New OER survey : Opening the textbook – Educational resources in US higher Education 2015-16

July 27th, 2016

Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) published a new report relating to the OER usage in US higher education titled “Opening the Textbook – Educational Resources in US Higher Education“. The report shows that OER is not a driving force in the selection of materials. Read More

Making sense of MOOC’s – A guide for policy makers in developing countries by UNESCO

June 30th, 2016

Organizing MOOC’s is a current marketing trend in the educational sector to showcase the existing resources and testing your course for improvements. MOOCs are also helpful in providing access to affordable quality higher education. Read More

Moodle Feature request – Display file license info in your Moodle course MDL-53025 #Moodle @indirakoneru

May 7th, 2016

During the first MoodleMoot India 2016, Dr. Indira Koneru who delivered a great presentation about “Promoting Access to OER through Moodle”; had suggested to show up the File license information like Creative Commons license and Copyright License in Moodle course wherever its possible.

Martin Dougiamas has also agreed to the feature requested as Moodle is already collecting a lot of information about the file license but those are currently hidden in the database. Read More

Free Course – How to design and facilitate an online course

September 3rd, 2015 is a great resource to share all kinds of Open Educational Resources (OER) like courses, quizzes, database etc. Here you will find courses which you can download and use it on your own Moodle site, enroll and participate and other useful materials. Read More

Course from MoodleMoot US (#mootus15) Teaching Online about Teaching Online

August 29th, 2015

Including all the presentations and videos shared by the participants of MoodleMoot Us 2015 (#mootus15), another nice material which caught my attention is the course “Teaching online about teaching online: Four Pillars for Success” by Ryan D. Hazen.

The course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The course includes four cycles as follows: Read More

Article – Learning styles, Mindsets, and Adaptive Strategies

August 14th, 2015

Matt Bury has wrote an article on the topic “Learning Styles, Mindsets and Adaptive Strategies“. The article exposes one of the many negative effects of using learning styles questionnaires and encouraging learners to adapt their learning strategies to them. Read More

Web version of Moodle ToolGuide available

June 21st, 2015

Web version of the Popular Moodle ToolGuide is available on the page

Moodle ToolGuide was originally released by Joyce Seitzinger (@catspyjamas) and then Gavin Henrick updated for Moodle2. It’s been well used and well developed over the years in many institutions and has been a useful tool as an enormous poster. Read More