The FutureLearn is Already Here?

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FutureLearn has arrived at RMIT. Two subject areas, one in the School of Media and Communications and one in Global Urban and Social Studies, have been selected for the first two MOOCs. The first is appropriately, Design Futures with Jeremy Yuille and Marius Foley, which evokes and includes as part of the design learning, the William Gibson quote: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”.

To OER or not to OER. Is that the question?

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Choice Paralysis by Lauren Macdonald

From the 2015 international Horizon Report that is now available, Open Educational Resources  (OER) has hit the “Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education” list under the mid-term trends that has a three to five year adoption rate category. The fact that OERs are on the list is a big step in (what I consider) the right direction. For … Read More