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Support Centres for Open education and MOOCs

 

Support Centres for Open education and MOOCs

Support Centres for Open education and MOOCS in different Regions of Europe 2020 (SCORE2020, 2014-2016) builds a European consortium of regional expertise centres on open education and MOOCs with the support of the European platform of OpenupEd experts.

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Making Sense of MOOCs

Making Sense of MOOCs
 

Making Sense of MOOCs

A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries.
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European Policy Response on MOOC opportunities

 

European Policy Response on MOOC opportunities

Overview of papers representing a European Policy response on MOOC opportunities as presented during the HOME policy forum in Brussels, June 2016.
 

MOOCs in Europe

MOOCs in Europe
 

MOOCs in Europe

Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015.

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Porto Declaration on European MOOCs

 

Porto Declaration on European MOOCs

'Europe must seize this moment to grab the opportunities offered by MOOC'. The Porto declaration is facilitated by the HOME project, initiated and coordinated by EADTU. 

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Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe

 

Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe

This EADTU report presents and analyses the results of a survey on MOOCs conducted by the HOME project between October and December 2014

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Digital Education: Out to the World and Back to the Campus

Digital Education: Out to the World and Back to the Campus
 

Digital Education: Out to the World and Back to the Campus

Proceedings of research and experience papers of the 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit: EMOOCs 2017 are available at Springer. Proceeding of work in progress and policy papers are available separately.

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Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation (2)

 

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation (2)

This UNESCO-COL joint publication brings together examples of OER policy development and implementation in various countries where the two organisations are active. This is particularly significant in the context of the need for collaborative engagements to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the targets outlined in Education 2030: Framework for Action.

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MOOC Quality: The Need for New Measures

 

MOOC Quality: The Need for New Measures

MOOCs are re-operationalising traditional concepts in education. While they draw on elements of existing educational and learning models, they represent a new approach to instruction and learning. The challenges MOOCs present to traditional education models have important implications for approaching and assessing quality. This paper foregrounds some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs.

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Global Open Policy Report 2016

Global Open Policy Report 2016
 

Global Open Policy Report 2016

We need to work to develop smart, forward-looking public policies that flip the default from a closed, proprietary system to an open, participatory and collaborative one.
There have already been some interesting and impactful policy changes, as will be explored more in this report. But we have a long way to go.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape

Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape
 

Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape

Who’s using OER, who’s not, and why? Where is OER headed and do educational content
providers fit into the picture? Out of primary and secondary research conducted by
Cengage Learning in early 2016, a view emerged of the evolving OER landscape.

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MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
 

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources: A Handbook for Educators is being made available for university faculty, educators, and educational producers involved in producing online courses. The guide is a step-by-step manual to how to produce and distribute educational video content under the freest of licenses, with an emphasis on Creative Commons. The Handbook situates educational video production in the context of more than 100 years of moving-image work at universities and beyond.

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Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16

Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16
 

Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16

Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has improved, but still remains less than a majority, according to this new report.

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Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions
 

Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

This framework proposes a wide definition of the term ‘open education’, which accommodates different uses, in order to promote transparency and a holistic approach to practice.

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Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation
 

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

The editors of the book have identified 15 case studies that document the developments since the 2012 Paris Declaration on OER from the lens of policy, costs and transformation. While national policy development and adoption have been modest, the case studies show the preliminary successes and pitfalls in changing mindsets from a copyright-only regime to a more flexible and open licence practice.

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OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education

OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education
 

OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education

This report is the final outcome of the study OpenCases: case studies on openness in education. The study was carried out by the IPTS in collaboration with the University of Bath as part of the OpenEdu project.

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From Books to MOOCs?

From Books to MOOCs?
 

From Books to MOOCs?

Many EADTU members contributed to this publication 'From Books to MOOCs' based on a successful conference in Stockholm in 2015.

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The Best of Two Open Worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria

The Best of Two Open Worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria
 

The Best of Two Open Worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria

Interesting article from our OpenupEd associate partner, NOUN on the possibilities for MOOCS in Nigeria and other develloping and emerging countries.

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The Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative

The Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative
 

The Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative

Young people in the developing world use online courses very differently than their developed world counterparts. An examination of MOOC usage for professional workforce development outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa.

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Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning

Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning
 

Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning

This report is an outcome of the OpenCred study, which was carried out collaboratively by the ICT for Learning and Skills team of JRC IPTS, researchers of the University of Leicester and consultants.

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How are Higher Education Institutions Dealing with Openness?

How are Higher Education Institutions Dealing with Openness?
 

How are Higher Education Institutions Dealing with Openness?

This report presents the results of the OpenSurvey study, a survey of Open Education practices, beliefs and strategies in Higher Education institutions in five European countries (France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom).

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Proceedings EMOOCS2016

Proceedings EMOOCS2016
 

Proceedings EMOOCS2016

Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practises in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016).

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Open educational resources (OER) as a catalyst for innovation

 

Open educational resources (OER) as a catalyst for innovation

This OECD-report focuses on the type of innovation potential inherent in OER for improving teaching and learning and how this potential can be harnessed.

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Open and Online Education Trend Report 2015

 

Open and Online Education Trend Report 2015

The Open Education Trend Report 2015 describes the trends in open and online education in the Netherlands and abroad from the perspective of Dutch higher education in nine articles by Dutch open and online education experts and eight brief intermezzi.

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OpenCases: A Catalogue of Mini Cases on Open Education in Europe

 

OpenCases: A Catalogue of Mini Cases on Open Education in Europe

The OpenCases mini catalogue is an outcome of the study: OpenCases: case studies on openness in higher education institutions. The study investigated current institutional strategies for opening up education on the basis of expert interviews and in-depth analysis of selected institutional cases.

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OER Data Report 2013-2015

 

OER Data Report 2013-2015

This summary report highlights some of the key findings for different groups of OER users: educators, formal learners and informal learners. They are presented infographic style layout.

More information about the data used to generate this report.
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Free essays on MOOCs

 

Free essays on MOOCs

Free essays on MOOCs from World of Learning by Routledge, Taylor & Francis group.
Europa World of Learning is one of the world's leading reference works.
 
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Understanding Open Educational Resources

 

Understanding Open Educational Resources

In this lesson, we will explore OER in general to give you an understanding of what they are and who the key players are in the progress of OER.

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A Policy Brief on MOOCs

 

A Policy Brief on MOOCs

MOOCs have a wide reach with different courses appealing to very different demographics.

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Data Report 2013-2015: Learners & Educators

 

Data Report 2013-2015: Learners & Educators

These OERResearchHub present a frequencies analysis of responses from formal/informal learners & eduactors on the impact of OER in teaching and learning.
 
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Book Open Education and MOOCs

 

Book Open Education and MOOCs

Routledge published a book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World, edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds. EADTU contributed by

  • Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd initiative : pdf doc - odt
  • Open(ing up) Education for all … Boosted by MOOCs? : pdf - doc - odt

OER Evidence Report 2013-2014

 

OER Evidence Report 2013-2014

OER Evidence Report 2013-2014

Building Understanding of Open Education

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MOOCs for Norway

 

MOOCs for Norway

MOOCs for Norway - New digital learning methods in higher education
Norwegian report, NOU 2014:5

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Special issue on Quality in MOOCs

 

Special issue on Quality in MOOCs

INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning
Volume 2, No 3, 2014 and Special Issue on Quality in Massive Open Online Courses

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Online Learning at Research-Intensive Universities

 

Online Learning at Research-Intensive Universities

Advice paper on Online Learning at Research-Intensive Universities
LERU - League of European Research Universities

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Review of Quality Issues related to OER

 

Review of Quality Issues related to OER

Review of Quality Issues related to OER

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Invasion of the MOOCs

 

Invasion of the MOOCs

The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses

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Cornell Distance Learning Committee

 

Cornell Distance Learning Committee

Report of the Cornell Distance Learning Committee

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OpenupEd Quality Label

 

OpenupEd Quality Label

The first quality label for MOOCs in the world.

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EUA Occasional Paper: MOOCs

 

EUA Occasional Paper: MOOCs

EUA Occasional Paper on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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Networked Innovations

 

Networked Innovations

Open Development Networked Innovations in International Development

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Mind to MOOCs

 

Mind to MOOCs

ICDE "Mind to MOOCs" - Summary report

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Practices with OER in Adult Education

 

Practices with OER in Adult Education

Overview and Analysis of Practices with Open Educational Resources in Adult Education in Europe

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Opening up Education: Communication

 

Opening up Education: Communication

Innovative teaching and learning for all through new Technologies and Open Educational Resources. Communication from the commission to the european parliament, the council, the european economic and social committee and the committee of the regions.

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Opening up Education: working document

 

Opening up Education: working document

Analysis and mapping of innovative teaching and learning for all through new Technologies and Open Educational Resources in Europe: Commission staff working document

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The maturing of the MOOC

 

The maturing of the MOOC

BIS research paper 130

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Widening Participation in HE

 

Widening Participation in HE

Best Practice Report on Widening Participation in Higher Education Study through Open Educational Resources

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MOOCs, Higher Education's digital moment?

 

MOOCs, Higher Education's digital moment?

Massive Open Online Courses: Higher Education's digital moment?

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Towards a sustainable university ecosystem

 

Towards a sustainable university ecosystem

OEII: Towards a sustainable university ecosystem for educational innovation

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Paris OER Declaration

 

Paris OER Declaration

2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress
UNESCO, Paris, June 2012: Paris OER Declaration.

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LECHe project summary

 

LECHe project summary

LECHe Project Summary - Special Issue

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International Team-based Development

 

International Team-based Development

Development of a Model for International Team-based Development

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Best Practice Report Multicampus

 

Best Practice Report Multicampus

Best Practice Report Multicampus

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Cape Town Open Education Declaration

 

Cape Town Open Education Declaration

The Cape Town Open Education Declaration arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Cape Town in September 2007.

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