09 novembre 2018

Light at the end of the tunnel for shunned law students?

By Tunde Fatunde. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is awaiting the outcome of its bid to amend the act in terms of which the university was created, in the latest attempt to resolve a five-year-long imbroglio preventing the university’s law graduates from gaining access to the Nigerian Law School – a prerequisite for any law graduate seeking to practise law. More...

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06 novembre 2018

OER courses can boost engagement, new study says

eCampus NewsOpen educational resources (OER) offer a host of benefits to students and faculty, according to a new study of 38 community colleges across 13 states. More...

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05 novembre 2018

Open Access Publishing: broadsheet roundup and JISC's role

Open Access Publishing: broadsheet roundup and JISC's role
The British House of Commons and Technology Committee report, covered here earlier this week, has caught the attention of the press. Most of the reports are vaguely positive toward the proposal. More...

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04 novembre 2018

OER promotes student success

University Business Magazine logoOpen educational resources (OER) not only save students money, they produce significant benefits in instruction and student learning experiences, according to a new study from Achieving the Dream (ATD). More...

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02 novembre 2018

A Survey I’d Like to See

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. There’s plenty to chew on in the latest IHE poll about college faculty attitudes about technology, OER, and assessment. (Least surprising finding: skepticism about assessment remains strong.) But at least in the OER section, it strikes me that we need to ask a different question. More...

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01 novembre 2018

Moodlerooms No More. Now It's Blackboard Open LMS

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Blackboard has formally changed the name of its product that serves institutions that use Moodle's open-source learning management system, in the wake of this summer's parting of the ways between Moodle and Blackboard. More...

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Advocates: OER Saves Students $1 Billion

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Free open educational resources have saved students at least $1 billion in textbook costs over the last five years, open education advocacy group SPARC reports. More...

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31 octobre 2018

Report: Students Prefer Courses that Use Open Educational Resources

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Students like courses that use open education resources over their typical classes. In a recent research project, most (61 percent) reported that they experienced a boost in their learning experience; 59 percent said the quality of the instructional materials was better; 57 percent considered the caliber of teaching higher; and 54 percent claimed a stronger level of engagement. More...

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26 octobre 2018

Open Learning Initiative

Open Learning Initiative
There is a lot to like about this site, and even if it falls short of "creating a new paradigm for online education" it nonetheless provides a valuable service. The site offers five courses for now (logic, causal reasoning, chemistry, statistics and economics). More...

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Australian Government to Offer Guide to Open-Source

Australian Government to Offer Guide to Open-Source
Not only cool, but useful. And reflective of an encouraging trend. More...

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