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Experiences from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how the MOOC could potentially increase diversity, social inclusion & learner engagementGeek Edu

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:58:33 +0000

Background There is currently much interest and excitement at the emergence of an educational approach commonly termed the ‘Massive Open Online Course’ or MOOC. These MOOCs are truly global in their reach, and can be massive with tens of thousands … Continue reading (image)

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Open Policy #ioe12Geek Edu

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:34:45 +0000

At the heart of the movement to open educational resources is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general, and the World Wide Web in particular provide an opportunity for … Continue reading (image)

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Open Business Models #ioe12Geek Edu

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:18:20 +0000

The question that seems to arise from throughout the course topics is one of sustainability and the open business models topic considers this area in more detail. When looking at particularly the concept of OpenCourseWare (OCW) there is the concern … Continue reading (image)

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Open Teaching #ioe12Geek Edu

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:16:56 +0000

In some ways I’ve perhaps found this topic to be the lightest on content with regard to the topic ‘readings’, perhaps because I’ve encountered both videos previously, not least from participating in the other MOOCs. However, I also found the … Continue reading (image)

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Open Data #ioe12Geek Edu

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:36:35 +0000

Tim Berners-Lee talks on his TEDtalk about how he originated the World Wide Web. The memo he wrote about it was read by his boss (who after his boss’s death was found to have the words “Vague but exciting” written … Continue reading (image)

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Open Science #ioe12Geek Edu

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:20:36 +0000

Michael Nielson in his TEDtalk begins by talking about Tim Gowers1, a renowned (famous) mathematician, and Cambridge (UK) professor, who asked on his blog in 2009 whether science could be done collectively out in the open. There was a mathematical … Continue reading (image)

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Open Access ioe12Geek Edu

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:22:31 +0000

From the course readings for this topic, Peter Suber’s initial article begins by drawing on a number of sources for a definition of Open Access. These include: The Budapest Open Access Initiative There are many degrees and kinds of wider … Continue reading (image)

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Open Assessment ioe12Geek Edu

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:42:23 +0000

The area of assessment, recognition and reward for skills development and learning beyond formal education has been a difficult one. However, the Digital Learning and Media Competition 4, sponsored by the MacAuthur Foundation (Press Release) in association with HASTAC and … Continue reading (image)

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OpenCourseWare ioe12Geek Edu

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:16:16 +0000

OpenCourseWare (OCW) is the provision of course materials provided openly on the Web and pioneered by MIT. I recall the time of the MIT announcement as I worked in a Computing Services department of a UK university the Deputy Director … Continue reading (image)

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Open Content ioe12Geek Edu

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:51:30 +0000

Again, these are my notes from the course topic video   All this content is attributed to David Wiley. David starts with the 10 year anniversary of Open Content. It all started with Free Software (which was covered in … Continue reading (image)

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