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23 avril 2018

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of open source software

University Business Magazine logoIn 2006, a group of small colleges was at a crossroads. The grant that the schools had received to pay for the license for its commercial Learning Management System (LMS) had come to an end, and the schools couldn’t afford to continue paying for it.  One attractive alternative was an open source LMS. More...

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The Open University gave millions of Britons a second chance. Now it needs one itself

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianOne by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose – from the system of legal aid to the Open University – they are under siege. Britain might be substantially richer than it was 40 or 50 years ago but the national narrative is that organisations once energetic and growing are now unaffordable. More...

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The Guardian view on the Open University: issues, not just personalities

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe Open University, one of the great successes of modern Britain, is facing a crisis. On the surface, this centres on the embattled vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks, whom the staff want to resign. The UCU branch at the university has passed a motion of no confidence in him, and says he no longer commands the respect of staff. More...

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The Open University is about more than who is in the top job

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianReaders respond to a Guardian editorial on the continuing trials and tribulations at the Open University. More...

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22 avril 2018

OER and Obstacles to Adoption

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’ve never heard a student or professor complain that a book didn’t cost enough. Complaints about textbook costs have been around at least since the 80’s, and probably before that  I know because I remember making them myself. More...

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21 avril 2018

Virginia Governor Opts for OER

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources -- freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials. More...

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20 avril 2018

650 Courses and 52 Degree Pathways From Community College OER Initiative

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative established by Achieving the Dream has resulted in the creation of hundreds of new courses and dozens of degree pathways aimed at lowering students' costs and increasing their chances of earning credentials, the organization said in a news release. More...

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17 avril 2018

Announcement: Spectrum goes Open Source!

Announcement: Spectrum goes Open Source!
Max Stoiber, Spectrum, 2018/04/05
I love rabbit-holes. Here's one. This post announces that Spectrum has gone open source. "Spectrum makes it easy to grow safe, successful online communities that are built to last." There's definitely a need for this, so I logged in, created my account, and started exploring. I created a community for MOOCs and joined a one-member community for e-learning. More...

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5×5 R’s of Ours (An OER17 Flashback)

5×5 R’s of Ours (An OER17 Flashback)
Brian Lamb, Abject, 2018/04/05
The premise is simple: "We knew that the 5 Rs were a useful and powerful shorthand to capture the permissions inherent with open educational resources… But were there other Rs that captured the messy, energizing, frustrating and life-affirming elements of being a live human being that is learning?" ooo, I want to play; here's a set for idealists: recognize, reclaim, restore, raise, reify. More...

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Teachers and students create interactive STEM lessons that inspire, motivate, and teach others

Teachers and students create interactive STEM lessons that inspire, motivate, and teach others
Microsoft, 2018/04/03
In a conversation with Doug Belshaw this morning we discussed the idea of student-produced open educational resources (OERs), how they didn't have to be high-quality and glossy to be effective, and how the metaphor of 'learning exhaust' might not be the best way to describe them (what would be better: 'learning by-products'? 'learning productions'?). More...

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