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 Index of my writings on Open Educational Resources
  1. How open was 2011?
  2. OERu anchor partner and stakeholder meeting; prototype courses in 2012
  3. Guidelines for OER in Higher Education by UNESCO and COL
  4. US - INDIA joint statement on Higher Education & exploring models for 21 cy institutions
  6. VUSSC; the start of a revolution in transborder education
  7. UNESCO-COL Guidelines for Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
  8. EduMOOC; Online Learning Tomorrow 2011-2021
  9. EduMOOC; Collaboratives, Collectives and Clouds
  10. EduMOOC; Personal Online Learning Networks
  11. EduMOOC; Public, Private & Open - Online Learning
  12. EduMOOC; Online Learning Apps and Mobile Learning
  13. EduMOOC; Online Technologies Today and Tomorrow
  14. EduMOOC; What the Research Tells US
  15. EduMOOC; Online Learning Today
  16. Open Licensing; two important policy initiatives
  17. OERU to establish OERTen
  18. OER University; Open planning meeting
  19. Towards an OER University
  20. Success and reach of Learning for Content (L4C); a facilitator’s testimony
  21. Taking OER beyond the OER Community; my response 3
  22. Taking OER beyond the OER Community; my responses in the online discussions
  23. Knowledge Economies & Lifelong Learning
  24. WikiEducator; a promising star in the OER world
  25. Transnational Qualification Framework (TQF)  
  26. ONLINE OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING – Promise for the future


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