03 mars 2019

Taking stock of postgraduate students in open and distance learning institutions

The ConversationHigh graduation rates are essential for innovation in modern industrialised societies. This is particularly true for postgraduate degrees. That’s because people who hold postgraduate qualifications have acquired the skills and knowledge that underpin the modern knowledge economy. More...

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Reframing the Conversation about OER

It's time to move the OER conversation beyond the cost of course materials to focus primarily on the quality of OER course resources. More...

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'Inclusive Access' and the Comcast Problem

By Matt Reed. As longtime readers know, I’m a supporter of Open Educational Resources (OER), and I’m a seasoned veteran of handset-to-handset combat with customer service people at Comcast. That combination is probably why a lawsuit around “inclusive access” textbook arrangements in South Carolina caught my eye. More...

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01 mars 2019

IBM Backs Open-source Web Software

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. IBM Backs Open-source Web Software
IBM is announcing support for PHP. I would rather it were Perl, because I find PHP cumbersome. Still, it's absolutely a move in the right direction, and I'd much rather work with PHP or Python than Java. More...

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New Partnership Supports Open Source Publishing Software Development

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Partnership Supports Open Source Publishing Software Development
This is the sort of model that should be encouraged and developed for e-learning. More...

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ODRL/DCMI Profile Working Group

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ODRL/DCMI Profile Working Group
The Open Digital Rights Initiative (ODRL) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) have formed a working group to develop an ODRL/DCMI profile. More...

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Anatomy of Green Open Access

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Anatomy of Green Open Access
Bo - Christer Björk, Mikael Laakso, Patrik Welling, Patrik Paetau, Research in Open Access (OA) Publishing, March 13, 2013
From the abstract: "Open Access (OA) is the free unrestricted access to electronic versions of scholarly publications. For peer reviewed journal articles there are two main routes to OA, publishing in OA journals (gold OA) or archiving of article copies or manuscripts at other web locations (green OA). This study focuses on summarizing and extending upon current knowledge about green OA." More...

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27 février 2019

Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day
Billy Meinke, Creative Commons, February 12, 2013
This sounds like fun: "the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the Open Science Community to facilitate the building of an open online course, an Introduction to Open Science". More...

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A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives
Susan D'Antoni, OER Knowledge Cloud, February 8, 2013
Last fall the UNESCO open educational resources (OER) project hosted an online discussion to consider the feasibility of a global 'map' on open educational resources. More...

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MOOCs and OERs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOCs and OERs
Stephen Downes, February 6, 2013, Conference Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, via Hangout
Overview of some of the early MOOCs we created, along with some more extended duscussion of the design principles we employed in creating MOOCs.

[Slides] [Audio]. More...

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