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Special Issues on Open Education – Please submit!

I’m currently involved in two special issues about open education, and if you read this blog the odds are you should submit something to at least one of them!

John Hilton and I are guest editing a special issue of IRRODL about Openness and the Future of Higher Education, with a specific emphasis on things like policy, accreditation, and sustainability, including:

  • Critical perspectives on open education
  • Issues of affordability and openness
  • Openness and accreditation
  • Open models for awarding credit or degrees
  • Open source, open access, or open education policy in higher education
  • Open teaching / massively open online courses (“MOOC”)
  • Sustainable models of creating and sharing open educational resources

Check out the full IRRODL Call for Papers. Proposals are due this Thursday, but full papers aren’t due until May 1.

Erik Duval and I are guest editing a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technology called Open Educational Resources: Learning Objects for All! This special issue has a much more technical focus, including things like:

  • automated extraction and generation of metadata that make it easier to find relevant OER’s;
  • ranking of OER’s based on relevancy, including contextual clues, time and place, emotion, etc.
  • repurposing of recordings of synchronous learning events (lectures, discussions, etc.);
  • technical infrastructures for making OER’s available for reuse;
  • tools for remixing OER’s;
  • standards and specifications for content, search, harvesting, adaptation, etc.

Check out the full IEEE TLT Call for Papers. Papers are due March 1.