13 février 2019

This proposed treaty on copyright exceptions should matter to the Open Education community

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This proposed treaty on copyright exceptions should matter to the Open Education community
Creative Commons, 2018/10/08
Creative Commons has thrown its support behind a Civil Society proposed treaty on copyright exceptions for educational and research activities. More...

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E-Learning 3.0 Outline and Synopsis

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Stephen Downes, mooc.ca, 2018/10/08
We're just in the process of the pre-launch week for E-Learning 3.0, the newest MOOC we are offering on the mooc.ca website. For now, you can read the course outline and synopsis, a fairly detailed description of the sort of things we'll be looking at over the next ten week. More...

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Open access at a crossroads

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David Kramer, Physics Today, 2018/10/13
More reaction to Plan S for open access. I'm fully sympathetic with the Smits line of reasoning: “For the last 20 years, libraries, universities, and [others] had the possibility to sort this out. But they did not,” Smits says. “Now the funders have stepped in, and they now call the shots.” The publisher made large profits, the universities focused on absurd metrics, and the researchers didn't care. More...

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Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros
Jason Koebler, Motherboard, 2018/10/05
As Doug Belshaw says on Mastodon, "Proprietary software is what proprietary vendors do." In this case, that the proprietary vendors do is write an application that presents people from repairing their MacBooks. More...

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An Ode To RSS, Moodle’s Most Pressing Interface

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Ode To RSS, Moodle’s Most Pressing Interface
Cristian T. Duque, Moodle News, 2018/10/05
On the one hand, some people will say that the world of educational technology will resist decentralization. On the other hand, that same world can't kill it completely. A case in point is RSS, the ultimate decentralized technology, that lives on despite the efforts of even the might Google to kill it. More...

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Education for All… Even a ‘Nazi’?

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education for All… Even a ‘Nazi’?
Greg Toppo, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/10/05
I do not like to get involved in U.S. politics because they are essentially the internal affairs of another country. However, Inside Higher Ed has published an article very sympathetic of Peter Cvjetanovic, one of the Charlottesville tiki torch marchers, and  Marc Johnson, the University of Nevada at Reno president who "had one clear, immediate thought: Cvjetanovic must graduate." The article depicts this case as one involving free speech (even though someone was actually killed at the far-right rally), but it is nothing of the sort. More...

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Research: Career Hot Streaks Can Happen at Any Age

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Dashun Wang, Harvard Business Review, 2018/10/05
In my own mind I often compare my own career to that of a musician. Such a career is a mixture of hit songs, near misses, duds, and even periods where nothing seems to be happening at all. And it's very relative; I've never had a gold record, but I could, but it isn't up to me, and doesn't really reflect my work in any case. And this randomness isn't just me; it rules across the board. More...

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Top Hat Content Rescue Bookmarklet

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Tom Woodward, Bionic Teaching, 2018/10/05

As Tom Woodward writes, "Top Hat has some useful features (and a very aggressive sales team) but it’s not a place that makes it easy to get your content out." This short item offers help. More...

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Kirkpatrick and Open Badges: Can do better!

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Serge Ravet, Learning Futures, 2018/10/05
This is a nice blending of Kirkpatrick levels of course assessment and open badges. It begins as a criticism of Kirkpatrick's use of badges ("I find it outstanding that after a mere 3-hour training, participants receive a badge specifying that they are able, among other things, to 'plan and deliver training programs with business value in mind.'"). More...

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10 key facts about SAFE Network

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 10 key facts about SAFE Network
SAFE, 2018/10/03
As I've been suggesting in recent months, the structure of the web is changing at the lowest levels. It's not clear how this will ll shake out yet. On the one hand we have HTTP/2 (criticized by some as "a protocol by Google for Google" - see this interview). More...

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