Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

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LangOER publications & reports

Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report  - July 2014
This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 23 languages, including the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Target languages have also been extended to more European languages, regional and minority languages (RML) such as: Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latgalian, Norwegian, Romanian and Welsh. The investigation also included a more global overview by using languages such as English, French, and German for reference
The scope of this report is to present the state of the art of OER in less used languages, and to frame some current features of relevance for further development.
The study will be translated in several languages (Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish) by early September.

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Vol 11, No 3 (July 2014) : RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

Hoy traemos a este espacio el nuevo número de la revista de la UOC

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

Vol 11, No 3 (July 2014)

Full Issue

View or download the full issue PDF PDF (Español)

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF PDF (Español) PDF (Català)
Josep M. Duart, Rosalind James 1-3

Research Articles

SIMULACRE: A proposal for practical training in e-learning environments PDF PDF (Español)
Alba Colombo, Muriel Gómez Pradas 4-21
University Lecturers’ Conceptions of Ethics and Citizenship Education in the European Higher Education Area: a Case Study PDF PDF (Español)
Francisco Esteban Bara, Teodor Mellen, Maria Rosa Buxarrais Estrada 22-31
University virtualisation in Latin America PDF PDF (Español)
Claudio Antonio Rama 32-41
Bibliometric profile of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal PDF PDF (Español)
María Teresa Ramiro Sánchez, Tamara Ramiro-Sánchez, Rubén Alba-Ruiz 42-62
Analysis of the didactic use of tablets in the European Higher Education Area PDF PDF (Español)
Esteban Vázquez Cano, M. Luisa Sevillano 63-77

Special Section

Conversations from south of the equator: Challenges and Opportunities in OER across Broader Oceania PDF PDF (Español)
Rosalind James, Carina Bossu 78-90
Open Educational Resources: a regional university’s journey PDF PDF (Español)
Theresa Koroivulaono 91-107
'Fit for Purpose': a cohort-centric approach to MOOC design PDF PDF (Español)
Carolyn Elizabeth King, Kathleen Doherty, Jo-Anne Kelder, Fran McInerney, Justin Walls, Andrew Robinson, James Vickers 108-121
The evolution of open access to research and data in Australian higher education PDF PDF (Español)
Vicki Picasso, Liam Prior Phelan 122-133
OER in practice: Organisational change by bootstrapping PDF PDF (Español)
John Hannon, Simon Huggard, Annabel Orchard, Nick Stone 134-150
OER adoption: a continuum for practice PDF PDF (Español)
Adrian Stagg 151-164

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an e-journal coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England (Australia) and its dehub.
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Storify .The OER Research Hub hits Berlin for #OKFest 2014! 15-17 July 2014

Hoy traemos a este espacio dos storifys , concretamente de Beck Pitt  del y ...


The OER Research Hub hits Berlin for OKFest 2014! 15-17 July 2014. OER Research Hub participants: Rob Farrow (@philosopher1978), Martin Weller (@mweller) & Beck Pitt (@beckpitt) #oerrhub #okfest14 #okfestoer

Y en segundo lugar el de Open Knowledge ...

Day3 at #OKFest14 in Berlin 17 July 2014

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RIED . Vol 17, Nº 1 (2014). revista iberoamericana de #educacion a distancia

Hoy traemos a este espacio el Vol 17, Nº 1 (2014) de la Revista RIED

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Opening up #Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning #MOOC #OER

Hoy , he recordado aquel BLUFF ... uno de los más gigantes en la historia de la Universidad Española ... el PROCESO DE BOLONIA ... o el PLAN BOLONIA ...recuerdan? .... porque me habré acordado de eso? ... en fin, hoy .. escibimos algunas cosillas sobre el tema, ... . pero recuerdo , este hit en las redes sociales : que publicamos el jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2009 Plan Bolonia explicado sin rodeos. Papel para envolver chorizos ... 
que como decía en un Comentario a las apreciaciones de Jose L Castillo ... "A mí lo que más me ha llamao la atención, son las risas sarcásticas del resto de la mesa... saben de lo que habla el que habla"
 ...así que como diría el poeta si no quieres que cambie nada haz un plan ... como el de España y la corrupción ...  Hoy traemos a este espacio la siguiente noticia sobre un programa que se presenta de  la Comisión Europea  ... el
Wednesday 25 September: The Commission presents Opening up Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning through new technologies and open educational resources

The news:
The European Commission will publish a Communication on Opening up Education which aims to stimulate high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through digital technologies and content. By making learning environments more open and delivering quality education more efficiently, the EU will create a better skilled workforce which will boost jobs, competitiveness and growth.
Opening up Education proposes measures at EU and national levels, including helping learning institutions, teachers and students of all ages to acquire digital skills and new learning methods. The initiative also seeks to support the development and availability of open educational resources.
The background:
Digital technologies are radically changing the landscape of education and training. Open educational resources (OER), such as 'Massive Open Online Courses' (MOOCs), are challenging traditional models and practices. These global changes are having an increasing impact on education and training institutions, teachers, learners and publishers, among others. But as well as challenges, the ICT revolution brings new opportunities – for new audiences, new providers and new business models. Despite the efforts that Member States and the EU have made so far in the area of digitisation, European education and training systems are losing the lead in this process of change.
The event:
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President responsible for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will jointly present Opening up Education at the midday briefing in the Commission's press room. A press release and a staff working document will be available on the day.
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The sources:
European Commission website on education and training:
European Commission website on communication networks, content and technology:
Information on Commissioner Vassiliou:
Information on Commissioner Kroes:
The contacts:
Dennis Abbott +32 2 295 92 58
Dina Avraam +32 2 295 96 67
Ryan Heath +32 2 29 57361
Siobhan Bright +32 2 29 57361

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Open Educational Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge. Vol 14, No 2 (2013): Special Issue IRRODL

Hoy traemos a este espacio el nuevo número especial The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Vol 14, No 2 (2013): Special Issue - Open Educational Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge

Table of Contents


Editorial: Volume 14, Number 2 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Rory McGreal, Wanjira Kinuthia, Stewart Marshall i-iv

Research Articles

Moving to open educational resources at Athabasca University: A case study HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Cindy Ives, Mary Margaret Pringle 1-13
Open education resources and mobile technology to narrow the learning divide HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Mohamed Ally, Mohammed Samaka 14-27
Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Dr Kinshuk, Ryan Jesse 28-52
Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
F.H.T de Langen 53-66
Government support for open educational resources: Policy, funding, and strategies HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Paul Stacey 67-80
Open access scholarly publications as OER HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Terry Anderson 81-95
The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Fred Mulder 96-105
Exploration of open educational resources in non-English speaking communities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Cristobal Cobo 106-128
Visualization mapping approaches for developing and understanding OER HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Teresa Connolly 129-155

Full Issue

IRRODL Volume 14, Number 2 PDF

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#mlearning . Mobile Learning . #eLearning Papers nº 32

Hoy traemos a este espacio al número 32 de la  revista #eLearning Papers , que en este caso, tiene como tema central:
 Mobile Learning
Today’s youth are growing up in a world very different from that of their teachers or parents. Ubiquitous access to social media, tools and knowledge resources is taken for granted, while passive teacher-directed work often dominates life at school. In fact, the impossibility of controlling the use of mobile devices has led some schools to prohibit their use. Even when mobile technology becomes part of learning and training programs, challenges arise concerning collaboration, compatibility and security. Despite its potential, school management, teachers and other trainers are challenged by the rapid changes in the technology environment.

Open, social and participatory media offer numerous ways to communicate, collaborate and to connect with peers, and have significant potential to transform learning and teaching. The range of free educational resources and tools is rapidly increasing. Although smart phones are becoming commonplace among students, their educational use still increases the risk of a digital divide based on the unequal economic opportunities of students and their parents.

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Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies. OER

Hoy traemos a este espacio la
Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"de la Directorate-General for Education and Culture de la European commission


Public Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"

Policy fields


Target groups

All stakeholders affected by education and training policies and systems, including school education, vocational education and training, higher education and adult education. Contributions are expected from public authorities, organisations and citizens.

Period of consultation

From 13 August 2012 to 13 November 2012

Objective of the consultation

The objective of the consultation is to explore the perceived need - mainly but not exclusively among education and training stakeholders – for EU action to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and of ICT in education.
New technologies, in particular the internet, together with globalisation and the emergence of new education providers, are radically changing the way people learn and teach. Open access to education resources offers an unprecedented opportunity to enhance both excellence and equity in education. The EU aims to help both individual learners and education and training institutions in Member States to benefit from these opportunities and to increase their contribution to society.
In the last quarter of 2012, the Commission will present a Communication on Rethinking Skills aiming to increase the quantity, quality and relevance of skills supply for higher economic and social outcomes. This will, among other actions, announce a new EU Initiative on "Opening up Education": a proposal to exploit the potential contribution of ICTs and Open Educational Resources (OER) to education and skills development. This new EU initiative on "Opening up Education" will be the topic of a subsequent Communication in mid-2013.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities:
If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number on the first page of your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.
Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document pdf - 45 KB [45 KB]

View the questionnaire

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate General for Education and Culture, Unit A2
Postal address: European Commission
Directorate-General Education and Culture
Unit A2 – Skills and Qualification
MADO 9/60
B- 1049 Brussels

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In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement

Specific privacy statement pdf - 59 KB [59 KB]

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Fuente: [Directorate-General for Education and Culture de la European commission