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Marco Kalz

RCOER17: Embrace different perspectives of openness

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Next week I will attend a European consultation meeting to prepare the upcoming OER World Congress organised by UNESCO and COL. Since the last OER congress was in 2012, I think it is a very good idea to assess the developments from 2012 until now and to define a shared vision and agenda for stakeholders…

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The wOERld is not enough

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The book “Open Education: A study in disruption” is one of the few accounts on open education that clearly outlines the paradoxes and contradictions which are currently determining the public and scholarly discussion around open education. While the vision of the scholarly community to make (higher) education more accessible and to increase access to knowledge and…

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Lecture series “Towards open educational processes and practices” during Open Education Week

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During the Open Education Week the Open University of the Netherlands is offering a series of online lectures, presentations and expert discussions. The week is supported by the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and will deal with current challenges for open education research and practice.  The week will begin with a general introduction on open…

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JCHE special issue on advancing research on open education

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Special issue focus Open Education is currently at the crossroads of becoming either an integral part of the higher education landscape or a sellout for venture-capital driven companies who use openness as a means to increase their customer base. At the same time research on open education is developing into two different directions, namely open…

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Keynote EADTU conference: Who let the drop out?

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On 29 of October Marco Kalz has provided a keynote to the “Online, Open and Flexible and Higher Education Conference” organised by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). This year’s conference takes place in Hagen at the German Distance Teaching University and has the focus on “Transforming higher education in the 21st century: Innovating…

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