The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. Platforms such as SIPX, AcademicPub and Intellus Learning weed through and organize all of your institution’s digital access rights, making it simple for faculty to see what is freely available to students. The platform’s algorithm is able to match the relevant available content to an individual faculty’s particular learning objectives by a simple upload of the course syllabus.

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. 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 After students complete a lesson, they can choose to enter an online chat group where they discuss and apply what they learned.

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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)? It''s nearly always a good thing to have people engaged with learning - it''s better than having a population sitting around watching reality TV for instance. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya. Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.”

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.