Looking for images that have an attributed Creative Commons Lisence? Not only can Xpert search through flickr for appropriate picture, it can add the CC license and attribution to the image itself. It also scans around 10,000 RSS feeds daily for OER material. Xpert now contains metadata and resources for almost 120,000 learning objects.
"25 million laptops later," Mashable announced today, "One Laptop Per Child doesn't increase test scores." "Error Message," reads the headline from The Economist: "A disappointing return from an investment in computing."
Open-education resources have been hailed as a trove of freely available information that can be used to build textbooks at virtually no cost. But a copyright lawsuit filed last month presents a potential roadblock for the burgeoning movement.
[I am considering this. If I remake a film, using new a new cast and similar yet different locations, scenes and lines are there not rights issues involved? Is that not why authors sell the movie rights? How does this compare to sampling orignal content the way music artists may do? Is a textbook like a story, in which case I might consider that someone owns the rights to tell this story in different mediums. But the ideas within that story including some of the imagery may come from a history passed down through generations and you cannot own that.
I this instance I might consider that the using alternative bear images to illustrate a point may be acceptable if they are the most suitable representation of the idea. Using the same but alternatively sourced images throughout speaks of a lack of originality]
Technically, 3 Dimensions refers to objects that are constructed on three plans (X, Y and Z). The process of creating 3D graphics can be divided into three basic phases: 3D modeling, 3D animation and 3D rendering.
Creating 3D models is not easy and the software alone can cost a fortune Therefore, we thought it might be interesting to check out the availability of open source 3D modeling tools out there.
What is Drawdio? Imagine you could draw musical instruments on normal paper with any pencil (cheap circuit thumb-tacked on) and then play them with your finger. The Drawdio circuit-craft lets you MacGuyver your everyday objects into musical instruments: paintbrushes, macaroni, trees, grandpa, even the kitchen sink...
The Open Education Week webinars that we hosted yesterday and today were absolutely bursting with exciting thoughts and interesting exchanges of ideas. This post contains my attempt at capturing a highlight from each of the nine presentations in one sentence, as well as the links to the presenters' slide.