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OCWC 2014 Global Conference in Ljubljana

This years OCWC conference will be in Slovenia. The beautiful city of Ljubljana is hosting a global conference now introducing a research track. Calls for papers are closed, but registration to participate is still possible.

The Global OER Graduate Network will be present at the conference with 10 paper presentations.

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Fred Mulder speaks at European MOOC summit

6 and 7 June 2013 a European MOOCs Summit takes place in Lausanne (Switserland). The summit collects (on invitation) about 70 key actors from the public and the corporate sector at the national and the European level. At the summit prof. dr. ir. Fred Mulder of the Open Universiteit has been invited to give a presentation on OpenupEd, the first pan-European MOOCs initiative. Continue reading Fred Mulder speaks at European MOOC summit

UNESCO Chair in OER presentations at OCWC 2013 Annual Conference

At the OCWC Conference early May on Bali island, Indonesia, two presentations have been delivered on the work of the UNESCO Chair in OER. The first presentation was to provide an overview of the collaborative programme of the now 4 UNESCO Chairs in OER accross the world. To the original two chairs (Rory McGreal . . . → Read More: UNESCO Chair in OER presentations at OCWC 2013 Annual Conference

Open Universiteit and UNESCO Chair in OER take the lead in a pan European MOOCs initiative

The EADTU driven project is headed by the UNESCO Chair in OER at Open Universiteit. In collaboration with the European commission the initiative has been prepared and will be launched on Thursday 25 April. EU commissioner Vassiliou will be opening the web portal to release the access to the first set of MOOCs available. . . . → Read More: Open Universiteit and UNESCO Chair in OER take the lead in a pan European MOOCs initiative

Fred Mulder on MOOCS at SurfAcademy

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Fred Mulder delivered a presentation at the SurfAcademy meeting on Febuary 26 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The presentation is uploaded on YouTube. Continue reading Fred Mulder on MOOCS at SurfAcademy

The Global Search for Education: Internet Sharing Programs

Read the interview with Robert Schuwer (Open Universiteit) in the Huffington Post. In the interview Robert is talking about the Dutch National Program for OER called WikiWijs. Continue reading The Global Search for Education: Internet Sharing Programs

Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

Gajaraj Dhanarajan and David Porter are the editors of a research report issued by COL. The book is the result of an OER Asia research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Continue reading Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

The paper by Sir John Daniel provides an overview of the recent developments on MOOCS, cMOOCs and xMOOCS.

Continue reading Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

Business Models for OER

At the first UNISA International Open Distance Learning Conference in Pretoria, Dr. Frank de Langen (researcher at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands) presented the results of a study on Business Models for OER, partly sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

The powerpoint for this presentation is added.

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OECD Survey on national OER policies

OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) has worked on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the past, which led to the publication Giving Knowledge for Free – the Emergence of Open Educational Resources (2007). This working paper thus builds on exploratory and forward-looking research in CERI and invites countries to consider the policy . . . → Read More: OECD Survey on national OER policies