05 septembre 2018

OpenContent is Officially Closed

OpenContent is Officially Closed
David Wiley has shut down the OpenContent project, carrying his efforts toward that end into his new role as the director of educational licenses for the Creative Commons project. While I congratulate Wiley and wish him all the best, it seems prudent at this point to sound a cautionary note about the process through which he was appointed - with no nomination process or apparent vote - to the position. More...

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Science ouverte: adoption d'un accès ouvert obligatoire pour les publications dans 11 pays européens et pour les programmes ERC

Screenshot-2018-4-21 Journal de mise en ligne - ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frMardi 4 septembre 2018, 11 organismes nationaux de financement de la recherche, avec le soutien de la Commission européenne, dont le Conseil européen de la recherche (E.R.C.), ont annoncé le lancement de cOAlition S, une initiative visant à concrétiser l'accès libre aux publications de recherche. Il est construit autour du Plan S, qui comprend une cible et 10 principes, que les onze organismes formant la coalition ont convenu de mettre en œuvre de manière coordonnée. Plus...

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31 août 2018

Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing

Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing
This document begins with a definition of open access publishing - "to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly" - and contains statements from three groups endorsing the concept at the Meeting on Open Access Publishing at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland. More...

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2018/07/24
David Wiley's vision of open educational resources (OER) and mine continue to diverge. That's not a bad thing; it makes sense to explore different approaches. More...

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27 août 2018

Measuring the impact of OER at the University of Georgia

Measuring the impact of OER at the University of Georgia
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/07/16

This article reports on a study (15 page PDF) reporting that students who receive open educational resources (OER) earlier in the course obtain better course grades. More...

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The Fabrication that is OER

The Fabrication that is OER
Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, 2018/07/16

We have created a beautiful world of billions of images, videos, articles and messages that we've shared back and forth with each other since the 1980s and this world is our heritage and our legacy. More...

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25 août 2018

Welcome Change: OpenStax using more accurate data on student textbook expenditures

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . Last week OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher of open educational resource (OER) materials, announced that according to their data more than 2.2 million students at 48% of colleges in the US and 1,150 outside the US are using OpenStax free textbooks, saving an estimated $177 million. More...

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23 août 2018

Seeking a Middle Ground Between Publishers and OER

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned. More...

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22 août 2018

OER is at a tipping point. Here’s how to keep it moving in the right direction.

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. In his now-classic book “The Tipping Point,” Malcolm Gladwell explains how everything from “Sesame Street” to Airwalk shoes has sky-rocketed in popularity and shaped society. More...

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02 août 2018

2.2 Million Students Using OpenStax Books

HomeBy Doug Lederman. More than 2 million students at nearly half of degree-granting colleges in the United States are using textbooks this year from OpenStax, the open educational resources publisher, according to an infographic from Rice University, which founded the publisher. More...

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