27 septembre 2018

The Time for Open and Interoperable Annotation is Now

The Time for Open and Interoperable Annotation is Now
Alexander Naydenov, Heather Staines, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/08/28
I've resisted covering the recent buzz around the hypothes.is annotation service on the ground that most of it seemed like marketing buzz.I still do. This article introduces annotation as an ancient scholarly trend. I view annotation as an ancient technology trend; I was covering it more than a decade ago - here's Annotea, here's Wikalong, and there's more. More...

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Can You Automate OER Evaluation With The RISE Framework?

Can You Automate OER Evaluation With The RISE Framework?
Matt Crosslin, EduGeek Journal, 2018/08/14
"The basic idea of the RISE Framework," writes Matt Crosslin, "is that analytics will create a graph that plots page clicks in OER resources on the x-axis, and grades on assessments on the y-axis." This allows for an association between resources and grades, and hence, a way of spotting resources that need to be fixed. Or so we're told. More...

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Open Logic Project

Open Logic Project
University of Calgary, 2018/08/14
As noted in today's "Four Short Links" from O'Reilly, "The Open Logic Project is a collection of teaching materials on mathematical logic aimed at a non-mathematical audience, intended for use in advanced logic courses as taught in many philosophy departments." Nice. More...

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26 septembre 2018

Open Access and the Benevolence of Multinational Corporations

Open Access and the Benevolence of Multinational Corporations
Dylan Burns, ACRLog, 2018/08/08
On TWiT the other day I listened to them first discuss Apple's valuation at a trillion dollars US, and then right after, about minimum wage working conditions and the need for social supports. Of course at one point someone said "we can't afford all these entitlements, governments are not made out of money." I was listening on earphones but I exclaimed out loud, "You just finished talking about a trillion dollar valuation!" Clearly there's enough money for all kinds of programs but for some reason the choice is made to leave that money in the hands of corporations rather than in governments. More...

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Open Access Journals in the Field of Education

Open Access Journals in the Field of Education
Long and from what I can tell (I tested a bunch) accurate list to open access online journals in the field of education. This is a tremendous resource. More...

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UN Meeting Urged to Back Open Access Science

UN Meeting Urged to Back Open Access Science
Much of the coverage of the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has concentrated on the role of government in managing the internet. But an important thread in the meetings is the push for open access. More...

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24 septembre 2018

Open Access at the Movies

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A new documentary film taking aim at for-profit publishers is about to be screened at universities around the world, but will it further the goals of the open-access movement. More...

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Higher Ed Groups Back Lawsuit in Defense of Open Internet

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzieSeveral leading higher education organizations have expressed their support for a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules. More...

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The Spoke

The Spoke
Microsoft has very quietly launched a new blogging service, The Spoke, which is, as InfoWorld describes it, " targeted at tech-savvy people in their teens and 20s." According to the article, it's "part of Microsoft's Academic Developer initiative." Interesting. Anyhow, I created my own blog on the service, Downes Contra Microsoft, and began subversive operations immediately, calling for categories on 'Perl' and 'Open Source'. More...

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Solveig Singleton on Open Source, Games, and Public Policy

Solveig Singleton on Open Source, Games, and Public Policy
Given that games are widely touted as the guture for online learning (especially by me) the implications of this article are interesting. The central thesis of the item is that there are few open source games, and the author seeks to explain why. More...

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