31 mai 2016

Scriba Disaster: Sakai-based LMS for UC Davis is down with no plans for recovery

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Scriba Disaster: Sakai-based LMS for UC Davis is down with no plans for recovery
Phil Hill, e-Literate, 2016/05/30

There's open source and then there's open source. One type of open source is more properly called 'community source', and that's what Sakai is. More...

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Tallahassee Community College boosts affordability, access in math courses using open educational resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tallahassee Community College boosts affordability, access in math courses using open educational resources
Press Release, Lumen Learning, 2016/05/27
In 2015 there were roughly 20 million students in the United States. Why is this significant? According to this release from Lumen Learning, which is similar to others I've seen, the use of open educational resources - specifically, open textbooks - saved 4,825 students some $535,000 in that same year. More...

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30 mai 2016

Universities seek united front in open access debate

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Both a unified front and a paradigm shift around access to knowledge were needed in order to deal with rising journal costs and exclusionary copyright provisions imposed by the mainstream academic publishing industry, a Leadership Dialogue on open access and African research publishing heard. Read more...

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23 mai 2016

The Case for Open Review

HomeBy Alex Mueller. Most people assume that medievalists like me have no interest or investment in new forms of books and publication processes. Read more...

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The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. As more universities develop open courses, instructional designers and faculty members are experimenting with how to design environments that are compelling and valuable to participants. More...

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15 mai 2016

Challenging Openness & Innovation – Takeaways from #OER16 & #OLCInnovate

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I did this crazy thing again of attending two conferences virtually at the same time – I presented at OER16 in Edinburgh in the morning, then was participating in OLCInnovate in New Orleans in the evening. Read more...

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14 mai 2016

Open Access Over Closed Doors: Defining Institutional Success at Two-Year Colleges

The EvoLLLutionBy Valerie Jones - EvoLLLution. By focusing on student success at every level of the institution, it becomes more feasible to hold institutions accountable to what their students are able to accomplish after graduation. More...

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12 mai 2016

Illinois Approves Funding to Keep Colleges Open

HomeAfter ten months without a budget, Illinois lawmakers approved $600 million to keep state colleges and universities open through the summer. Read more...

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11 mai 2016

OER in Higher Ed: ‘Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed’

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. When it comes to open educational resources (OER) adoption, is the glass half empty or half full? On the one hand, more than 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization was founded 15 years ago, and in 2015 alone Creative Commons-licensed works were viewed online 136 billion times. More...

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The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. “Open” has gone mainstream. The world now celebrates Open Education Week. The U.S. Department of Education announced an “Open Education” or #GoOpen initiative and ran its first “@GoOpen Exchange” to get schools and educators committed to the use of open educational resources (OER). More...

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