Entries by Jose

The OpenGame results presented at the EDEN 2020 Research workshop

The OpenGame Competencies Framework, which outlines 8 competences that every educator should master to work with Open Educational approaches, was presented at the EDEN 2020 Research workshop on the 22nd of October 2020. The presentation raised a lot of interested, which confirms the need to reach a shared understanding about the attitude, knowledge and skills of educators […]

Ever heard of open textbooks?

Are you still using commercial textbooks? Up to the 2017 academic year, the Psychology Foundation module on the Psychology Major Programme of Dublin City University (DCU) used a commercial textbook to compliment the online learning materials provided by the programme team. Life as usual.  In the 2018 academic year a switch was made from this commercial […]

New report: “Open Education as a game-changer, stories from the pandemic”

During the fifth Open Education Policy Forum, organised by Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation, with the collaboration of several institutions as Creative Commons, OE Global, SPARC, the Communia Association and the Slovenian Intellectual Property Institute, the study  “Open Education as a game-changer – stories from the pandemic” was presented to stakeholders. Written with through the collaboration of  researchers from […]

OpenGame results presented at TEEM 2020

The 8th edition of the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM) conference will be held online from October 21 to 23, 2020. It is organised by the GRIAL Research Group of the University of Salamanca. This event brings together researchers and postgraduate students interested in combining different aspects of the technology applied to knowledge society development, with a special attention to educational […]

Transform your course into a MOOC: Impossible mission ?

Professor Juan Quemada has been teaching software engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) for many years. He was approached by the Spanish MOOC platform MiriadaX, with the request to develop a MOOC . He took the challenge. The decision paid off: over 200.000 persons have registered in the 8 editions of Juan’s MOOC […]

Teaching foreign languages through the use of OER

  Dr. Jula Titus, from Yale University, is currently using Open Educational Resources (OER) in her Russian language course , making them available through an openly accessible website. In this particular practice, OER are used to teach Russian by using poems, complemented by additional background information. They also include a glossary of terms, a series […]

Enhance your teaching by using open slides-playlist

The word “playlist” brings to mind videos or songs, but it can also be applied in teaching. Leonel Morgado, professor at the Universidade Aberta in Portugal, teaches programming and virtual worlds as tools for learning and business. In order to help his students to better understand the content of upcoming lessons, he produces six-minutes long […]

Have you ever heard of “open flipped-classroom teaching”?

Professor Anna Förster from the University of Bremen in Germany has revolutionised the introductory course on Computer Science she delivers by adopting an inverted classroom format. She has rearranged the course structure, transforming face-to-face sessions into hackathons, where students  work in groups on practical exercises in sessions of 4-to-5 hours. Further, all the self-study content […]

Can MOOCs be used in classroom-based teaching?

Despite MOOCs are usually designed as distance courses, they could also represent a great support to improve classroom teaching.  Educators at TU Delft, one of the world-leading MOOCs provider with over 2 million learners, are encouraged to use MOOCs in campus education, mostly in a blended model. As an example, one of the authors of […]

Online Course on Open Education, copyright, and open licensing

UNESCO has partnered with the OERu and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) to provide free access to an online micro-course on Open education, copyright, and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103). This professional development opportunity is open for all educators. Commencing on 9 September 2020, the UNESCO / ICDE Chair […]

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