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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Consider the young woman in Indonesia who can’t afford college.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Consider the young woman in Indonesia who can’t afford college.

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Top places to find free music

eLearn Hub

Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Course Tools Tools Creative Commons music OERs Open Source Posted in Course Tools Tools. Where do you go to find good free music to use online? Music can be the one element that is difficult to find. Have a look through the sites below to find the perfect free music to use on your project. How To Cut Out An Image Using GIMP.

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Education Conferences June to December 2014

eLearn Hub

Conferences Interesting Stuff Distance Learning elearning elearning development Gamification GIMP hub Moodle OERs Open Source Posted in Conferences Interesting Stuff. The following is a list of education conferences, taking place worldwide, for the the second half of 2014, June – December and beyond. Thank you Clayton. Here is the downloadable conference list (doc).

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The open case

Learning with e's

academic publishing OER open access open scholarshipToday, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions. Think about the audience. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? Unported License.

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Scratch – free animation and basic coding software

eLearn Hub

Scratch is an OER that teaches how to make animations, video games and music videos using a basic […] The post Scratch – free animation and basic coding software appeared first on eLearn Hub. Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Interesting Stuff Open Software GNU Free Documentation License learning tools OERs Open Source Try out Scratch.

Digital learning futures

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OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learningDigital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. Here's to all the possible futures of learning! Unported License. Web 3.0

Do it yourself education

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There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging EdupreneursReading Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz has been fascinating.

Top 5 places to find free images to use on your website

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Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Course Tools GNU Free Documentation License Internet Freedom learning tools OERs Open Source Posted in Course Tools. Here are the top 5 places to find free images to use on your website. These image websites are all super easy to use, check out the list below. Scratch – free animation and basic coding software.

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Four game changers

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To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. There is growing presence and force behind this vision, and as the OER movement gains traction and impetus, we should expect to see some changes in the way universities offer their programmes of study. OER computer games social media OLPC

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How to use a rubrics for assessment

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Course Development Course Support elearning learning tools OERs Posted in Course Development Course Support   Using a rubrics for assessment is one of the easiest most straightforward ways to mark a course. What is a rubrics?  A rubrics is basically a scorecard that can be used for an evaluation. This could be the beginning, middle or end of a course or could comprise the total assessment.

OER the seas and far away.

Learning with e's

I'm packing frantically to travel down to South Africa and onwards to Namibia tomorrow, volcanoes and strikes permitting. My destination is first Johannesburg, and then a short flight onwards to Windhoek, capital of Namibia, where I will be giving an invited presentation to the UNESCO Open Educational Resources Conference organised in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Learning.

Giving it all away

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Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0

Wayne's world

Learning with e's

education OER learning #eif2011 Portugal Efquel forum Wayne MackintoshWayne Mackintosh's world vision of free learning for all is one that is shared by countless educators around the world. We all want to see quality learning provided, especially to the populations of the less well-off nations of the world. The difference though, is that he's going to make it happen. Unported License.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Curate from existing sources – Tap into MOOCs, and other existing OERs. Designing courses is passé! We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. agree that’s a string of nouns and adjectives and sounds like I have thrown together a set of buzz words. But it’s not. Agility and pull lie at the heart of uberization.

How when and why to use images on blogs

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Course Development Course Support learning tools OERs Online Learning Posted in Course Development Course Support. You’re writing great content, a flow is happening, the perfect words are coming out onto the paper/digital space. The finished product is loaded up, but … there are no images. Do you really need an image? Read below for how, when and why to use images on blogs.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

It is increasingly becoming evident that L&D department in organizations can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organization. Refer to Ross Dawson’s The Future of Work for a detailed overview. The more of the same task they performed, the more efficient they became. And time to production improved.

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How to crop an image using GIMP

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Image Tools Tools GIMP GNU Free Documentation License learning tools OERs Posted in Image Tools Tools GIMP is an open source image manipulation program similar to photoshop. GIMP is open source and free to download. Some feedback I’ve had is that people find it easier to use than photoshop. Here’s how to crop an image using GIMP. How To Cut Out An Image Using GIMP.

11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

MOOCs on various topics can be set up using blended content – some custom designed and some re-purposed from OERs and other available content from the net as long as one takes care to note the various IPR-related policies. I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.” This captures the key essence of a MOOC highlighting the key differentiators between a MOOC and an online course.

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How to make an animated GIF in GIMP

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Image Tools Tools elearning learning tools OERs Posted in Image Tools Tools This post explains how to make an animated GIF in GIMP.  A GIF is a format in which you can save a series of images so that they move from one image to the next to make a simple animation. Related posts: Create A Newspaper Headline For Your Learning Resource. How To Cut Out An Image Using GIMP. What is a Storyboard?

What is GIMP – The Answer To All Your Image Prayers

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Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Open Software Software elearning learning tools OERs Open Source Posted in Open Software Software GIMP a free graphics program, but is it the answer to all your image prayers? Ever wanted to play around with images using professional tools? Perhaps you have a great photo of yourself but the background just isn’t appealing? Do you want to try drawing online or drawing over the top of other […] The post What is GIMP – The Answer To All Your Image Prayers appeared first on www.elearnhub.org.

Open educational practices

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Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Many MOOCs are built using open educational resources (OER) or a combination of OER and proprietary content. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well. Compared to higher education, where debates about online versus face-to-face content delivery are still quite heated, corporations have been early and fast adopters of elearning and technology-enabled learning tools. But when it comes to MOOCs, corporate training is inexplicably lagging behind. Access and Scalability.

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Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

MOOCs, OER University, Stanford AI. Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. EdgeX aims to be disruptive. With the likes of George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cornier, Alec Couros, Clark Quinn, Grainne Conole, and me on board, I’m confident it will be. world. New forms of assessments. Just Jay

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. 2) You wrote a book on being a digital scholar in 2011. think the general move to openness - MOOCs, OERs, open access, digital scholarship, open data - all these things are part of a bigger picture. Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education.

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Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

Sites like OER Commons and e-learningforkids.org accept content, so you could create something and have it used by real people. One of the recurring questions I hear from those trying to start their instructional design careers is “How do you get experience in the field so you can get your first ID job?&#. It feels like a catch-22 for many people trying to get that first ID job: you can’t get any experience until you get a job, and you can’t get a job without experience. If you hire instructional designers, what kind of work from candidates has impressed you?

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Use of MOOCs – A Boon for Corporate Training

24x7 Learning

Many such courses are created using open educational resources (OER) or a mix of OER and proprietary content. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have offered multitude of online learners the opportunity to learn new skills and expand their knowledge base. Here are just a few of the most notable benefits of MOOCs for corporate training. Employees can access training on a 24/7 basis.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

LearnDash

These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) and both the course and its accompanying textbook titled Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are also licensed through Creative Commons as OERs. LearnDash is being used to power elearning programs of all shapes and sizes. Tell us about yourself. have always been interested in how to optimise the design of online courses.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm. When George Siemens , Dave Cormier and Stephen Downes came up with the concept in 2008, they had a vision of how a “learning design” based on Connectivism could change the face of learning and collaboration. The MOOCs evolved and morphed as all things new must going through its various avatars of cMOOCs, xMOOCs, with more to come. None of this is new information or insight. Then why bother writing about it you may ask. Into this space enters MOOCs!

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

Visual Lounge

As I use open educational resource (OER) materials, I can easily edit the textbook as needed to accommodate student misconceptions or often will just make a short video and post it online. He uses open educational resources (OER) as his textbooks in all courses and has flipped all of his face-to-face classes for the past year with dramatic results. My Classroom. My Results. Thank you!” 

#OEB13 Post Review

eLearning 24-7

As for the SPOCS (the newest entry to the whole OER (Open educational resources) world) – I saw no mention of it.  But I did hear mention of OER via attendees and a couple of vendors. After nearly a month of traveling to four countries and spending only five days at home, I’m back. And with that, comes my post assessment of Online Educa Berlin 2013.  That’s right, I was there for this amazing event (speaking at two sessions). have to say right up front, the folks over at ASTD could learn a few things by seeing how they do things at OEB.  har, har). Lowlights.

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Opening spaces, open learning

Learning with e's

I'm enjoying the workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) here in Windhoek, Namibia. Today, the workshop for Quality Assurance Agencies is addressing the concept of OERs and how they can be quality assured. Sir John argued that OER addresses the last two barriers, and that the first is a psychological/cultural issue that needs addressing.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

One of the sessions I was in, was a blogger session which included Stephen Downes, a foremost expert on OER (Open Educational Resources). Stephen is really a sharp guy and in my opinion is one of the very few folks who has a finger on the pulse of OER, including MOOCs. Speaking.  The Final Frontier of E-learning.  To seek out new attendees. Feel free to make your own wheee sound).

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EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

world Learning Analytics, Ubiquitous learning MOOCs, OER University, Stanford AI Role of teachers and coaching in an opendistributed learning environment New forms of assessments There are resources here for those keen to know moreabout connectivism, learnscapes, communities of practices, open design, social networkanalysis and more. With EDGEX2012 coming up just round the corner, I must say that I am super excited. It’s gettinga bit difficult to focus on my daily work, the BAU stuff and not wander off inmy head to the conference. coming together in aconference in India. And it will.We

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