OER Advocacy – Some Reflections

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

Adapting US-Based Quality Standards to Culturally and Pedagogically Different Education Systems: The China Case

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

The Blended Learning Ecosystem: Taking Control And Orchestrating Learning Pathways

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

OER: “Moving towards the tipping point”

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”

Open consultation: A network of Global Open Libraries, GOL

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