In a Guardian report today, Mandy Garner describes how European universities will pursue an open-content policy. “The Joint Commission for Information Systems (JIS) and the Academy of Higher Education to start a pilot plan of 5.7 million GBP, to assess the impact of open content and to consider topics such as current content can be placed on the Internet that everybody can do it, “she wrote. So what does this mean for online courses and overall higher education?
In other words, open learning content means that conferences and seminars are available to everyone, not just to the institution of the institution who are doing it. As a result, the concept of online learning is becoming more attractive for both universities and students, since the best content for the course is accessible to all and can be compared worldwide.
However, this may mean a lot of higher education in general. Online content is not only available at higher quality due to the global competition, but also because of the traditional course is increasingly combining digital media in their structure. The possibility is supported by the tendency of current traditional ratings to have their own internal network where peers can publish peer articles.
Not for nothing the open content of higher education is nothing new. “The Dutch university for example, has an open-source initiative that is largely written in English. The University of Paris also uses open content and 800 educational resources from around 100 teaching units, which was provided by eleven university members of the Open Consortium ParisTech Course Course “
However, it is even more surprising that the United States for years is at the top of the online learning game, “where thousands of course courses are about degree bachelor programs, including MIT OpenCourseWare. ” The United Kingdom seems to be in terms of online studies not legally applying (US courses being advertised online on TV), but they are compared to the rest of the world in terms of access to higher education.