David Nailey has a new post on experimenting with open source in higher education. From the post:
Ironically, sometimes the problem is that open source communities are too helpful. We understand failure as part of the learning process, and give inexperienced contributors the benefit of the doubt. In a meritocracy, people don’t stop you from doing things–they support individuals in their pursuit of a goal, regardless of how wise that end goal might be.
The OpenCourseWare Consortium has issued a press release announcing winners of Awards of OCW Excellence (ACE). From the press release:
The winners include the University of Sumatera Utara OpenCourseWare, the University of Michigan OERbit and the Universidad de Alicante OpenCourseWare.
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!
YouTube user “educationopened” has posted a short one and a half minute video introducing open education. Thanks to yvideotweets for the link.
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.
Nick Sheppard has a new post on linking research papers to open educational resources. From the post:
With such an approach, is there perhaps an opportunity to tie research and OER more closely together at an institutional level (if this isn’t politically naive!) and contribute to research led teaching?
Gráinne Conole has started a page on Cloudworks to discuss social inclusion through open educational resources.