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UN University releases a FREE and UPDATED Book (v1.5) on: ‘The Why and How of Open Education’

The Collaborative Creativity Group CCG at UNU-MERIT has just released an updated version v1.5 of their book on ‘The Why and How of Open Education’(http://www.scribd.com/doc/71348644). This updated version includes – inter alia – a new chapter focusing on the Key Challenges of Open Education (Chapter 5).

United Nations University recruiting: free online openED course: ‘Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world’

United Nations University UNU-MERIT and partners are now recruiting for the 3rd edition of the free online openED course: ‘Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world’.

Starting 7 November, the course is for both students and business professionals and is based around 10 modules including project management, communication skills, and the latest web tools. Participants can follow the entire course or only the modules that interest them.

Tampere University in Finland runs an Open Source Community Game - starting today!!!

Dear all,


The Tampere University of Technology in Finland is running an Open Source Software Community game that allows you to gain open source skills! The game is starting today and for those of you interested in participating at it please just see the original announcement from Vreerendra who is part of the group that is running the game:

http://www.opense.net/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=291&func=view&catid=612&id=463

New FREE UNU Book: ‘The Why and How of Open Education - With lessons from the openSE and openED Projects’

This UNU Book on ‘The Why and How of Open Education’ is an introduction to Open Education (OE), giving practical guidance on the design and delivery of OE courses while wrestling with theoretical considerations of this new and emerging domain. Educators are the main targets, but it will also be relevant to policy makers, senior education managers and the learning industry as a whole.

TAKE IT OR TEACH IT: FREE Course on Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world (2nd edition) starting April 26!!!

Dear all,

I'd like to invite you, your colleagues or peers to our 2nd edition of this course!

The openED course on “Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world” will start on April 26th 2011 in its 2nd edition!

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – Workshop Report now available !!!

This is a follow up to the earlier blog posts reporting on the SA ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop.

There have been numerous blog posts about this workshop providing most of the bits and pieces on what we have been doing over there, as well on the outcomes achieved during those days.

For you reading convenience, and to have all relevant information within a single document, Fred and I have put together a consolidated workshop report which can be found below attached!

openEd 2.0 course 2011 modules & ‘In-Class Support’ now available for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The first presentation of the openEd 2.0 course titled ‘Business and management competencies in a Web 2.0 world’ has now passed its half-way point. Students from countries across Europe and beyond have participated in the course activities with over 350 forum posts and 80 user-completed learning activities added during the first five weeks!

 

openEd 2.0 course 2011 modules (January to February 2011)

ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop – some extracts

The video has been recorded alongside the “ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business Training workshop”, organized by InWEnt SA, at Wits University in Johannesburg SA from November 29th to December 1st in 2010.

Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings – The Way Forward on Youtube

At this short interview Isaac Kigen is briefly describing “The Way Forward” of the Advanced African FOSS Business Trainings (FBT) and the FBT Community itself. The FBT initially started as a project managed by a contracted project team, but has now grown into a vivid community of trainers, entrepreneurs and practitioners from Southern and East Africa and beyond. This also means that the FBT community would need a different governing structure that allows it to act and decide on their own behalf and needs.

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