04 juin 2018

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories.

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories.
Jane Anders, Jisc scholarly communications, 2018/05/03
OpenDOAR is a directory of academic open access repositories. This post announces a new updated beta version of OpenDOAR "to develop a simplified and streamlined website with a more modern, responsive design... to work just as well on your smartphone as on your computer." There's also an update to the API. More...

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Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices

Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices
Catherine Cronin, Iain MacLaren, Open Praxis, 2018/05/01

This is a taxonomy more than anything but also "aims to provide a useful synthesis of OEP literature for education researchers and practitioners." The authors assert "one or more of the following bodies of work were cited in all subsequent academic literature in the area of OEP:

  1. OLCOS (Open eLearning Content Observatory Services) project (2006-2007)
  2. OPAL (Open Education Quality) initiative (2010-2011)
  3. UKOER programme (2009-2012)
  4. CILT (Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching) research, UCT (2009-present)."

This suggests to me that their focus was a bit narrow (surely discussion of open educational practices existed outside reference to these initiatives - like this one, for example, or this one, or this one, or even this one, or for that matter our discussions about MOOCs from 2008 and forward. More...

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OEP (Open Educational Pragmatism?)

OEP (Open Educational Pragmatism?)
Doug Belshaw, Thought Shrapnel, 2018/05/01
This is more from the OER 2018 conference in Holland last week. Doug Belshaw discusses his conversations with Michael Shaw from Tes Resources. Shaw described how warm the OER community had been. "He found the hosts and participants 'incredibly welcoming' and the debates 'more open than [he’d] expected on how commercial organisations could play a part' in the ecosystem." That's nice, but maybe a little too cozy. More...

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03 juin 2018

Open Government: the world is changing—governments must change with it

We are living in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. The challenges of our times and those facing our governments include the impact of digitalization, widening inequality gaps, and a resurgent wave of identity politics. More...

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01 juin 2018

A Reality Check on Author Access to Open Access Publishing

A Reality Check on Author Access to Open Access Publishing
Hilda Bastian, PLOS Blogs, Absolutely Maybe, 2018/04/26
I recently wrote an article about critical thinking for educators and I'm thinking that a follow-up on scientific reasoning might be a good idea. The machinations in this email exchange on open access journals is a great case in point. Heather Morrison reports that "73% of fully OA journals (about three quarters) do not charge APCs." In a PLOS blog post Hilda Badtian responds that the 73% represents a disproportionate number of journals that do not publish in English, are not indexed in PubMed, or do not issue DOI for the articles. More...

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How Open Education Can Change the World (Reprise)

How Open Education Can Change the World (Reprise)
Stephen Downes, Apr 26, 2018, Educacion y Technologia en y Para La Diversidad, Medellin, Colombia
I define and explore the application of open education and open educational resources (OER) to peace, reconciliation and development in Colombia. I describe how new technologies have made possible new ways of learning, and how we can work together as a community to teach ourselves, thus allowing each person the voice and opportunity to play a meaningful role in society. This is a more polished version of the talk given in Rionegro. More...

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How Open Education Can Change the World

How Open Education Can Change the World
Stephen Downes, Apr 24, 2018, Universidad Catolica de Oriente, Rionegro, Colombia

In this presentation I explore the application of open education and open educational resources (OER) to peace, reconciliation and development in Colombia. More...

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Open Chasms – definitions dividing or uniting the open community? Some thoughts from #oer18

Open Chasms – definitions dividing or uniting the open community? Some thoughts from #oer18
Sheila MacNeill, howsheilaseesIT, 2018/04/23
This is a bit of a natural follow-up to Phl Barker's post of the other day. Sheilla MacNeill addresses what she calls David Wiley's "potted history of open, open source, learning objects" and argues "if we don’t explicitly address diversity,  actively seek to include, support and embrace different voices, it’s not the difference between purists and pragmatists that will divide a community –  it’s who is included and excluded." That's all very good, but the people who get to make that point are the people who are actually doing it, or better, the people who have been excluded. More...

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An Open Education Reader

An Open Education Reader
David Wiley, 2018/04/23
This is David Wiley's resource he has created for hi course on open educational resources. I assume that this is the basis for what Sheila MacNeill called Wiley's "potted" history of OER (I'm not really sure what 'potted' means in this context). As noted in her post, she disagrees with his sources ("predominately white, male, North American,  middle class"). I took a quick look through and find I'm not in there either. More...

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Open Educators Factory Research

Open Educators Factory
Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education, 2018/04/20
In my email today: "Open Educators Factory is a methodology produced by the Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED) aiming to allow self-evaluation of professors capacity in the use of open approaches and to recommend tailored actions to increase the open education “fluency" of educators. More...

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