19 novembre 2018

Freedom of speech review arouses campus debate

By Geoff Maslen. A debate has erupted on Australian campuses following a government decision that the rules and regulations protecting freedom of speech on university campuses would be reviewed. Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan announced the investigation on 14 November. More...

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Media Release: Crisis of Academic Freedom Emanates from Former Minister’s Office

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) condemns the decision by former Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, to directly interfere in competitive research grants process and reject eleven research grants worth over $4m, which was revealed in last night’s Senate Education and Employment Committee Estimates hearing. More...

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18 novembre 2018

Launch of New Education Campaign in Oslo

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA new Council of Europe education campaign is being launched this week (14-16 November) in Oslo, Norway. Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All is aimed at creating ‘safe spaces’ in schools, where controversial subjects can be openly and safely debated, to prevent ideas that could lead to violent extremism being pushed underground. More...

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Russia: Excessive fine for ‘New Times’ endangers media pluralism and press freedom

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA judgment this past Friday by the Tverskoy Court in Moscow condemning The New Times to an unprecedented fine of 22.5m rubles (about 300,000€) threatens the very existence of this well-known weekly news outlet. More...

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16 novembre 2018

Free online course “dangerous questions: why academic freedom matters”

Scholars at Risk, together with the Academic Refuge project partners, have created a free massive open online course (MOOC) on why academic freedom matters. The course begins 29 October on FutureLearn. More...

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15 novembre 2018

Freedom in Learning Innovations

Freedom in Learning Innovations
Elliott Masie has caused a flap in the e-learning world by sending a letter attacking the patent litigation campaign launched by iplearn, "a company with no products and a patent attorney." OLDaily readers will be familiar with iplearn; as reported here, the company has convinced various e-learning companies to settle rather than fight, including Saba, Skillsoft and Digital Think. More...

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Free/Open Source Software in Education

Free/Open Source Software in Education
This 55 page PDF is an authoritative guide to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in education. The author describes the advantages of open source, surveys major open source tools, discusses migration to open source, and adds a section on educational open source applications. More...

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09 novembre 2018

Universities say defence plans would stifle freedoms

Labor, Australia’s leading universities and the tertiary education union have warned that a proposal to dramatically expand defence’s control over university research would stifle academic freedom and damage the sector’s competitiveness, writes Christopher Knaus for The Guardian Australia. More...

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08 novembre 2018

Free Tuition Tomfoolery at CCPA

By Alex Usher. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) put out its Alternative Federal Budget last month (earlier and much shorter than usual, for reasons I don’t understand).  As has been the case for the last couple of years, the AFB included a “free tuition” program. More...

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07 novembre 2018

(free) book Assessment strategies for online learning #education #assessment #eLearning #instructionaldesign

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Assessing online learning has many challenges, but with this new book written by experts Dianne Conrad and Jason Openo, a lot of solutions can be found. The book, entitled Assessment Strategies for Online Learning - Engagement and Authenticity, can be bought for 32,99 dollars  here (if you have a budget this is the way to go as you support author and initiative), or you can have a look at the free pdf here. This book is a must read for those using assessment, as it not only gives traditional assessment, but also dives into evaluations that are linked to open learning, journals, portfolios, etc. Great and interesting read. More...

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