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. Inevitably, under this banner, we are also discussing how content can be standardised in terms of its delivery, design and licensing. Sir John argued that OER addresses the last two barriers, and that the first is a psychological/cultural issue that needs addressing.

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The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

Image source The ivory towers are crumbling by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept. It's also increasingly anachronistic.


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Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

With its lurid red cover and aggressive image of a fist gripping a pencil (I would have suggested an iPod Touch or iPhone instead) while wearing a wrist band that proclaims DIY U, the books holds a lot of promise. There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. Unported License.

What if they threw a party and none of us came?

Learning with e's

Image source What if they threw a party by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE Academic publishing is changing. Has to, because the old model of academic publishing is sadly outmoded.

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. Mackintosh believes that 'no learner should be denied access to an education because learning material is locked away behind copyright or because people may not have the resources to pay for licensed software'. Image source Four game changers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Wayne's world

Learning with 'e's

Image source Wayne's world by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 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.

Moving Microlearning to the Cloud

Ed App

Microlearning through open educational resources (OERs) is one of the facets of learning that is fast gaining traction among people. The focus of this system is to deliver customized OERs as microlearning nuggets to satisfy the real-time needs of learners. The advantage of MOOC is that the course may be open to anyone who can take the course online, but the content of the course may or may not have an open license.

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

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." OERs include learning content as well as tools to create and share the content. ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning?

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. It’s by definition Open, but theoretically you could choose a different open license. In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. All CC licenses contain this condition. ShareAlike would seem to be a bit problematic for images.

A Solution to the College Crisis

Jay Cross

Use OER, YouTube, and other online media to present mainstream content. Most traditional content is provided by online sources such as xMOOCs, I Tunes U, OER and similar public resources. She has a commercial real estate licenses, completed the Dale Carnegie Course, and completed BankSim. Image credit: [link]. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs.

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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. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events."