OERs and Open Online Courses. Stephen Downes @downes

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Stephen Downes

OERs and Open Online Courses

by Researcher at National Research Council Canada on Oct 31, 2013

Discussion of the role of OERs in MOOCs, with particular attention to the MOOC we are offering with UdeM in French on OERs (RELs in French). Originally planned to be delivered in English, then when the French-language speaker wasn't able to make it I tried to switch to French, but the effort failed miserably. But we proceeded with a live translator, so the audio begins in French, then switches to English with French translation. And I learn I still need to work a lot more on my conversational (technical) French. For audio please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/330
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Epignosis and OpenSesame Announce Online Content Partnership

OpenSesame-Logo-2010registeredEpignosis Ltd., creator of eFront LMS and TalentLMS, and OpenSesame are proud to announce a new partnership to connect eFront’s LMS customers to more than 22,000 online training courses through the OpenSesame marketplace.

About OpenSesame:

Based in Portland, Oregon, OpenSesame is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling online training courses. Buyers browse online training courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills, to purchase courses that can be used online, by email or in any learning management system.


Epignosis’s partnership with OpenSesame streamlines the talent development process by enabling customers to easily find and deploy online training courses to meet the needs of their workforce. Customers will be able to offer online training courses in a variety of  subjects—business skills, compliance, safety, technology and more—for immediate deployment through the eFront and TalentLMS.

“We are thrilled with the added value this cooperation can bring to our customers. A vast base of courses on almost any subject imaginable and readily available within eFront and TalentLMS is a win-win-win offering for Epignosis, OpenSesame and our clients,” said Founder and CTO of Epignosis, Athanasios Papagelis, about the new partnership.

For more please see the recent Press Release.

FUTURElearn …UK al asalto del #MOOC …#higherED #€$pañaESTRAPERLISTA ni mérito ni capacidad !?!

"... el insaciable caciquismo local haga mangas y capirotes del estatuto universitario, se entregue sin pudor a las andanzas del favoritismo en la designación de catedráticos y auxiliares y derive en beneficio de los amigos incondicionales, y no ciertamente para servir altas idealidades..."

(Santiago Ramón y Cajal, El Siglo Médico, 1919)

Hoy traemos a ete espacio a FutureLearn ... que qué es eso? ... pues al asalto mundial del free, del MOOC ... por las Universidades Inglesas en competición directa con las Americanas coursera y edEX .. y las españolas ...pobres peleándose por ... qué? por subsistir entre las familias de taifas, de carácter partidista y partidario, ...y cortijos nepóticos, que tienen (entre coleguitas) el control de las Universidades y departamentos universitarios,... no por mérito y capacidad !!!  ...que españolito va a querer cursar #higherED teniendo a su disposición las mejores? ... cual es el objetivo? .. quien "dirige" la des-#€ducacion en la #€$pañaESTRAPERLISTA desde siglos ... preocupá única ... y exclusivamente por sus lios mafiosos con bancos y nepotismo de la hidra de la mafia del  #PPCiuSOE ... que podría liderar en castellano .... pero , en fin , ... les dejo algunas de las notas de prensa aparecidas ....

1) FutureLearn is UK's chance to 'fight back', says OU vice-chancellor en The Guardian :
Following the launch of the UK's first Mooc platform, Martin Bean talks to Claire Shaw about 'blended learning' and why UK higher education can't afford to bore international students
Prof Martin Bean, vice chancellor of the Open University, which has led the way in online learning

Professor Martin Bean, vice chancellor of the Open University. Photograph: Kelly Cooper
The UK's reluctance to step on board the Mooc train and incorporate distance learning into the traditional campus-based experience has deemed it a "bit boring" in the eyes of international students, claims Martin Bean, vice-chancellor of the Open University.
Until now, the US has led the way in the creation of massive open online courses (Moocs), run by companies including Coursera, edX, and Udacity and catering to an estimated 3 million learners with hundreds of courses from a range of top institutions.
In a bid to "fight back" – in Bean's words – and compete with the growing demands of students globally, the Open University has joined forces with 11 other UK higher education institutions this month to form FutureLearn, a new company offering a range of free, open and online courses on one learning platform. (...)

2) UK universities to launch free degree-style online courses en The Thelegraph

Twelve top British universities have signed up to Futurelearn, a new programme offering free degree-style online courses to the public in direct competition with US-led rivals Coursera and edX.
Distance learning: the Mooc (massive open online course) model has enjoyed huge popularity over the last year.
Distance learning: the Mooc (massive open online course) model has enjoyed huge popularity over the last year. Photo: Alamy

3) Aquí os dejo también info sobre SIMON NELSON - LAUNCH CEO

Simon Nelson was an early pioneer in taking media brands and content online. Launching one of the world’s first mainstream on-demand services, the BBC Radio Player in 2002, the teams he led in BBC Radio and BBC Television then went on to win every significant digital content award including several Webbys, Emmys, Banff Rockies and Baftas, the Prix Italia, Prix Europa and the Rose D’or.
Joining the BBC in 1997, he became Head of Strategy for BBC Radio in 1998. He went on to set up and manage all digital activities for BBC Radio & Music, where he launched its world-leading podcast service in 2005 as well as the Radio Player. He then moved to head up all digital activities for the BBC’s television divisions where he helped launch the iPlayer and built an award winning portfolio of online and cross platform services.
Since leaving the BBC, he has led a number of projects in TV, radio and publishing sectors for companies including Random House, UKTV, Specific Media and New York Public Radio. He currently oversees digital activities for Phaidon Press and Lime Pictures, roles he will retain whilst joining Futurelearn Ltd as Launch CEO.

4) Por último, os dejo la nota de prensa de la proia web de FutureLEarn:
: UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University.

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