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Category Archives: Open Education
The Mozilla Foundation has a job opening for a Program Manager over the School of Webcraft.
David Nailey has a new post on experimenting with open source in higher education. From the post:
Ironically, sometimes the problem is that open source communities are too helpful. We understand failure as part of the learning process, and give inexperienced contributors the benefit of the doubt. In a meritocracy, people don’t stop you from doing things–they support individuals in their pursuit of a goal, regardless of how wise that end goal might be.
The OpenCourseWare Consortium has issued a press release announcing winners of Awards of OCW Excellence (ACE). From the press release:
The winners include the University of Sumatera Utara OpenCourseWare, the University of Michigan OERbit and the Universidad de Alicante OpenCourseWare.
Stian Haklev has a new post introducing CSCL, an open online course. From the post:
We have been planning this course for a very long time, and to see people sign up, begin to blog, engage with the readings (and each other), tweet, comment on the P2PU site etc, is very exciting and rewarding!
The website Techsual has a new post giving their own definition of open education. From the post:
I feel like people who are already professionals in their fields and already blogging, writing tutorials and making videos should be the teachers of the future. I think they’re the most qualified.
Thanks to superawesomenrd for the link.
Pamela Samuelson has published an article exploring possible alternatives to the now failed Google Book Settlement. From the post:
This article explores a number of component parts of a legislative package that might accomplish many of the good things that the proposed settlement promised without the downsides that would have attended judicial approval of it.
Jane Park has a new post discussing the Creative Commons Global Meeting 2011. From the post:
The event will bring together affiliates from more than 70 jurisdictions, CC staff, as well as a number of CC Board members.
Adrian Johns has posted on the “promise and peril” of universal libraries, specifically looking at the Google Book Project. From the post:
As it happens, I do not think that the Google Books project really is directed primarily at “machine learning.” If it were, the metadata standards would have been better, and Google would have been less insouciant about the problems with such data that have been widely acknowledged.