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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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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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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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Kick off SOONER & challenges ahead: Innovation projects batch 2

By | Event, MOOCs, OER, open education, Open Educational Resources, Presentations | No Comments

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?

By | MOOCs, open education, personalisation | 6 Comments

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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MOOQ: Successful Kick-Off at OUNL

By | English, Event, Meetings, MOOCs, OER, open education, Open Educational Resources | No Comments

MOOQ is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, called MOOCs. I was very pleased as MOOQ coordinator to welcome all partners at the OUNL in Heerlen. The MOOQ kick-off meeting was extremely successful: We could define the vision, the mission and first MOOQ activities. The vision of MOOQ is to foster quality in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences. MOOQ’s mission is to develop a quality reference framework for the adoption, the design, the delivery and the evaluation of MOOCs in order to empower MOOC providers for the benefit of the learners. To…

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IEEE EDUCON 2016

Keynote on Open Learning at International IEEE EDUCON in Abu Dhabi

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I’m pleased to be invited and deliver the keynote on Open Learning at the International IEEE EDUCON Conference 2016: I will speak about “Open Learning for Smart Education: Open educational policies, strategies and access for all”. This year EDUCON is taking place from 10th to 13th of April 2016 in Abu Dhabi. My questions of the keynote on open learning will be: What is Open Education? Why do we need to change education? How can we collaborate and share our methodologies and resources for mutual benefits?

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About Open Education, MOOCs and the blogs by the Learning Innovation Lab collective.

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Open education and MOOCs are definitely the predominant theme in the of the new Lilab collective blogs. To start with the most recent one by Martine Schophuizen: Martine illustrates the recent history of Open Education with the metaphor of academic knowledge building – standing on the shoulders of giants. Google scholar has been using the words ascribed to Isaac Newton as a motto from the very start. An appropriate metaphor for the service that provides access to academic publications, thus opening up knowledge sources. MOOCs and other open education initiatives open up knowledge by giving access to learning and sharing…

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