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Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales will be helping ensure that the publicly funded portal promotes collaboration and engagement.

Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift

Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty My department spends about £5bn each year funding academic research – and it is because we believe in the fundamental importance of this research that we have protected the science budget for the whole of this parliament. We fund this research because it furthers human knowledge and drives intellectual, social and economic progress. In line with our commitment to open information, tomorrow I will be announcing at the Publishers Association annual meeting that we will make publicly funded research accessible free of charge to readers. Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the forefront of open research.

The challenge is how we get there without ruining the value added by academic publishers. Open Research & Learning. "July 25-27th 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USAExploring the world of free and open education possibilities OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields.

Open Research & Learning

Libre Projects. Enjeux du logiciel libre, standards ouverts et interopérabilité. Un appel d'offres illégal à Québec. De la parole, sans les actes.

Un appel d'offres illégal à Québec

Introduction to Openness in Education. Le journal du Libre. "Today is the day", comprenez le "jour J est arrivé" pour les utilisateurs de Skype sous Linux.

le journal du Libre

On les pensait oubliés, délaissés. 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images. When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see.

9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images

But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images. Parole et liberté, quel avenir ? Quelle éducation. Le développement d’un potentiel extraordinaire d’expression avec le web et Internet est à la base de l’inquiétude des pouvoirs, qu’ils soient politiques économiques ou médiatiques.

Parole et liberté, quel avenir ? Quelle éducation

Cette inquiétude n’est pas nouvelle est dès le début des années 80 on trouve un ensemble de textes qui alertent sur ces questions. En premier lieu ce texte de Johann Bergeron « Si, à l’évidence, l’informatique envahit progressivement tous les aspects de la vie sociale et individuelle, cette expansion pose en des termes nouveaux la question de son impact social. Ces conséquences ne sont plus limitées aux relations de travail ou à la gestion d’une entreprise ou d’une organisation particulière; c’est bien plutôt l’ensemble des rapports et des pouvoirs d’une société qui sont susceptibles d’être modifiés par ces technologies. » (Johanne Bergeron » L’informatisation de la société : une réflexion critique autour de quelques ouvrages récents « , Politique, vol. 1, n° 2, 1982, p. 153-165.

A suivre et à débattre. Why public education must be preserved - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 Oct 04, 2011 08:00 AM EDT TheWashingtonPost This was written by Peggy Zugibe, a member of the Haverstraw-Stony Point (N.Y.)

Why public education must be preserved - The Answer Sheet

Board of Education. She is also a member of the Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services and a member of the board of directors of the New York State School Boards Association. Richard Baraniuk parle de l'apprentissage open-source. Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture. Hal Plotkin Releases Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials. Timothy Vollmer, October 1st, 2010 Yesterday Hal Plotkin announced the release of Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials.

Hal Plotkin Releases Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials

The guide explains how the flexibility and diversity of Open Educational Resources (OER) can improve teaching and learning in higher education, all while retaining quality and enabling resource sharing and collaboration. Free to Learn features case studies and highlights several interviews with leaders of the OER community. The document suggests that community colleges are uniquely positioned to both take advantage of OER opportunities and to become pioneers in teaching through the creative and cost-effective use of OER. “The tremendous promise of Open Educational Resources for advancing the mission of higher education is clear,” said Hal Plotkin, author of Free to Learn. Plotkin currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter at the U.S. Parents Launch Campaign To Teach Kids How To Code.

Vers une politique de gouvernement ouvert au Québec - Consultation publique Web 2.0 - par IdeaScale. Les technologies associées au Web 2.0 représentent une opportunité exceptionnelle pour le gouvernement d’améliorer les services aux citoyens et le fonctionnement interne de l’État.

Vers une politique de gouvernement ouvert au Québec - Consultation publique Web 2.0 - par IdeaScale

Trois grands avantages ressortent d’une telle utilisation des outils du Web 2.0, à savoir la transparence, la participation et la collaboration : 1. Public Support for Free Learning: A Policy Framework. [All Presentations] Public Support for Free Learning: A Policy Framework October 24, 2011 Keynote presentation delivered to VLHORA - studiedag 'The Education Highway', Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

Public Support for Free Learning: A Policy Framework

In this talk I make the case for a community-based model of learning, where courses are structured as connectivist networks, describe some of the thinking behind the model, and outline a policy framework for the support of free learning. Éducation : Québec prépare une révolution pour les commissions scolaires. Le reportage de Martine Biron Exclusif - Le budget administratif des 69 commissions scolaires du Québec sera amputé de moitié d'ici trois ans, annonce la ministre de l'Éducation, Line Beauchamp dans une entrevue exclusive accordée à Radio-Canada. Québec compte s'attaquer à leur appareil bureaucratique, diminuer leur taille et les transformer en « coopératives de services ».

Le projet du gouvernement Charest marque la fin des commissions scolaires qui règnent sur les écoles : les écoles et leur direction deviendront les maîtres du jeu. Images libre d'utilisation. Activités passe-temps. Yaci : un moteur de recherche Open Source et en mode P2P. Des partisans du logiciel libre viennent de lancer un moteur de recherche Peer-to-Peer pour concurrencer Google, Bing, Yahoo... Un projet baptisé YaCy. 6 Tips for Open Collaboration. [This is a crosspost from Alpha Lo's blog, Open Collaboration. Though he had a much catchier title for the post ("What I Learned From Venessa Miemis" - ha), I thought he did a great job listing some of the attitudes and behaviors helpful when trying to extend oneself, collaborate, and evolve.

Alpha's doing some amazing work in creating gift circles on the west coast. Check out the original post and comments here.] I got on Twitter around November last year and started following the twitterings of a whole bunch of folk. I discovered a woman named Venessa Miemis and her blog which was about systems theory, social media, networks, & community.

She then posted this insight she had of building an intelligent version of ChatRoulette, where people could engage in insightful and worldchanging conversation on these multiple video channels all over the world. 1. 2. 3. I had been reading Venessa’s blog and the comments on it for awhile but had never left a comment myself.

Welcome to 100 Language Challenge for Interdependence. The Challenge Help translate "A Declaration of Interdependence", a globally crowd-sourced film, by Webby Awards Founder & award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, featuring music by Moby and translations enabled by Dotsub. Notes: Researchers and New Technology (Martin Weller, chapter 5) « ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios. Open research results: Researchers are using web2.0 tools / internet services related to their work or for communication in networks / communities. The use of these tools depends on the research subject and not on age.

(yeah – as theoretical physicsist we had the internet and mail and chat already in 1986). Researchers do not like much to share their findings via social media. Open Educational Resource and the future. Digital Participation: Open Access, Open Content, OER: Towards the future of scholarship and research.