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Published by: Guest Author - 5 de December de 2011, 12:27 pm
Written by: Nadia Mireles*
Recently, Yale University announced open access to its cultural collection of more than 250,000 images. Works by Picasso, Renoir and Gauguin, among many others, can be now found electronically. However, what does art—and the great artists of past centuries—have to do with Open Educational Resources (OER), technology and education?
The “open access” movement and the use of OER are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the discourse of the international educational community. More and more, the potential impact and benefits of open access and open educational resources on the field of education are being documented. The benefits of this movement include, among others, encouraging self-taught learning and collaborative learning at the same time, providing incentives for creativity in teaching and improving the quality of educational resources.
Published by: Guest Author - 2 de October de 2012, 9:43 am
By Nadia Mireles
The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement began over 10 years ago. In 2007, the (OECD) warned that educational institutions should consider the risk to ignore OER. In 2012, only a few years later, the movement has gain its great momentum. Just a few recent advances proves it:
Published by: Guest Author - 26 de June de 2012, 8:31 am
By Nadia Mireles
A few years ago, a professor taught a climate change course, reaching about one hundred students per semester. One day, he thought: “If I could upload this course online, then not only would my 100 students have access to it, but others as well.” So he did. And this is what happened… Lea más…
Published by: Guest Author - 18 de April de 2012, 3:19 pm
Written by Nadia Mireles*
The knowledge of one of the greatest geniuses of this planet and the winner of the Nobel Prize is now within reach for everyone. Recently, the Hebrew University opened access to 2000 of Einstein’s manuscripts (although access will continue to grow over the coming months).
The news spread rapidly throughout the world, published in newspapers (El Universal, The Economist), magazines (Time, The Chronicle, Business Week), and blogs (Inside Higher Ed) of all types, not just within the education world. This evidence of access to the legacy of one of history’s geniuses confirms that knowledge should be free and accessible for everyone.