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OER is just a Game ?

or to put it in another way, Can a Game be an OER ? Dear Folks, Gamification is now the new opiate for the masses, but there are real concerns over whether online games can be harnessed for improving learning. … Continue reading

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outputs published

Dear Folks, We are pleased to have published version-1.0 of the Commonwealth of Learning Guidelines for prospective authors and creators of OER. The Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources : T.I.P.S. Framework is now available freely at http://cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/OERQ_TIPS_978-81-88770-07-6.pdf  (1.2MB) … Continue reading

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outputs in progress

Dear Folks, Of interest to everyone working in the OER field, during the past week a very successful Regional Consultation Workshop on Developing Quality Guidelines for Open Educational Resources was organised by Sanjaya Mishra, of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre … Continue reading

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exporting White Elephants

Dear Folks, The key barrier to wider adoption in Europe continues to be the uncertainty prevailing over whether the resource is appropriate and matching the context or personal need of the user (Andrade, 2011 p171). While translating OER into a … Continue reading

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OER are Balloons

Dear Folks, I am using the metaphor of a balloon… what metaphors do you use ? Using the metaphor of an OER as a balloon, though sometimes filled with good teaching – not just hot air (and difficult to see … Continue reading

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Any Needs Analysis on the Horizon ?

Dear Folks, If we are to learn from the Reusable Learning Objects [RLO] movement, then some Needs Analysis should be done on the needs of OER reusers in their contexts. The learning objects movement is criticised by Geser (2012) as … Continue reading

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Pride and Identity

Dear Folks, Teachers have self-autonomy inside a classroom, provided they meet external and internal regulations on curriculum coverage. Both of these are lost delivering OER and MOOC. What can be lost too are the sense of pride in creating own … Continue reading

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