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ISBN: 9781909188372 9781909188389 9781909188396 9781909188402 Year: Pages: 137 DOI: 10.5334/bal Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Education
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Ebooks are coming of age in education, as this exciting collection commissioned by Jisc demonstrates. Case studies, reflecting ebook success stories across the higher and further education sectors, include: 
 - An innovative app to encourage ebook take-up in a Welsh college. 
 - A partnership between a library and research centre to create open access monographs and midigraphs. 
 - Several examples of creative negotiations with ebook publishers.
Insight chapters address hot topics in the ebook universe, including: 
 - The changing world of access to scholarly digital content in the mobile environment. 
 - The challenges faced by the library as online distance learning moves from margin to mainstream. 
 - How ebooks have the potential to meet a wide range of accessibility needs. 
 - Experimentation with ebooks as a shared service.
This collection will provide inspiration and guidance to institutions as they develop projects and services to support students and researchers and will be of interest to library practitioners, publishers, ebook vendors, information professionals, teachers, lecturers and students. 
Jisc, in collaboration with Ubiquity Press, is pleased to be making this publication available open access on a CC-BY licence. 
(DOI: http://dx.doi.org//10.5334/bal)

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Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory

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ISBN: 9781909188334 9781909188341 9781909188358 9781909188365 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.5334/bam Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Education
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With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. This marks a moment of victory for the open education movement, but at the same time the real battle for the direction of openness begins. As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies. This is a crucial time for determining the future direction of open education. In this volume, Martin Weller examines four key areas that have been central to the developments within open education: open access, MOOCs, open education resources and open scholarship. Exploring the tensions within these key arenas, he argues that ownership over the future direction of openness is significant to all those with an interest in education.
(DOI: http://dx.doi.org//10.5334/bam)

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oers --- open source --- open education

Högskolans ansvar

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ISBN: 9781909188495 9781909188501 9781909188518 9781909188525 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.5334/bap Language: Swedish
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Education
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What should a university be? How can universities make a sounder and more lasting contribution to better lives and better societies in a globalised world? From a Swedish perspective, this new book challenges current ideas about what higher education is for. It presents fifteen principles for future development that range from a discussion of the nature of knowledge to the responsibility of the university in the development of society. Universities must become better at allowing and encouraging students to develop independence of thought and action through self-formation, bildung, and personal growth rather than merely preparing them for a specific job, the books says, using a historical perspective to consider these issues.

Garden Learning: A Study on European Botanic Gardens' Collaborative Learning Processes

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ISBN: 9781909188631 9781909188648 9781909188655 9781909188662 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.5334/bas Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 266616
Subject: Sociology --- Education --- Science (General) --- Sports Science
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"From 2007-2013 the European 7th Framework Program Science in Society (FP7) funded a multitude of formal and informal educational institutions to join forces and engage in alternative ways to teach science—inside and outside the classroom—all over Europe. This book reports on one of these projects named INQUIRE which was developed and implemented to support 14 Botanic Gardens and Natural History Museums in 11 European countries, to establish a collaborative learning network and expand their understanding of inquiry based science teaching (IBST). Suzanne Kapelari provides insight into the complex theoretical background and practical considerations that informed the project design and which guided the consortium through a three-year process of collaborative knowledge creation. ‘Expansive Learning Theory’ is fundamental to this approach and places emphasis on communities as learners, on transformation and creation of culture, on horizontal movement and hybridization of knowledge, and on the formation of theoretical concepts.
This book is to be considered for planning and running international science education projects as well as a multifaceted theoretical underpinning of teaching. It serves as a conceptual and practical resource for formal and informal science educators and project managers.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 266616."

The Value of the University Armed Service Units

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ISBN: 9781909188570 9781909188587 9781909188594 9781909188600 Year: Pages: 221 DOI: 10.5334/baq Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Sociology --- Education
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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the value of the university armed service units – the University Officer Training Corps, University Royal Naval Units and University Air Squadrons. The units, many of which date back to the early 20th century, exist in order to provide students at UK universities with an experience of the British armed forces. Participation in the units is entirely voluntary, and there is no expectation that students will go on to join the armed forces on graduation, although a proportion of students each year do so.The Value of the University Armed Service Units brings together the results of a research project which explored what the value of the units might be to student participants, to graduates in civilian jobs who had the experience as students, to the armed forces, to universities whose students take part in the units, and to employers of graduates with service unit experience. This book draws on quantitative and qualitative research data to explore whether, how, and why the units have value to these different groups. Significant conclusions include the extent to which the units are able to assist students with the development of their transferable (graduate) skills; the potential significance of the units for future recruitment to the armed forces, particularly the Reserves; and the effect of unit experience in developing an informed understanding of the role and function of the British armed forces amongst the wider civilian population.

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