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Welcome to the free OpenLearn course on open education. This course runs over seven weeks and is focused around the subject of openness in education. The course is an adapted extract from the Open University Masters-level course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning55 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip56)] (of which this is one of four blocks) and open, informal learners. This is the ‘stand alone’ version of the course, so you will be studying it independently of other students. This means others may not be studying at the same time, so the interaction found through blogs and forums may not be relevant, and is not monitored by the course team. The course operates an activity-based pedagogy, so within each week there will be approximately four activities: in these you will typically be expected to read some material (or view some other media), perform an activity and create a short blog post. The topics you will study in the coming weeks are:

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Creativity & Multicultural Communication Welcome To Creativity and Multicultural Communication CMC11 is an open online course that over 13 weeks explores the domain of Creativity and global communication in multidisciplinary venues. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required. Please make sure you register here to receive the daily newsletter, NewPosts. Register Here Increasingly, the challenges we face are complex and open-ended and knowledge alone is not enough to reach innovative and effective approaches to these challenges. Open & Distance Learning » Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Welcome to IT Sligo’s first MOOC! The Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny presents IT Sligo President Terri Scott with a Public Service Excellence Award for our online courses. IT Sligo’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), launched on November 4th, 2013, taking the form of a free, six-week online course in Lean Sigma Quality. 2400 registered their interest before we had to close down registrations.

Modern Lessons Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! It’s a free, simple, and quick way to learn new skills, find new education resources, and figure out how to do just about anything a modern teacher or student needs. Take as many courses as you like – they’re free and all you need to do is sign up to get started. Register To Start Learning Free Teach the web Your browser may lack functionality needed by Webmaker to function properly. Please upgrade your browser for an improved experience. Welcome to Webmaker! That username is taken You must choose a username Invalid username.

eLanguages.ac.uk - digital literacies toolkit Welcome to the Digital Literacies Toolkit. This interactive learning tool was designed by Julie Watson and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton with support from the university Student-Centredness Fund. The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students: explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general. epcop_learnspace Do you want to know all about eportfolios? Then join us here in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and experience the What, Why, How, Where, So What, Now What and Then What of creating and reflecting in Eportfolios! The learnspace is a library, a resource kit, a gallery, a classroom, and a communication portal - a space for participants to learn collaboratively about Eportfolios.

Freedom on the Net 2012 This report is the third in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 47 countries that occurred between January 2011 and May 2012. Over 50 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practices relevant to the internet, testing the accessibility of select websites, and interviewing a wide range of sources. This year's findings indicate that restrictions on internet freedom in many countries have continued to grow, though the methods of control are slowly evolving, becoming more sophisticated and less visible. Brutal attacks against bloggers, politically motivated surveillance, proactive manipulation of web content, and restrictive laws regulating speech online are among the diverse threats to internet freedom emerging over the past two years. Release Materials for Freedom on the Net 2012:

Blog Archive » Games Based Learning MOOC We’re doing a MOOC! To be more specific, we’re doing a . A MOOC is a based on the learning theory of connectivism. Since 2008, there have been a series of these free open online courses offered. This course is informed by their design and implementation. This MOOC will be an introduction to games-based principles and the motivation and engagement aspects of different types of games as they relate to learning.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) The project will design, deliver and evaluate an 8-10 week Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013. Open to individual educators from across the UK HE, FE, and community and skills sectors, the MOOC will aim: to increase the uptake of OERs through embedding the use of curriculum design tools, practices and approaches in individual practice and design team culture; to empower practitioners to become change agents in their local contexts; and to produce a collection of CC-licensed OER resources for wider use after the MOOC ends. Weekly activities will feature a range of presenters with a focus on foregrounding successful JISC and HEA funded UK projects and giving UK practitioners access to (and opportunity to learn from) some of the best of European initiatives. Further details regarding how to get involved, start dates, and core themes will be announced during the summer.

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