The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. 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 future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. 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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What if they threw a party and none of us came?

Learning with e's

Before anyone points out the fact that paper based journal cost money to produce, edit, review, print and distribute, I want to make the following points: Most academic journals are run by academics on a voluntary basis - those who review for my journal don't get paid a penny. They receive a free subscription to the journal, (and of course the kudos of working on a journal run by me - priceless!) Academic publishing is changing.

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. There is a rise in the impact of these research outputs, with open access journals gaining ground in the impact indices. eden15 education learning Martin Weller MOOCs OER open learning Openness Technology

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Open educational practices

Learning with e's

So whether it's licensing agreements such as Copyleft or Creative Commons, or open access journals, or even massively online open courses, the open educational practices are gaining ground and influence in the academic world. The publishing houses who once had a strangle hold on academic journals are beginning to lose their grip. And open access journals are opening up knowledge for all without payment.

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The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

The Law journal has this definition of IP: "Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognised - and the corresponding fields of law". I will say this though: Online and open access journals are gaining ground, and just about anything that has ever been published is now out there somewhere and available if you search long enough and smart enough for it.

Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

These can include textbooks, hand-outs, syllabii, notes, lectures, assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, journal articles, and online resources. You can browse through Open Educational Resources (OER) which are freely available and can include activities, images, assignments or a full text book. At a time when online education is taking the world by storm, online curriculum development for higher education can be a daunting task.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Wikis in eLearning 2.0 - Learning with e’s , September 12, 2010 The latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments is a special issue entitled: Towards eLearning 2.0 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.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Call for Papers, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching GEORGE SIEMENS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. Contributed to the UNESCO OER discussion list , February 16, 2009. 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.

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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 [link] March 21-24, 2011 Orlando Annual Multi-Disciplinary Conference, sponsored by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, annual, Rosen College of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] February 2-3, 2013 International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT), 2 nd , organized by the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and the International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET), Hong Kong, China. Clayton R.