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Open Data as Open Educational Resources

Book edited by Javiera Atenas and Leo Havemann: “… is the outcome of a collective effort that has its origins in the 5th Open Knowledge Open Education Working Group call, in which the idea of using Open Data in schools … 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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OER University

The OER university (OERu): aims to widen access and reduce the cost of tertiary study for learners who are excluded from the formal education sector; is an international innovation partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics coordinated by the OER … Continue reading

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Open Education: OER, OCW and MOOCs

The potential of ICT for modernisation of education and training has become a key priority for the European Union. In its Communication on Opening Up Education, the European Commission proposes actions at EU and national levels to “support the development … Continue reading

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Open Education Europa

The European Commission launched Open Education Europa in September 2013 as part of the Opening Up Education initiative to provide a single gateway to European OER. This portal is grounded on the basis of the elearningeuropa.info portal, active since 2002 to support the transformation of … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education

The rapid growth of OER provides new opportunities for teaching and learning, at the same time, they challenge established views about teaching and learning practices in higher education. This briefing paper provides the background to the current development of and … Continue reading

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The roles of libraries and information professionals in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives

This report contains the findings of a study carried out by the Centre for Academic Practice & Learning Enhancement and Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, at the University of Strathclyde. The study focuses on the involvement of the … Continue reading

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Opening Education Beyond the Property Relation

Open Education, and specifically the OER movement, seeks to provide universal access to knowledge, undermining the historical enclosure and the increasing privatisation of the public education system. In this paper we examine this aspiration by submitting the implicit theoretical assumptions … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice – Recommendations for Policy

Open Educational Resources, and open education more generally, is considered to have huge potential to increase participation and educational opportunities at large and to promote widening participation and lifelong learning. At the same time the past decade has shown that … Continue reading

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How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content

Schools are moving from creamy to chunky — but not in relation to cafeteria peanut butter. The change in texture is happening with content. Instruction that was structured linearly, captured in books that were all-inclusive monoliths with a predetermined progression … Continue reading

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