"Open Knowledge Finland is a chapter of Open Knowledge, founded at the end of 2012. After less than two years, OKFFI has established itself as an active component of the Finnish society, being involved in governmental open data, open democracy development, and many other fields."
Der Staat hinkt hinterher, den Hochschulen fehlen Ressourcen - also Werbung mitten im Lernstoff? Christina Moehrle über die Finanzierung zeitgemäßer Bildung.
Robert Schuwer's insight:
Quote: "Das schöne Märchen vom Lernen für alle wird also den kollektiven Einsatz von Staat, Social Entrepreneurs, Hochschulen und Industrie benötigen, um wahr zu werden." Translated: "The beautiful tale of learning for all thus requires the collective input of the state, social entrepreneurs, academia and industry to be true."
In this book, Rifkin connects developments in The Internet of Things, sustainable energy, 3D printing and education (especially MOOC) to skecth a future where many of the things we are now paying a lot of money for, are nearly free, thereby causing the, waht he calls, Third Industrial Revolution. Makes you thinking about the not so far away future, although the picture he paints on the role of MOOC's in this is too simple and incomplete (only viewed from a US perspective, where the other developments are sketched from a more global point of view).
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Yesterday marked the launch of the Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports authors who want â��to harness the potential of digital networks to share their creations more broadly in order to serve the public good.â��
In an interview with Publisherâ��s Weekly, Authors Alliance founder Pamela Samuelson explained that the Authors Alliance will have a...
In the week since we published our Unizin exposé, there has been nary a peep from the group to us, or apparently to the traditional news outlets either. When we ran the piece, we emailed Indiana University CIO Brad Wheeler … Continue reading →
MITx and HarvardX deserve huge congratulations for making data associated with a number of their MOOCs publicly available. Four months ago, I wrote that the community would benefit from access to the data that HarvardX and MITx have, as other individuals/groups could run additional analyses.
Spongelab is an online learning platform with science animations, images, videos and games integrated into a teacher content management system. Users can upload images, videos, lesson plans and case studies to share with the Spongelab science community. Spongelab is also a game. Credits and experience points are earned by using the site and can be redeemed for premium content.
"This report provides an overview of definitions of quality for OER, suggests a conceptual mapping and reviews the major issues related to the quality for OER. It also identifies recommendations for policymakers at European and Member State level on quality assurance and OER with a view to supporting the further development and use of OER in Europe. The outcomes of the report can be outlined as follows:
- First, when reviewing a set of definitions of OER we find that they all: cover both use and reuse, repurposing, and modification of resources, - include free use of these resources for educational purposes by teachers and learners, - encompass all types of digital media.
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