On countless occasions, you've likely said to yourself "I wish I knew how to do ______." Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off until you could find the time. Maybe you wanted to become fluent in a language, learn a new instrument, start performing your house repairs, or a master a myriad of other skills. With the vast amount of knowledge online, you're now your only excuse.
Milwaukee — Digital natives? The idea that students are superengaged finders of online learning materials once struck Glenda Morgan, e-learning strategist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as “a load of hooey.” Students, she figured, probably stick with the textbooks and other content they’re assigned in class. Not quite. ‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus
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9-minute video explaining what open access is about Open access logo, originally designed by Public Library of Science . Whilst no official open access logo exists, organisations are free to select the logo style that best supports their visual language. Other logos are also in use [ 1 ] On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2012, Peter Suber is interviewed about his views on past, present and future developments in open access to scholarly publications. Open access ( OA ) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.
Open-access Publishing & Educational Resources discussion is lively! | Educational Technology Services Susan Edwards, Head Librarian, Education Psychology & Social Welfare Libraries and Margaret Phillips, Librarian at DOE facilitated a lively discussion today regarding Open Access Publishing & Educational Resources and shared with the group many useful links. Susan and Margaret shared a wonderful online resource for those of us who are interested in learning more about open content, open resources, and open publishing. Visit their Open Educational Resources in Higher Education library site for definitions, resources, copyright information, publishing, etc. The group talked a lot about the value of open access content.
As part of the growth of the Public Knowledge Project, we are in the process of formalizing our governance model, including several committees with significant community involvement. The composition of the Advisory Committee is a self-defining one; and in turn it will play the primary role in populating the Members Committee. Similarly, the Technical Committee will also be self-defining to a significant extent while also making provision for the inclusion of other participants via at-large members to be determined by the Committee. The Operations Committee addresses the daily operations and requirements of PKP functioning as an SFU Cost Centre, but also makes provision for a direct connection to the member-based committees (and the eventual evolution of PKP’s governance) by including the Chair of the Advisory Committee. Proposed Governance Model
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What kind of information: Primary vs. secondary Primary source information is original material, such as a first-hand account of an event or a work of literature or art, that has not been interpreted by anyone other than its creator. Common types of primary sources are diaries, letters, autobiographies, interviews, speeches, stories, poetry, drama, sheet music, and visual art. Secondary sources analyze and interpret primary sources, drawing upon them to explain events of the past or explore the meaning of works of art.
Sometimes an idea is so blindingly, obviously good that you have to wonder why it hasn’t already been implemented. A few years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had an idea like that. Why not create a free, public, online archive of findings from research studies that were funded by Americans' tax dollars? That way, members of the public could keep up to date on the latest health findings by reading about discoveries that they paid for and would otherwise be unable to access. To ensure academic publishers could recoup any investment made by publishing research in traditional print journals, scientists could wait 12 months before making the research available to the public, but no more. Putting the "Public" In Publicly-Funded Research
The “disruption” of the higher-ed market is a popular refrain these days. Rising tuition prices and student debt have left many wondering if the current model is indeed broken and whether those like Harvard’s Clay Christensen are right when they say that innovations in course delivery will eventually displace established players. What exactly those innovations will look like remains a matter of debate. A Disrupted Higher-Ed System - Next
In Silicon Valley, one often hears the question, "Does it scale?" What a technologist means by this is: How can a specific technological innovation be applied in a broad manner to affect a wide range of people? If Google only searched two websites it wouldn't be terribly useful. Alex Peake's "Code Hero": How To Scale Education The Right Way
Considering College During a Recession? Think Again. Flickr:BradleyGee “I’m going back to school.” It’s a common decision when someone wants a job promotion or a career change.
Home / Newsroom / Adult Degree Completion Strategies, 2010 to 2014: Grantee Abstracts National or Multi-state Focus American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Washington, DC. Launched in 2008, the Plus 50 Initiative managed by the AACC is a three-year pilot supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Thirteen pilot community colleges, eight affiliate colleges, and peer-to-peer outreach between 23 colleges have developed or expanded at least two of three types of programs that engage learners 50+ years of age: workforce training, learning/enrichment, and volunteering/civic service. Adult Degree Completion Strategies, 2010 to 2014: Grantee Abstracts – Lumina Foundation
Wars have been fought in pursuit of it. Humans have been killed in its name. We have struggled because of it. It has been the object of our desires for millennia. Like Peter Thiel's Fellows, Sebastian Thrun Dropped Out, Hacked Education, Too
By Nick DeSantis Harsh economic realities mean trouble for college leaders. But where administrators perceive an impending crisis, investors increasingly see opportunity. A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups - Technology
Evidence Framework | Office of Educational Technology Change happens big in technology and it happens fast. And when public money is being spent and students’ futures are at stake, it is crucial that changes also happen smart. Our new report, Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World, calls for smart change by presenting educators, policymakers, and funders with an expanded view of evidence approaches and sources of data that can help them with decision-making about learning resources. The report describes an iterative R&D process, with rapid design cycles and built-in feedback loops—one familiar in industry but less so in education (however, the report provides numerous examples of applications in education).
What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education
Buck Goldstein: Academia at a Crossroads -- Can Our Great Universities Lead in a Time of Need
Venture Capital in Education: New Technology and New Solutions
Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik, Ashley Lee