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Ohio schools seek funding under new $250 million state grant program for open source solutions

Bruce Geiselman | The Plain Dealer | October 29, 2013

The Lakewood, Fairview Park and Olmsted Falls school districts are applying for some of the $250 million available statewide over the next two years through the Straight A Fund. Read More »

Open Access: A textbook case of students not having enough money

Bill Sizemore | The Virginian-Pilot | December 30, 2013

At a recent meeting of Old Dominion University’s governing Board of Visitors, a startling statistic caught board members’ attention. According to a survey, nearly one in five ODU students are attending classes without the benefit of textbooks. The reason: They can’t afford them. Read More »

Open Education Around the World: Education Portal Speaks with Taipei Medical University

Megan Driscoll | Education-Portal | March 1, 2011

In the pursuit of increasing access to education, has recently launched an interview series with OpenCourseWare (OCW) providers around the world. These institutions are at the forefront of the open education movement, which provides free educational resources to any student or self learner with an Internet connection

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons

The Open Education Resources (OER) Commons is an organization, movement, and web site developing and making teaching and learning materials freely available for everyone to use, whether you are a teacher or a learner. Read More »

Open Online Courses – An Avalanche That Might Just Get Stopped

James Vernon | The Guardian | April 29, 2013

Could massive online open courses – moocs – lead to back-door privatisation in higher education? The UK should watch what is happening in California very closely, says James Vernon Read More »

OSS Watch

OSS Watch provides unbiased advice, guidance, news, and information on the use, development, and licensing of free and open source software for use in Education.

OSS Watch is composed of a team of experts in free and open source software providing an independent, non-advocacy advisory service based out of the University of Oxford. Read More »

Penn Research Study on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

A new study, published last week by University of Pennsylvania researchers in the journal Nature, shows that students who have taken Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Coursera are highly educated and career-oriented. In addition to being well-educated, the students who enrolled also tend to be young, male and employed. About 44% of all students surveyed said they had made the decision to sign up in order to gain specific skills to do their job better. Read More »

Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

Michael Fitzgerald | InformationWeek | November 27, 2013

For corporations, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, matter because they might become a major source of technical talent and training. No matter if 140,000 out of 150,000 students in an online programming class drop out -- there are still 10,000 people being trained, a substantial potential resource in a world desperate for technical talent. Read More »

Udacity Announces Open Education Alliance To Prepare Students For Tech Jobs

Blair Hanley Frank | GeekWire | September 9, 2013

If you want to land a job at Google, a new industry alliance, not a fresh B.S. in Computer Science, may be the key to your future. Read More »

10th Annual Open Education Conference

Event Details
November 6, 2013 (All day) - November 8, 2013 (All day)
The Canyons Resort Park City, UT
United States

For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on creating and sharing open educational resources. We have largely succeeded in building out a vast, high quality open content infrastructure atop which a new generation of educational innovations are being built. As we celebrate the success of that work, the 10th annual Open Education 2013 Conference looks forward to the critical work of the next decade.

This year’s conference themes include:

  • Developing and deploying models that support the broad adoption and use of open educational resources
  • Leveraging the open content infrastructure to enable and reinvigorate efforts like prior learning assessment, alternative pathways to credentials, and informal and lifelong learning...

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iHealth 2014 Conference

Event Details
January 30, 2014 (All day) - February 1, 2014 (All day)
Orlando, FL
United States

iHealth is an operational informatics-focused conference where healthcare professionals who are involved in transforming care delivery convene to share ideas, research and best practices. AMIA is leading this collaborative effort to deliver an education and training experience that informatics advocates and healthcare professionals have been wanting for a long time. iHealth fills the gap for those who want to engage in knowledge sharing that helps with their efforts to radically improve healthcare delivery. Read More »