15 mai 2019

The Net Knows More Than You: An Open Letter to the People of CBS News

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jay Rosen: The Net Knows More Than You: An Open Letter to the People of CBS News, PressThink September 20, 2005

Jay Rosen's open letter could apply as well to professors as to journalists (though the former may be harder to convince). He writes, "I've been listening to journalists say it for fifteen years: the public doesn't understand how we work, we have to explain ourselves more. Public Eye, if it works, is going to reveal when there are no good explanations - or none that make sense beyond newsroom culture. More...

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14 mai 2019

The Canadian Move Toward Open Access

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Michael Geist: The Canadian Move Toward Open Access November 7, 2005

Follows up on Arthur Carty's editorial a couple weeks ago advocating an open research agenda in Canada. The author makes the (accurate) point that the canadian research environment could be much more open, and that policy and legislation is tending to close it more than to open it. "The failure to include policy reforms to facilitate the unlocking knowledge is an embarrassment," he writes. "Canada has a world class Internet infrastructure and has experienced impressive growth in university based research and development.... If Canada is to maintain that growth, we should follow the advice of our new national science advisor. Science and research success depends on tearing down barriers, not erecting them. A national commitment to open access is the right place to start." Hear hear. More...

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The Open University Builds Student Online Environment With Moodle and More

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. editor: The Open University Builds Student Online Environment With Moodle and More, Open University November 8, 2005

Big news in the Moodle community as reports are coming in that the (British) Open University is moving to Moodle. More (but not much more) from the Moodle discussion forum (you may need to login). Open University press release (MS Word). More...

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11 mai 2019

L'ouverture des données publiques dans la Francophonie

Screenshot-2018-5-5 Actualités ModernisationDans le cadre de son travail sur l’ouverture et la réutilisation des données publiques, le secrétariat général pour la modernisation de l’action publique (SGMAP) mobilise toutes les énergies au profit d’une démocratie plus vivante et plus participative. Ainsi, lors du #HackFrancophonie des 18 et 19 février 2016, des représentants de huit pays francophones se sont retrouvés afin de partager leurs expériences dans le domaine de l’open data et de créer de nouvelles perspectives d’utilisations des données. Plus...

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[Vidéo] Un open data camp, c’est quoi ?

Screenshot-2018-5-5 Actualités ModernisationEtalab, la mission du secrétariat général pour la modernisation de l’action publique (SGMAP) en charge de l’ouverture des données publiques, organise régulièrement des open data camps (ou hackathons). En quoi consistent ces rendez-vous incontournables en matière de données ouvertes ? Qui participe ? Pour quels résultats ? Décryptage en vidéo. Plus...

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DITP - Open Data

Screenshot-2018-5-5 Actualités ModernisationActeurs impliqués dans la production, la mise à disposition et la réutilisation des données publiques

Quels sont les objectifs de la communauté ?
  • Rassembler les acteurs publics impliqués dans la production, la publication et la réutilisation des données publiques
  • Offrir un espace d'échange pour l'ensemble de ces acteurs afin de partager les bonnes pratiques et créer de nouvelles synergies
  • Identifier des projets de mutualisation entre différentes administrations par le biais de la donnée
  • Permettre aux producteurs de bénéficier d'outils numériques permettant de faciliter leur quotidien. Plus...

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07 mai 2019

Royal Society Has Come Out Against Open Access Journals?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stuart Yeates: Royal Society Has Come Out Against Open Access Journals?, EDUCAUSE Blogs November 28, 2005

As you can imagine, people are disappointed by this stance, though the author of this item expresses doubt that it completely represents the Royal Society. Stuart Yeates writes, "The issue is challenging for the Royal Society, because like many scholarly societies they currently derive a large portion of their income from selling journals to institutional libraries". More...

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Response to article 'EdNA Groups or the Open Network'

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Response to article 'EdNA Groups or the Open Network':
EdNA Services Assistant Manager Mark Tranthim-Fryer has posted a response to an article covered recently here in OLDaily regarding the question of whether EdNA groups should be open. He writes, consultation with all sectors of the Australian education and training community has strongly endorsed the provision of both open and closed online community spaces" and that "group owners make the decision about the appropriateness of whether their Group is public or private. More...

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More on EdNA Groups Vs the Open Network

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. More on EdNA Groups Vs the Open Network
Leigh Blackall responds to the recent statement from EdNA's Mark Tranthim-Fryer on whether EdNA groups should be open. The core of his response: "I think this issue goes to the heart of a more serious educational matter. That being a school and teacher's constant struggle to be relevant, engaging, and accessible to learners. More...

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Open Source Software and Schools: New Opportunities and Directions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Source Software and Schools: New Opportunities and Directions
Great summary of an article from the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (which really needs RSS feeds). After recounting the problems faced by schools using commercial IT, the benefits of open source in the same environment are outlined. More...

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