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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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Conference Digital Risks – Digital Chances

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The internet and globalization are changing our world and ways to communicate, learn and live together: They are offering huge opportunities but also challenges. To address them, we are organizing the special Conference “Digital Risks – Digital Chances” on Tuesday, 13th of December 2016. We invite all interested people to explore and discuss digitalization, online learning and collaborations! Participation is free but requires registration as seats are limited. We invite TEACHERS and PARENTS: Two interactive workshops will debate: “School Innovations for Inclusion and Learning-how-to-learn” and “Internet Security in Schools“. We invite STUDENTS and PRACTITIONERS: Two interactive sessions will focus: “MOOCs…

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Leaves are falling, ICO Fall School is calling!

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Looking outside the window red, yellow and brown trees are passing with 300 km/h. Flat landscapes are being alternated with somewhat more mountain like surroundings (disclaimer: if you’re Dutch, everything that’s not flat can be called a mountain). Around every corner and tunnel, hides a new décor: small villages, typical churches, vineyards and forests… We slowly make our way to the south of Germany…It’s a new Monday, just another day at the office for a PhD student in educational sciences. Because if leaves start falling, the ICO Fall School is calling! From the 31st of October till the 4th the…

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Siberia is melting for Open Education

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Siberia is meting for Open Education This year, Siberia is melting for Open Education and has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government was launching a hot season: The International Lensky Education Forum was heating the debate about open education. The forum in cooperation with UNESCO was organized for the first time and concluded one year of first innovative activities with a series of events. “We appreciate the strong support of the Yakutian government for open education fully conforming with UNESCO’s objective”,…

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MOOQ survey on Quality of MOOCs launched

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The MOOQ survey on quality of MOOCs launched today Join our survey, it takes only 10 minutes: http://goo.gl/forms/dsjqwDl6jZ5iOmZx2 Please share your experiences and expectations with us and all interested MOOC learners and designers! Let us improve future MOOCs for better learning for all! Thank you very much for your feedback!   The MOOQ survey on the quality of MOOCs will be launched and presented at EDEN Conference 2016 in Budapest: You are kindly invited to share the following links and invite your colleagues and friends: MOOQ survey on Quality of MOOCs launched https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mooq-survey-quality-moocs-launched-eden16-christian-m-stracke https://twitter.com/ChrMStracke/status/742987843618869249

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MOOQ and MOOCs at EDEN Conference

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MOOCs are dead! Long live MOOCs! One provocative paper presentation at the European EDEN Conference 2016 among many other activities on MOOCs. This year, EDEN 2016 has a strong focus on MOOCs and I’m very pleased to heavily contribute and support the debate together with my colleagues: The presentation of my paper “MOOCs are dead!” will take place in the session D3 on Thursday, 16th of June (from 11:30 to 13:00), you are most welcome to join the discussion! In addition I will introduce MOOQ, our ambitious European initiative for comparing and improving the quality of MOOCs: The MOOQ presentation…

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SOONER Symposium ORD (Onderwijs Research Dagen)

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The ORD (Onderwijs Research Dagen) is a yearly conference focussed on (Dutch) education research and the connection to practice. This year it took place from may 25th until may 27th at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Our SOONER research project was represented on the last day when we hosted a symposium on Open Online Learning. In this short blog we share out experiences from the ORD, and our specifically from our symposium. ORD: first impression Renée Jansen and Julia Kasch were able to attend the full three days of the conference and had a chance to gain some first hand experiences….

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Kick off SOONER & challenges ahead: Innovation projects batch 2

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Last week, on May 19th 2016 prof. dr. Marco Kalz and I have presented the SOONER project to the twelve project leaders who have been awarded funding for their open online education projects at SURF. It was a very nice opportunity to meet the people behind the project plans, to get some insight about their projects and ideas, and to share knowledge about open online education and surrounding topics. Additionally, we introduced the SOONER project with a focus on the accompanying research topic: we got to explain the way we would like to do systematic research within the SOONER project, how we will collect our data,…

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First impressions and more: more about MOOCs

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In a recent blog my colleague Alessandra Antonacci  used a beautiful metaphor to illustrate what MOOCs might be missing – personalization, contextualizing. The swan metaphor illustrated what the context can do to enhance or destroy the idea that we have of something, also stresses the importance of the first encounter, the first impression and what it can mean in the context of learning from MOOCs and for MOOC design. I’ll use this metaphor to finally start some practitioner’s sketches about the MOOCs that are designed and delivered by the Welten Instute on EMMA platform, a MOOC about Adolescent Brain and a MOOC on Formative Assessment. Both…

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Traditional education as a CD album, future education as a playlist?

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Last week I turned 30, in my head I am still 22, but I more and more catch myself referring to things that today are considered “out of date” (my former first year students used to remind me of that). For instance, an actual CD album is not that common anymore (at least the physical disc is not). CD’s and singles as I know them from a record store, in a box, with a nice booklet, are (being) replaced by online streaming services. People can customize their own music by making playlists, cherry picking songs from various albums and artists,…

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