Education

Open education resources
Ahrash Bissell, project manager for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and former executive director of ccLearn (the education division of Creative Commons), posited to the attendees of the Open Education Conference that worrying about OER licenses puts the focus in the wrong place...
1 comment Posted 26 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Access Week map
This week is Open Access Week, celebrating its fifth year of helping academic and research communities learn more about the benefits of open access and inspiring wider open participation. From Open Access Week:
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Education Conference 2011
Martha Kanter, Undersecretary of Education in the US Department of Education, gave today's opening keynote at the 2011 Open Education Conference in Park City, UT, followed by Jim Shelton, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement. When President Obama took office, he asserted... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
FOSS meets IT Education at ACM-SIGITE
The Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in IT Education (ACM-SIGITE) met at West Point's Thayer Hotel on the first day of the three-day conference--and free and open source software (FOSS) was one of the top items on the menu. The conference offered a three-paper session and... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Stephen Jacobs Feed
BlueJ: From closed to open, an interview with Ian Utting
If you've learned Java in the past 10 years, there's a good chance you've encountered BlueJ or its younger sibling, Greenfoot. Originally developed by Michael Kölling, BlueJ provides a simplified development environment for novices learning to program for the first time. It features a minimum of... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2011 by Matt Jadud Feed
Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration
This should come as no surprise: Open source principles are great guidelines for conducting successful collaboration sessions. What wasn’t as obvious to me was that the different principles are more important in different collaboration situations. Imagine the concepts of trust, openness,... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source
My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with regards to what exactly open source is and what its true meaning is. This view was limited only to the question “why should one give away his work for... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Aseem Sharma Feed
On open educational resources -- Beyond definitions
Despite the attempts at single sentence definitions so common in the published literature, “open educational resources” is a highly context-mediated construct. However, because philanthropic and public funding agencies commonly require grant outputs to be open educational resources, the ability... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by David Wiley Feed
Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments
Karl Fogel reminded me to check the copyright assignment for the scholarly papers I'm starting to submit on Teaching Open Source (TOS), particularly POSSE. I sat down and did some digging, and here's what I found--keep in mind these are the notes of an unschooled grad student new to the topic,... Read more
9 comments Posted 30 Sep 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
How to fight censorship and share books during Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week, held the last week of September each year since 1982, is an opportunity for libraries and bookstores to draw attention to censorship with challenged books. In the 29 years since the first Banned Books Week, more than 11,000 books have been challenged, including 348 reported to... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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