24 septembre 2018

The Muscles, Aches, and Pains of Open Source

The Muscles, Aches, and Pains of Open Source
People often talk about the dangers of depending on open source. This article begins by describing the risks a university takes with commercial software - "We are watching our providers fail, merge, and be acquired... Microsoft challenges us in other ways. We struggle with its licensing offerings. We struggle with the security of its applications." Fair enough. More...

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Open Source Course Management Systems

Open Source Course Management Systems
Via George, here is a very nice list of open source CMS software compiled by Scott Leslie. More...

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Open Source Takes on Hardware Biz

Open Source Takes on Hardware Biz
I've been waiting for an announcement like this. With the development of proprietary 'trusted' hardware that enforces digital rights management at the microprocessor level, open source and open content advocates faced a wall. More...

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23 septembre 2018

New OER Channel to Focus on Learning About Democracy

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Democracy Learning Channel, as the collection of materials will be called, will be part of panOpen's open educational resources platform. The effort is part of the "Education for Democracy" initiative at Campus Compact, a coalition of more than 1,000 colleges focused on civic and community engagement. More...

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Clear-Eyed Analysis of OER Impact

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Project to drive community colleges' use of open educational resources lowered student spending (even using a more conservative formula to judge those costs). But student awareness of the courses remains limited, and the path to sustainability is unclear. More...

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New Resource Offers Ideas for Advocating OER Adoption

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Lumen Learning has created an online resource to help proponents of open educational resources make the case for OER use on campus. The OER Champion Playbook offers a collection of ideas, tips and tools for building effective OER initiatives. More...

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How OER Can Help Overcome the Higher Education Equity Barrier

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. The cornerstone of the American dream is the ability to succeed in life regardless of one’s family of origin. And, for most people, that requires a college education. Unfortunately, recent research shows that the most reliable ticket to the middle class—a college degree—is rather difficult for students from low-income families to obtain. More...

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21 septembre 2018

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
Released today, the declaration defines open access (as, essentially, "free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work," and placement of the work in an open repository), and expresses its support for open access. More...

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Open Source Everywhere

Open Source Everywhere
Despite some scaremongering and red-baiting by traditional publications such as Forbes, open source as a business model has taken hold in the software world and is expanding to other domains of enterprise, most notably medicine and publishing. This comprehensive article takes a sympathetic look at the success of open source in various areas of endeavour and suggests that the movement is permanent and revolutionary. More...

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Experimental OAI Registry

Experimental OAI Registry
From the Belarusian State University Fundamental Library to the American Indian Studies Research Institute, they're all here, more than 400 Open Archives Initiative repositories listed in this new OAI Registry. More...

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