open sources, open ressources, open edition, open university
25 juin 2017

OpenEdition. Plateformes de publication électronique en sciences humaines et sociales-OpenEdition

OpenEdition est une infrastructure complète d'édition électronique au service de la communication scientifique en sciences humaines et sociales, mise en œuvre par l'UMS Cléo (Centre pour l'édition électronique ouverte). Elle rassemble quatre plateformes complémentaires dédiées respectivement aux collections de livres avec OpenEdition Books, aux revues avec Revues.org, aux blogs de recherche avec Hypothèses et aux annonces scientifiques avec Calenda. L'ensemble de ces plateformes reçoit 3 millions de visites mensuelles provenant du monde entier. Plus...

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21 juin 2017

Open University set to go digital and shrinks budget

By Brendan O’Malley. The Open University or OU – the world’s first successful distance teaching university – is going digital and being streamlined in a bid to “radically reinvent itself” and make massive savings in the run-up to its 50th anniversary. Read more...

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04 juin 2017

Participate in the European Commission’s public consultation on Erasmus+ - last days

The Open Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme, carried out by the European Commission (EC), will end on 31 May 2017. This consultation invites various stakeholders as well as the general public to reflect on the relevance of the Erasmus+ programme, including its objectives, the effectiveness of measures taken to achieve them, and the efficiency of their implementation. More...

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Open Science: EUA discusses the future of scientific publishing, open research data and alternative metrics

The High-Level Group specifically brings together university rectors and other leaders engaged in the negotiation of “big deals” with publishers on behalf of universities, and supports universities and national rectors’ conferences (NRCs) in these processes. For its fourth meeting, the group  focused on two main issues related to the transition towards an open scientific publishing system: offset agreements in negotiations for open access (OA) to research publications situated within a gold OA context, and recommendations for green OA compliance. The group also discussed future models of sustainable and open academic publishing. More...

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26 mai 2017

Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

European Commission logoThe RISE group published its book 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' on 15 May 2017. The report was presented to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, at discussed at a workshop in Brussels hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). More...

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22 mai 2017

What Makes an Open Lab 'Open'?

HomeAs public universities divert resources into new kinds of learning spaces, they should promote collaborative and mutually enriching connections among students and institutions, write Robin DeRosa and Dan Blickensderfer. More...

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17 mai 2017

One business case for OER examined

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. One business case for OER examined
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2017/05/15
Tony Bates looks at the most recent edition of Distance Education and in particular at an article focused on the business case for open educational resources. The case, in a nutshell, is that people can use open access to decide whether they want to invest time and money in a particular program. More...

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Open Distribution of Virtual Containers as a Key Framework for Open Educational Resources and STEAM Subjects

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Distribution of Virtual Containers as a Key Framework for Open Educational Resources and STEAM Subjects
Alberto Corbi, Daniel Burgos, Electronic Journal of E-Learning, 2017/05/12
This paper (11 page PDF) covers an important topic and is one of the first detailed descriptions I've seen (not that others don't exist). The idea, in a nutshell, is that future OER distribution will be greatly enhanced by the use of virtualized containers. More...

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Building on Open Educational Resources – What’s Next?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building on Open Educational Resources – What’s Next?
TeachOnline.ca, 2017/05/04
The focus of this article is on "three particular developments to shape the future of OER (quoted):

  • Developing replicable, scalable models for institutions and faculty members to adopt.
  • Adopting and Adapting New Approaches to Assessment and Flexible Degrees
  • Sharing The Tools for Generating Simulations and Games

As the authors say, "he key is not so much making new OER products, services and processes available but stimulating their adoption and use. More...

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OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers
Tony Ross-Hellauer, Arvid Deppe, Birgit Schmidt, Zenodo, 2017/05/03
I think people interested in open pedagogy could draw some insight from this discussion of open peer review. There's not one single dimension to open publishing (or open science generally) but multiple dimensions, including open identity, open participation, and open reports. More...

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