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    • Online Learning Affiliated Guides

      Online Learning Affiliated Guides

      Online Learning Affiliated Guides

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      Level 0 Beginner

    • The resilience of co-operatives: lessons from Africa

      The resilience of co-operatives: lessons from Africa

      This unit supports those in the public and private sectors who are working with rural co-operatives in Africa and elsewhere in a development setting. The unit provides a framework for analysing and promoting rural co-operative resilience and includes case studies of four co-operative unions in Malawi (coffee, timber and savings and credit). The activities suggest how participants can use the framework in other contexts.

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • California State University-Northridge Second Chance Early Start Program Learning to Learn

      California State University-Northridge Second Chance Early Start Program Learning to Learn

      Welcome to CSUN's specially designed version of Learning to Learn!  Learning to Learn is an opportunity for you to build your confidence and to provide the tools and skills necessary to be successful in your new academic setting.  As you work through the course you will be encouraged to consider possible choices and learn the value of making plans for your future.  You will increase your awareness of your current qualities, knowledge and skills.  The online activities, videos, and challenges will help you develop the essential college and life skills of communication and problem solving leading to solid academic success.   The Learning to Learn course content is presented in an online format and is available for you to add value to your learning experience as part of the early start initiative. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.

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      24 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning to Learn v2

      Learning to Learn v2

      Welcome to the updated version of Learning to Learn!  If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Learning to Learn.  The original content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and learning challenges.  By accessing this course and the challenges linked to it you have just taken a major step toward helping you develop your study skills. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.

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      24 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Succeed with Math v2

      Succeed with Math v2

      Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Succeed with Math. The original version will be replaced by new and exciting content and added-value activities. The course content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and self-assessment opportunities. Succeed with Math will help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, Parts of the Whole, Relationships Among Numbers, Exploring Patterns and Formulas, Investigating Geometric Shapes and Sizes, and Communicating with Data, Charts and Graphs.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Succeed with Math v2.2 CSUN

      Succeed with Math v2.2 CSUN

      Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Succeed with Math. The original version will be replaced by new and exciting content and added-value activities. The course content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and self-assessment opportunities. Succeed with Math will help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, Parts of the Whole, Relationships Among Numbers, Exploring Patterns and Formulas, Investigating Geometric Shapes and Sizes, and Communicating with Data, Charts and Graphs.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health

      Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Antenatal Care

      Antenatal Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Antenatal Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Communicable Diseases

      Communicable Diseases

      This is the HEAT Module on Communicable Diseases.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Family Planning

      Family Planning

      This is the HEAT Module on Family Planning.

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      24 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

      Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

      This is the HEAT Module on Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Management, Ethics and Research

      Health Management, Ethics and Research

      This is the HEAT Module on Health Management, Ethics and Research.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Hygiene and Environmental Health

      Hygiene and Environmental Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Hygiene and Environmental Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Immunization

      Immunization

      This is the HEAT Module on Immunization.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness

      Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness

      This is the HEAT Module on Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Labour and Delivery Care

      Labour and Delivery Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Labour and Delivery Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health

      Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Nutrition

      Nutrition

      This the HEAT Module on Nutrition.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Postnatal Care

      Postnatal Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Postnatal Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Education and Training (HEAT) Programme

      Health Education and Training (HEAT) Programme

      The Health Education and Training (HEAT) programme is an innovative approach to addressing the human resources for health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa

      Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Labour and Delivery Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji katika Ujauzito

      Utunzaji katika Ujauzito

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji katika Ujauzito. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Antenatal Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa

      Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Postnatal Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Resources for Open Educational Practice

      Resources for Open Educational Practice

      Resources for Open Educational Practice

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • OEPS reports and briefings

      OEPS reports and briefings

      Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project reports and briefings

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Becoming an open educator

      Becoming an open educator

      This course, which was produced as part of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project is aimed at anyone who is curious about how free and open might change our approach to teaching and learning and has been designed for administrators, educators and facilitators in all sectors.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

      Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

      This course provides support for anyone involved in organising informal learning in the workplace or in community settings, by developing the collective use of open educational resources.

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      4 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment

      Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment

      Gender Equality in STEM is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background or role related to STEM. The course aims to reduce barriers for participation in STEM subjects by female students through challenging gender stereotyping and building STEM capital in the classroom, using an inquiry-based approach. This free online course is designed not only to deliver information but to contribute towards transformational change in schools.

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      24 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Global trends in death and dying

      Global trends in death and dying

      What is death like around the world? How do we know what the causes and circumstances of death are globally? Are these changing, and if so, why? We will try to find the answers to these questions in this short module.

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      6 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

      My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

      This short course is part of a planned suite of short courses on seaweed aquaculture developed by the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) to explore best practice in seaweed cultivation.

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      2 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Rapid Open Course Development: Dyslexia UK

      Rapid Open Course Development: Dyslexia UK

      In March 2017 OEPS, Dyslexia UK and Education Scotland launched the first of three open courses Introduction to Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice.  The course is badged and uses a reflective log to help learners develop their understanding of dyslexia and inclusive practice, covering topics such as current legislation and how to support those with dyslexia. Two further open courses (Supporting Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice and Dyslexia: Identification and Support) which build on the skills acquired in Introduction to Dyslexia…, will be available during September 2017 and January 2018, respectively.  All courses are available via the openly licensed course platform OpenLearn Create and were co-developed with The Open University (UK).  

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    • Open Badges for Student Led Learning: The University of Edinburgh

      Open Badges for Student Led Learning: The University of Edinburgh

      Peter Evans (@eksploratore) is based at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Education, Community and Society in the School of Education. He teaches on the MSc in Digital Education and researches into professional learning in open online environments and digital education.

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    • edShare@GCU: Advocacy for sharing in the open

      edShare@GCU: Advocacy for sharing in the open

      edShare@GCU is Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) repository of educational resources. Its origins can be traced back to the Spoken Word Project, which ran from 2003 to 2008, led by GCU in collaboration with BBC Information and Archives, and a number of universities in the US. “The idea was to take television and radio broadcasts from the BBC and make them available so that they could be used for classroom teaching” says Marion Kelt (@mugpunter7), Research and Open Access Librarian at GCU. 

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    • Creative Open Everyday Practice: Thinking Differently at UHI

      Creative Open Everyday Practice: Thinking Differently at UHI

      Keith Smyth (@smythkrs) is Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Learning and Teaching Academy supports the development of learning and teaching practices, and engagement in educational scholarship and research, across the network of thirteen Academic Partners (including colleges and specialist research institutes) that comprise UHI. Covering a geographic area roughly the size of Belgium, UHI uses a blend of digitally enabled and face-to-face approaches to engage with learners, staff, local groups and communities across the Highlands and Islands region, and with wider communities beyond the region.   

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    • Setting the standard: students as co-creators of OER at Dundee University

      Setting the standard: students as co-creators of OER at Dundee University

      “Openness to me is about sharing, reciprocation. I think it’s about accessibility.”

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    • Using OER to Test Assumptions: Wikibooks and Digital Media at The University of Stirling

      Using OER to Test Assumptions: Wikibooks and Digital Media at The University of Stirling

      Greg Singh is Programme Director of Digital Media at The University of Stirling and a lecturer in media and communication. The Digital Media programme at Stirling is an integrated programme in conjunction with Forth Valley College and covers a range of practical and critical evaluation skills, including production, technical skills and entrepreneurial skills as well as the research-led academic study of issues such as connectivity, digital literacy, data research and social media marketing.

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    • Going open to support students: Open Access and Flipped Learning at Glasgow University

      Going open to support students: Open Access and Flipped Learning at Glasgow University

      Bernd Porr (@BerndPorr) is a pioneer in the creation of open access videos and use of the flipped learning approach at the University of Glasgow. A member of the School of Engineering, a long time open access advocate and creator of “the fastest walking robot in the world” Bernd has created a suite of open access videos for students to watch as part of his Digital Signal Process (DSP) course (view the course material)

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    • Active Evolution: Enabling Cultural Change at Edinburgh University

      Active Evolution: Enabling Cultural Change at Edinburgh University

      Stuart Nicol (@nicolvision) is a Learning Technology team manager at University of Edinburgh. He is part of a section that focuses on “…user facing support for learning services across the university” and he has been involved in some of the complimentary initiatives that have been developed by Edinburgh and which help its staff and students use, find, create and share their open practices and resources with others. These include the open.ed OER platform (“a one-stop shop Hub”), an OER policy and a support service for educators and students as well as support for Open Scotland and a Wikimedian in Residence. 

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    • Creating a Culture of Open: University of Edinburgh

      Creating a Culture of Open: University of Edinburgh

      …I would always suggest a vision should be supported by a policy, and a policy should be supported by a service and a service should be supported by recurrent funding…

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    • Martin Hawksey: openness, blogging and the power of connection

      Martin Hawksey: openness, blogging and the power of connection

      “I’m interested in how we can do things more in the open just so that they can benefit others”

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    • Social Innovation Academy: Promoting openness and collaborative learning

      Social Innovation Academy: Promoting openness and collaborative learning

      Founded in early 2013 by Glenn Liddall, the Edinburgh based charity People Know How tackles inequality from the standpoint of Social Innovation, working to empower individuals and organizations to unlock their ideas and fulfil their potential. During 2015 -2016 People Know How developed and piloted the Social Innovation Academy, a five month programme that matched 12 volunteers with four community organisations. These volunteers were trained to carry out community consultations, social research, and community development using a variety of openly licensed materials from OpenLearn, the Open University’s repository of free learning. The programme was designed to be of benefit to everyone involved: participants who learn new skills and get to put them into practice; volunteers providing training and support; and community partners looking to respond to a social issue / challenge.

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    • All about the Practice: Openness at University of Glasgow (Kerr Gardiner)

      All about the Practice: Openness at University of Glasgow (Kerr Gardiner)

      Kerr Gardiner is Head of Learning Technology and Media Production at The University of Glasgow, Learning and Teaching Centre. His team focuses on learning and teaching and Kerr is responsible for e-learning tools, leading a university project to develop post-graduate teaching and campus based online courses.

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    • Joining the Dots: Widening Participation at Strathclyde University

      Joining the Dots: Widening Participation at Strathclyde University

      Stephanie McKendry is the Widening Access Manager at Strathclyde University. In post since early 2014 over the past two years Stephanie and her team have developed a widening access strategy for the University, which was agreed mid-2015 time.

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    • Open Educational Practice in Schools

      Open Educational Practice in Schools

      This short article explores some of the practicalities and questions we have encountered while working with free and openly licensed content in Schools.

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    • Learning in the workplace - Scottish Union Learning

      Learning in the workplace - Scottish Union Learning

      This case study takes the form of a reflective look at two workshops. The first, run by Wendy Burton, Development Officer with Scottish Union Learning (SUL) at the OEPS Advisory Forum in October 2014 and the second by myself at the SUL Conference in Dundee in November. SUL is the learning arm of the Scottish Trades Union Conference (STUC) and was formed in 2008 bringing together the work of the STUC Skills and Lifelong Learning Team and TUC (Education).

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    • Building Confidence: Impact of the open course Caring Counts

      Building Confidence: Impact of the open course Caring Counts

      Lesley Bryce was one of the first carers to participate in the Open University’s open course Caring Counts: A self-reflection and planning course for carers which first launched in June 2014. 

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    • OER and OEP policy at The Open University

      OER and OEP policy at The Open University

      The Open University has always offered free to use content to the public, as it is part of the OU Royal Charter to use “the advancement and dissemination of learning and knowledge … to promote the general wellbeing of the community”.

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    • Marion Kelt on Glasgow Caledonian University’s OER Policy

      Marion Kelt on Glasgow Caledonian University’s OER Policy

      In 2015 Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was the first Higher Education institution in Scotland (and one of the very few in the UK) to approve an Open Educational Resources Policy. I risk making her blush but I won’t lie if I say that this very important document saw the light of day mainly thanks to the efforts of Senior Librarian Marion Kelt.

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    • Growing open educational practice in Scotland: Open Scotland and the Scottish Open Education Declaration

      Growing open educational practice in Scotland: Open Scotland and the Scottish Open Education Declaration

      Lorna Campbell has been involved in open educational technology since 1997.

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    • Building an OER in partnership - Understanding Parkinson's

      Building an OER in partnership - Understanding Parkinson's

      This case study describes how the OEPS project worked with Parkinson's UK to build an open online course,

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