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Title: Formalising informal learning: Assessment and accreditation challenges within disaggregated systems
Authors: McGreal, Rory
Conrad, Dianne
Murphy, Angela
Witthaus, Gabi R.
Mackintosh, Wayne
Keywords: Accreditation
Assessment
Disaggregation
Open Educational Resource (OER)
Open learning
Recognition of prior learning
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
Citation: MCGREAL, R. ...et al., 2014. Formalising informal learning: Assessment and accreditation challenges within disaggregated systems. Open Praxis, 6(2), pp. 125-133.
Abstract: This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners undertaking post secondary education. It presents some key economic and governance challenges for universities to consider in implementing OER assessment and accreditation policies. It also includes discussion of findings from a small-scale survey conducted by two of the authors on perceptions, practices and policies relating to openness in assessment and accreditation in post secondary institutions, with a particular focus on the OER universitas (OERu) concept.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2014 OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference, held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in April 23th-25th 2014. This is an Open Access Article. It is published by ICDE under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Version: Published
DOI: 10.5944/openpraxis.6.2.114
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25716
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.6.2.114
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