- March 26, 2014 -
As an active participant in the March, 2014 Open Education Week (OEW), Open Doors Group (ODG) is proud to have showcased four resources of value to the Open Education community.
ODG recently hosted and successfully completed the first offerings of two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on Canvas Network (canvas.net)
. ODG shared the lessons learned from the debut of these MOOCs at OEW. Presented as a video, A Frank Conversation With Melissa Loble, (http://www.openeducationweek.org/
Mitchell Levy, Executive Director of ODG, interviewed Melissa Loble, Instructure Senior Director of Canvas Network to discuss the state of MOOCs.
ODG also presented http://www.slideshare.net/
practices MOOCs Best Practices, a LinkedIn group that encompasses all topics from designing a MOOC to marketing one that would help MOOC developers plan and execute a course effectively.
The need for leadership initiatives to improve access to higher education is well known to the Open Education community. At OEW, ODG also discussed its http://www.youtube.com/
youtu.be Higher Education Leadership Program (HELP), designed to address the shortage of leaders ready to take the reins of higher education.
Finally, ODG presented Education Without Limits: Why Open Education Matters (http://whyopenedmatters.org/video/50/education-without-li...
), a video that emphasizes the importance of life-long learning.About Open Doors Group
Open Doors Group (ODG) is a collaborative of individuals and educational, non-profit, for-profit and government institutions. Its purpose is to prepare students for the future by promoting, producing and distributing Open Educational Resources (OER); supporting students and educators in adopting and using OER; expanding access to education for all learners; and researching and evaluating the impact of OER. ODG sponsors a number of projects aimed at achieving these goals. ODG can be found at www.opendoorsgroup.org
.About Open Education Week
Open Education Week (http://www.openeducationweek.org/
) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone.
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