015 3:15 AM

Veel stof tot nadenken. Verbreedt technologie in onderwijs de kloof tussen tijk en arm?
At heart, it affirms that technology is a tool, which means that any positive effects depend on well-intentioned, capable people. - See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Why-Technology-Will-Never-Fix/230185#sthash.Xpoj6eT4.dpuf

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MOOCs from Microsoft @edX

MOOCs from Microsoft @edX | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Microsoft offers free online courses and MOOCs in a variety of subjects. Browse upcoming classes and enroll now.
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Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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With SPOCs, HarvardX tries making MOOCs smaller | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2015

With SPOCs, HarvardX tries making MOOCs smaller | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2015 | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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timokos's curator insight, June 17, 2015 3:33 PM

Interesting read about Harvard's experiences with different educational & business models for open & online education

 

great final quote: “We’re like Columbus or Vasco de Gama,” Regina Herzlinger reflects. “We’re just starting to learn how to make this effective.”

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MOOCs: What's Next?

MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. Where we are going. George Siemens Scandinavian MOOC Conference Stockholm, Sweden June 12, 2015
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The cost of developing an open textbook: $80,000 – $130,000 | Tony Bates

The cost of developing an open textbook: $80,000 – $130,000 | Tony Bates | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Pierre's curator insight, June 11, 2015 12:41 AM

Hoe zit dit in vergelijking tot de kosten bij een uitgever? Of anders tot de kosten die een school en ouders hebben aan een vergelijkbaar boek bij een uitgever?

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Without anyones permission: The open web and online learning

Without anyones permission: The open web and online learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
As teaching and learning activities move into online and blended learning environments we need to think carefully about how we use those spaces, which is often determined by the features of the pla...
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Could this overlooked component be the key to MOOC engagement? - eCampus News

Could this overlooked component be the key to MOOC engagement? - eCampus News | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Researchers say formative assessment plays a critical role in student retention.
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What are OER? - Open Educational Resources (OER) - LibGuides @ University of Illinois Library at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What are OER? - Open Educational Resources (OER) - LibGuides @ University of Illinois Library at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Opening up education | Scoop.it
This is the LibGuide companion to the workshop about Open Educational Resources (OER) and a resource for anyone interested in implementing OER in their classroom.
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"The means are the ends"*: The alignment between OER and FOSS

"The means are the ends"*: The alignment between OER and FOSS | Opening up education | Scoop.it
In this blog, Gurumurthy Kasinathan, the Director of IT for Change and ROER4D Sub-Project 5 Lead Researcher, focuses on the open content – open software link. Open infrastructure (open hardware) an...
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In theory, the author is right, but in my opinion, it is more a moral argument than a pragmatic one. At least in the Netherlands (but I guess in other countries also), the majority of teachers (an important target group for OER) use MS Office tools (92% in the Netherlands). Ignoring this would hinder mainstreaming of OER.

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SURF | Rapport De rol van de bibliotheek in open en online onderwijs: een verkenning

Als onderwijsmateriaal steeds meer online te vinden is, al dan niet met een open licentie, in hoeverre verandert dan de rol van de bibliotheek binnen een universiteit of hogeschool? Dat was het uitgangspunt van een verkenning die SURF begin 2015 heeft laten uitvoeren door WAU?!. Dit rapport bevat de uitkomsten van de verkenning.
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The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware — NewsWorks

The MOOC heads back to high school in Delaware — NewsWorks | Opening up education | Scoop.it
First consider the word MOOC It hardly sounds futuristic more like the kind of grunting sound you’d hear in sports stadiums or frat houses Liz Boaman still isn’t sure what it means “I don’t
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On the Relationship Between OER Adoption Initiatives and Libraries

The Object of Study As we work to move entire degree programs from commercial textbooks to open educational resources, we must answer this critical question - can all commercial materials be replac...
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