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Managing and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses)
George Siemens, with Athabasca's Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, is best known for his development of the pedagogical model of networked learning known as Connectivism. He and Steven Downes have pioneered ...
Preparing for the Digital University
Large sectors of society are digitizing, resulting in changed practices in journalism, entertainment, and business in general. Higher education is not immune to these changes. Digitization processes are well underway and ...
Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments
In the pursuit of openness, the cognitive experience of the learners and educators are often overlooked. Open educational resources present fragmented views of topics: a TedTalk video here, an Open Yale lecture there, an ...
"Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide??
Despite the desirability of "Making Open the Default" as the theme of this year’s open access week, there are many reasons that can and should influence a person and an organization to restrict access to content. In this ...
What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?
Higher education is now entering its second year of MOOC hype. The stream of almost daily pronouncements of additional universities joining existing MOOC providers, new funding, new MOOC offerings, and new reports continues ...