24 novembre 2016

100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 100 Stories: The Impact of Open Access
Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Promita Chatterji., Bepress, 2016/10/28

From the abstract: "This report is a pre-print that has been submitted for publication with UNESCO. It looks to answer the question: "why does open access matter?" We examined 100 stories of impact to produce a framework for describing the concrete benefits of open access for readers, authors and institutions. More...

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Exploring more frameworks to understand OER/OEP

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Exploring more frameworks to understand OER/OEP
David T. Jones, The Weblog of (a) David Jones, 2016/10/14

I think this falls into the category of overthinking things, but I still want to pass on this discussion of OER 'frameworks', for example one describing "different stages of OEP using a combination of OER usage and learning architecture." Yes, it's another set of taxonomies-and-stages. More...

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Open Educational Practices: A literature review

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Educational Practices: A literature review
Heather M. Ross, Google Docs, 2016/10/04
Useful literature review that breezes through the subject with a light touch. At virtually any point it could dive more deeply, but the 35 pages read briskly and are a fairly comprehensive overview of the subject. I found the latter parts of the paper less useful - why do we need a 'theoretical framework' to talk about open educational practices. More...

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21 novembre 2016

Open Research

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Research
Rebecca Pitt, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Martin Weller, PressBooks, 2016/11/04

You'll find that this 'textbook' based on the open course of the same name is a very quick read. More...

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Future OER

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Future OER
Norman Bier, Brandon Muramatsu, 2016/11/04
From the website: "What is the future of Open Education? This panel and audience discussion will explore possible visions of open education in 2036, using a series of broadly solicited papers as a starting point. More...

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BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative
Clint Lalonde, BC Campus, 2016/11/07
I'm not suggesting so much that you join this group (unless you live in British Columbia) as I am recommending this document (and Mattermost, an open source software alternative to Slack) as a model for the formation of your own cooperative with similar objectives. More...

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Open Learning in the Future

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Learning in the Future
Stephen Downes, Nov 15, 2016.

My contribution to the FutureOER discussion. Formal learning will be less and less focused on resources, which will be available to everyone, and much more focused on activities. Tuition will pay for materials, environmental support and equipment, and professional assistance, often on an as-needed basis. More...

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Stereotyping, Behavior, and Belonging in the Open Education Community

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stereotyping, Behavior, and Belonging in the Open Education Community
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2016/11/17
David Wiley comments on the role of commercial actors in the open space in light of yesterday’s revelation that Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation. He writes, "The open source software side of the open house has absolutely no issue with commercial entities using or contributing to open source software." More...

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20 novembre 2016

Higher Education Open Space

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe Higher Education Open Space (HEOS) is a 3-day event that will address issues pertaining to the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area, with a particular emphasis on achieving the 20% mobility benchmark by 2020. More...

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04 novembre 2016

Cash-strapped Alberta students leading a push for ‘open textbooks’

Juliana Weberman says that she doesn't have the room to take on all of the knick knacks, kitchen items and furniture her parents want to give her.By . With students facing a bigger financial crunch than ever, a group of Alberta students are taking aim at one of their biggest money sinks: textbooks.
Representatives from five schools across Alberta launched the #textbookbrokeAB campaign this fall to showcase the amount of money students are spending on books. More...

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