The OATs Libguide provides access to descriptions and links to known initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of Open Access textbooks, and to OA and low-cost e-books and textbook catalogs and databases.
E. Erny-Newton's insight:
Une bibliothèque de manuels en accès libre (Open Access Textbooks). Un pas de plus vers la démocratisation de l'éducation.
Étude intéressante sur les critères à prendre en considération pour juger de la qualité des manuels électroniques. Les contenus opensource, remodelables et adaptables par les enseignants (et, soyons fous, les étudiants) sont certainement le futur participatif de l'éducation.
Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted--geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?
That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding...
This paper looks at one aspect of that lifecycle – the motivations underlying release – and analyses the resultant tensions in the process of releasing OER. It draws its evidence from a major programme of projects to release OER (UKOER) funded by two UK government agencies, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).The programme operated on two basic premises: that widespread involvement of teaching staff would bring about a sustainable change in culture from focusing on content ownership, to focusing on open sharing; and that building a critical mass of OERs would bring about sustainable change in practices of reuse and repurposing.
For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
Une enquête "Massively 0pen Online", orchestrée par cet électron libre qu'est Bruno Latour (un anthropologue qui a commencé sa carrière en faisant l'anthropologie d'un labo de neurosciences, alors que l'ethnologue moyen allait observer les papous de Nouvelle-Guinée).
"Enquête sur les modes d'existence" = le "Human Genome Project" du notre propre culture -à laquelle chacun/e peut participer en ligne. Créez-vous un compte !
Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.
After their wonderful visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction and visual history of the Nobel Prize, Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat are back with another exclusive English version of a piece originally designed for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of an Italian newspaper— this time exploring the phenomenon of global “brain drain” in science, with an eye towards understanding the reasons why researchers might choose to leave their countries of origin and pursue careers elsewhere.