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MOOC on MOOCs

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) launched the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Development portal.

MOOCs when combined with Open and Distance Learning methods present unprecedented opportunities in sustainable development. COL emphasizes MOOC platforms that provide a good learning experience at low bandwidth and offline where necessary.

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Reflections on learning & teaching sessions at EUNIS 2015

Reflections on learning & teaching sessions at EUNIS 2015

This year’s EUNIS Congress star blogger is Salman Usman of Kingston University, London, UK. Salman has provided an excellent series of blog posts sharing his thoughts on the conference in general and especially the learning and teaching strand. You can find all of Salman’s posts on the UCISA blog:

The first blog post is on the theme of assessment and feedback covering the ELTF workshop.

The second blog post is on the theme of learning technologies and tools.

The third post is on the theme of  technology-facilitated pedagogy.

The fourth post shares reflections on different aspects of the conference.

If any other delegates have blog posts to share please let us know.

Open Education Europa: Design Patterns for Open Online Teaching and Learning

The rapid rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has renewed interest in the broader spectrum of open online teaching and learning. This “renaissance” has highlighted the challenges and potential associated to the design of such educational environments.

Arguably, the accelerated expansion of open online education creates risks for pedagogical quality and the learner experience. We are witnessing a wealth of different approaches to the delivery, pedagogy, functionalities and support mechanisms for Open Online Learning. Some have these have been successful and others not so successful and consequently we find a pressing need to articulate, share and critique design knowledge in this field.

The papers in this issue respond to this challenge in a variety of ways. Read the eLearning Papers issue no 42 here

eLearning Papers is a digital publication on eLearning by openeducationeuropa.eu, a portal created by the European Commission to promote the use of ICT in education and training.

Call for papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress CLOSED

Dear Colleague,

Please note –  the call for papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress has now closed and as we are now in the process of reviewing papers, we are unable to accept any further updates to papers or new submissions.

The EUNIS 2015 Congress Scientific Committee sincerely thank all those who have submitted abstracts/papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress and advise that notification to authors of accepted papers will follow shortly.

EUNIS 2015 Congress Organising Committee

ACA European Policy Seminar: Feb 3, Brussels

What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments in European Policies and Programmes.

45th ACA European Policy Seminar will be held on 3rd of February 2015 in Brussels.

This time round, the focus will be on the new EU programmes in education and research, and especially on Erasmus+. The seminar will try to identify and analyse the experience made with the start of this programme. What worked, what did not and what needs to be improved are some of the guiding questions behind the programme. They will be answered by a multiplicity of actors, such as the European Commission, national agencies and, most important, university representatives.

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