OpenEd & OER

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Wide Open Spaces: the Pros and Cons of Open Education

The infographic was suggested to us by the company Value Colleges. Believing that educational field is in need of more agencies and more new players, we are posting this view of Open Education. Your comments are welcome, as always.[…]

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The state of MOOCs in Europe analyzed

The report “Institutional MOOC Strategies in Europe” is part of the European Union-funded HOME project (Higher Education Online: MOOCs the European Way) led by EADTU. Released a few weeks ago, it presents data on the[…]

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A Goal for Google and Carnegie Mellon´s MOOC Research?

Under the Google Focused Research Award program, Carnegie Melon University received a two-year grant for research on and development of MOOCs platforms “intelligent enough to mimic the traditional classroom experience” (from the Chronicle Higher Education article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/google-will-finance-carnegie-mellons-mooc-research/53521) It remains unclear[…]

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N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students

In a pilot program with Coursera, the New York Public Library plans to organize meet-ups at which people taking massive open online courses can gather and discuss the courses with help from “trained facilitators.” The[…]

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on E-learning

Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education (JITAE) is an international open-access and refereed journal publishing the latest advancements in information technology and application in education. Research areas include e-learning and knowledge management, evaluation[…]

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Open Access to Research: trying to throw light on a chain of misunderstandings

Open Access to research outcomes is a well  known and discussed issue, but there is still much misunderstanding and many questions remain unanswered. To illustrate that, The Guardian recently published an article about some OA[…]

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A Break-through Step Toward Open Access and OER Movement?

In a Memo to the faculty members released on Nov.18, The University of California system informed its faculty that after two years of evaluations and reviews,  the Academic Council voted in July 2013 to adopt[…]

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Open Access and Education: a work in progress

Last week, Oct. 21-27, the International Open Access Week was celebrated: a global event, now in its 6th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scolarship and research. The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya[…]

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The European Commission launches “Opening Up Education” to challenge the lack of digitalization of Education

According to the European Commission’s data, education throughout the European Union is far from reaching the digital penetration which is needed to guarantee that students acquire the digital skills that are increasingly indispensable. The Commission[…]

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A University’s Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

By Steve Kolowich, July 8, 2013 It was big news last fall when Colorado State University-Global Campus became the first college in the United States to grant credit to students who passed a MOOC, or[…]