30 novembre 2018

Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework

Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework
The Open Archives Initiative has released a draft specification describing rights expressions about metadata in the OAI-PMH framework. The mechanism essentially involves pointing to a rights language schema (OAI is neutral regarding which rights language is used) and then either embedding or referring to a rights expression from within a set of rights tags in the OAI metadata. More...

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28 novembre 2018

Open Searches and Diversity

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise. More...

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27 novembre 2018

Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education

Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education
PowerPoint slides and the full MP3 audio version of my keynote at ITI in Utah. The abstract: "In the three themes described in the title of this paper there is a common thread, a tension between the producers of media, both online and traditional, and between the consumers of this media. Greater connectivity and greater capacity for content creation have given the consumers the capacity to produce their own media, and this poses what is deemed to be unacceptable competition to the producers, who find that their traditional modes of production, business models and distribution channels are threatened. More...

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26 novembre 2018

Supporting Social Learning Around Collections of Open Educational Content: Open Learning Support

Supporting Social Learning Around Collections of Open Educational Content: Open Learning Support
David Wiley and Brent Lanbert presented this overview of the Open learning Support system at the ITI conference in Logan, Utah. Essentially, the system is a mechanism for attaching discussions lists to learning resources, and in particular (to this point) the resources offered by the Open Courseware initiative. More...

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OOPS! A Free Model for Open Knowledge

OOPS! A Free Model for Open Knowledge
Description of OOPS, a site that invites people to create Chinese translations of MIT's OpenCourseWare courses. Goof discription of how a chaotic, non-managed project can produce good results. More...

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Open Educational Resources: What We Don't Know

HomeFree, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes. More...

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Open Source as a Model for Global Education

HomeEducation leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue. More...

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25 novembre 2018

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. LinkedIn has become quite a juggernaut in the corporate learning market. Last time I checked the company had more than 17 million users, 14,000 corporate customers, more than 3,000 courses and was growing at high double-digit rates. More...

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A Survey I’d Like to See: A different question on OER.

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. There’s plenty to chew on in the latest IHE poll about college faculty attitudes about technology, OER, and assessment. (Least surprising finding: skepticism about assessment remains strong.) But at least in the OER section, it strikes me that we need to ask a different question. More...

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Is Open Content Enough? Where OER Advocates Say the Movement Must Go Next

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. But as you move from the technical to the social, cultural and political dimensions of this movement to open things up pedagogically, that stuff feels both harder, more multi-faceted and more important to get at. More...

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