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. Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. 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 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. Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. 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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Digitization of Education – Modernizing Classrooms for Good

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Curating and converting OERs (Open Educational Resources) into interactive videos, nuggets, and more. . From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum Online Learning Remote Learning #education EdTech Education technology learning

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? 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.

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. The workshop online forum can be found at this link. Tags: Sir John Daniel OER Namibia

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

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 OLPCIt was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011.

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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. For example, the Learning Analytics Group at Stanford recently analyzed data from three computer science MOOCs and found a relationship between participation in the discussion forums and course completion. 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.

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Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

There are more micro-level ones like: The ability to put together a course rapidly from existing content on the web, OERs, and internal content Being up-to-date with different technologies that can impact learning The capability to gauge what kind of support is required for optimal and timely output – a course, a Job Aid, initiating and facilitating a forum discussion, curating external content and sharing internally, and so on.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. User generated content is encouraged and feeds into the courses keeping them contextual and current L&D dons the hat of community managers, curators and connectors enabling employees to find the right course, access the right discussion forums and reach out to expertise when needed All of this implies a MOOC philosophy that is not course-centric but learner-centric.

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

A quick definition from the article: The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. UNESCO helped to define OER as educational materials and resources "offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute."

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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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] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Prediction #9 => Open Content I’m not sure why this already hasn’t had a bigger impact, but workplace learning is going to start to catch up on the value of OCW and OER. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!”

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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

MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Contributed to the UNESCO OER discussion list , February 16, 2009. Blogs and Forums as Communication and Learning Tools in a MOOC. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. What is the theory that underpins our moocs? If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). MORE >> GEORGE SIEMENS. JULY 25, 2012.

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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 5-7, 2012 Office of Women in Higher Education National Leadership Forum, 80 th , sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, DC, USA. link] January 10-11, 2013 World Universities Forum, 6th, Robson Square, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Clayton R.

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. 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

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). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start!