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Tony Bates on OER-Making sence of OER

  This is the second of five posts on open education from Tony Bates Chapter 10 of his online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The first post was ‘What do we mean by “open” education‘? See more at

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Supporting OER re-use in learning ecosystems

Supporting OER re-use in learning ecosystems ExplOERer (pronounced ‘explorer’) is a European Commission co-funded project, under the Erasmus+programme. The project duration is from September 2014 to August 2016. ExplOERer promotes Open Educational Resources (OER) sustainability through OER adoption and re-use in professional practice.The consortium will identify, document and assess obstacles and opportunities, and analyse current […]

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The NMC, the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket), and the National Agency for IT and Learning in Denmark (Styrelsen for It og Læring), are releasing the 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Scandinavian Schools at a special program at the 2015 Bett Show. This inaugural Scandinavian edition describes findings from […]

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Open Education for Schools – Guidance and Resources

Leicester City Council has published an extensive Guidance and Resource pack that has raised interest outside the UK. The pack consists of guidance documents, and a range of supporting materials that could serve as a inspiration also for the Nordic countries. Leicester City Council has also developed a strong OER policy, giving permission to the 84 community […]

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Publishing scholarly book as Open Access – with a little help of UiB

Jill Walker Rettberg, professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen, has published her book “Seeing ourself through technology” as open access through the well establish publisher Palgrave Macmillan. The book is peer reviewed and available on Amazon for download. The Amazon order reads “Grand Total: $0.00″. As Jill explains in her blog You […]

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Translating OER into smaller languages needs tool support!

In a webinar organised by the LangOER project a short while ago, the issues of translating resources into smaller languages surfaced again. Anna-Comas Quinn from the Open University in UK described the growth in open translation communities, often centered around educational content providers like TED (Open translation project), Khan Academy and Coursera (Global translator community).  As Alastair Creelman says in […]

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