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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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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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Top places to find free music

eLearn Hub

Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Course Tools Tools Creative Commons music OERs Open Source Posted in Course Tools Tools. Where do you go to find good free music to use online? Music can be the one element that is difficult to find.

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Education Conferences June to December 2014

eLearn Hub

Conferences Interesting Stuff Distance Learning elearning elearning development Gamification GIMP hub Moodle OERs Open Source Posted in Conferences Interesting Stuff.

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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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Scratch – free animation and basic coding software

eLearn Hub

Scratch is an OER that teaches how to make animations, video games and music videos using a basic […] The post Scratch – free animation and basic coding software appeared first on eLearn Hub. Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One?

Digital learning futures

Learning with e's

OER social media Learning Technologies Conference mobile learning touch screens Games based learning

Do it yourself education

Learning with e's

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. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

Top 5 places to find free images to use on your website

eLearn Hub

Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Course Tools GNU Free Documentation License Internet Freedom learning tools OERs Open Source Posted in Course Tools. Here are the top 5 places to find free images to use on your website.

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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How to use a rubrics for assessment

eLearn Hub

Course Development Course Support elearning learning tools OERs Posted in Course Development Course Support Using a rubrics for assessment is one of the easiest most straightforward ways to mark a course. What is a rubrics?

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!

How when and why to use images on blogs

eLearn Hub

Course Development Course Support learning tools OERs Online Learning Posted in Course Development Course Support. You’re writing great content, a flow is happening, the perfect words are coming out onto the paper/digital space.

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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How to crop an image using GIMP

eLearn Hub

Image Tools Tools GIMP GNU Free Documentation License learning tools OERs Posted in Image Tools Tools GIMP is an open source image manipulation program similar to photoshop. GIMP is open source and free to download.

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.”

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How to make an animated GIF in GIMP

eLearn Hub

Image Tools Tools elearning learning tools OERs Posted in Image Tools Tools This post explains how to make an animated GIF in GIMP. A GIF is a format in which you can save a series of images so that they move from one image to the next to make a simple animation.

What is GIMP – The Answer To All Your Image Prayers

eLearn Hub

Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One? Open Software Software elearning learning tools OERs Open Source Posted in Open Software Software GIMP a free graphics program, but is it the answer to all your image prayers? Ever wanted to play around with images using professional tools? Perhaps you have a great photo of yourself but the background just isn’t appealing?

Open educational practices

Learning with e's

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

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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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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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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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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Use of MOOCs – A Boon for Corporate Training

24x7 Learning

Many such courses are created using open educational resources (OER) or a mix of OER and proprietary content. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have offered multitude of online learners the opportunity to learn new skills and expand their knowledge base.

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

#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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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.

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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.

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