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The Open Educational Practice Landscape

Read This document presents and defines the concept of Open Educational Practices (OEP). In short, open educational practices constitute the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) within open learning ecologies. The creation, use, and re-use of open educational resources, as … Continue reading

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A World to Change

Read But more than that: we need, first, to take charge of our own learning, and next, help others take charge of their own learning. We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided … Continue reading

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The Chinese National Top Level Courses Project: Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Quality in Undergraduate Teaching

The Top Level Quality Project is a large project in Chinese higher education which uses the production of Open Educational Resources to improve the quality of undergraduate education. Widely understood in the West to be a form of OpenCourseWare inspired … Continue reading

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Managing and Learning in MOOCs – massive(ly) open online courses

A model of: – design – pedagogy – delivery – assessment is emerging Read

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Collaborative Creation of Teaching-Learning Sequences and an Atlas of Knowledge

Viewer The article is about a new online resource, a collaborative portal for teachers, which publishes a network of prerequisites for teaching/learning any concept or an activity. A simple and effective method of collaboratively constructing teaching-learning sequences is presented. The … Continue reading

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Teacherplex – A network of smart people helping others learn

The traditional learning paradigm starts with the presentation of educational material, eventually followed by a test to see how well it was understood. By inverting the order of lecture and test, the process can become much more fun and efficient. … Continue reading

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Agents Provocateurs

Supporting OERs is not simply about supporting the production of open educational resources, it’s about integrating these into the metabolism of the organization. The use of OERs in education involves far more than the mere presentation of OERs, and that … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Tag Clouds for supporting Reflection in Self-Organised Learning

Tags are popular for organising information in social software based on the personal views of the participants on the information. Tags provide valuable attention meta-data on a person’s interests because the participants actively relate resources to concepts by using tags. … Continue reading

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Method and its Culture – An Historical Approach

Viewer “Imposing an alleged uniform general method upon everybody breeds mediocrity” – Dewey. In the above quote, John Dewey, like others such as his contemporary A.N. Whitehead, worries about imposing a uniform general method––much akin to what educators do in … Continue reading

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Heutagogy – A Child of Complexity Theory

Viewer Heutagogy is concerned with learner-centred learning that sees the learner as the major agent in their own learning, which occurs as a result of personal experiences. The teacher might think that he or she can control the learning experience … Continue reading

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