Category Archives: Open learning

Screen test for the online classroom

The Khan Academy website allows pupils to follow a structured course through a subject, with banks of videos and questions to answer, in a growing number of languages. It’s not a replacement for school or teachers, says Mr Sinha. And … Continue reading

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What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement?

The OLNet project is assembling a list of the key challenges facing to Open Educational Resources. They ask the question, “What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement?” in their blog. This is my response. I think that the … Continue reading

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The future of education will be open and distributed

Distributed Learning – Any learning that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different locations so that instruction and learning occur independent of time and place; often used synonymously with the term “Distance learning”. Let’s take a ‘T.R.I.P. … Continue reading

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OER university

The OER university is a virtual collaboration of like-minded institutions committed to creating flexible pathways for OER learners to gain formal academic credit. The OER university aims to provide free learning to all students worldwide using OER learning materials with … Continue reading

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Free Learning – Essays on Open Educational Resources and Copyright

Read I want and visualize and aspire toward a system of society and learning where each person is able to rise to his or her fullest potential without social or financial encumbrance, where they may express themselves fully and without … Continue reading

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Towards Free Learning Opportunities for All Students Worldwide

Read Information and communication technologies (ICTs) combined with the open intellectual property arrangements of Open Education Resources (OER) and networked collaboration have the potential to change fundamental business models for the education sector in Africa. In this blog post I … Continue reading

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Change: Education, Learning, and Technology

Read Being connected changes learning. When those connections are global, the experience of knowledge development is dramatically altered as well. Over the past four years, a growing number of educators have started experimenting with the teaching and learning process in … Continue reading

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MOOCs: a Model for Open Education?

Read The idea of Open Education has come a long way in the last two years. Massive Online Open Courses are becoming more common (with the announcement of the “mother of all MOOCs” on Change: Education, Learning and Technology exciting … Continue reading

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The Quiet Revolution in Open Learning

Read The concept is simple: Community colleges that compete for federal money to serve students online will be obliged to make those materials—videos, text, assessments, curricula, diagnostic tools, and more—available to everyone in the world, free, under a Creative Commons … Continue reading

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Avoiding the pitfalls of open education

Read Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster. Open source is unfamiliar ground for professors. Not the software, which is well-known at this point. But professors aren’t accustomed to open development. They treat open source projects … Continue reading

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