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Open and Shut?: Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? @RickyPo interviews @MikeTaylor http://t.co/gD9r6f1wl7
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European Commission Wants MOOCs Providers To Help Boost Regional Web ... - TechCrunch

European Commission Wants MOOCs Providers To Help Boost Regional Web ... - TechCrunch | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"The MOOCs movement has generally lagged in Europe compared to the U.S. But regional providers are being established here in the Old World, such as Berlin-based iversity and the U.K.’s Futurelearn consortium – the latter backed by the veteran distant learning business, the Open University.

And now the European Commission is throwing the budding European Massive Open Online Courses movement a bone, by creating a network of MOOCs providers specifically focusing on web and app skills. It’s partnering with iversity to establish the network." from source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/28/ec-moocs-for-web-skills/-

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UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories

UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online (UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories http://t.co/vDxY4fBoUf)...
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A Conversation With The President Of World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free ... - Forbes

A Conversation With The President Of World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free ... - Forbes | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
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A Conversation With The President Of World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free ...
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It is able to offer tuition-free education because of its use of Open Education Resources, open source technology and by utilizing professional volunteers.
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Thieme's New Platform Thieme Open Provides Overview Over Open-Access ... - PR.com (press release)

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Open Educational Resources and the Transformation of Education - Tuomi - 2013 - European Journal of Education - Wiley Online Library | Opening up education

Open Educational Resources and the Transformation of Education - Tuomi - 2013 - European Journal of Education - Wiley Online Library | Opening up education | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

Robert Schuwer's insight: A conceptual view on OER and its role in learning. Described from an historical perspective, assuming different types of open, open learning and licenses.


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Politics of openness - The Ed Techie

I often avoid given a tight definition of open education, because I want to admit degree and variation in practice. Whilst some areas, such as OERs, have a very clear definition, others such as open scholarship, represent more ...
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Columbia University's School of Social Work Adopts an Open ...

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) is pleased to announce that the School of Social Work at Columbia University has implemented an open access ...
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An interesting development in open access publishing – UCL Press ...

An interesting development in open access publishing – UCL Press ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
All titles published by UCL Press will be made available in Open Access digital form through UCL Discovery, as well as in print-on-demand and consumer e-book formats available commercially. All books will be produced ...
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My Open Educational Resources | John Canning

I have put many of my teaching resources in the humbox where anyone is welcome to download and reuse them. They are primarily used as handouts in face-to-face contexts, so most would probably need adapting to turn ...
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Open Education Holland | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Holland | Open Education Working Group | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Open State works on the basis of four major open data programs. These programs include various domains such as political transparency, financial transparency, open education, open health and open culture.
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Royal Society Joins Open-Access Bandwagon - Science News

Royal Society Joins Open-Access Bandwagon - Science News | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Royal Society Joins Open-Access Bandwagon
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Less than a week after AAAS, Science's publisher, announced the launch of its first open-access online journal, Science Advances, Britain's Royal Society has done the same.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders - The Guardian (blog)

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders - The Guardian (blog) | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders The Guardian (blog) This is why the current debate about "green" open access – delivered by repositories – and "gold" open access – delivered by journals – and...
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FELTAG and Beyond - FE Week

FELTAG and Beyond - FE Week | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"In February last year, FE was seen as lagging behind technologically, and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock set up the Further Education Technology Action Group (Feltag) to discover how the sector could do more.
You can find more about who was involved, and their final recommendations, published this month on pages 2 and 3."

 

from source: http://feweek.co.uk/2014/03/28/feltag-and-beyond/-

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Note: Go to http://lsect.co.uk/Feltagandbeyond.pdf for a copy of the FELTAG report.

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OpenEdJAM.org | The Free and Open Education Project

OpenEdJAM.org | The Free and Open Education Project | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"July 25-27th 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Exploring the world of free and open education possibilities

OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields. We will provide a hands-on environment where participants can collaborate on innovative creations and uses of free and open education resources.

Considering the cultural, ethical and technical implications of free and open education resources, we'll come together to discuss, demonstrate and support the future of free and open education." from source: http://www.openedjam.org/

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This conference should be an exciting event for those engaged in open educational resources (OER). It will bring together those who are already familiar with the OER applications and how to apply them. PLus it will be an opportunity for others who want and need to learn more about OER uses and sources. 

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Meet the Digital Media Zone's youngest inventor - The Eyeopener

Meet the Digital Media Zone's youngest inventor - The Eyeopener | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
The Eyeopener Meet the Digital Media Zone's youngest inventor The Eyeopener “Everybody's seeing where Abi could go with this, she has such an open education forum right now, who knows where she's going to take it.” Digg this post · facebook...
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FERC confirms the long reach of open access requirements - Lexology (registration)

FERC confirms the long reach of open access requirements - Lexology (registration) | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
FERC confirms the long reach of open access requirements
Lexology (registration)
This week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) put to rest any doubt that transmission rights pursuant to a pre-Order No.
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Scalar - The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

Scalar - The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

 

More fundamentally, Scalar is a semantic web authoring tool that brings a considered balance between standardization and structural flexibility to all kinds of material. It includes a built-in reading interface as well as an API that enables Scalar content to be used to drive custom-designed applications. If you’re dealing with small to moderate amounts of structured content and need a lightweight platform that encourages improvisation with your data model, Scalar may be the right solution for you."
- from source: http://scalar.usc.edu/scalar/

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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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Gibbon: an open source education management system ...

Gibbon: an open source education management system ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
How one educator built a system for other educators thanks to open source.
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Open Research Data: From Vision to Practice - CERN Document ...

Open Research Data: From Vision to Practice - CERN Document ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Starting from a baseline study on current discussions, practices and developments the article describe the challenges of Open Research Data. The authors briefly discuss the barriers and drivers to Data Sharing.
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Announcing The ART of the Digital Scholar | ulcc da blog

Announcing The ART of the Digital Scholar | ulcc da blog | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
If you want to find out more about Open Access, have questions about how it relates to your own work or want to know more about rights management and open scholarship, please come along. We will be publishing a more ...
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Building Button 2.0: The Open Access Button - The Student Blog

Building Button 2.0: The Open Access Button - The Student Blog | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
David Carroll, co-lead of the Open Access Button gives an update on the Open Access Button, with some news and plans for the future. The Open Access Button is a bookmarklet that lets users track when they are denied access to research, then search for alternative access to the article.  Each time a user encounters a paywall, they simply click the button in their bookmark bar, fill out an optional dialogue box, and their experience is added to a map alongside other users.  Then, the user receives a link to search for free access to the article. The Open Access Button hopes to create a worldwide map showing the impact of denied access to research and to push for a more open scholarly publishing system..
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Open Educational Resources – A Primer | Cork & Sea Learning

Open Educational Resources – A Primer | Cork & Sea Learning | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Open textbooks have been discussed via email as an option for instructors at Tillamook Bay Community College. I was asked to provide a bit of a primer on Open Educational Resources and where faculty can start to look in ...
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MOOCs may not make much money, but their educational impact is invaluable - UT The Daily Texan

MOOCs may not make much money, but their educational impact is invaluable - UT The Daily Texan | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
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MOOCs may not make much money, but their educational impact is invaluable
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These are the virtues of free and open education.
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Publishers of 'Science' to Launch New Open-Access Journal - LiveScience.com

Publishers of 'Science' to Launch New Open-Access Journal - LiveScience.com | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Publishers of 'Science' to Launch New Open-Access Journal LiveScience.com The nonprofit organization that publishes the scientific journal Science said they will be launching a new, broad-based online open-access journal, called...
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Crowdsourced RNA designs outperform computer algorithms - Phys.Org

Crowdsourced RNA designs outperform computer algorithms - Phys.Org | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Crowdsourced RNA designs outperform computer algorithms Phys.Org Thanks to technological breakthroughs that now enable Das and his team to synthesize a thousand design sequences each month instead of the original 30, EteRNA has become an open...
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