Wayne's world

Learning with 'e's

Speaking at the opening plenary of the Efquel Innovation Forum in Oeiras, Portugal, Wayne asked the delegates: Why do we ask people to pay more than they can afford for education? Image source Wayne's world by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 education OER learning #eif2011 Portugal Efquel forum Wayne Mackintosh

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. Creative Commons and IPR issues have already been raised, and this afternoon we continue round table discussions with representatives from a number of African countries, and delegates from Holland, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

It was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. I spent time with Wayne in Portugal during the EFQUEL Innovation Forum, and listened to him as he expanded on his ideas for a new, democratic form of global education for all. OER computer games social media OLPC

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The open case

Learning with 'e's

Often open access journals provide online forums for discussion of the articles presented. 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?

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Great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

I spoke at the Concede Conference and then keynoted the final day of the EFQUEL Innovation forum. 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. Great places, awesome people by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? Learning powered by technology - elearnspace , March 12, 2010 The National Education Technology Plan reads like a somewhat random mix of concepts that have been discussed in various blogs and forums over the last decade: connected learning, 21st century skills, data-driven improvement, learning networks, life-wide learning, etc. OER (9). Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?