MERLOT II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning F.H.T. de Langen [Frank.deLangen@ou.nl], OUNL/NeLL, OERNED, M.E. 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.
Naciśnij spację lub kliknij dwukrotnie, aby edytować Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks. Get Started Why use MindMup? The Economics of Open « Paul Stacey The Economics of Open March 4, 2012, 1:00 pm Filed under: Digital Economy, Open Educational Resources (OER) | Tags: advertising, business case, business models, direct and indirect sales, donations, economic driver, economics, innovation, market, memberships, open educational resources, openeducationwk, services, subscriptions Written for Open Education Week March 5-10, 2012 Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone.
Mixing oil and water? The publisher-OER interface « mossposs I am currently involved in PublishOER. This is a JISC funded project which is bringing together OER academics with publishers. You may think this is a bit of a strange thing to do – I certainly did! Open Professionals Education Network CC licensed (BY) Flickr photo shared by David Amsler modified by Paul Stacey Reusing existing Open Educational Resources (OER) can save significant time and effort. The OPEN partners recommend TAACCCT grantees invest up-front time finding OER to reuse rather than starting development of new educational resources right away. A significant benefit of OER is that they provide source material to build your development efforts around. 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). 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.
Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group 2016 National Report Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16 Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has improved, but still remains less than a majority, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group. Survey results, using responses of over 3,000 faculty, show that OER status is not a driving force in the selection of educational materials – with the most cited barrier being the effort required to find and evaluate such materials. While use of open resources is low overall, it is somewhat higher among large enrollment introductory-level courses.
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. 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. 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.
P2P Foundation:About Mission and Objectives The Foundation for P2P Alternatives proposes to be a meeting place for those who can broadly agree with the following guiding ideas, principles and propositions, which are also argued in the essay or book in progress, P2P and Human Evolution: The Foundation for P2P Alternatives addresses the following Michel Bauwens, November 29, 2005 Structure of the P2P Foundation The P2P Foundation is a decentralized organization. Introduction to Openness in Education Welcome to Introduction to Openness in Education. This course provides a broad overview of the ways in which openness impacts many areas of education – curriculum, instruction, learning, policy, technology, research, and finance, among others. My name is David Wiley, and I'm the designer of your open course. You can learn more about me at my website, davidwiley.org (Links to an external site.). The main goal of this course is to give you a broad but shallow grounding in the primary areas of work in the field of open education.
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. 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.’