CAUL Advisory Committees

New Architecture (IT) for Learning

A New Architecture for Learning, by Rob Abel, Malcolm Brown and John Seuss. Educause Review Online, 7 Oct 2013: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/new-architecture-learning . “If we are to support students and faculty as connected learners and instructors, we must rethink our approach to academic technology architecture”.

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Filed under: Learning & Teaching, Open Education

Metaliteracy MOOC

The Metaliteracy MOOC is open to students at the University at Albany and Empire State College for credit as well as to all global participants as a free and open learning experience. One of the first readings set for the MOOC is about reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy: http://metaliteracy.cdlprojects.com/index.html .

Filed under: Learning & Teaching,

Teaching a “commercial activity”??

It seems that Springer is charging academics for using CC-NC “Open Access” in lectures: http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2013/08/07/springer-charge-academics-for-using-cc-nc-open-access-in-lectures/ – watch this space!

Filed under: Learning & Teaching,

Teaching a “commercial activity”??

It seems that Springer is charging academics for using CC-NC “Open Access” in lectures: http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2013/08/07/springer-charge-academics-for-using-cc-nc-open-access-in-lectures/ – watch this space!

Filed under: Learning & Teaching,

Digital Literacies Toolkit

The Digital Literacies Toolkit is an interactive learning tool developed by the eLanguages unit within the School of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton (http://www.elanguages.ac.uk/digital_literacies.php ). The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students: explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services, to familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes, and to highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.

Filed under: Information Literacy, Learning & Teaching,

Digital Literacies Toolkit

The Digital Literacies Toolkit is an interactive learning tool developed by the eLanguages unit within the School of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton (http://www.elanguages.ac.uk/digital_literacies.php ). The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students: explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services, to familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes, and to highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.

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Free Digital-Textbook Venture at Rice U. Adds Users and Titles

Megan O’Neil from Wired Campus reports on OpenStax College, which just added a sixth title to its free online textbook initiative. OpenStax texts have been adopted for 319 classes at 297 colleges and universities. The initiative aims to save a million students a total of $95 million in textbook costs over its first five years.

Full article available here

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

Google Play Books for iOS Now Rents Textbooks

See on Scoop.it – e-books

Google’s recent update to its Google Play Books app for iOS brings only a handful of improvements, but one of them is pretty significant. During its press event a couple of week…

See on mashable.com

Filed under: eTexts, Learning & Teaching, ,

Feminist anti-MOOC

Inside Higher Ed‘s Scott Jaschik reports on a new variation on MOOCs: distributed open collaborative courses (or DOCCs), which take some elements of MOOCs but then change them in ways consistent with feminist pedagogy.

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Full article: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/19/feminist-professors-create-alternative-moocs

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

MOOC issue of Campus Technology

The August issue of Campus Technology is devoted too all things MOOC, including business plans, assessment tools, and opportunities for collaboration.

Issue link: http://online.qmags.com/CPT0813#pg1&mode1

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