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. Profession #oer16 OER open scholarship openness self as OER vulnerability

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

Edsurge

Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. The six-week long MOOC will touch on topics including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy and practice, open knowledge and open research. I spoke with Siemens and Wiley about their upcoming course to get a few answers before the MOOC launches. Ekowo: Why this MOOC? It’s because they’re MOOCs.

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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. Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web.

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Contribute a Short Video for #OpenEdMOOC

Iterating Toward Openness

As you may have heard, my fellow rabble-rouser George Siemens and I are doing a MOOC on open education that launches later this month on edX. Yes, this MOOC actually is open – all the content will be viewable outside the edX platform and downloadable under open licenses so as to be fully 5R-able, yes, you can fully participate in the course for free, and. Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OERs. Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on YouTube: Students watch a short video and explain why they might not trust a video that makes a contentious claim. . YouTube Evaluation : Students evaluate a YouTube video and identify reasons why it may be unreliable. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

One classic open education source to stop

Bryan Alexander

Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest of us : We will no longer make recorded lecture videos available to the public. We will make recorded lecture videos available to enrolled students via CalCentral and bCourses. They’re still proud of what they used to do, as they should be: For the past 20 years, recorded lecture videos have been available to students as well as the public. Berkeley’s still making MOOCs.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use). Vlog – Video Log. The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

MOOCs. OER and open books. Three types of edtech joined the “filmstrip” category in this decade: Learning Management Systems , MOOC s, and digital badges. Two that shine are OER/open books and learning analytics.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Back in 2012 – 2013] I was impressed (like many others I’m sure) with how Wiley was able to frame the cost-savings argument around open textbooks to build broader interest for OERs. ” For reasons I have outlined countless times (relating to the pedagogical innovation only possible in the context of permission to engage in the 5R activities), I believe OER adoption is a critically important means to achieving this end. I fear it is OER wanting it both ways.

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to chat via video. 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. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

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Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

In 2012, during a rare moment of clarity, I wondered aloud about the possible impact on the institutional reputation of academics choosing to post their instructional materials online, including lecture videos, for all the world to see. University brass was not typically aware of these OER practices, despite its potential significance. Son of MOOC. In both MOOCs and Masterclass, then, the value of the courses is based to a considerable degree on the source of the instruction.

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

Bryan Alexander

In this post I’ll share my notes along with the complete video recording. 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.

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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. of courses use OER.

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

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.). 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes. “As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges,” Edsurge reported in June. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. “A recording of the way professors at Wilfrid Laurier University questioned a teaching assistant about her use of a debate video in class has set off a major dispute about academic freedom in Canada,” says Inside Higher Ed. The business of OER. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” Rivals Angle to Govern Campus Video Gaming.” million in crowdfunding for its MOOC platform.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via NPR : “ Texas High Schools To Require Police Interaction Education Video.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Video streaming site Cheddar has acquired Rate My Professors. *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” million for English-language instruction videos.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. Via The Economist : “Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs.” “The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” ” There’s some Udacity-related MOOC news in the job training section below. At SXSW, YouTube ’s CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that it would start adding Wikipedia content to conspiracy-theory videos.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. It’s just a bunch of video-taped lectures for the (offline) “ Startup School ” event that the startup incubator program runs at Stanford (which is really just a series of short talks by entrepreneurs and founders).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Twitter announced big layoffs this week – 9% of its staff – and said it would shutter its video app Vine. 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Times : “ Penn State Student’s Dying Hours Play Out in Courtroom Video.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. (National) Education Politics.

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 ?” Via The LA Times : “After Trump video flap, signs warn Orange Coast College students against recording classes without permission.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Ian Bogost writes in The Atlantic on “The Irony of the Jacksonville Mass Shooting ,” where “two former athletes were killed playing a supposedly safer, video-game alternative to football.” ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. Why are video-taped lectures so “revolutionary” if lectures themselves are supposedly not? (As

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). The Teaching Channel , a video-based professional development organization heavily backed by the Gates Foundation , is becoming a for-profit company. (National) Education Politics.

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The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) All Online, All Free November 13 - 16, 2017 The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16. This event is FREE, but does require that you REGISTER. Please register HERE to get instant access to the conference AND to receive all the recording links after the conferences.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” Via The Times-Picayune : “ New Orleans principal loses job after wearing Nazi-associated rings in video.” ” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.” The Trump Budget.

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