Our bi-weekly review of open education links from around the World. This review is prepared by Magda Biernat from Centrum Cyfrowe.

  1. UNESCO has published a very interesting report “Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges” which aims to critically review the growth of OER and its potential impact on education systems around the world.
  2. Find out the new issue of The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (www.irrodl.org) with many interesting articles on MOOCs and open education and especially interesting investigation on the degree to which different variables, like demographics and motivation, affect the completion of a MOOC!
  3. An interesting conference “Open Science Fair” will take place on September 16-18 in Porto, Portugal. The conference aims to critically showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities. You can still participate in the preparation of interesting conference workshop  – Open Discussion: A tale of two ‘opens’? Intersections between Open Science and Open Education
  4. Very interesting article about how Finland is winning the war on fake news describing an anti-fake news initiative launched by Finland’s government in 2014  aimed at teaching residents, students, journalists, and politicians how to counter false information designed to sow division.