The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. The collaboration allowed the bookstore access to the library’s online catalog to see which materials in faculty’s course packs were readily available in library journals.

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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. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? MOOC dropouts are a real issue - at the Open University we''ve known for a long time that students really require a lot of support if they are to succeed. This is particularly true of the sort of learners you might want to reach with MOOCs (people who cannot access normal higher education for instance).

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” Via Chalkbeat : NYC schools Chancellor Richard “Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” ” The Atlantic on recent Pew Research data about families lacking high-speed Internet access at home : “Why Millions of Teens Can’t Finish Their Homework.”

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. But for others – especially lower-performing students – taking online courses was associated with higher dropout rates and lower grades, both at the time the course was taken and in future semesters, when compared to students who took classes in person.”