Open Data in Education and Development
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Looks at approaches to open data and big data in education / development
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UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians

UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
"Within the overall framework of UNESCO Strategy on Open Access to scientific information and research and to take forward UNESCO’s leadership role in diffusing knowledge amongst its Member States, UNESCO has developed a set of manuals to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and researchers."
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Open Access is becoming increasingly linked to open data and OER in how it is configured in its overall strategy
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Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!) | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
"When your budget is low on dollars, you need to become creative when it comes to everything in your school library. Since we have a computer lab in our library-media center, (and lots of wall space...) I have decorated the lab with posters and infographics...There are also many posters which help students format their research paper, search for Google images, and understanding search results...."
Via Beth Dichter
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Intersection between data, design, story and shareability makes a good info graphic
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: The Battle for "Open".

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: The Battle for "Open". | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
“ There are no simple answers to the growing demand for openness in relation to education technology and scholarly communication. Audrey Watters takes a look back at how the term 'open' has been disc...”
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Open Badges Issues (1): Asymmetry, Trust and Punishment

A quick presentation on some of the current issues with Open Badges as discussed in http://www.learningfutures.eu/2013/11/punished-by-open-badges/
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12 Open Education Days of Christmas | Open Education Working Group

12 Open Education Days of Christmas | Open Education Working Group | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
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Come and find out more about the Open Education group at the OKFN

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Big Data for Education: Data Mining, Data Analytics, and Web Dashboards

Big Data for Education: Data Mining, Data Analytics, and Web Dashboards | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
Darrell West examines how new technology in the education sector has the potential for improved research, evaluation, and accountability through data mining, data analytics, and web dashboards.
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Brookings report

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The Potential of Learning Analytics and Big Data | Ariadne: Web Magazine for Information Professionals

The Potential of Learning Analytics and Big Data | Ariadne: Web Magazine for Information Professionals | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
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Understanding Education through Big Data | DMLcentral

Understanding Education through Big Data | DMLcentral | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge.
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Nice overview

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LinkedUp-D4.6.1-OpenEducationHandbook.pdf

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Great handbook covering different areas of open ed, including open badges, linkedup & open data and OER.

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The Hum of Dewey Digital: Open Development & Open Data - Challenges and Opportunities

The Hum of Dewey Digital: Open Development & Open Data - Challenges and Opportunities | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
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Challenges for Open Data and Development http://bit.ly/1cULgqF ; and some reflections from a recent #ICT4D meetup in London

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Web We Want | What is the “Web We Want”?

Web We Want | What is the “Web We Want”? | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
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Activism from the Open Community

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10+ Step by Step Guide in Creating Authority Building Machine | All Infographics

10+ Step by Step Guide in Creating Authority Building Machine | All Infographics | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
Infographic on Creating Authority website and Business building machine with social Media marketing, link building and content marketing in Google Search Engine

Via Berend de Jonge, Jack Patterson, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Nice work and sort of hints at the Taylorist ideas I'm thinking about

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Marieke Guy: Introducing Open Education Data | Open Knowledge Foundation

Marieke Guy: Introducing Open Education Data | Open Knowledge Foundation | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
"Open education data is a relatively new area of interest with only dispersed pockets of exploration having taken place worldwide. The phrase ‘open education data’ remains loosely defined but might be used to refer to: - all openly available data that could be used for educational purpose - open data that is released by education institutions"
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Open data in Ed from Marieke Guy at Open Knowledge
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Open Policy Network - CC Wiki

Open Policy Network - CC Wiki | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it

As open advocates, organizations and policy makers recognize the potential for open policies to significantly increase the amount and quality of publicly funded education, research, data, and software, there is a pressing need to provide them support so they can successfully create, adopt and implement open policies. Open policies promote open licensing of resources financed through public funding in order to maximize the impact of the investment.


Via Robert Farrow, OER Hub
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This is a recent initative coming together to help policy makers recognise the potential for open policies and support them to to create, adopt and implement them.

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A summary (Apr 2013) of the latest Creative Commons policy initiaives which iterates the argument that publicly funded should equal openly available.

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manifesto | Workopen Etherpad

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This is a great manifesto put togtether by Open Matt

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Punished by Open Badges?

Punished by Open Badges? | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
Why Open Badges Could Either Kill or Cure Learning?
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Could badges reduce intrinsic motivation by continually punishing those who do not acheive at the same pace as others? Interesting..

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The Battle for Open - a perspective | Weller | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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Martin Weller writes this great piece on Openness

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'Big Data' in Education and Learning Analytics

'Big Data' in Education and Learning Analytics | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
‘BIG DATA’ IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING ANALYTICS CALL FOR PAPERSForms of analysis in education – statewide and global systems – are increasingly governed by the huge size of data sets in the order of...
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Looking for submissions for the issue coming out in 2014 on this topic

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MEDEAnet webinar Big Data & Learning Analytics Resources

Introduction to Big Data and Learning Analytics - Resources Big Data – What is Big Data • Tim Smith, Big Data, TED Ed, www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-0cUmUyb-Y
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Big Data in Education

Big Data in Education | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
Big Data in Education is a free online class taught by Ryan Baker of Columbia University
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Looks like a great course!

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» The Potential of Learning Analytics and Big Data LKL Innovations

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Big data and education focusing on learning analytics

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Top 20 International Development VideosSocial Media for Development | Social Media for Development

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Great social media ideas for development! Love it.

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Talk to us | Exposing the Invisible

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The tactical tech team's film and work on security and data

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Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication, Servaes

Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication, Servaes | Open Data in Education and Development | Scoop.it
The book Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication, Edited by Jan Servaes is published by Intellect Ltd.

Via Jan Servaes, Anand Sheombar
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