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. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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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. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Trending Sources

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.

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The open case

Learning with e's

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.

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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. 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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OER the seas and far away.

Learning with e's

I'm packing frantically to travel down to South Africa and onwards to Namibia tomorrow, volcanoes and strikes permitting.

Giving it all away

Learning with e's

Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0

Wayne's world

Learning with e's

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.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Curate from existing sources – Tap into MOOCs, and other existing OERs. 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.

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11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

MOOCs on various topics can be set up using blended content – some custom designed and some re-purposed from OERs and other available content from the net as long as one takes care to note the various IPR-related policies. I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.”

Open educational practices

Learning with e's

Tags: creative commons Open content OER Google MOOC OEP open scholarship

Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

MOOCs, OER University, Stanford AI. Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. Finally fulfilling the dream has me totally jazzed.

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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. 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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Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

Sites like OER Commons and e-learningforkids.org accept content, so you could create something and have it used by real people. One of the recurring questions I hear from those trying to start their instructional design careers is “How do you get experience in the field so you can get your first ID job?&#. It feels like a catch-22 for many people trying to get that first ID job: you can’t get any experience until you get a job, and you can’t get a job without experience.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think the general move to openness - MOOCs, OERs, open access, digital scholarship, open data - all these things are part of a bigger picture.

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Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

LearnDash

These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) and both the course and its accompanying textbook titled Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are also licensed through Creative Commons as OERs. LearnDash is being used to power elearning programs of all shapes and sizes.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm. When George Siemens , Dave Cormier and Stephen Downes came up with the concept in 2008, they had a vision of how a “learning design” based on Connectivism could change the face of learning and collaboration. The MOOCs evolved and morphed as all things new must going through its various avatars of cMOOCs, xMOOCs, with more to come.

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

Visual Lounge

As I use open educational resource (OER) materials, I can easily edit the textbook as needed to accommodate student misconceptions or often will just make a short video and post it online. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

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. Tags: Sir John Daniel OER Namibia

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#OEB13 Post Review

eLearning 24-7

As for the SPOCS (the newest entry to the whole OER (Open educational resources) world) – I saw no mention of it. But I did hear mention of OER via attendees and a couple of vendors. After nearly a month of traveling to four countries and spending only five days at home, I’m back. And with that, comes my post assessment of Online Educa Berlin 2013. That’s right, I was there for this amazing event (speaking at two sessions).

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Show and TEL

Learning with e's

Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity

Movements for change

Learning with e's

Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

One of the sessions I was in, was a blogger session which included Stephen Downes, a foremost expert on OER (Open Educational Resources). Stephen is really a sharp guy and in my opinion is one of the very few folks who has a finger on the pulse of OER, including MOOCs. Speaking.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

world Learning Analytics, Ubiquitous learning MOOCs, OER University, Stanford AI Role of teachers and coaching in an opendistributed learning environment New forms of assessments There are resources here for those keen to know moreabout connectivism, learnscapes, communities of practices, open design, social networkanalysis and more.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 11/26/2009

Experiencing eLearning

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Open All the Way: MOOCs, OER, and Open Education. 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.

A day with a knight

Learning with e's

Tags: Sir John Daniel Commonwealth of Learning Virtual University OER Namibia

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The ivory towers are crumbling

Learning with e's

Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship

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

Learning with e's

Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE

Small, but perfectly formed

Learning with e's

Tags: PLE Meta tagging University of Utrecht Bazaar OER inter-operability

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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. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control.

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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.