As I write this based in the UK in early January 2022 here like in many other countries we are wrestling with the issues caused by the rise of the Omicron variant of Covid. Yet one can be reasonably optimistic at present that 2022 will be a bit closer to what used to be called … Continue reading Happy New Year for 2022 including education
Responding to demand from researchers and policy analysts we are gradually copying all the public reports from the EU-funded POERUP project and all our associated OER-relevant projects onto a repository called Policies for OER Uptake. This is hosted on the Canvas LMS which we use for much of our teaching and content development for ourselves … Continue reading New beta repository of policy-related studies on OER
As part of the site revamp we now have the official Matic Media Ltd logo on the web site. The balls are not fairy lights (despite Christmas approaching) but the five levels of the Pick&Mix system for benchmarking online learning.
Adult Education and Open Educational Resources is a 140-page “Study”, written by Sero, released by the European Parliament research office on 15 October 2015. It reviews the current use of Open Educational Resources in Adult Education in Europe (with a focus on Member States of the European Union – including the UK as one of … Continue reading Adult Education and Open Educational Resources – new report by Sero for European Parliament
There is a very interesting article from OBHE, the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education, on distance learning enrollments in Australia, UK, and USA - featured on their front page. This looks at enrollments and the split between domestic and international students in a way maybe familiar to those used to HESA statistical tables. The full article is … Continue reading Distance learning data collection and enrollment patterns in Australia, UK, and USA – and Canada?
Always interesting to me to hear more about what open universities are doing around the world
Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says | Business Cloud News
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Arab Open University (AOU), a non-profit, private regional university spanning seven countries is looking to take more of its applications to the cloud in a bid to improve how the organisation supports staff and students in the region, according to the university’s chief information officer Abid Butt.
The AOU, which is affiliated with the Open University in the UK, was set up in 2003 with funding from the Arab Gulf Fund to provide education to working professional in the Gulf region. It’s headquartered in Kuwait with campuses in Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia, but the organisation hopes to eventually cover 22 countries in the region, from Oman to Morocco.
Similarly to the UK Open University, the AOU is not a traditional brick…
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I have been commissioned at Sero to do a report for the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament on OER in Adult Education in the EU, to report by mid-March 2015. In this I will be assisted by Sero colleagues. Obviously we shall leverage on POERUP and on three very relevant studies done for … Continue reading Open Educational Resources in Adult Education/Adult Learning in the European Union – information wanted
A competences scheme for European universitiesMany papers on “universities of the future” do not ground their visions in a wider vision of society. If they assume anything by default, it is a version of the socio-economic situation of the last decade (the last one where money was plentiful) but with “more and cheaper tech”. In contrast, this paper … Continue reading A competences scheme for European universities