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Top seven predictionsfor the future of research

Top seven predictionsfor the future of research | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Technology is moving fast and has an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work. Sarah Porter, head of innovation at Jisc, has worked alongside her colleague Torsten Reimer to pull out key redictions for the future of research. Sarah says, “With rapidly increasing amounts of data generated, digital technology offers new and innovative ways of finding and analysing relevant information. It also allows academics to work with citizen scientists and engage the public in their research. This will allow researchers to undertake projects on a larger scale with more impactful results.”

Sarah and Torsten believe that, in the future, the quality of research will depend on an informed use of technology and hope the below predictions will help you to stay ahead of the game.
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ICDE » First global overview of quality models in online and open education

ICDE » First global overview of quality models in online and open education | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
This ICDE supported study is a must-read for any person concerned with quality in online, open and flexible higher education. It presents quality models in use
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Beyond Open Access: The Discovery of Knowledge | Article | CCCB LAB

Beyond Open Access: The Discovery of Knowledge | Article | CCCB LAB | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The aim of The Hague Declaration on the extraction of knowledge in the digital age is to improve access to knowledge by removing barriers.
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Americans’ Views on Open Government Data

Americans’ Views on Open Government Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.
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Research Data at Your Fingertips - A Position Paper by Research Data Working Group

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ODI's 2nd Year: Annual Report | Open Data Institute

ODI's 2nd Year: Annual Report | Open Data Institute | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

We are in a privileged position for a two-year-old company: an exceptional team (from board to operations), £3.9m income for 2014 with £3.8m secured for 2015, and growing market demand for our core products of membership, training and services.

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ODI, UUK and top UK universities launch project to unlock open data potential in higher education | News | Open Data Institute

The ODI and Universities UK, have today (4th November) announced that they will lead a project involving a group of top UK universities, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Jisc to explore the opportunities open data presents the higher education (HE) sector in the UK. The project is called “Creating Value from Open Data”.

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Presenting public finance just got easier | Open Knowledge Blog

Presenting public finance just got easier | Open Knowledge Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

CKAN 2.3 is out! The world-famous data handling software suite which powers data.gov, data.gov.uk and numerous other open data portals across the world has been significantly upgraded.

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New research project to map the impact of open budget data | Open Knowledge Blog

New research project to map the impact of open budget data | Open Knowledge Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

I’m pleased to announce a new research project to examine the impact of open budget data, undertaken as a collaboration between Open Knowledge and the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam, supported by the Global Initiative for Financial Transparency (GIFT).


The project will include an empirical mapping of who is active around open budget data around the world, and what the main issues, opportunities and challenges are according to different actors. On the basis of this mapping it will provide a review of the various definitions and conceptions of open budget data, arguments for why it matters, best practises for publication and engagement, as well as applications and outcomes in different countries around the world. 

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Mendeley's open data for science and learning: a reply to the DataTEL challenge

Mendeley's open data for science and learning: a reply to the DataTEL challenge | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
In this paper, two open access data sources, provided by Mendeley Ltd., are described in detail. The first data source is a snapshot of 50,000 user libraries, enabling researchers to test collaborative filtering algorithms for scientific paper recommendation. The second data source is Mendeleys API that provides access to 50 million research articles, crowdsourced from over 1.5 million users. This API allows researchers to build third party applications on top of real-time and large scale data. By providing data sources for the study of collaborative filtering, metadata extraction, deduplication and related research, Mendeley hopes to enable researchers in these domains to better collaborate and share knowledge, ultimately encouraging good research practices and advancing the state of scientific knowledge.
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Open Education Russia | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Russia | Open Education Working Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

We are lucky enough to be able to publish two fantastic blog posts on Open Education Russia. The first of these is an overview of Open Education projects that have recently taken place including development of MOOC platforms and aggregation of online-courses. We’ll be publishing a follow up post next week during Open Education Week #openeducationwk looking at Open Education data expeditions. 

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Five ways open data can boost democracy around the world

Five ways open data can boost democracy around the world | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

On 21 February, thousands of transparency activists, software developers, designers, researchers, public servants, and civil society groups are gathering at more than 100 cities around the world for the fifth global Open Data Day.


In political speeches and recent reports there has been a significant focus on the potential of open data for economic growth and public sector efficiency. But open data isn’t just all about silicon roundabouts and armchair auditors. Here are five reasons why open data matters for social justice and democratic accountability.

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CKAN as an open-source data management solution for open data | Invited talk @AIMS webinar series | AKSW Blog

CKAN as an open-source data management solution for open data | Invited talk @AIMS webinar series | AKSW Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.

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OPEN TRIALS: OPEN KNOWLEDGE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR OPEN, ONLINE DATABASE OF CLINICAL TRIALS

OPEN TRIALS: OPEN KNOWLEDGE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR OPEN, ONLINE DATABASE OF CLINICAL TRIALS | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Open Knowledge today announced plans to develop Open Trials, an open, online database of information about the world’s clinical research trials funded by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The project, which is designed to increase transparency and improve access to research, will be directed by Dr. Ben Goldacre, an internationally known leader on clinical transparency.

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New toolkit available for training sessions on OA, open data and open science

New toolkit available for training sessions on OA, open data and open science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The toolkit, developed by EIFL, provides a number of tested and proven guides for organizing training events.

It is useful for a variety of audiences, including:  

training sessions for academic staff (researchers) and students;training sessions for institutions (research administrator and librarians);training sessions for research project managers andtraining sessions for policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies.

The toolkit also summarizes good practice experiences in hosting FOSTER training sessions for different stakeholders and provides recommendations for those who would like to organize similar training events.

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Google Earth Pro now Free? - Google Earth Blog

Google Earth Pro now Free? - Google Earth Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. [Update: Google have now officially announced that Google Earth Pro is free. ] We …
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Interview with 4 journalists - what are the important things for creating good data journalism works?

Interview with 4 journalists - what are the important things for creating good data journalism works? | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

INTERVIEW WITH 4 JOURNALISTS – WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR CREATING GOOD DATA JOURNALISM WORKS?

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Translation for massive open online courses to be developed by the traMOOC project

Translation for massive open online courses to be developed by the traMOOC project | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Massive Open Online Courses have been growing rapidly in size and impact. Yet the language barrier constitutes a major growth impediment in reaching out to all peoples and educating all citizens. 

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Experimenting with Data Expeditions

Experimenting with Data Expeditions | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The open educational project DataDrivenJournalism.RU was launched in April 2013 by a group of enthusiasts. Initially it was predominantly a blog, which accumulated translated and originally written manuals on working with data, as well as more general articles about data driven journalism. Its mission was formulated as promoting the use of data (Open Data first of all) in the Russian-language environment and its main objective was to create an online platform to consolidate the Russian-speaking people who were interested in working with data, so that they can exchange their experiences and learn from each other. As the number of the published materials grew, they had to be structured in a searchable way, which resulted in making it look more like a website with special sections for learning materials, interactive educational projects (data expeditions), helpful links, etc. 

 

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Open Education Week 2015 | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Week 2015 | Open Education Working Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Next week is Open Education Week, a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone. 

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Wiley Online Library > About Us > Open Access > OnlineOpen - Wiley Online Library

OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library. Wiley will also submit OnlineOpen articles in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites.  In addition, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication.

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