Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • tags: education ascilite

  • The public draft included a definition of OER as follows: Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license… Open copyright licenses provide the public with free and perpetual permissions to: (a) Retain – the right to create, own, and control copies of the content; (b) Reuse – the right to use the content in a wide range of ways; (c) Revise – the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself; (d) Remix – the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new; (e) Redistribute – the right to share copies of the original content, the revisions, or the remixes with others. OER are defined in terms of copyright – either (1) in the public domain or (2) released under an open license. And the characteristics of a license that make it an “open license” are a free and perpetual grant of permission to engage in the 5R activities. The final version includes this definition of OER: Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license… Open license refers to a license that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright owner and provides permissions granting the public the rights to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt and redistribute educational materials. OER are still defined in terms of copyright – either (1) in the public domain or (2) released under an open license. But the characteristics required to make a license an “open license” have been limited.

    tags: education OER UNESCO

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sharing a PhD research outcome - The Global Collaborator Mindset

Time to blog! My PhD is done and blog has been very neglected in recent times. It is time for me to catch up and share some new ideas.

One of the outcomes from my PhD research is the development of what I call the 'Global Collaborator Mindset'. Educators who adopt this mindset are more able and willing to connect with those beyond for global collaborative learning.

The Global Collaborator Mindset has four attributes: Connection, Openness, Autonomy and Innovation

Attributes of the Global Collaborator Mindset - Copyright Julie Lindsay, 2019

Watch this video to learn more.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • The Global Education Conference Network is an international community comprised of students, educators, and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. This digital paper supports the mission of the GEC and these articles are culled from co-founder Lucy Gray's curated Twitter list of people involved in this field.

    tags: education globaleducation GEC

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • "Our interactive guide uses scientific modelling to show the impact the climate crisis will have on different parts of Australia "

    tags: education climatechange

  • Interesting model and approach to digital literacy by Dave Cormier.

    tags: digitalliteracy education

  • In a very influential essay that appeared about 15 years ago ("Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants" [pdf]), Mark Prensky coined the term 'digital natives', asserting that "students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet" and that, as a result, "today's students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors". In contrast, "[t]hose of us who were not born into the digital world but have, at some later point in our lives, become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology are, and always will be compared to them, Digital Immigrants." While Prensky's views on this topic have evolved over the years and become more nuanced (those interested in his particular views may wish to visit his web site), this original definition and delineation of what it means to be a digital native and a digital immigrant remains quite potent for many people.

    tags: education digitalnatives

  • Presentation by Ellen J. Helsper – Oxford Internet Institute Monday, 17 November 2008International Conference on Digital Literacy Brunel University

    tags: education digitalliteracy

  • There are a number of labels to describe the young people currently studying at school, college and university. They include the digital natives, the net generation, the Google generation or the millenials. All of these terms are being used to highlight the significance and importance of new technologies within the lives of young people (Gibbons, 2007). For some, new technologies have been such a defining feature in the lives of younger generations that they predict a fundamental change in the way young people communicate, socialise, create and learn. They argue that this shift has profound implications for education (e.g. Prensky, 2001a; Gibbons, 2007; Rainie, 2006 and Underwood, 2007). Typically, supporters of this concept view the differences between those who are or who are not digital natives as primarily about when a person was born. This paper will critique and show new evidence against this conception of the digital native as based purely on generational differences. The paper will separate the ‘doing’ from the ‘being’, that is it will propose a number of digital activities (doing) that indicate digital nativeness and then examine which types of people (being) are most likely to demonstrate these characteristics. The paper will show that breadth of use, experience, self-efficacy and education are just as, if not more, important than age in explaining how people become digital natives.

    tags: education digitalnatives millenial

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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • Archives of the interview series' by Steve Hargadon - some great podcasts here! The Future of Education (, 2009 - 2015, 308 interviews; Classroom 2.0 (, 2009 - 2012, 71 interviews / sessions;, 2009 - 2010, 17 interviews; The Week in Ed Tech / Hack Education Weekly with Audrey Watters, 2011 - 2013, 55 shows; EdTechLive (often about Open Source Software in Education) 2006 - 2014, 57 interviews.

    tags: education podcast interview

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • George Siemens says, "I've thought in networks since my earliest memories and moments of self-awareness. I recall being six or seven years old and trying to grasp the concept of eternity - a perpetually future-forward cascade without end. It was incredibly stress inducing, but served as early seeds for understanding the world, both in physical and conceptual form, as being about connections. "

    tags: connectivism education network

  • Debate has raged for more than a century about which pedagogical approach is better – direct instructional guidance or minimally guided, for example, inquiry-based instruction. Read more in the latest SCAN issue, March 2019

    tags: education research pedagogy inquiry

  • "Since the 1990’s educators have leveraged the power of the Internet to forge online global collaborative learning. More recently global competency and intercultural understanding in conjunction with cross-border collaboration and digital fluency have emerged as ‘future ready’ key capabilities. However, learning environments struggle to embed authentic real world learning and build capacity for global connection and collaboration. Julie shares new perspectives on developing a Global Collaborator Mindset and implementing Online Global Collaborative Learning (OGCL) as a pedagogical approach. "

    tags: education globalcollaboration. GCM globalcollaboratormindset

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Become a digital online learner - FAQs and Open Education Week 2019

With my Open Pathways Design Leader and Online Facilitator hat on I want to share information about the online course I co-designed and created in 2018. This has been prepared for Open Education Week 2019. I encourage readers to browse the Resources collected on the Open Education website this week (and beyond) - you will find DOL shared HERE.

What is DOL?
DOL is short for the free, online course, ‘Get ready, get set, become a digital online learner’. It was created by the uImagine Open Pathways team at Charles Sturt University and launched in August 2018. Here at uImagine we have affectionately called this course DOL since inception...and it is a DOL! A baby DOL, still in its infancy and getting stronger each week. Consisting of four modules it focuses on developing skills and positive habits for learning online using a variety of digital tools and online platforms.

Why was it created?
Many people want to learn online however, they often lack the skills and confidence to do so. This course is part of the move to open and free learning through easily accessible online resources. It was designed to provide a pathway into getting started with online learning, setting up a digital profile, and choosing and using digital tools for productivity connection and collaboration.

What is the approach to learning for the course?
Like other quality online courses developed using the Open Learning platform this course uses a constructivist approach to learning and fosters interaction between community members (students). Learning activities are designed to support sharing, commenting and co-commenting. Participants are encouraged to not work in isolation, and to be active online learners as part of the collective.

What do students do in the course?
As soon as students arrive in the course they are invited to complete a fun activity that immediately supports digital skill development and cognitive function. They are asked to complete this sentence and find a copyright free image to support it, “My digital life is like ….., because …. and I wish I could…….to…….”  Here are some examples….

The course then provides a sequential set of modules (although users can jump around and follow their interest) that include a range of different interactive and individual activities around the course concepts and themes. Underlying student achievement is the expectation participants will complete the ‘Online learning Scrapbook Challenge’. This encourages the setup of a ‘blog’ using a choice of platforms and throughout the course there are a series of ‘challenges’ for students to record their thoughts and achievements on their blog/scrapbook. For many this is the first time they have set up their online profile and considered creating and writing a blog. Scrapbooks are shared via the embedded Padlet - and readers of this blog post can peek into this shared activity here.

Who is doing this course? Why should I do it?
DOL has participants from around 40 countries, and the intercultural interaction adds interest to the learning. Those who join are of all ages and professions but have a mutual goal - to improve their ability to work and learn online. If you are wanting to learn more about how to build your online learning capacity, your digital literacy and fluency, and your digital agility then this is the best course for you. You might be just out of high school (or still in high school!), or you may be in a professional position (we have a number of university lecturers who have joined the course!), or you may be at home looking for that next boost of confidence to apply for another job - this course caters for many different aspirations. In addition, the course is fully facilitated by Julie Lindsay (that’s me!) who is an online learning designer, innovator and facilitator with years of experience at K-12 and higher education levels. This is not a course where you are by yourself trying to work things out - we learn as a community and share the challenges. Finally, this course never closes, and you can take as long as you need to complete all modules and activities to receive your certificate.

Where can you find out more information?
You are invited to find out more via the DOL landing page. Watch the video, read the blurb and decide if this is what you need. I will be waiting to welcome you!

Julie Lindsay
Open Pathways Online Facilitator
uImagine, Division of Teaching and Learning
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • The purpose of the CARE Framework is to articulate a set of shared values and a collective vision for the future of education and learning enabled by the widespread adoption and use of OER. It aims to address the question of how an individual, institution, or organization seeking to be a good steward can contribute to the growth and sustainability of the OER movement consistent with the community’s values. One for your SIG @julielindsay

    tags: education OER opencontent

  • Submit an Open Textbook Would you like to suggest a book for the Open Textbook Library? Let us know! Criteria A textbook must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the Open Textbook Library: Has an open license that allows for derivatives Is a complete book (not individual chapters) available as a portable file (e.g. PDF, ePub) Is currently in use at multiple higher educational institutions, or affiliated with a higher education institution, scholarly society, or professional organization Is an original textbook (not a derivative of another textbook) or is for an entirely new audience

    tags: education oprn textbooks

  • Great advice! Read the piece about microcredentialing - start learning online in small bites/bytes today! Also - many of the course on the portal are free - open and ready for you to start! With so many free courses available, time & money are no longer excuses. This year, it's time to join an online course!

    tags: LearningHub education onlinelearning open

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