29 mai 2018

UTHSC set to open training facility

University Business Magazine logoIn less than three weeks, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will launch its new $39.7 million, 45,000-square-foot building packed with high-tech tools and a cutting-edge training environment. More...

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Open Education: Moving From Concept to Reality

Open Education: Moving From Concept to Reality
Notes from an online seminar being conducted for members of the open-education.org project. This presentation outlines the history and concept of open content in education, summarizes the DLORN system used to distribute open content, and considers issues related to the management of open content initiatives. More...

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28 mai 2018

Harvard släpper kursdatorprogram fritt

Harvard släpper kursdatorprogram fritt
The rest of the item is in Swedish, but the important bit is in English: news of a plan coming out of Harvard to distribute open source courseware software. More...

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Your Open Source Plan

Your Open Source Plan
This article, as George Siemens comments is interestingly placed in CIO Magazine, reports "huge savings in total cost of ownership" in the use of open source software. It also points to the fact that companies looking for custom software development are increasingly receiving RFPs recommending an open source solution. "Free is good. CIOs who don't come to terms with this revolution in 2003 will be paying too much for IT in 2004." How can this possibly work? It turns out that not everybody is motivated by money. More...

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26 mai 2018

OER and Dual Enrollment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Most public high schools supply textbooks free of charge to their students. Most colleges don’t. When a college teaches courses in a high school for high school students, someone -- whether the district, the students, the parents, or the external funder, if any -- is likely to get sticker shock at the cost of the books. That’s because they’ve been working on a “free textbooks” model forever. The aspect of OER that seems so novel in the college setting is old hat in the high school setting. More...

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22 mai 2018

Open Source Courseware

Open Source Courseware
Now this isn't so hard, is it? "Why isn't there an open-source courseware package that's as easy to use and customizable as something like Movable Type. More...

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Open Access to World-Class Knowledge

Open Access to World-Class Knowledge

Overview article describing MIT's Open Courseware project, including some feedback on the initial release. More...

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Open Source Content in Education: Part 2 - Developing, Sharing, Expanding Resources

Open Source Content in Education: Part 2 - Developing, Sharing, Expanding Resources
As the author writes, "Preservation of openness and sharing (at an educational level) is critical for the creation of a culture that values innovation, progress, experimentation, and development." This article summarizes the major points in favour of open content and proposes an open content project, something I strongly support. More...

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18 mai 2018

Institutional OAI Archive Growth

Institutional OAI Archive Growth
Open access e-print archives are growing steadily, but they need to grow even more quickly, according to this author. More...

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17 mai 2018

Spotlight Site: Open Archives Initiative

Spotlight Site: Open Archives Initiative
My review of this important initiative serves as a good introduction to the concept and the software. My observations are based on actually installing and testing the OAI repository and harvesting software. More...

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