The importance of OER online courses in the democratization of education

“Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a strategic opportunity to improve the quality of education as well as facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.” (UNESCO, [1])

 

Eliademy recently started crowdsourcing OER (Open Educational Resources) online courses in order to democratize education worldwide. OER are educational resources such as texts, images, videos, assignments, courses, etc. which are freely accessible to anyone and can be used to teach and learn. They can be part of the public domain or released under a license allowing free use, adaptation and distribution. According to the OER Research Hub, teachers notably share OER in the format of videos, images, lesson plans and quizzes [2]. Online courses are also increasingly released as OER, even if they are still only a few. This trend represents a huge progress in the democratization of education for a number of reasons.

On Eliademy teachers can offer their courses as Open Educational Resources.

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The 3 online courses you must follow in April @Eliademy

This month we want to review for you 3 free outstanding courses that can help you develop your business and language skills. They are all available on our Public Catalog for free.

As we started crowdsourcing courses under CC license recently, let’s start with a course of the OER (Open Educational Resources) section of the catalog: Introduction to Pitching by the AppCademy Online. Then we will review the brand new course of Adam Crookes Marketing a business on Snapchat and finally a nice short Language course of Spanish by Ana Selby.

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Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons

Eliademy started with a mission to democratize education with technology. How do you democratize education on a global scale? There are multiple paths that one can take but some basics need to be there. One of them is the availability of ready materials and educational resources that teachers can easily take into use.CC at

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3 courses you must take on Eliademy

Today we review 3 courses that you should take on Eliademy. Some of them are free, some at fair price, but one thing they have in common is of good quality and excellent student reviews. Lets start!

1) Fundamentals of Accounting from Aalto University Executive Education (English, price: €200)

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd provides executive education, professional development services and training. Their mission is to build a better world through better leadership.

Aalto on Eliademy

Aalto EE is an internationally recognized executive education and leadership development organization. As a part of Aalto University they hold the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations, the three most respected business university accreditations, granted to only 0.4% of world’s business schools: AACSBAMBA and EQUIS.

Fundamentals of Accounting is a cost-effective and flexible study module on basic financial and management accounting. What does the profit and loss statement on the balance sheet tell us? What are the key financial indicators? How can I assess the profitability of investments? And what are the key principles of budgeting? How can I use accounting in support of the strategic business management?

With an average satisfaction score of 4 stars out of 5 this course is one of the best that you can take @ Eliademy.

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