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21 octobre 2017

A further blow to the Open University

The Guardian homeOn 2 May the Guardian reported a 56% collapse in the number of part-time students since 2010 according to Higher Education Statistics Agency figures. On 13 June we read about the Open University vice-chancellor’s intentions to cut £100m from its annual budget, which many OU staff consider unviable without inflicting irreparable damage on the university and its mission. More...

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18 octobre 2017

Inevitably Open

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. According to a new study uploaded in preprint form to PeerJ and profiled in Science, subscription-based publishing is a doomed business. Scientists have flocked to Sci-Hub because it’s easy to use – no traipsing from one site to another, no fumbling for a credit card or a delay while an interlibrary-loan request is processed. More...

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10 octobre 2017

Amara

Amara
Amara, 2015/12/30
I recently uploaded a new video of my panel presentation on agile learning design at OEB (the sound on the first was gibbled, but this came out much better). Not long after I got an email from a friend saying volunteers had completed a set of subtitles for the talk. More...

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Who are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources

Who are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources
Robert Farrow, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rebecca Pitt, Martin Weller, The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 2015/12/28
With all the fuss about MOOCs over the last few years efforts like iTunes University have been lost in the shuffle. The closed platform didn't exactly make iTunesU feel 'open', but it was and is widely popular. More...

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08 octobre 2017

To save students money, colleges are looking to the Open Educational Resources movement

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. One national study in 2013 found that 65 percent of students said they decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive, even though nearly all of them worried it would hurt their grade. More...

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OER Pioneer OpenStax Launches Personalized Learning Tool for 3 Courses

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The Rice University non-profit that has released almost two-dozen free textbooks into academia is beta-testing a new personalized learning system that works with its materials. More...

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Road-Tripping for OER

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A math professor takes his ideas for open educational materials to campuses across Georgia to try to help save students millions of dollars. More...

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OER Disrupting Textbook Marketplace

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The $8 million, which will be split between the State University of New York and City University of New York systems, will go to continued efforts to use completely different learning materials from a completely different source: open educational resources. More...

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03 octobre 2017

Challenges of Implementing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Evidence from the Indian Educational Setting

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), a subset of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), can reduce the cost of purchasing software. Despite the benefit in the initial purchase price of software, deploying software requires total cost that goes beyond the initial purchase price. More...

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28 septembre 2017

Student and Faculty Perceptions of OpenStax in High Enrollment Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs public funding for higher education decreases and the cost to students to attend college increases, universities are searching for strategies that save students money while also increasing their chances for success. Using free online textbooks is one such strategy, and the OpenStax College initiative at Rice University is one of the most widely recognized producers of such materials. Through a mixed method approach, this article examines the student and faculty experiences of adopting and using an OpenStax textbook. More...

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