Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
A big fish in the education-media world has been swallowed by an even bigger fish.
Added by Mike Pouraryan on March 3, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments
discovered via twitter
In October 2012, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled first and second year subject areas in the province’s public post-secondary system. BCcampus is tasked with co-ordination of the project because of our 10-year experience with the Online Program Development Fund.
The goal of the Open Textbook Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher…
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on March 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
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I'm delighted to inform you that ALISON free learning has just signed up its 3 millionth learner! This is a huge milestone for our free learning mission. ALISON now has 600 free courses available and over 350,000 graduates of our courses worldwide, many studying and graduating from multiple courses.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you, our learners and supporters for making ALISON such a global success. We have grown primarily through word-of-mouth,…
Added by Mike Pouraryan on March 2, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments
The Open Education Ideas Workshop was held today at 10am Central Europe Time. Marieke Guy, Project Community Coordinator, LinkedUp, Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), has written an outstanding review of this workshop that marked an official launch of the Open Educational…Continue
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A simple C programming tutorial for beginners which is an open online material for students.
Added by Thiyagarajan S on February 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
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The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the open textbooks created by Washington State Open Course Library initiative are receiving little attention from community college faculty in the state.
Open Course Library Sees Little Use in Washington's Community Colleges…Continue
Standord University President John Hennessy is backing Massive Open Online Courses -- so long as they are neither Massive nor Open!
Added by Jacky Hood on February 7, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments
It took wildlife photographer and filmmaker Amoghavarsha long hours and some fancy high-speed photography to capture the graceful river terns flying down to snap up minnows from the waters of Bhadra. But despite all the effort that went into its making, he chose to make his documentary, River Terns of Bhadra, freely available in the public domain. It has been released under a…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on January 26, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Thanks to Peggy Ruse for finding this outstanding report: The Open Educational Resources Ecosystem. It includes excellent charts and comes from two highly credible sources: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Boston Consulting.
Added by Jacky Hood on January 8, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments
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A Project Manager opening at Apple Computer specifies 'self-starter, self-motivated, self-directed, self-sufficient'.
At first I thought this was overdone. Then I asked myself why so many people -- even senior managers -- need to be reminded before anything happens? Why do so few invent the ideas and find the opportunities?
The same goes for students. Recently we were beta trialing a course. Out of ten…Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on January 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It has been gratifying to see the growth in our community as I have had the pleasure to "virtually welcome" new members and assess the continued growth and success of our ever growing team.
It is also gratifying to see how MOOC's have begun to gain traction as noted in this "snapshot" from the Stanford "spinoff", NovoEd:
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Added by Mike Pouraryan on January 1, 2014 at 10:07pm — No Comments
As we gear up for 2014 (and having been witness to the great success of the Project Management MOOC), it seems that there is recoginition by the Federal Government that the evolution (or revolution) is very much in the minds of Feds as there is a realization that Education has to change:Continue
Added by Mike Pouraryan on December 21, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments
The LinkedUp Consortium met on two weekends - one in September in London and one in Berlin in November to create an Open Data Handbook. The version created between the two weekends is available from the…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on December 16, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments
Open Doors Group is delighted that Butte-Glenn and Foothill-De Anza Community College Districts will build a portal for online courses for California Community colleges using a $16.9 million grant from taxpayers.
Here is a brief story that honors both districts.
Added by Open Doors Group on December 7, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments
Featured presenters at this year's Big Ideas Fest December 4-7 in Half Moon Bay produced by ISKME.
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater.
Shiza Shahid is co-founder and CEO of Malala Fund, the…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on December 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
New pronouns: ti, tir, tirs, tirself. See Basic Personal Pronouns. All of these refer to a human (e.g. student, person, candidate, etc.) who may be of either gender. Recently people have been using plural forms (they, them, their, themselves) in these cases to avoid the correct but sexist masculine form or the awkward he/she. Hurray for these new pronouns. I…Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on November 29, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments