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Here, I will discuss topics, and current trends on open, online, flexible and technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT), including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational resourses (OER), Open Educational Practice (OEP, and Open Educational Culture (OEC). In addition I will discuss current trends and news related to quality, innovation, serendipity, rhizome learning, agility, and leadership.

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Nutidens utmaningar kan inte lösas av enskilda länder, forskargrupper eller vetenskapsområden

Frågan är vad högskolor och universitet ska lära studenterna i denna ovisshetens tidsålder. Det skriver Sylvia Schwaag Serger den 29 december 2017 i en debattartikel i Sydsvenska Dagbladet. Sylvia Schwaag Serger blir efter nyår blir prorektor, ställföreträdande rektor, vid Lunds universitet.

Under de senaste fem åren minst, har jag hävdat detsamma, under min tid vid Lunds universitet fram till September 2015. Emellertid togs dessa  frågor dessvärre inte på då allvar. Idag jobbar jag internationellt med de stora organisationerna, som ICDE inom området, och äve UNESCO och EU Kommissionen, samt att jag publicerar en del oftast på uppdrag (se exemplel nedan) både bokkapitel, böcker, vetensjapliga artiklar, debattartiklar och bloggar på temat om nutidens utmaningar och universitetens roll i en alltmer omvälvande tidsålder pga globalisering, digitaliering, förändrad demografi och inte misnt relaterat till UNESCOs hållbarhetsmål (SDG), och framförall mål 4, som övergripande handlar om att:

SÄKERSTÄLLA EN INKUDERANDE OCH JÄMLIK UTBILDNING AV GOD KVALITET OCH FRÄMJA LIVSLÅNGT LÄRANDE FÖR ALLA

Ledord för SDG4 är access, equity, equality, inclusiveness, quality och lifelong learning. Utbildningsfrågor ska ses utifrån behovet av kunskapsinhämtning under hela livet och då särskilt kopplat till möjligheten till deltagande i arbets- och samhällsliv. All utbildning ska främja värderingar, kunskaper och färdigheter, som bidrar till hållbar utveckling. 2030-agendan inkluderar tydligt utbildningens kvalitativa innehåll inklusive tillgången på kvalificerade lärare. Läs mer om mplen på engelska här

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Digital Competence Framework for Educators (DigCompEdu)

The DigCompEdu framework, from  Joint Research Center (JRC) is directed towards educators at all levels of education, from early childhood to higher and adult education, including general and vocational training, special needs education, and non-formal learning contexts. The development of the framework is based on the analysis, mapping and clustering of the elements constituent of educators' digital competence, as these are detailed in existing national and international frameworks, self-assessment tools and certification schemes. The reference model thus generated will be subjected to extensive stakeholder consultations and complemented by proficiency levels. As final product a self-assessment tool, which allows educators to assess their own level of digital competence, will be developed.

A digital competence framework for educators at European level could reinforce national and/or regional initiatives by providing a common understanding of the digital competence needs for educators. The objective of DigCompEdu is to identify and describe the key components of educators' digital competence and to provide an instrument for (self-)assessment, based on research and stakeholder consultations.

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Innovating Pedagogy Report 2017

The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out. This time in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE). It’s the sixth year they have been published thanks to Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples on pushing this through. At start the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. The early ones focused very much on technology, but as they have progressed they have moved away from this to more pedagogy, and socially focused issues.

The ten trends covered this year are as follows

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Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement - BLQE 2018_CSEDU 2018

The 10th International Confernce CSEDU 2018 on Computer Supported Education will be hold 15-17 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. I will host a special session on Blended Learning and Quality Enhancement - BLQE 2018. Read more here

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Blended learning embraces personal quality learning. This widely recognized and personalizable method engages, facilitates, and supports learning. UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning emphasize this approach, as it makes learning more flexible and convenient. This will help students be part of a global digital society The blended learning model requires changes in the roles of teachers and learners. These changes are accompanied by shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Blended learning involves people as learners, teachers, administrators, technicians, leaders, and managers with a variety of aspirations and ambitions. Clearly, there is a renewed focus on quality, and the blended learning approach is worthy of consideration.

Topics: Renewed focus on quality Role changes Implementation and next practice Shifts in ownership and empowerment, where learners become prosumers and orchestrate their own learning regarding time, place, setting, path, and pace. Promotion of students be part of a global digital society.

 

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The Blended Learning Ecosystem. The State of the Nation

Blended Learning ICDE Insight Paper 2017 compressed

Ebba Ossiannilsson Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education, Vice President of the Swedish Association for e-competence, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Focal Points of Quality, ICDE_ON_BOLDIC, EDEN EC, EDEN Fellow, EDEN SIG on TEL Quality Enhancement, Open Education Europa Fellow and Ambassador.

During the 27TH ICDE World Conference, 16-19 October 2017, Toronto, Canada, ICDE  released the third installment of its ICDE Insight Papers Series.

Ebba Ossiannilsson, author of the 3rd ICDE Insight Paper on BLENDED LEARNING, STATE OF THE NATION provides an overview of what readers can expect from this publication. The report can be downloaded from here 

This blogpost on blended learning can be followed my the ICDE Blog as well https://icdeblog.com/2017/10/02/the-blended-learning-ecosystem-taking-control-and-orchestrating-learning-pathways/ 
 
 

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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