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OER_Typology_paper.pdf (application/pdf Object) OER3 Programme Meeting – Part I « Manufacturing pasts. Posted on April 2, 2012 by taniarowlett The recent JISC OER3 programme meeting brought together people from four different project strands (HEA/OER Themes, Rapid innovation, and Content).

OER3 Programme Meeting – Part I « Manufacturing pasts

Following introductions by the Programme Managers of their programmes, David Mossley hosted my first ‘open space activity’. Essentially we were asked to discuss our projects with people from other strands and identify similar themes in the various issues we were encountering. Mixing oil and water? The publisher-OER interface « mossposs. I am currently involved in PublishOER.

Mixing oil and water? The publisher-OER interface « mossposs

This is a JISC funded project which is bringing together OER academics with publishers. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. F.H.T. de Langen [Frank.deLangen@ou.nl], OUNL/NeLL, OERNED, M.E.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Bitter-Rijkema [Marlies.Bitter@ou.nl], OUNL/CELSTEC, OERNED, The Netherlands The enabling power of technology, especially information technology and social software, prompts a radical shift in economic and social interactions in societies around the globe. Existing traditional school based, formalized learning formats are unable to accommodate specific new learning needs. Hence, customized to the respective purposes of personal wellbeing, inclusion or requirements for professional performance, lifelong continuous learning is no longer a choice but a necessity.

At the 2011 Davos World Economic Forum it was already stated that the lack of adequately educated people not only limits personal fulfilment but will also hinder prosperity and economic growth in the near future. Sustainability is a key requirement for the OER business model. In the 21st century continuous education is of vital importance. Figure 1.

Figure 2. Open Education Week. Open education - case studies. OER and JISC CETIS. The Economics of Open « Paul Stacey. Searching for Sustainable OER « alston road group. OER or open educational resources is one of the good news stories of 2011. OER takes many forms, but what binds initiatives like The Khan Academy , MIT OCW (Open Course Ware) and Stanford’s AI course is that they are all freely available to learners and other educators. It’s this “free” characteristic that has caught the attention of the press. In the context of higher education news stories about rising costs, tuition and student debt, this must be our “man bites dog” news story. Despite the importance of “free” to OER, there’s been little written about the economics of OER.

Research in Learning Technology. Aims & ScopeResearch in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology.

Research in Learning Technology

It aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. The journal publishes papers concerning the use of technology in learning and teaching in all sectors of education, as well as in industry. Read more. Potential subjects for submission: - technology use in learning and teaching - impact of technologies on the efficiency and effectiveness of provision - innovations in the area of learning technology - theory and practice of technology-enhanced learning across cultures and nationalities - staff and learner competencies, roles and skills - theoretical debate the relationships between learning, teaching and technology - policy and strategy at institutional, regional, sectoral, national and international levels.

Browse by SCONUL 7 Pillars - LSE Learning Resources Online. Digital Storytelling. What was May Place. Inspired by Luke Waltzer’s screencast using Google’s Street View to experiment with digital storytelling, I decided to take a look at the neighborhood where I grew up in Baldwin, NY.

What was May Place

This process was really trippy for me, and the possibilities for nostalgia in Google’s Street View is virtually limitless. And while Luke’s narrative is tight, reflective, and thoughtful, mine is overly long, distracted and self-indulgent. I have no problems with nostalgia, on the contrary I think it’s the basis for some of the most creative and generative work ever produced—William Faulkner being my cultural yardstick here. In fact, nostalgia has its roots in a Greek word which literally means homesickness.

How appropriate, nostalgia as the almost perpetual sense of homesickness imposed by the passing of time that we all carry around with us to some degree. A trip down Memory Lane with Google Street View - Talk About Local. Many thanks to Ben Whitehouse for introducing me to two great examples of people using Google Street View for a virtual trip down Memory Lane.

A trip down Memory Lane with Google Street View - Talk About Local



Technologies. Womens issues. Information. Loumcgill.co.uk. Who do I think I am? It’s funny because I was lying awake the other night thinking about writing a blog post about this and today I came acros Bon Stewart’s post about digitial identity and her PhD and she asks ‘Do you believe in a real, authentic core self?

who do I think I am?

How does the idea of performance strike you? And who are you when you’re online? Who do you think you are?’ One of my friends once said that I was always reinventing myself, which is an interesting idea – some of these reinventions involved massive shifts in my personal and political life. The concept of there being different audiences (as if my life is a performance rather than just a beingness) is important because I used to try to box my life up – compartmentalise it – Louise the daughter and sister, Lou the radical feminist, Lou the sociable extrovert, Lou the Librarian, Lou the conscientious worker, Lou the wife, Lou the lesbian, Lou the Union rep, Lou the control freak, Lou the loving mother.

Being and nothingness. Lou McGill decisive moments and meandering paths. Photographic journal of life in Dumfries and Galloway.


Autism. Autistic children have much more nerve cells, a study. Researchers have found that autistic children have much more nerve cells than children without autism in a part of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex which is involved in processing social skills.

Autistic children have much more nerve cells, a study

AutismAutism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life. The signs usually develop gradually, but some autistic children first develop more normally and then regress.

Brain cellsBrain cells are electrically excitable cells that process and transmit information by electrical and chemical signaling. Save The Words.


Futures. Dumfries and Galloway.