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The Commons

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After years of working with, and for, Creative Commons this spring I had an epiphany. Creative Commons is not just about making things "open" its about building a "commons". What, you say? Thats so...
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Ubiquity Press

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Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

We also make our platform available to the Ubiquity Partner Network, providing the infrastructure and services to enable university and society presses to run sustainably and successfully.
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The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships

The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Humans are fundamentally social. There are a number of ways we might attempt to prove this claim. We might argue that the highest compliment someone can be paid is to be called a "true friend." We ...
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National OER Framework

National OER Framework | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a volatile mix of religion, ancient civilizations, political turmoil, wealth and poverty, beauty, extremism, and violence. Can Open Educational Res...
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Significant Milestone: First national study of OER adoption -

Significant Milestone: First national study of OER adoption - | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
For years we have heard anecdotes and case studies about OER adoption based on one (or a handful) of institutions. There are many items we think we know, but we have lacked hard data on the adoption process to back up … Continue reading →
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OER and the Future of Publishing (EdSurge News)

OER and the Future of Publishing (EdSurge News) | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
I recently returned from the Knewton Education Symposium. Like last year’s Symposium, it was a blast for anyone involved with education--a 48-hour party for the mind. We had great participation from higher ed, K-12, and international markets. We had incredible discussions led by university president
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Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered

Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
With OSS, the hacker is often an end user but more centrally the creator and modifier of code. And to the extent that hackers form a community, it is a community of problem-solvers addressing issues that concern their work directly. In his seminal book on hacker open-source culture, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric Raymond suggests that “Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch.” Contrast this with the relationship faculty have to the educational content they use: for most, it’s a tool for teaching a class, a means of supporting an activity that is largely extrinsic to the tasks of creating and modifying pedagogical content. Most instructors are not editors, let alone creators of their classroom content; they are simply end users.
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OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Why Can’t OER Enjoy the Same Success as Open Source Software? (EdSurge News) | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Few today would consider the greatest strength of Open Source Software (OSS) that it is free. Indeed, it has lowered costs. But more fundamentally, it’s reshaped the way we think about the production, distribution, and sharing of software as an artifact. It has challenged centuries-old notions of pr
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University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks @insidehighered

University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks @insidehighered | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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How to Write a Dissertation: Methodology

How to Write a Dissertation: Methodology | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Recently Updated: 13/04/2013 In the Methodology section of your dissertation you have to justify and explain your choice of methodologies employed in your research. You don’t however have to explai...
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ICDE » News archive » 2014 » April - June » Ten useful reports on MOOCs and online education

ICDE » News archive » 2014 » April - June » Ten useful reports on MOOCs and online education | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
This digest of reports and papers published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online educati
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Siyavula Educator Survey Results: OER Behaviours and Attitudes (Part III)

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: OER Behaviours and Attitudes (Part III) | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
This is the penultimate post of our four-part series of co-authored posts by Beck Pitt (OER Research Hub researcher) and Megan Beckett (Siyavula) on the Siyavula educator survey findings. Previous ...
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Why I am Concentrating on Open TEACHING Resources

Why I am Concentrating on Open TEACHING Resources | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Note: this post was destroyed in the great database corruption of 2011. I've pulled this copy from the cached version at archive.org, where you can go if you want to see the original comments by pe...
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Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons

Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Leicester City Council / CC BY 4.0

Leicester City Council is the first local government authority in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide 84 community schools with blanket permission to openly license their educational resources. The council is recommending that school staff use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to share materials created in the...
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OER and the Future of Knewton -

OER and the Future of Knewton - | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Jose Ferriera, the CEO of Knewton, recently published a piece on edSurge arguing that scaling OER cannot “break the textbook industry” because, according to him, it has low production values, no instructional design, and is not enterprise grade. Unsurprisingly, David … Continue reading →
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A Response to "OER Beyond Voluntarism"

A Response to "OER Beyond Voluntarism" | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Well, this has turned into a rather enjoyable conversation. To recap what has unfolded so far: It began with Jose Ferreira inviting me to appear on a panel at the Knewton Symposium, on the panel, I...
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Babson Survey Research Group: Open Educational Resources

Babson Survey Research Group: Open Educational Resources | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Downloads for the Babson Survey Research Group reports.
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Open Book Test: Can a Cost Saving Measure Also Raise Performance? (EdSurge News)

Open Book Test: Can a Cost Saving Measure Also Raise Performance? (EdSurge News) | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Discussions about the future of school curricula tend to be cannibalized by the sensationalized debate over the Common Core, but for those able to glimpse the long-term future, a key issue is open educational resources (OER). For many, the question is not so much if or when OER will become the stand
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Open educational resources movement needs to move beyond voluntarism (essay) @insidehighered

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The Unruly Playground: Free OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News)

The Unruly Playground: Free OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News) | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Is the relationship between Open Educational Resources (OER) advocates and traditional educational publishing companies like a playground dominated by bullies? Or more like two groups of kids, ignoring each other as much as possible as they play?If current activity is any indication, it’s a little o
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