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? You are thinking - I don’t need my eLearning vendor anymore. Well, don’t fire him, right away. Consider the entire scenario.

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. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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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. Today, the way teachers and students use the internet is mind-blowing. Over the past decade in particular, education has changed dramatically due to the influence and abilities of the Internet.

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. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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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. Weller asked whether the idea of education being broken is now being monetised by the big edu-businesses and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. eden15 education learning Martin Weller MOOCs OER open learning Openness Technology

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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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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 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.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

Just like every other publisher in the business, educational publishers also must take the plunge and dive straight into the midst of digital publishing. But with the onset of digital publishing, and with major educational publishers like Pearson developing digital textbooks and at the same time earning high profits, other K-12 publishers also had to follow suit to keep their businesses running. Publish Superior Content Than OERs.

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Digitization of Education – Modernizing Classrooms for Good

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Digital transformation is best understood as the adoption of digital technology to transform services or businesses, through replacing non-digital or manual processes with digital processes or replacing older digital technology with newer digital technology.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

iSpring Learn – Not open source, and started out as an authoring tool (still core business), which has an LMS. OER – Open Educational Resources exist and there are plenty to choose from, which you can add to your system.

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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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. I wonder how many L&D folks go through Annual Reports and Balance Sheets; however, this is where the crux of business can be understood. And whatever impacts business should and must impact how we function. Designing courses is passé!

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. This means getting the buy-in of key stakeholders and talking the language of business.

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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. According to a recent report by Class Central , around 23 million new learners signed up for their first MOOC in 2017, taking the total number of learners to 81 million.

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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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.”

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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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning. OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. It was interesting to see all the different kinds of finds there are by visiting related pages like: Free Tools Free Webinars Free Resources Free Courses Free Courseware And one item that comes to the top a lot is ZaidLearn's post University Learning - OCW - OER - Free - worth checking out.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

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? Wikipedia defines the subscription model as a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service. And they found a business opportunity in subscription models. Pricing is something that most businesses struggle with.

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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. They seem to focus more on the usage of business language and lingo rather than having you learn how to find a restaurant or where is the bathroom. Speaking. The Final Frontier of E-learning. These are the voyages of me.

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. However, for people who are in the business of learning solutions , there are going to be growing opportunities to differentiate with content and solutions accessible from more devices. 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. Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles.

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.

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. MOOCs are a long shot for being successful, as they have not yet succeeded pedagogically, have no business or financial model, and how they might function in a new higher education model is ever so unclear. Contributed to the UNESCO OER discussion list , February 16, 2009. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS.

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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. When I add all my hours travelling in trains and buses on top, and all the hours spent waiting in airport lounges, it makes me feel exhausted just thinking about it.

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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. link] January 7-9, 2011 International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), Mumbai, India. February 19-20, 2010 Digital Asia: Language, Technology and Community , 4th, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Japan.

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. I was fortunate this year to be invited to speak at major events in some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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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.

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. link] December 11, 2012 Project Management for Publishing , organized by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Said Business School, Oxford, UK. Clayton R.