Tag Archives: e-learning

School of Webcraft Job Opening

The Mozilla Foundation has a job opening for a Program Manager over the School of Webcraft.

CSCL Intro

Stian Haklev has a new post introducing CSCL, an open online course. From the post:

We have been planning this course for a very long time, and to see people sign up, begin to blog, engage with the readings (and each other), tweet, comment on the P2PU site etc, is very exciting and rewarding!

Defining Open Education

The website Techsual has a new post giving their own definition of open education. From the post:

I feel like people who are already professionals in their fields and already blogging, writing tutorials and making videos should be the teachers of the future. I think they’re the most qualified.

Thanks to superawesomenrd for the link.

Open Education Video Overview

YouTube user “educationopened” has posted a short one and a half minute video introducing open education. Thanks to yvideotweets for the link.

Open Course Participation

Alan Levine has a new post chiding people for apologizing when sporadically participating in open courses. From the post:

There is no “sorry” in an open course. The “open” means you enter when you want and exit when you want and in between you do what you want. Are we that conditioned to think that we are letting someone down when we put other priorities above doing coursework for which we get no credit?

OCW Efforts in Higher Ed

Mark Jaycox has a new post providing an overview of recent OCW efforts in higher education. From the post:

The Open University plans to develop free, open courseware that will aide students in meeting prerequisite math courses. The program, called “Bridge to Success” (B2S), will use high-quality open educational material, like MIT’s Open Courseware, to combine multimedia content with traditional pre-algebra concepts.

Social Inclusion Through OER

Gráinne Conole has started a page on Cloudworks to discuss social inclusion through open educational resources.