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Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments

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, uneducated on copyright and new to academic publishing--let me know if your experiences have involved other interpretations of these policies. In fact, I'm posting these assertions in the hope that people will correct me if I've made mistakes (and I will edit this post and provide attribution for the edits). » Read more

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Introducing the values of open communities to students: A podcast with Grant Hearn

Podcast series: Those who can, teach and do: An interview with Grant Hearn

As the 2011-2012 academic year rolls in, we're starting something new: a podcast series titled, Those who can, teach and do. Over the past several months, I've been interviewing people who find themselves playing the role of both educator and practitioner. The initial series of podcasts come from interviews gathered at SIGCSE 2011 in Dallas, Texas (March), at POSSE 2011 in Raleigh, NC (July), and ICER 2011 in Providence, RI (August). » Read more

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By sharing with open source projects, professors teach the importance of giving back

(This is the fourth and final post in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.)

At Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, students use open source tools every day. They manage coursework with Moodle. They browse a school website built with Joomla. And they write papers with OpenOffice. » Read more

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In collaborative open source summer experience, professors forge community of practice

(This post is the third in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC on July 23-24.)
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Teaching Open Source has a POSSE

Microphone static crackles.

Hi, everyone–Mel Chua here, reporting in. I'm recovering from POSSE, the Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, where we just kicked off our our 2011 cohort of professors over in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each of the faculty members here has committed to getting the students in at least one of their courses involved in open source community contribution during this coming school year, and they're off and running now after a weekend of intense cultural immersion. Let's recap the high points of POSSE Basics 2011, shall we?

Going-back-in-time sound effect, hazy visual shimmers. » Read more

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At POSSE, professors discover the value(s) of open source

(This post is the second in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.)

In a conference room bubbling with excited conversations between professors of computer science, software development, and information systems, Dr. Andrea Hickerson glimpsed journalism's future--one in which reporters will be more important than they've ever been.
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Voices of POSSE, part 1: From theory to practice

(This post is the first in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.) » Read more

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Logo creation the open source way: New POSSE logo announced

Whoa. Thanks for all the feedback on the POSSE logo from everyone who voted and chimed in. Your comments are very useful.

The final results, in order from favorite to least favorite, are below. Both the voting and comments overwhelmingly selected logo number one as the best logo. We tend to agree. So, without further ado,we declare Owl number one is the winner, and the final logo is: » Read more

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Teaching open source in South Africa: Part I

Africa is the world's second-least developed continent--after Antarctica. If you look at a world map of computer science and open source contributions, you will be struck by the blank canvas that is Africa. We are quite isolated over here and don't really have the habit of open source participation. » Read more

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Avoiding the pitfalls of open education

Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster.

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