04 juillet 2019

Morgan State to Use panOpen for Open Educational Resources

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Morgan State University has chosen panOpen, a learning platform that supports institutional use of open educational resources, to enable its faculty members to adopt and use OER, the company announced. More...

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03 juillet 2019

Wide Open Voices: Experiences of OER Course Developers

Techno-News BlogAs the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. More...

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01 juillet 2019

CoSN Launches Web Site to Illustrate Benefits of Open Technologies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CoSN[Edit][Delete]: CoSN Launches Web Site to Illustrate Benefits of Open Technologies, Press Release [Edit][Delete] July 3, 2006
Co-sponsored by IMB and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, K12 Open Technologies is a site intended to "raise awareness among K-12 education technology decision makers about the use of open technologies." By 'open technologies' the sponsors mean "an umbrella term that includes open source software, open standards, and open hardware." Sounds good, though as Tom Hoffman cautions, 'open source' has a very specific meaning while 'open technologies' does not. "They should not co-opt the open source name for their own purposes, or dilute its meaning in the minds of educators," he writes. More...

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Open University Courseware Trend Comes to SA

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Laura Grant[Edit][Delete]: Open University Courseware Trend Comes to SA, tectonic [Edit][Delete] July 3, 2006
More good news on the open content front. "The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has made a policy decision to make its course material freely available over the Internet. This is believed to be a first for an African university. Material that will be made available includes courses, syllabuses, lecture notes and exam papers. More...

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24 juin 2019

Strategies for Developing Sustainable Open Access Scholarly Journals

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. David J. Solomon[Edit][Delete]: Strategies for Developing Sustainable Open Access Scholarly Journals, First Monday [Edit][Delete] June 15, 2006
The intent of this article is clear from the title, though you will have to read through the first third to get to it. The advice is sound though not really comprehensive - sure, enlisting volunteers and sympathetic librarians is a good idea, but there is more to launching an open access journal than that - isn't there? In the same issue of First Monday readers will also find an interesting analysis of 'gifting' in the academic publishing community, with a specific emphasis on the Public Library of Science. "While academics do still cite the most, the general public is playing a much larger role in PLoS Biology's success. The liberal policies forging a 'cutting edge' in journal publishing also are opening opportunities for classrooms and education throughout the world". More...

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Open Peer Review of Scientific Articles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Nancy White[Edit][Delete]: Open Peer Review of Scientific Articles, Full Circle Online Interaction Blog [Edit][Delete] June 13, 2006
I know I said there would be no newsletter today. And with a full-day set of flights from Vienna to Moncton, that would normally be the case. But today's newsletter began life somewhere over the mid-Atlantic, and Lufthansa's onboard wireless (as well as a 4.5 hour battery life on my laptop) allowed me to linger over this issue as the clouds drifted by. The service has been quite acceptable, if a little expensive. And now I'm somewhere over Quebec and ready to send this puppy out just before we land. More...

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Open Letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Angela Regnier[Edit][Delete]: Open Letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier, Canadian Federation of Students [Edit][Delete] May 24, 2006
In 1985 or so I wrote an article in the student newspaper, the Gauntlet, titled 'CFS is Dead'. It just goes to show, not all of my predictions are accurate. I'm happy to have been wrong, though, because this week the Canadian Federation of Students has come out with a statement urging a "balanced" approach to copyright laws. "Students are concerned that the collectives and the major publishing and recording industries - entities motivated by profit - have been wielding too much influence in the process to-date, thereby drowning the legitimate concerns of teachers, researchers, librarians, and students." Hear, hear. More...

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21 juin 2019

OAI 11: “Open Science – its impact and potential as a driver for radical change”, 19-21 June, University of Geneva

OAI meetings are one of the Open Access/Open Science meetings in Europe in the year in which they are held. Their aim is to engage all stakeholders in the scholarly communications chain in debate and discussion around current developments and to identify new development paths and ways to collaborate and share. More...

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Open Namespaces for Tags

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. David Weinberger[Edit][Delete]: Open Namespaces for Tags, Joho the Blog [Edit][Delete] May 17, 2006
Yesterday David Weinberger suggested, "Shouldn't there be a non-vendor, open site that can serve as a namespace?" My response, in the first comment, was that "No, there shouldn't." The reason is that I don't think we should depend on a centralized aggregator, like Technorati, to organize tags. Quite a good discussion followed the initial exchange, and Weinberger was prompted to create a mock-up of what he wants. It is, of course, a clone of my own topic pages, something I've had on this site for, what, five years. More...

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Open Letter to CEOs, COOs, CIOs and CFOs Across the Corporate World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Pamela Slim: Open Letter to CEOs, COOs, CIOs and CFOs Across the Corporate World, Escape From Cubicle Nation May 11, 2006
This article has gained some traction in the blogosphere and resonates as well in the educational world. The message is simple: this consultant (Pamela Slim) has given up trying to teach good practice to corporate management, and is now trying to teach their employees how to escape. She writes, "I was banging my head against the wall trying to find ethical, creative ways to train your employees on the merits of your forced ranking compensation plan. No amount of creativity could overcome the fact that it is a stupid idea..." She wraps up the column with some really fundamental (but so often ignored) advice for corporate management. More...

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