Are Open Educational Resources Right For Business Training?

Gutenberg Technology

Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed digital assets that are beneficial for learning and research. Education eLearning OER online learning oerThese resources are freely available to all. Anyone can use, share, and modify it. It sounds too good to be true, right?

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. 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.

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The Top 7 Ways the Internet Has Changed Learning

Gutenberg Technology

This change is a boon for publishers who hope to grow their business through digital learning publications. oer online learning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INDUSTRY TRENDS eLearningIn 1980, schools were just beginning to include computer courses as a standard practice.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. 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.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with e's

We are now at the stage where at least 50% of academics have published in open access journals (Stats from Wiley), an there is a growth in Open Educational Resources including OER Commons , with many universities now providing free content.

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Wayne's world

Learning with e's

It is a red herring question, he assured us, to ask whether providing free and open education for all will put universities our of business and lose teachers their jobs. education OER learning #eif2011 Portugal Efquel forum Wayne Mackintosh

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Open educational practices

Learning with e's

Some are having to change their business models. Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship I made a video recording for Core Ed while I was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand last month. They sat me in front of two cameras, and asked me to talk off the cuff, no script, about something that I was passionate about.

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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Business can and will ask, “So what?” We have to get out there, get our hands dirty, talk to business, read the company’s Annual Report, and figure out what is happening on the business front. And whatever impacts business should and must impact how we function.

Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

They bring a shift in how businesses train their distributed workforce domestically as well as internationally. Most MOOCs are easily customizable since they are built using open educational resources (OERs). An LMS software that relies on MOOCs brings a lot to the table for businesses.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

At a time when organizations were investing in formal, top downtraining programs, a vestige of the Industrial Era and Taylorist ideas of productivityimprovement, Cross, Marcia Conner and a few others were busy advocatinginformal learning, workscaping, the power of social tools and the importance ofbuilding one’s personal learning network.

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. The advantage of MOOCs is that they can provide massive amounts of data, which can help organizations understand how their employees learn and interact with the content so the businesses can improve their training programs. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

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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.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning. OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. My concern is that organizations will jump onto the MOOC bandwagon gunning for a platform with a set of courses, much like when organizations tried to become social businesses by putting an enterprise collaboration platform in place and claiming to have become an E2.0 MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? And they found a business opportunity in subscription models. Pricing is something that most businesses struggle with.

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Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

Leverage external resources and OERs. Let’s discuss a business solution for you! Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary. education efforts. Given this scenario, publishers. are designing various online-platforms to meet the rising demands of digital learning. So, how are eBooks creating a more holistic and engaging reading and learning experiences? Is this even working?

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Interactive Ebooks – Engaging Readers with Better Learning Experiences

MagicBox

Leverage external resources and OERs. Let’s discuss a business solution for you! Even as the debate in favor of digital content continues, e-books are becoming an integral part of contemporary education efforts. Given this scenario, publishers are designing various online-platforms to meet the rising demands of digital learning. Related link: [link]. So, how are eBooks creating a more holistic and engaging reading and learning experiences? Is this even working?

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

These changes have an impact on businesses in all sectors, but because of the intense pace, it is not always possible to develop new training courses or schedule employee training days fast enough. Otherwise, as Ray Jimenez, the Chief Learning Architect at Vignettes Learning, puts it: without creating conditions for learners to actively acquire and use knowledge, “our rapid programs are just busy activities and we may have hangovers from drinking too much Rapid tonic.”

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

If you are an e-learning vendor in the higher education space and doing or planning on doing business in Europe, this is the place to be. There was a business card to take – plenty where still there when I walked by at the end of the day. Speaking.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Open All the Way: MOOCs, OER, and Open Education. In this session we will discuss the global implications; the evolving models; business plans; and how to launch and administer a massive worldwide class.

Great places, awesome people

Learning with e's

I also had the distinct pleasure of meeting up with prolific Twitter activist Paulo Simoes for the first time, and also spent some time with charismatic OER guru Wayne Mackintosh. Full story here: Business games and Sharp practice.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

Around the globe

Learning with e's

2010 has been another busy year for me, with a lot of travel and I estimate that I have more than 54,000 air miles to my name - more than twice around the globe. I also recorded an Edtalk on OER for the Core Ed people who were running the conference.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

She’s a Berkman Fellow and at the Harvard Business School. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Business+MOOCs. Business+ MOOCs. Contributed to the UNESCO OER discussion list , February 16, 2009. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. OER (9). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start! And it’s nice to see that in the hot topics, the Big Question has had an influence.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

Ive been tinkering with Many Eyes over the last couple of weeks as a way of exploring potential visual navigation tools/interfaces for Open University courses and qualifications, and OpenLearn OERs/course units: [link] and search for "many eyes". We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isnâ??t e-Clippings (Learning As Art). Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert). Facebook Profile. flickr. flick r.com.