Open Education

René Pickhardt on April 2nd, 2015

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Two and a half years ago I posted about Simons project which at that time was just starting and to me still very fuzzy. Still I donated 150 Euro and asked others to do the same. It was the trust I had in him that it would be working [...]

Continue reading about What happened to Vensenya’s “Changing mindset” project?

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: After I won the community award in the Wikipedia Video contest in the category documentation and interview with my pointer in C video I would like to share some experiences on creating educational videos. This is mainly to encourage anyone to do the same as I did. Have a [...]

Continue reading about Creating an award winning video doesn’t need much technology or technical know how.

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In the following article I want to give an overview of the discussions and movements that are going on about video and multimedia content for wikipedia and her sister projects. I will start with some positive experiences and then tell you about some bad experiences. This article is not [...]

Continue reading about About the future of Videos on Wikiversity, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

René Pickhardt on November 4th, 2014

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Last year we have created a MOOC on Web Science. We had chosen Wikiversity as a platform for hosting the MOOC. The reason for this was the high trust we had in the Wikimedia foundation strengthening the open movement. The main problem we experienced with Wikiversity was that the [...]

Continue reading about How to host your oer MOOC on wikiversity

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I understand that the following article is written in a very personal way. But this thing seems to me so unjust that it is just unbelievable. So this is my sad story of me trying to bring free educational resources to the world and having Microsoft indirectly not allowing [...]

Continue reading about Copyright violations: Videos from our OER Web Science MOOC deleted from Wikimedia commons

René Pickhardt on August 27th, 2014

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This is my personal list of people that I admire. In a sense I would say if you want to know what I stand for you can just have a brief look at this list and at the values, norms and ideas the people of the list stand for. [...]

Continue reading about My List of People who I admire and which I find truly inspiring

René Pickhardt on September 14th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I would like to have an discussion with people that have experience or are interested in MOOCs and Wikiversity. The goal is to checkout the possibilities for creating (otherwise over commercialized) MOOCs in an OER environment (especially wikiversity). Background: According to my former blog post there are  3 ways for creating [...]

Continue reading about MOOCs at Wikiversity: A Barcamp proposal for #OERde13

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This article on open and free platforms to host your MOOC belongs to the entire series: comparison of places to host your MOOC. As already mentioned there are only a few platforms which really belong to the category of open educational resources. The term is described in the Wikipedia [...]

Continue reading about Comparison of open educational resources services to host your MOOC

René Pickhardt on July 24th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As many of you know and voted (thanks for that) Steffen and I tried to get a MOOC fellowship in order to create a web science MOOC. Even though our application was not successful we decided that online teaching in the MOOC format is suitable for the web science [...]

Continue reading about Comparison of platforms and places to use to host your MOOC

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As writen before Steffen and I participated in the online voting for the MOOC fellowship. Today the competition finished and I would like to say thank you to everyone who so far participated in the voting in particular to the 435 people supporting our course. I did never image [...]

Continue reading about Analyzing the final and intermediate results of the iversity MOOC Fellowship online voting

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