13 décembre 2015

What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs

By . In academe, ideas cost money. But how much?
Advocates for open-access journals say that academic research should be free for everyone to read. But even those proponents acknowledge that publishing costs money — the disagreement is over the amount. More...

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11 décembre 2015

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. Before I do so, I need to admit my privilege: my institution has a great physical and electronic library with additional free document delivery – so I can literally get any article or book chapter I want, for free, and during my PhD I had additional access to the University of Sheffield’s eResources library. Read more...

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09 décembre 2015

Is Open Education a Movement?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is Open Education a Movement?
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2015/12/04

Text and slides from Michael Feldstein's recent keynote in which he addresses the question of whether the open education movement is a movement. More...

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Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2015/12/04

David Wiley addresses "concern that a focus on open textbooks confuses the means of open education with the end of open education. More...

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The (open) future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The (open) future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed
Clint Lalonde, ClintLalonde.net, 2015/11/24

So this seems exactly right: "The unfortunate equation of open education w/ free text books has made the movement seem more and more myopic and less and less compelling." More...

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02 décembre 2015

Opening up to Open Educational Resources

By Dirk Van Damme. Technology has a profound impact on our lives. A few days ago, an inmate who spent 44 years
behind bars was released from prison and could not believe what he saw on the streets: people with wires in their ears using strange devices to talk to invisible friends. Maybe his confrontation with the modern world would have been less of a surprise if he had visited a school first. More...

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01 décembre 2015

EUA to develop roadmap supporting the transition towards Open Access

On 23 October 2015 the EUA Council decided to take forward a recommendation made by EUA’s Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science to develop a roadmap to assist European universities in the transition to Open Access. More...

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29 novembre 2015

Open Online Course in Social Virtual Reality

Résultat de recherche d'images pour The University of Patras Library organized the first Big Open Online Course (BOOC) in Greece titled “Open Workshop on Information Literacy” with 311 participants in a 3d virtual reality learning environment. More...

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28 novembre 2015

To FLEX or not to FLEX?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour FLEX is an openly-licensed practice-based professional development programme for academics and other professionals who teach or support learning at MMU with dynamic formal and informal pathways and internal, external and open development opportunities in a variety of forms which are renewed and refreshed continuously. More...

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FOS: enlightened learning, flexible, open and social

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Flexible, Open and Social Learning or short FOS (which means light in Greek) is an OER course that aims to help academics and other professionals who teach or support learning to develop their understanding of new pedagogical approaches in the area of flexible, open and social learning within a diverse distributed development community in order to make informed changes to their practice and therefore enrich their students learning experience. More...

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