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12 juillet 2018

My vision for an open textbook

My vision for an open textbook
Tony Bates, online learning and distance edcuation resources, February 20, 2014

Tony Bates is always interesting and therefore so is his vision for an open textbook ("a personal vision for what I want to do, he writes. More...

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LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects

LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects
Phil Barker, CETIS Blog, April 3, 2014
This is interesting. After a talk on the Mozilla Open Badges community call Phil Barker notes that their (Mozilla's) "assertion specification, which includes a pointer from each badge to 'the educational standards this badge aligns to, if any' ...  parallels the LRMI alignment object  very closely." This naturally leads to the suggestion that the two systems can be, and ought to be, more explicitly aligned. More...

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Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER

Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER
Jason Rhode, February 6, 2014
From Jason Rhode: "UPCEA has made freely available the recording of Cable Green’s general session presentation titled, 'Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER' at the recent Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy. While the slides are available here, the recording is now available here." I hasten to add that the business and policy case is only one dimension of the argument in favour of OERs. More...

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11 juillet 2018

Perl based open source products

Perl based open source products
Gabor Szabo, Perl Maven, January 31, 2014
Sometime people wonder why I use Perl when there are so many new languages available. Part of it is habit, of course, but part of it is that Perl is an excellent language for building web-based applications. The proof is in the progeny. More...

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Opening Science

Opening Science
Sönke Bartling, Sascha Friesike, Springer, January 25, 2014
I think we've known for quite some time that science is not a set of facts that can be amassed but rather a network of interconnected perspectives or points of view. As Michael Polanyi said in 1962, "This network is the seat of scientific opinion which is not held by any single human brain, but which is split into thousands of different fragments … each of whom endorses the other´s opinion at second hand, by relying on the consensual chains which link him to all the others through a sequence of overlapping neighborhoods." So what does that mean for science today. More...

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Global OER Remix Challenge: STE{A}M

Global OER Remix Challenge: STE{A}M
January 22, 2014
I found this site really frustrating. The idea is really good, on the surface: to provide a bunch of OERs, maybe some remix tools, and encourage people to use these to make something new (and in particular, "a standards-aligned, integrated STE{A}M lesson that incorporates various media, draws on existing open resources, and supports inquiry-based learning"). But none of the links ever seems to take me where I want to go. More...

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Is Massive Open Online Research the Next Frontier for Education?

Is Massive Open Online Research the Next Frontier for Education?
Doug Ramsey, Jacobs School of Engineering, January 10, 2014
'MOOR' stands for 'Massive Open Online Research' and is the latest in the list of MOOC-inspired algorithms. In this case, a MOOR is a natural (especially for a cMOOC), as the idea of research is to develop new knowledge, and a network environment is just the environment to do that. More...

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Create a Personal Publication Archive with Open Journal Systems (OJS)

Create a Personal Publication Archive with Open Journal Systems (OJS)
Wesley Fryer, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, January 4, 2014
Apropos of the post on research profiles (see below) this item on the use of Open Journal Systems to create a personal publications archive is intriguing. One of the advantages is a very standardized representation of personal publications, which can be shared. OJS also provides a lot of administration features, so you can store drafts, get people to review your work, and more. More...

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10 juillet 2018

Open access database to raise education research visibility

By Gilbert Nakweya. A first-of-its-kind open access database has been launched to raise the visibility of African education research, consolidate the evidence base for policy and practice, and inform future research priorities and partnerships. More...

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Reed Elsevier Interim Results 2003

Reed Elsevier Interim Results 2003
From the Open Access News, Peter Suber writes, "Elsevier has put some PowerPoint slides on the web summarizing its interim results for 2003. Slide #16 shows that there were 4.5 million full-text articles in ScienceDirect on June 30, 2003, and slide #15 shows that there were 124 million article downloads in the 12 months preceding that date. More...

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