11 septembre 2016

Concordat on Open Research Data launched

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"The Concordat on Open Research Data has been developed by HEFCE, Research Councils UK (RCUK), Universities UK and the Wellcome Trust, and is a set of expectations of best practice reflecting the needs of the academic research community. More...

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09 septembre 2016

EuroScience Open Forum - Manchester 2016

Now in its seventh iteration, ESOF attracts about 5,000 delegates from across the world to the host city during the week of the conference, which, in 2016, will be held between 24 and 27 July in Manchester. ESOF is one of the best opportunities for everyone from leading scientists, early careers researchers, business people, policy makers, science and technology communicators to the general public to come together to find out more about the latest scientific breakthroughs and how science is helping us advance today. More...

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EOSC - European Open Science Cloud

On 20 June 2016 the EC's High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud, on which LERU was represented by Dr Paul Ayris (UCL) and Prof Barend Moons (Leiden University), published its draft Report. This is the product of months of deliberation and discussion amongst the Group's international membership. More...

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07 septembre 2016

Policy Recommendations for Opening Up Education

European Commission logoOpen education is an umbrella term under which different understandings of open education can be accommodated. It goes beyond open educational resources (OER) and open research outputs to embrace strategic decisions, teaching methods, collaborations between individuals and institutions, recognition of non-formal learning and different ways of making content available.
Stakeholders must explore ways in which to support opening up education. Dialogue must be sought to form a common vision for opening up education in Europe. OpenEdu Policies is a project running from January 2016 to March 2017 aiming to scope, refine and propose policies on opening up education for both policy makers in Member States and at European level.
The policies proposed will cover the 10 dimensions of open education and will be based on the OpenEdu framework for openness in higher education (Forthcoming JRC IPTS report: Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions). More...

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05 septembre 2016

MoodleMoot US 16: Playing small-ball

By . At the MoodleMoot in late June in Los Angeles, which serves as close to a users conference for the open source Moodle LMS community as any other event, there was a strong sense of continuity and general improvements. More...

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New OER Survey: The disconnect between faculty caring and assigning

By . In 2012 the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) put out a new report on usage and perceptions of open educational resources (OER) usage in higher education. Covered in this blog post, the 2012 report was really a combination of three separate surveys of academic leaders and faculty. More...

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31 août 2016

Groups partner on open-source tech for digital archival processes

eCampus NewsInitiative to develop, implement sustainable, robust platform for supporting complex archival management of digitized and born-digital records. More...

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30 août 2016

Open-educational degrees earn $9.8 million boost

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. A few dozen community colleges will get financial backing to design degree programs based wholly on free, open educational resources (OER) in a sweeping effort to make higher ed more affordable. More...

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University of Calgary Students’ Union launches Open Educational Resources campaign

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 . Open Educational Resources aren’t your traditional textbook. They’re easily accessible and free to use licensed documents and have been adopted by some post-secondary educators as an alternative to books. But the practice isn’t quite mainstream yet, and hasn’t been widely adopted in Alberta. More...

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26 août 2016

The Acceleration of Open Access

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I noted with loud applause the launch of SocArXiv just in the nick of time. SSRN had been a for-profit but pretty useful place to store papers in the social sciences, but it was fairly old-school; since it didn’t have the resources to make renovations, it teamed up with Elsevier and that makes it no longer useful for those who think making research findings public should be in the public interest, not in shareholders’ interest. Read more...

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