open content

Under-served languages get a boost with Openwords

Openwords mines massive, preexisting public data resources (like Wiktionary or Apertium) to rapidly provide language learning mobile software for the...Read more

What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?

OKFestival 2014
Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this...Read more

Open storytelling to boost literacy

I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote,...Read more

What open source licensing could learn from Creative Commons

Creative Commons
The arrival of the ten-year anniversary of Creative Commons is an opportunity to express gratitude to an organization that has done so much to...Read more

Introducing the OER university: 5 Questions with Wayne Mackintosh

I first learned of the idea of OERu from a webinar coordinated by Steve Hargadon at FutureofEducation.com 's lecture series.Read more

Open standards explained

Co-author: Bascha Harris What if you woke up one day, and every file on your computer in a particular format—say all your word processing documents,...Read more

Can academia "release early, release often?"

A few months ago, opensource.com ran a story on a textbook for college students learning programming ( Can Professors Teach Open Source? , Greg...Read more

Paolo Mangiafico, on Open Access at Duke University

We spoke recently with Paolo Mangiafico, the Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University, about Duke's...Read more