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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. Formats, testing & evaluation of outputs, IPR, sustainability, and overall time constraints were the main things we drew together. The following session then asked us to discuss one of these challenges in greater depth, and identify ways of resolving them. What are we evaluating (the content, the format, the learning opportunities presented by our outputs)?

In addressing these issues, we agreed it would be a good idea: A further blog on the afternoons events will follow shortly: OER3 Programme Meeting – Part II. 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 [], OUNL/NeLL, OERNED, M.E.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Bitter-Rijkema [], 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. 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. 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

The above film sees Dean Shareski (‘inspired by Doug Peterson, who was inpsired by ZeFrank that then inspired Stephen Downes and others’), using Google Street View to virtually return to his childhood home of Morden, Manitoba. The landmarks quickly invoke old memories for David, who uses Google Maps Satellite View, Street View and old photographs to simply tell his tales of hockey playing, piano lessons, sunburn and exploration. David finds the experience draws up ‘lots of fond memories’ and he encourages others to do the same: ‘I find it interesting to find out where people grew up and the spaces and places where they experienced childhood.’ Education.


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