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Maintaining momentum in an open education initiative

As the dust settles on another Open Education Week it seems timely to announce that after an unexpected hiatus the Global Dimensions in Higher Education project is back on track. Following our success at the Ascilite Conference 2013, where the work … Continue reading

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Ascilite 2013 Best Paper Award for ‘Imagining the Future’

The GDinHE team presented a paper on ‘Cross-institutional development of an online open course for educators: confronting current challenges and imagining future possibilities’ during Ascilite 2013 conference at Macquarie University in Sydney. The presentation was well attended and generated interesting discussions. The … Continue reading

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How Open and Collaborative Can We be? Rethinking Institutional Cultures and Values in Higher Education

The Project team attended Ascilite 2013 at Macquarie University in Sydney  and presented a concise paper  and a Symposium on the GDinHE module. In the Symposium we invited attending participants to consider three of the challenges in developing and delivering … Continue reading

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Realising the vision of open educational practices

Our commitment to  practices which support the production, use and reuse of high quality open educational resources (OER) as well as our vision to enhance, extend and empower the role of the learner as a co-creator of content inspired our … Continue reading

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A dream you dream together is reality (John Lennon)

The Global Dimensions in Higher Education Project Team held another productive meeting at Aston University on Monday and Tuesday 8th-9th of July 2013. A series of introductory videos were produced to support the understanding of the module’s aims, ethos and … Continue reading

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Education Vs Informal Learning (by Panos Vlachopoulos)

I share a socio-constructivist belief that interaction happens all the time, and contributes to our learning.  This blog post may encourage readers to interact with my thinking, to interact with me or other members of the project team by leaving a … Continue reading

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Some reflective thoughts on facilitating ‘learning’ in open online courses: what is the responsibility of the teacher? (By Panos Vlachopoulos)

When I  teach in a  traditional classroom (as many of us often do, with large student numbers), I decide  when we start, when we finish, what homework the students might be required to complete, what tests they have  to take and … Continue reading

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