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OER-Enabled Pedagogy Over the last several weeks there has been an incredible amount of writing about open pedagogy and open educational practices (samples collected here by Maha). There have been dozens of blog posts. Countless tweets. There was a well-attended (and well-viewed) conversation via Google Hangout. At the Hewlett OER Meeting last week over a dozen people spent another hour talking about the issue during the unconference time. There were additional conversations on the topic during walks through the incredibly beautiful countryside outside Toronto. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology is the journal of ascilite, the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. It aims to promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in tertiary education, promote effective practice, and inform policy. AJET has an impact factor of 1.363 (JCR 2012), and is currently ranked 33/216 in the Education category. AJET is indexed in EDITLib, the ACER Blended Online Learning and Distance Education research bank, EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service, and Informit A+ Education. Prior to Volume 20, 2004, AJET was published under the title Australian Journal of Educational Technology. Volumes 1 to 28 of AJET are published on the AJET Archives Website.
What It's Like to Teach a MOOC (and What the Heck's a MOOC?) - Robinson Meyer They may be the future of higher education. But what do people who've, um, educated with them think? The chair of the University of California-Berkeley Computer Science Department called MOOCs a "cheating-rich environment." (Shutterstock / Rido) Yesterday, the start-up Coursera announced a collaboration with some of the nation's best research universities: It would offer their classes, for free, online. E-Learning Academic Jounals These journals and magazines publish distance learning research, cover education technology news and developments, review course management systems, and offer best practices for e-learning use and integration. American Journal of Distance Education (ISSN 0892-3647) AJDE is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. Distance education describes teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated and communication between them is through technologies such as audio and video broadcasts, teleconferences and recordings; printed study guides; and multimedia systems. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (ISSN 0814-673X) AJET is a refereed journal publishing research and review articles in educational technology, instructional design, educational applications of computer technologies, educational telecommunications and related areas. Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.)
Top ten tips for universities seeking to implement Open Access With funders requiring open access and researchers increasingly aware of it, now is the time for universities to make significant headway in providing a coherent plan for encouraging wider open access adoption. Neil Jacobs from Jisc provides an overview of what actions have been taken around the sector and outlines ten specific areas that institutions should consider further in order to help the entire UK higher education sector adapt to the changing policy landscape. Recently, I’ve been working with higher education (HE) research sector bodies to explore the experiences of a group of UK higher education institutions as they forge ahead in their efforts to implement open access (OA). Image credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy (Flickr CC BY-SA)
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning JOFDL publishes articles from around the world relating to primary research investigations, literature reviews, the application of open education innovations, and the experiences of teaching at a distance in any sector of education or training. Theoretical and empirically based research articles as well as case studies of practice and book reviews are invited for submission. The Journal of Flexible, Open and Distance Learning is the scholarly journal of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ www.deanz.org.nz).
The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC - Parade@Portsmouth Mackness, J., Mak, S. and Williams, Roy (2010) The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC. In: Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Hodgson, V., Jones, C., De Laat, M., McConnell, D. and Ryberg, T., eds. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010:. University of Lancaster, Lancaster, pp. 266-275. ISBN 9781862202252 Kaspar's on-Line Publications Guide This page is dead since 2004 and kept for historical reasons. Go to EduTechWiki and essential readings for example !! A selection of Journals of interest to Tecfists and other folks interested in cognition, collaboration, education, software, cyberspace and related fields. Most are academic. 1.1 Educational Technology
Open Education Risks and Rewards - Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast (tihe_podcast): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | How do I listen to a podcast? Catherine Cronin discusses open education on episode 152 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode International Journal of Designs for Learning This multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal is dedicated to publishing descriptions of artifacts, environments and experiences created to promote and support learning in all contexts by designers in any field. The IJDL Library of Congress ISSN is 2159-449X. The journal provides a venue for designers to share their knowledge-in-practice through rich representations of their designs and detailed discussion of decision-making. The aim of the journal is to support the production of high-quality precedent materials and to promote and demonstrate the value of doing so. Audiences for the journal include designers, teachers and students of design and scholars studying the practice of design.
MOOCs do not represent the best of online learning (essay) Overnight, MOOCs -- with free tuition for all, attracting unprecedented enrollments reaching into the hundreds of thousands, and the involvement of world-class faculty -- have captured the imagination of the press, public and even legislators looking for ways to expand the availability of higher education at minimal cost. But thus far little attention has been paid to the quality of MOOCs. Quality in online learning can be defined in many ways: quality of content, quality of design, quality of instructional delivery, and, ultimately, quality of outcomes. Education, Utopia, Necessity, and Existential Poverty by Alex Dunedin – Ragged University This paper explores a perspective emerging from a community education project called Ragged University. The philosophical underpinnings of the project came as a response to necessity brought about by the existential poverty being created as a result of the process of enclosing the commons of the intellect. Corporate structures are being used to commodify and impoverish the human experience on multiple levels generating an underclass and the conditions for exploitation. As a response this is taken as a breaking of social contracts and legitimates a pedagogical position which liberates people compelled to develop their own intellectual life from these control structures. Keywords: Utopia, Necessity, Poverty, Existentialism, Corporatisation, Education, Power, Control, Knowledge