Friday, February 24, 2012

EDUCAUSE closing plenary: The Obviousness of Open, Cable Green

It's the last day, and the closing session, of the 2012 West/Southwest Regional EDUCAUSE Conference.
Some notes...

First Worldwide Open Education Week
March 5-10, 2012
Free webinars, videos, materials, links to events around the world

Opening four major universities (30,000 students) every week for the next fifteen years would allow us to meet the needs of the worlds college-age students. Ha! It just won't happen. Open education, open courses are our only hope.

Cape Town Open Education Declaration:

Unlocking the promise of open educational resources

We are on the cusp of a global revolution in teaching and learning. Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use. These educators are creating a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go. Read more...

 Free Education through Saylor is a free and open collection of college level courses. There are no registrations or fees required to take our courses, and you will earn a certificate upon completion of each course. Because we are not accredited, you will not earn a college degree or diploma; however, our team of experienced college professors has designed each course so you will be able to achieve the same learning objectives as students enrolled in traditional colleges. More Information

Creative Commons
OER are educational resources that reside in the public domain or are openly licensed (see Creative Commons) for others to use.

The Iron Triangle

College Presidents Talk about Costs, Access, and Quality

Concept of Rivalrous vs. Non-Rivalrous Resources
If you take someone's newspaper, they lose it.
If you read news on line, others can read it at the same time.

More to come...

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