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The need for Open Educational Resources for ubiquitous learning
(Pervasive Computing Conference (PERCOM 2012), 2012)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for the expansion of ubiquitous learning. Open licensing of learning components is a precondition for supporting anytime, anywhere learning, whether the lessons are arranged ...
(Re)-conceptualizing design approaches for mobile language learning
(CALICO Journal, 2011-05)
An exploratory study conducted at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada between 2007 and 2009 investigated language learning with mobile devices as an approach to augmenting ESP learning by taking learning outside the ...
Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities
This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. The ...
Open Education Resources (OER) for assessment and credit for students project: Towards a logic model and plan for action
(Athabasca University, 2011-03)
The Open Education Resource (OER) for assessment and credit for students initiative aims to develop a “parallel learning universe” to augment and add value to existing post-secondary education provision by creating flexible ...
Virtual platforms at Athabasca University
The Athabasca University environment includes a virtual media lab (the e-Lab) which is an integrated website platform for curriculum enhancement and development, social networking, and pedagogical and disciplinary research. ...
Excess copyright: How restrictive copyright legislation impedes technological innovation
(The Seventh International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology. ICCGI 2012, 2012-06-27)
This paper explains how copyright laws being promoted by the USA are being used to prevent the development of open educational resources. This includes a brief history explaining the origins of copyright law leading ...
Interactions Affording Distance Science Education
Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy
(European Open and Distance Learning Journal, 2012)
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. ...
"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 ...
OER Readiness Tool
Survey Instrument of OER use by staff at Athabasca University