Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
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.
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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
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MOOC's continue to make inroads as reported by the team @ EdX :-)
Added by Mike Pouraryan on November 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Judge Denny Chin has ruled that scanning of books fro searching purposes falls under Fair Use. The ruling against the AuthorsGuild followed eight years of legal battles.
The ruling allows Google and others to scan copyrighted materials for searching and cataloging purposes without compensating the copyright holders. The ruling does not allow the…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on November 16, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
November 15, 2013
A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to tackle the rising cost of textbooks by giving states an incentive to experiment with open educational resources. The Affordable College Textbook Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Al Franken, Democrats of Illinois and Minnesota, respectively, would create a grant program that would fund the creation of new textbooks -- as long as they are made available for free online.
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on November 15, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Open Education Experts to discuss Alternative Pathways for Educators, MOOC Research Topics, and Lessons Learned in Building MOOCs.
PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 24, 2013 - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Open Doors Group (ODG) announces that Jacky Hood and Steve Woodis of ODG and Clare Middleton-Detzner of ISKME will provide an overview of alternative pathways for education, three specific MOOC research topic related to peer interaction, and lessons learned from the development of two MOOCs at the…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on October 24, 2013 at 7:20am — No Comments
ODG Executive Director Mitchell Levy passed on this information from Rozzie Lieberman at Atomic Public Relations.
Five Must Try Social Networks For Students
Students advance their education by sharing, absorbing and curating content – it's no wonder the generation that grew up on MySpace and Facebook is turning to online social platforms to facilitate this type of…
Added by Open Doors Group on October 18, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Read about this course at Crafting an Effective MOOC: One Community College’s Experience on the WCET blogsite. Here is a short excerpt from that article:
In May (2013), Mt. San Jacinto Community College conducted the first basic writing MOOC for Coursera. …Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on October 17, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments