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Intersections of Openness: Open Access, Science, & Education

Intersections of Openness: Open Access, Science, & Education

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This week, I want to talk about something that’s a little removed from Open Education itself: the way Open Education builds upon the work being done in other open movements. “Open Education” is a term that’s been used for decades, often referring to teaching practices that encourage student participation and the use of innovative techniques […]

Libraries & the Open Education Movement

Libraries & the Open Education Movement

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In this video, I’m going to talk about how academic libraries are supporting the Open Education Movement. Academic libraries are often the loudest voice on campus when it comes to educating users about “open” topics. And that’s for a good reason. Unlike many businesses that trade in information, the purpose of libraries isn’t to make […]

A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

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The use of textbooks in university courses is as common as ice cream on a hot summer day. On average, students in the US spend about $600 per year on textbooks. Canadian students spend around $385 per semester. Commercial textbooks are expensive and students report that these prices negatively impact their learning and time to […]

A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

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The use of textbooks in university courses is as common as ice cream on a hot summer day. On average, students in the US spend about $600 per year on textbooks. Canadian students spend around $385 per semester. Commercial textbooks are expensive and students report that these prices negatively impact their learning and time to […]

Erste Christmas Ad 2018: What would Christmas be without love?

Erste Christmas Ad 2018: What would Christmas be without love?

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So this life has given everyone a present Beautiful, shiny and new Everyone but you Golden ribbons, diamonds Line everyone’s path That leads to wide open doors Everyone’s but yours Wide open doors Hold on Keep on Even when the road seems very long Open your eyes Even if it’s cold now There’s one thing […]

Stanford researchers help close achievement gap in online courses

Stanford researchers help close achievement gap in online courses

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Stanford University. The Massively Multiplayer Humanities Project is about bringing large classes of students into Special Collections to use manuscripts, archives, rare books, materials that usually are not available for those kinds of courses. It’s very easy to bring a classroom of 10 students, 15 students, small discussion classes to the archives. And […]

UWA: Open Education Resources

UWA: Open Education Resources

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– [Narrator] Did you know that the average college student spends $1,000 per year on textbook costs alone? For many students who are studying on a budget, that price is just too high. So how can you save on textbooks and make the most of your educational resources? The answer might surprise you, and it […]

A Message from President Beck: Welcome to Learning Online 101

A Message from President Beck: Welcome to Learning Online 101

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[soft music] Welcome to Learning Online 101 at Cal State Channel Islands we place you our students at the center of all we do. We’re working hard to provide you with high quality, engaging, and innovative learning environments on campus, off campus and on the web. This course is designed to support your success in […]

World Mentoring Academy Intro Free online University

World Mentoring Academy Intro Free online University

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Welcome to WMA this is a fully functional online k to graduate level Academy open to the world for FREE it is my desire to bring some of the best educators to WMA their lectures wherever possible free text books homework and testing WMA is intent to provide a wiki of education every conceivable course […]

Student Experiences in Open, Online Learning

Student Experiences in Open, Online Learning

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How do learners experience open, online learning? Researchers and digital learning providers seasonally use learning analytics and big data to examine learner behaviors, activities, and actions. Such methods are prevelant in studies focusing on massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs; however, very few research studies seek to develop – qualitative – understanding of […]