Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. Clayton R.


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#OEB13 Post Review

eLearning 24-7

And with that, comes my post assessment of Online Educa Berlin 2013. 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. I think yes, because it opens your eyes to many vendors you would never know about. 2013 OEB higher education higher education e-learning OEB13 Online educa berlin

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Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

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. Many MOOCs are built using open educational resources (OER) or a combination of OER and proprietary content. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Rapid elearning and MOOCs can both take advantage of the newest innovations in training, including open educational resources (OER), multimedia resources, and the vast number of tools available for communication and collaboration. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Technology is changing at an exponential rate.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). We can officially declare massive open online courses ( MOOCs ) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. In response to the number of learners, the term MOOC (massive open online course) was coined by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander. Open Letter to Canadian Universities. DAVID WEINBERGER | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013.

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Massive Open Online Courses Views & Research – The Conversation. Participant support on massive open online courses | Kop | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Open Education & Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs). Participant support on massive open online courses. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7). Nathan Harden (January/February 2013).

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Post the recession, states cut inflation-adjusted spending on K–12 education by approximately 4% between 2008 and 2013. Use Open Source eBooks. If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes.

The Making of a Future-proof Online Learning Program for Colleges & Universities

Hurix Digital

Open distance education universities in Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey, currently enroll more than 7 million students combined. Many of the programs are embracing the digital age and incorporating recent forms of e-learning, like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). . According to Class Central , a MOOCs listing provider, there are more than 9,400 online courses that offer extensive education now, compared to only 1,200 in 2013.