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Self as OER

ProfHacker

When we look at common definitions of Open Educational Resources or OERs (e.g., OER Commons , The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ) it is clear that there is tendency to equate open educational resources to open educational materials and tools , such as course materials in text, audio, or video format, open textbooks, and educational software. You can read it here !

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

The synopsis reads: With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies. he asked. Unported License.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of traveling to the MIT campus in Boston and participating in a panel discussion on Open Education Resources (OER) at The Sixth Conference of MIT''s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) with three illustrious advocates of these open resources: Nicole Allen, Philipp Schmidt, and panel moderator Steve Carson. The Bottom Line OER in all its forms.

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo. The vast majority of new students will hail from developing countries. In 2015, ACE received a $1.89

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Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when the media wrote about MOOCs with such frenzy, parroting all these marketing claims and more and predicting that MOOCs were poised to “ end the era of expensive higher education ”? Along the way, most of the predictions and promises have been broken: Attending a MOOC now often costs money ; receiving a certificate certainly costs money. MOOCs are not particularly "open." of courses use OER. Remember? last year to 63.3% this year.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g. I think it is easy to be snobbish about MOOCs. How much of this is relevant to MOOCs, or are they a game changer?

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

Often in online courses students disappear and drop,” says Barbara Illowsky, dean of basic skills and online educational resources (OER) and a professor of mathematics and statistics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. “I’m MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013. In summer 2016 Rosé and her team used Bazaar to run a team-based project for a MOOC offered by the Smithsonian Institution.

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

We at Designers for Learning responded to this call by inviting instructional designers, developers, and adult educators to join a crowdsourcing effort to develop free open educational resources (OER) for adults with low math and literacy skills. We conceived of this crowdsourced design project as part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Canvas Network and sought out an all volunteer team of designers, facilitators, and subject matter experts to help us. The Need. Perhaps you’ve seen the statistics — more than 30 million adults in the U.S. Success Factors. The Impact.

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The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

The reusability paradox states that the context of an OER content ( at the time known as learning objects ) positively correlates to its educational efficacy (the more/better the context the more/better the efficacy), but at the same time has an inverse correlation to scalability (the more/better the context the less/worse the reuse). It is incorrect to argue Open as Right, Just or Fair.

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The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

Curt began by describing the use of MOOCs for faculty and staff development, with examples such as a University of London effort. In fact, open MOOCs can work for any population, esp. I asked how open learning works for non-professionals, citing research showing many MOOC users are already professionals and/or academics. However, most people remain unaware of OER.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I hoped to move on from there to what I called “approaches”, ways of using tech that didn’t depend on a specific platform – i.e., gaming and gamification, blended learning, distance learning, MOOCs, mobile, and digital literacy. Several participants pointed out limitations on faculty time which block creation and even adoption of OER. Preconference workshop.

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic. But that does not make an escape hatch or an OER chart measuring more free and less free/OER and not OER …these are not concepts above reproach. Don’t we need balanced breakfast #dlrn15

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

I gave a presentation at #dlrn15 that was critical of the OER movement message, which my research and scholarship identifies as an attempt to be inclusive while pragmatic. But that does not make an escape hatch or an OER chart measuring more free and less free/OER and not OER …these are not concepts above reproach. Don’t we need balanced breakfast #dlrn15

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo?

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Education Politics. The states: Alabama , Georgia , Louisiana , Oklahoma , Tennessee , Texas , Utah , West Virginia , Maine , Wisconsin , and Arizona. My god.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

Lessons Learned: MOOCs & Online Education in LATAM : Adrian Catalan (Innovation Lab Lead at Universidad Galileo) and Stephanie Falla (New Media Department Director at UFM) share insights they’ve gleaned as MOOC creators and course managers, and “why it is important to keep moving the MOOCs train and the journey to turn talent into skills in [Latin America].” A Debate on “Open” Educational Resources : Can free and open educational resources (OER) save students money without compromising their content or value? It’s that time of year again. 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) ”) Great reporting this week from Steve Kolowich on the UC Irvine professor’s run-in with the MOOC machine: “After the Gold Rush: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie.” I’m not sure what this means as the article talks about both “authenticity” (whatever that is) and the gender of instructors on various MOOC platforms.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Phil Hill also weighs in on the latest Babson survey on OER. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2. This time, it was the Democrats ’ turn. Higher ed showed up in Hillary Clinton ’s acceptance speech Thursday night, including a mention of her plans to make school debt-free. “And here’s something we don't say often enough,” she added. “College is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job.” How Would It Work?” Get rid of it.’”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “For Some Republicans, Trump ’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Trump Threatens Visas for Those From China.” of Ed. G.G.,

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions. I am gravely concerned for the future of my youngest family members, who’ve had their futures immeasurably altered by this election. The margin was 52 to 48 percent. universities attract top scholars and students.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S. Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.” Bruce V. Education in the Courts.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Community colleges are much more interested in OER than other sectors. For example, MOOCs are still weak on completion and learning, but evolving. On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum. We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Here is the full recording and my notes. So far. What next for the LMS?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” Education Politics. Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education – the first time that a Vice President has had to break a tie in the Senate for this sort of vote. See also, via Market Watch : “ K12 ’s stock rallies after DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education.” ” Yet.

Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future of higher education

Mark Smithers

I considered issues around MOOCs and then other disruptors which may, in fact, have more impact such as OER, open badges and social professional reputation. Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future from Mark Smithers. This is the invited presentation that I gave at the launch of the SAFFIRE project at the University of Canberra on Monday 18 March, 2013.

Avoiding the Mediocre Middle

Improving Education Environments

Yes, Wiley is correct that there is a mediocre middle for OER that tries to be all things to all men, but I disagree with the escape hatch he sees in open licenses…in part our interest in solutionism continues to push us towards these negotiations rather than embracing the discord that truly exists. The most popular fiat my partners and I used was education. And that space is messy.

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Avoiding the Mediocre Middle

Improving Education Environments

Yes, Wiley is correct that there is a mediocre middle for OER that tries to be all things to all men, but I disagree with the escape hatch he sees in open licenses…in part our interest in solutionism continues to push us towards these negotiations rather than embracing the discord that truly exists. The most popular fiat my partners and I used was education. And that space is messy.

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The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

The reusability paradox states that the context of an OER content ( at the time known as learning objects ) positively correlates to its educational efficacy (the more/better the context the more/better the efficacy), but at the same time has an inverse correlation to scalability (the more/better the context the less/worse the reuse). It is incorrect to argue Open as Right, Just or Fair.

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We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

The MOOC phenomenon has led to media pundits and platform developers and their mouthpieces to view teaching from a popularity lens; those at the front of these MOOCs are purported to be regal and powerful by way of their MOOC, the performance on-camera as The Important. Who is singing backing vocals on All About Soul? Early 1990s sensation Color Me Badd.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ,” says Techcrunch. Via the IEEE Spectrum : “How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong.” ” Let’s all point out how this article gets “the pioneers of the MOOC” wrong. Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.” I’m publishing this week’s Hack Education Weekly News a little early this week. A lie.)

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.” Education Politics.

the Golden Age of Education that never was

Improving Education Environments

I framed this in the context of edutainment, which took me down a whirlwind of Disney history, resulting in scholarship on the relationship between the learning objects/resources of the OER movement, edutainment, and the ‘free-as-in-beer’ resources one finds in Coursera/edX/curiosity.com. Republished from edutechnicalities. It is an excellent read. The article ends with questions to consider when engaging broadcast television, education, edutainment and the other terms and subfields that inhabit this realm: Who owns the “pipes”? Who owns the satellites? Who owns the spectrum?