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Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2015, November). Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability. Paper presented at Open Education Conference 2015 (OpenEd)

The idea of innovation in education (or anywhere) is dependent on the ability of people to embrace a shared problem (Nisbet & Collins 1978). In doing so, the seeking of solutions often gives rise to tensions; these develop from dichotomies of ideas a... Read More about Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability.

On your marks, get set, go open! (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Cronin, C. (2015, September). On your marks, get set, go open!. Paper presented at Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference 2015

In the design and development of digital pedagogies, consideration of the level of ‘openness’ should be an integral part of the process. Bates (2015) recently described the current ‘continuum of technology-based learning’, noting that teaching and le... Read More about On your marks, get set, go open!.

The cost of not going open! (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2015, April). The cost of not going open!. Presented at Open Educational Resources Conference 2015 (OER15)

The cost-saving benefits of engaging with open education initiatives has long been cited as one of the driving forces behind the sustainability of the movement. In the US, undoubtedly, faculty engagement with open textbooks saves significant cost to... Read More about The cost of not going open!.

The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2015, April). The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources. Paper presented at Open Educational Resources 2015 (OER15)

From 2009 to 2012, De Montfort University participated in the UK Open Educational Resource (OER) programme releasing bioscience materials, with the Virtual Analytical Laboratory (VAL), the SCOOTER Project and generic materials released in Biology Cou... Read More about The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources.

A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses (2015)
Journal Article
Rolfe, V. (2015). A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated e-learning technologies and web approaches, MOOCs attract massive scale participation and global interest. Some commercial ve... Read More about A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses.

Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (2015)
Book Chapter
Rolfe, V. (2015). Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses. In J. R. Corbeil, M. E. Corbeil, & B. H. Khan (Eds.), The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and ImplementationLinus Books

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is challenging the core values and practices of education. As academic tuition and resources are opened up to online learners of all ages and backgrounds, and with publically-funded institutions entering into par... Read More about Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses.

Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships (2015)
Journal Article
Rolfe, V. (2015). Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships

The reforms to the National Health Service scientific training as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) initiative have attempted to streamline the delivery of undergraduate-level education through a core ‘Healthcare Science’ Bachelors pro... Read More about Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships.

BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia (2015)
Journal Article
Nason, K. S., Tham, T. C., Iyer, P. G., Siersema, P. D., Meltzer, S. J., Wong, J. Y., …Rolfe, V. (2015). BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 110(5), 662-682. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2015.55

© 2015 by the American College of Gastroenterology. OBJECTIVES:Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a common premalignant lesion for which surveillance is recommended. This strategy is limited by considerable variations in clinical practice. We conducted an i... Read More about BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia.