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Raising awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
Raising awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

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Open Education Week hung out with 4 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Mathieu Plourde, Mary Lou Forward, Karen Fasimpaur, and Igor Lesko

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The heart of this story: "We have an opportunity to take back the curriculum! What if we took the $5 billion annually spent on textbooks and invested that in teachers and their work?" - education technology consultant Karen Fasimpaur at #SXSWEdu

#oer #openeducationwk  

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I have prepared some sample prompts for the noon EDT, 4 p.m. GMT session. I am not planning on using them all, I mostly want to have a bank of questions to generate discussion among participants. Please add your own questions! #openeducationwk

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This is the circle containing all people +Open Education Week currently follows, and that will be invited to participate in the 12 p.m. EDT Google Hangout on Air. If you want to be invited, follow +Open Education Week within the next 2 hours. Only 10 seats available!

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At 12 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. GMT), +Mathieu Plourde will be hosting a Google Hangout titled "What's next? An open discussion about open education".

People who have been circled by this G+ page will be invited to participate about 10 minutes before the start of the broadcast, all others will need to watch the live stream and comment only. 

If you haven't circled the Open Education Week G+ page yet, now is the time.

NOTE: Google Hangouts only accepts 10 people simultaneously, so first come, first served!

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http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/mozilla-releases-long-discussed-software-to-offer-badges-for-learning/42975

http://openbadges.org

With Open Badges 1.0 software, developed through a partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla hopes to offer an open standard for using those kinds of badges to verify and recognize skills students can learn that may not always be obvious with a degree.

Such badges could come in handy with massive open online courses or other forms of open education in which providing evidence of what students learn remains difficult without class credit, as well as for skills learned on a job after graduation.

The badges are issued by participating organizations and have built-in information showing employers why each badge was issued, by whom, and what projects enabled the holder to earn it. The badges can be stored in a digital “backpack” that can be displayed on résumés, job sites, and social-networking profiles.

More than 600 organizations are already participating in Open Badges, according to Mozilla. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Empire State College of the State University of New York all offer badges through the software, as do organizations like NASA and the Smithsonian Institution.
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