What should advocates for expanded use of OER and open courses and open access be doing these next 25 years to make OER, open courses, open access – and even access to working computers and reliable wireless or wired networks – a universal reality?
By Paul Bardack Continue reading OER Advocacy – Some Reflections
Can a US-based, research-supported approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education, adopted by over 1000 higher educational institutions, K-12, and other educational organizations for over a decade, be adapted to education systems outside of USA?
Contributed by: Quality Matters Continue reading Adapting US-Based Quality Standards to Culturally and Pedagogically Different Education Systems: The China Case
COIL is an emerging pedagogy which re-purposes online education so that it serves a new goal – that of providing meaningful international experiences for university students.
By: Jon Rubin Continue reading Internationalizing Online Education through COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning)
During the 27TH ICDE World Conference, 16-19 October 2017, Toronto, Canada, ICDE will be releasing the third installment of its ICDE Insight Papers Series.
By: Ebba Ossiannilsson Continue reading The Blended Learning Ecosystem: Taking Control And Orchestrating Learning Pathways
A three days world congress of OER has come to an end, hosted by a small country with an impressive dedication to OER as an enabler for inclusive and equitable quality education and the Education 2030 Agenda.
By: Torunn Gjelsvik Continue reading OER: “Moving towards the tipping point”
On June 5–9 2017 Khanty-Mansiysk successfully hosted the World Expert Meeting on Multilingualism in Cyberspace for Inclusive Sustainable Development within the framework of the IX International IT Forum featuring BRICS and SCO countries and within the UNESCO Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP).
By: ICDE Secretariat Continue reading Now Available: Final Document of the Ugra Declaration On Preserving Languages And Promoting Linguistic Diversity In Cyberspace For Inclusive Sustainable Development
At the 2nd OER World Congress the idea of a network, Global Open Libraries, GOL, was presented. Now we want your comments by Wednesday 11 October 2017.
By: Gard Titlestad, Secretary General of ICDE Continue reading Open consultation: A network of Global Open Libraries, GOL
The quality of MOOCs is challenged and questioned from the very early beginning.
By: Christian M. Stracke Continue reading Quality of MOOCs: Challenges – and Hopes for Improvement?
OERu provides affordable pathways for learners to earn micro-credentials and associated academic credit towards globally recognised qualifications.
By Wayne Mackintosh Continue reading OERu Micro-Credentials for Macro Impact in Open Online Courses
Who is the guardian of quality in Open Educational Resources (OER)?
By Daniel Burgos
Continue reading Quality as a basic right for Open Educational Resources (OER)
OER for elearning, can be used to overcome many of the obstacles faced by both learners and educators.
By Rory McGreal Continue reading Why Open Educational Resources are essential in elearning