09 avril 2019

Gates Heads Back to School in Open Source Spat

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gates Heads Back to School in Open Source Spat
Microsoft so misses the point in its response to the leak of a recent report advocating the use of open source in British schools. "Competition in the software market is good for customers because it ensures that they get a good deal as it drives choice and innovation," writes a Microsoft representative. More...

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Open Learning and Large Learning Objects

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Learning and Large Learning Objects
I keep meaning to do some Googling for some supplentary links for this item. The main point is that Utah State University's Open Learning Support has expanded from supporting MIT's OCW to also supporting Rice University's Connexions. More...

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Your Identity, Open to All

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Your Identity, Open to All
In light of my recent comments on identity, this item seemed relevant. The author describes a product called ZabaSearch, which finds "a wealth of info sometimes dating back more than 10 years: residential addresses, phone numbers both listed and unlisted, birth year, even satellite photos of people's homes." There is much discussion of how freely available this information is, and how unreliable it is. More...

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Japan OCW Alliance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Japan OCW Alliance
Six Japanese universities have formed an OpenCourseWare alliance and are offering their learning content for free on the internet. More...

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06 avril 2019

What ever happened to Open Data?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Once upon a time the UK government took pride in the fact that it was a world leader in open data. Back in 2012 the Cabinet office released a White Paper entitled ‘Unleashing the potential’ with a foreword by Paymaster General, Francis Maude boldly declaring ‘the future is Open’. The document proclaimed that ‘unfettered access to anonymised data should be extended to support improvements in the quality, choice and efficiency of healthcare, education, transport and a whole host of other public services’. More...

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Great news! OER courses can boost engagement

eCampus NewsMore than 60 percent of students in the participating community colleges say they experienced a higher-quality learning experience in an OER (open educational resources) course compared to a typical course, according to a new study of 38 community colleges across 13 states. More...

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04 avril 2019

The Open RSS Feed Reader On The Web: Microsoft Start

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Open RSS Feed Reader On The Web: Microsoft Start
Promising. This is Robin Good's assessment of Microsoft Start, "a new, still undefined, unpromoted and unhyped technology service from Microsoft." Start is, in a word, an RSS feed reader. More...

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03 avril 2019

Beyond the Battle for Open Access

By Barbara Fister. Facing resistence from UC and others, what's the Big Deal of the future?
A lot is going on in the world of scholarly and scientific publishing. So much that I have had trouble keeping up, especially since I’m also trying to keep up on what’s happening in technology – big data, artificial intelligence, surveillance capitalism, things I wasn’t taught in library school because they didn’t exist yet. More...

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The Most Common Comment at Open House This Year

By Matt Reed. Brookdale had its Spring Open House on Sunday. Despite the rain, attendance was high, with high school juniors and seniors bringing parents and siblings in tow.  Faculty and staff showed up in force, either to show off their programs or to answer questions. More...

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02 avril 2019

Presidential Support (With Caveats) for OER

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Survey finds campus leaders support use of open educational resources to reduce student textbook costs, but concerns linger about quality. They also feel more comfortable with their knowledge of digital learning. More...

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