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At opensource.com, we often talk about ways to build and nourish communities. But sometimes what you do right is less important than what you’re doing wrong. We dug through our archives looking for cautionary tales that show how communities break down—or never begin to flourish in the first place.
4 comments Posted 9 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
For those who haven't heard, the Obama administration recently announced $2 billion in funding for 2-year colleges, much of which will be used to produce open educational resources. The details are complicated and still being hashed out in discussions all over the internet, but it's clearly the... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
A few events took place that affirmed for me that pushing forward with the agenda to rid our room of copyright violations and plagiarism is the right course of action.
29 comments Posted 19 Jan 2011 by Russ Goerend Feed
As we struggle towards a world of remixable educational content, one of the oft-expressed fears is that the remixers will confuse and damage perfectly good resources. Is this a reasonable fear? What would Euclid say?
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2011 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
Educators have been sharing open educational resources (OERs) for over 12 years now. There are literally tens of thousands of them out there, many structured as collections of course materials known as open courseware (OCW), some structured as complete open courses, some structured as complete... Read more
7 comments Posted 28 Oct 2010 by David Wiley Feed
Before heading out to film this story on the Open High School of Utah, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a lot of the same questions most people would have about an online high school: What kind of students go to high school online? How are teachers building their curriculum from open... Read more
15 comments Posted 7 Sep 2010 by Mike Esser (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons is helping to shed some light on open education resources in a recent interview with Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME): Open Education and Policy. The good news, there is a lot of policy change at all levels of education.... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Jun 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the National Education Technology Plan.  For the first time, the Obama strategy for education is spelled out in great detail -- and at its heart is a deep reliance upon open infrastructure and open educational resources.  For those who believe... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Mar 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
It's the leading open source learning management system in the world. It provides 100s of 1000s (millions?) of students and teachers, learners and educators a means of collaborating, engaging content and organizing studies online. It's easy to tout the great things that Moodle has done for... Read more
21 comments Posted 25 Feb 2010 by Joseph Thibault Feed
I was asked to explain why the introduction of open educational resources into the education ecosystem might in fact be one of the most important things that has happened to education in the last 100 years. I guess in centuries before we might have said that it was the Socratic Method, or the... Read more
5 comments Posted 29 Jan 2010 by Lisa Petrides Feed

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