06 mai 2019

Sun: Make Education Open-Source

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sun: Make Education Open-Source
According to this article, "Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, is cited as advocating public commons educational texts." Well, yeah, me too. But McNealy is probably in a better position to make it happen. More...

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Open Letter to Research Councils UK: Rebuttal of ALPSP Critique

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Letter to Research Councils UK: Rebuttal of ALPSP Critique
Signed by Tim Berners-Lee, among other luminaries, this letter responds to the public letter by Sally Morris, theExecutive Director of ALPSP, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, concerning the RCUK's proposed research self-archiving policy. More...

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An Assessment of the Academic Achievement of Students in Two Modes of Part-time Programme in Nigeria

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Assessment of the Academic Achievement of Students in Two Modes of Part-time Programme in Nigeria
The latest edition of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) is out. The best article in a weak issue is this assessment of learning outcomes in two part-time programs in Nigeria. More...

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"Building Open Source Communities" Presentations Go Live

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. "Building Open Source Communities" Presentations Go Live
More open source projects starting in our field all the time. And open source communities offer a good example for open educational content development. So this selection of presentations on the development of open source communities - using Apache, Moodle, and Sakai as examples, among others - should offer some insight. More...

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05 mai 2019

An Elsevier Pivot to Open Access

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A Norwegian consortium has signed a new kind of subscription deal with Elsevier that includes open-access publishing -- a first for the publisher. But the new rights come at a cost. More...

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ICT Competency Framework for Teachers harnessing Open Educational Resources

Techno-News BlogIn 2016, UNESCO created the OER Commons repository on the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) website, where open courseware resources could be indexed according to the ICT CFT competencies and objectives. More...

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30 avril 2019

Blockchain, Open Education & Citoyenneté Numérique

Logo FUN Il y aura lieu, les 28 et 29 mai prochain (avec une pré-conférence le 27 mai) la conférence " Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship ” au Lilliad Learning Center de l’Université de Lille. Plus...

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Rambling Thoughts On Convergence, Communities & Passion

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Rambling Thoughts On Convergence, Communities & Passion
Good rant on the relationship between open access and community. "Openness, and open thinking especially, will win out, as long as we continue to see the strength, passion and advocacy of people supporting, developing, sharing, collaborating and making all of this happen." More...

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New Benchmarking Approach: Open Educational Resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Benchmarking Approach: Open Educational Resources
Surface-level overview with a relentless U.S.-focus, this is nonetheless worth viewing to get an idea of what's happening in open access south of the border. Slideshow created in Macromedia Flashpaper, which (as it turns out) is even more useless than PDF (a new low). More...

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Korea Brings Homegrown Open Source to Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Korea Brings Homegrown Open Source to Schools
10,000 locally made open source platforms are being rolled out in schools across South Korea. "The project, called the New Education Information System, is built on a Korean-developed version of Linux that already services 190 schools in the heart of capital city Seoul." More...

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