Composing free and open online educational resources
Aug 13, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Online course at Wikiversity. It was offered in March, 2008. "The course readings and the assignments in this course will familiarize participants with the main concepts related to open education resources and to the historical and philosophical ideas behind them." It makes me wonder how I could set up a connectivist version of the course. How hard would it be? Total: 4825
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Re: Composing free and open online educational resources

Very similar idea to the chunked eLearning concepts earlier this decade. Companies like SkillSoft allowed a person to take modules or test to skip modules. However, these were soft skills, math or programming courses that were easily testable in a LMS. This college has taken the idea and applied it to kinetic skills. [Comment] [Permalink]

Re: Composing free and open online educational resources

In First Monday there is an article about the implementation of the course.

Learning in and with an open wiki project: Wikiversity's potential in global capacity building
by Teemu Leinonen, Tere Vadén, and Juha Suoranta
First Monday, Volume 14, Number 2 - 2 February 2009
http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2252/2093

This year the course will be organized in Estonian and Finnish, at least. [Comment] [Permalink]



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