15 octobre 2018

Quand les agents conversationnels s'invitent dans les collectivités

Ressources humaines, apprentissage, mobilité… les chatbots thématiques séduisent de plus en plus de collectivités pour répondre aux questions récurrentes d’agents ou d’usagers. Une innovation qui se nourrit également de l’open data. Plus...

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OECD Ministers Support Open Access for Publicly Funded Research Data

OECD Ministers Support Open Access for Publicly Funded Research Data
Reportage of the OECD declaration, covered here last week, to endorse open access to publicly funded research data. Via FOS News. More...

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09 octobre 2018

Open-Source Content Management Systems

Open-Source Content Management Systems
Though the focus of the article is content management systems, it could be applied to any sort of software as the author provides an extended discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of open source. More...

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Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans

Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans
The financial and security arguments are, in my view, overwhelming, and so it is no surprise to read that university IT departments are moving toward implementing open source solutions. More...

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01 octobre 2018

Science, Technology and Innovation for the 21st Century

Science, Technology and Innovation for the 21st Century
A declaration from ministerial representatives from 34 nations to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) supporting "open access to and wide use of research data" and calling for a study into a principle for access to research data from public funding. More...

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The Promise and Peril of 'Open Access'

The Promise and Peril of 'Open Access'
The headline writers put 'open access' in scare quotes, but the author provided a good overview stating most strongly the case in favour: "...Brain Research, which costs more than $21,000 for 2004; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, which costs nearly $15,000; and Nuclear Physics A and B, at more than $23,000." She also outlines the counter-argument offered by academic societies, whic depend on publication income, and responses from the publishers minimizing the impact of open access publishing. More...

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4 Colleges Collaborate on Open-Source Courseware

4 Colleges Collaborate on Open-Source Courseware
You have five days to read this before the Chronicle lowers the silicon boom and charges you for access, so copy it now and send it to your friends(*). More...

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30 septembre 2018

OER planning 101

eCampus NewsOpen educational resources (OER) are gaining momentum among stakeholders in higher education. From students to faculty to administrators, the benefits of OER can help offset the rising costs of traditional textbooks. More...

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Campus Compact, panOpen launch OER-based democracy learning channel

University Business Magazine logoCampus Compact, a national network of higher education institutions committed to civic and community engagement, and panOpen, a learning platform that supports institutional use of Open Educational Resources (OER), announced today a partnership to launch Democracy Learning Channel (DLC), an area within the panOpen platform dedicated to providing college instructors with openly accessible tools and guidance to advance student learning about democracy. More...

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27 septembre 2018

The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources

The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources
Chris Aldrich, Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist, 2018/08/30
You have to read to the bottom of the article to find out that the sixth R is "Request update." Chris Aldrich writes, "OER is an incredibly powerful concept already, but could be even more so with the ability to push new updates or at least notifications of them back to the original." It's worth noting that systems like Wikipedia and GitHub have both enabled this feature, and it makes them more valuable. More...

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