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03 août 2017

Stephen Downes on a model of personal learning #learningtechday

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Stephen looks great while he takes the stage, and delivers an authentic, humorous talk with lots of ideas to reflect upon, while all the time simply sharing his experiences and thoughts. I must admit… I have a lot of speaking flow to learn. More...

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#oeb_midsummit Cognitive neuroscience and learning by @BekkeringHarold

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard.
Everything is connected in the brain, and the brain is a predictive machine.
A neuron at work is incoming data is output in just one unit. So in neuroscience we see that multiple inputs triggers a process into one output.
Hebbian learning: everything is connected (Hebb’ theory).
A human can adapt to one specific tone of voice and timbre. Our brain adjusts.
The brain is a prediction machine. More...

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#OEB_midsummit teaching critical thinking by Ben Nelson @MinervaSchools

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. What is critical thinking? Critical thinking in itself does not exist. There are many things that together make up critical thinking. Evaluating a claim is something else than critical thinking, which requires arguments and proof.
Famous study with air traffic controllers, a manual job and taking in enormous amounts of data at split seconds. Critical thinking was similar because of far transfer. Far transfer is the holy grail of wisdom, of learning. Read more...

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02 août 2017

Developing OER course pathways

University Business LogoA new study of 38 community colleges participating in an open education resources (OER) initiative says that students in OER courses engage with the content as well or better than students in non-OER classes using traditional course materials. More...

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30 juillet 2017

Open University jobs at risk in £100m 'root and branch' overhaul

The Guardian homeInstitution plans to save 25% of annual budget to secure financial stability and reinvest in digital transformation. More...

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22 juillet 2017

OER, Vertical and Horizontal Matt Reed. OER refers to Open Educational Resources, which are free alternatives to commercial instructional materials (such as textbooks). They’re usually electronic, though it’s commonplace to have printed copies available at nominal cost. More...

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12 juillet 2017

Open University issues warning over £2bn skills gap bill

Inaugural research by the Open University suggests that a severe skills gap is costing United Kingdom businesses more than £2 billion (US$2.6 billion) a year as companies struggle to find workers with the right attributes, writes Bradley Gerrard for The Telegraph. More...

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11 juillet 2017

The OER Moment

HomeBy Doug Lederman. "The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. This collection of news and opinion articles may be downloaded here, free. More...

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Ontario Invests in Open Educational Resources

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The Canadian province of Ontario will invest about $740,000 (one million Canadian dollars) toward developing free online textbooks, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development said this week. More...

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09 juillet 2017

Worried by IT layoffs? Open online courses can future-proof your career Blog. After being laid-off by an information technology (IT) major in Chennai, Ashir Sharma (name changed) recently bagged a job at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in Pune, after training himself in data analytics using the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). More...

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