Category Archives: Open online courses

Opportunities and Threats of the MOOC Movement for Higher Education

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement is the latest ‘big thing’ in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) which threatens to transform Higher Education. Both opportunities and threats are extensively discussed in literature, comprising issues on opening up education for … Continue reading

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

Educational institutions have to grasp that having enjoyed an historic monopoly as the go-to-guys for learning doesn’t mean they always will. As we gained control of our listening with the arrival of the mp3, so we will increasingly gain control … Continue reading

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Mentored Open Online Courses

Leuphana University bundles all its online learning activities in one institution: Leuphana Digital School. With its unique didactical concept – consisting of scholars, mentors and tutors working hand in hand with a peer-based learning approach supported by a sophisticated online … Continue reading

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Cómo crear tu propia Khan Academy

Salman Khan es el fundador de la Khan Academy, una organización educativa sin ánimo de lucro. En su página web puedes encontrar gratuitamente una colección de más de 2.700 microlecciones a través de videos tutoriales hospedados en YouTube. Khan Academy, … Continue reading

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International Initiatives Fuel Growth of Open Ed. Content

Initiatives in countries from South Africa to Vietnam are fueling the growth of open educational resources. Open educational resources are claiming a place in schools in a diverse array of countries. South Africa’s Education Department is printing math and science … 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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Talking About All Things Open

Read This plenary session explores the opportunity associated with the convergence of multiple related “open” initiatives. Imagine an education future that combines open source software, open access research publishing, open government/data, open educational resources, open pedagogies and open networks. What … Continue reading

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Pearson Releases CourseConnect 2.0

Read Pearson has launched CourseConnect 2.0, the newest version of the company’s suite of online courses for higher education. CourseConnect is Pearson’s library of comprehensive online courses built around Pearson textbooks. Courses include syllabi, assignments, assessment questions, media, interactive activities, … Continue reading

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Massively Open Online Courses – the Death of Universities?

Read Great focus for a flash debate! I think these new open courses represent a real treat to traditional educational offerings – in a world where content and expertise is free what is the role of traditional educational institutions?  Perhaps … Continue reading

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