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Crowdsourced Open Education powered by Blackboard

Rating:
3/5,
  • Best for:
    General interest, K-12 & Higher Education Students, Professionals
    Subjects:
    Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Technology, Social Sciences, Business, Education, K-12 content
    Type of learning:
    Personal & professional development, Academic, skill-based, K-12
    Course type:
    Self-paced & Scheduled courses
    Languages:
    English (predominenetly), Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
    Certification:
    Certificate of Completion on some courses
    Learning pathways:
    No
    Mobile Apps:
    iOS & Android
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    Open Education is a cloud based platform powered by the latest Blackboard technology which allows educators to publish courses or course content as Open Education Resources. Learners have access to over 300 free online courses from over 100 different educational institutions covering a range of subjects from the Arts, to Computer Science to Social Sciences. Courses are available in a multitude of languages and provide options for those interested in professional development, learning more about a topic, or wanting to preview a program at an institution before applying.


    Tools & Features

    • 300+ free courses
    • 100+ institutions
    • Social Learning components
    • Course functionality videos
    • Mobile apps: iOS & Android
    Given that Blackboard's Open Education is primarily a course creation service, the course format, tools & features vary from one course to another, but may include video, audio, reading material, quizzes & assignments. Some courses offer social learning components & gamification such as reward badges.

    Certification

    None
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Recent Reviews

  1. Carolyn
    3/5,
    "A good resource particularly for K-12 content"
    Number of courses:
    3/5,
    Partner Institutions:
    3/5,
    Course format:
    3/5,
    Materials:
    3/5,
    Instruction:
    3/5,
    Assessment:
    3/5,
    Accreditation:
    3/5,
    Social tools & features:
    4/5,
    Interface usability:
    3/5,
    Pros - Quality K-12 content
    Free courses only
    Some good social tools on some courses
    Cons - Course quality can be variable
    A good resource particularly for K-12 content, offering a fair amount of social learning tools.

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