03 juillet 2018

Open source community calls in the wake of GDPR

Open source community calls in the wake of GDPR
Doug Belshaw, Open Educational Thinkering, 2018/06/14
So I ended up adding three comments to Doug Belshaw's post. He reports that the lawyers have said they have to delete all their meeting recordings because of GDPR. I firmly doubt that mass deletions of recordings are taking place in actual law offices, because the risk of not having a record exceeds the risk of not having deleted it. More...

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30 juin 2018

Manifesto idea #33: Harry Anderson (@harrycanderson)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The UK has made welcome progress on opening up access to university in recent years. The number of disadvantaged 18-year olds on full-time undergraduate courses reached record levels in 2017, increasing by 52 per cent in a decade. More...

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29 juin 2018

Some Thoughts on OER

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . Last week I had the good fortune to co-keynote the Northeast Regional OER Summit at UMass Amherst. My counterpart keynoter was Don Kilburn, the current CEO of UMassOnline and former CEO of Pearson North America. More...

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28 juin 2018

The benefits of open source virtualization

eCampus NewsWhile colleges and universities have a well-deserved reputation for being ahead of the curve in many areas, their willingness to be at the forefront of innovative technologies often flies under the radar. More...

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26 juin 2018

Universitas 21 Global - World-Class E-University Opens for Student Registration

Universitas 21 Global - World-Class E-University Opens for Student Registration
It has been a long time coming, but Universitas 21 Global has finally opened its doors to its first student registratrions. For those of you who may have forgotten, Universitas 21 Global is a joint venture between Thomson Learning and a consortium of 16 universities. More...

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How Academics Want to Protect Their Open-Access Research Papers

How Academics Want to Protect Their Open-Access Research Papers
Academics, it transpires, are mostly willing to share their work freely. They do not want people to turn around and sell it, however, and they would like to be attributed as the author. More...

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Open Content - Open Learning

Open Content - Open Learning
Set of web pages with links for my presentation at WEM yesterday... given my health (or lack of same) it wasn't the best presentation I've ever done... after 16 hours sleep (beginning yesterday afternoon) I feel a bit better but I'm still struggling with less than perfect health, computer problems and a general malaise, the sort of ill-will you feel toward the world when your mouse dies and everything takes longer than it should and the sites won't connect and your email program won't delete the mountain of spam that is clogging your inbox... today I worked the trade show floor. More...

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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals
From the press release: Lund University Libraries today launches the Directory of Open Access Journals, supported by the Information Program of the Open Society Institute along with SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). More...

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16 juin 2018

Open-Access Best Sellers

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Last week University College London Press, Britain’s first fully open-access university press, celebrated a milestone -- one million downloads of its free academic books. More...

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A Journal Implodes

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Open-access devotees in anthropology had high hopes for HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory upon its launch in 2011. The idea behind HAU -- named after the concept of "hau" described in Marcel Mauss's The Gift -- wasn't just to shake up academic publishing's subscription model but also to elevate ethnography within the field. More...

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