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Open access good practice. E2EOA – End-to-End Open Access Process Review and Improvements Improving OA metadata management via EPrints whilst considering transferability of outputs to other platforms. Lead: University of GlasgowAssociates: University of Southampton, Lancaster University, University of Kent Read the project blog and final report.

GW4 libraries - Options for Administrative Efficiencies in OA Implementation Examining options to reduce administration costs for OA implementation. Lead: University of BathAssociates: University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Cardiff Read the project blog and final report. HHuLOA - Hull, Huddersfield and Lincoln Open Access Focusing on good practice to identify and implement a range of OA initiatives across three non-RLUK research intensive partners. Lead: University of HullAssociates: University of Huddersfield, University of Lincoln Read the project blog and final report. LOCH - Lessons in Open Access Compliance in Higher Education O2OA - Open to Open Access. OER Commons.

OER revolution in higher ed | University Business Magazine. OER Policy Brief 20161031 V2 0. The Unexpected Benefits Of ‘Working Open’ It’s funny. If you believed a lot of management consultants, all you need to do is pay people more and you get the best people lining up at your door ready to work for you. Compensation is everything!

Except, of course, that this fails to explain open source software, Wikipedia, and why tens of thousands of super-talented people around the world choose to work for tiny startups and non-profits when they could work for huge, multinational corporations. So what makes the difference? In my experience, having worked for Mozilla, collaborated with organisations like Creative Commons, and with friends at places like Greenpeace, there’s a several reasons. One that comes up time and time again is the ability to work open on something that matters. What is ‘working open’? At it’s heart, working openly is a means to an end. I think there’s an important distinction worth making at this point between what I’d call working ‘open’ and working ‘transparently’.

Radical Openness 1. 2. 3. Final word. About | Open Design Kit. Bocoup's design team maintains Open Design Kit as an open source tool. It's designed for collaborators who are not co-located, with a variety of skill levels. The Kit includes activities from ideation to implementation and is meant to evolve with use. To share your feedback, open an issue or pull request on our GitHub repository. Each method of the kit is designed with distributed teams in mind.

We did this because we believe that diverse products require diverse teams. To make a diverse team, you can’t rely on having that collaborator in the same room as you – let alone neighborhood or country! The methods here leverage digital tools such as chat, note-taking documents and screen sharing software to take advantage of the connected world that we live in. We believe that the world needs this design kit to: This exploration was inspired by many individuals and organizations. Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually -- Campus Technology. Textbooks Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually The governor of Rhode Island launched an initiative that aims to save college students $5 million a year by switching out traditional textbooks with openly licensed textbooks. Governor Gina Raimondo introduced the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, citing that textbook prices “have nearly doubled over the last decade,” according to a news release.

The Rhode Island Office of Innovation (InnovateRI) will lead the initiative through its partnership with Adams Library, located at Rhode Island College (RIC). The announcement comes a week after Raimondo pledged to ensure 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold at least an associate’s degree by 2025. Several organizations have partnered with InnovateRI to support the new initiative: Further information, including a video that explains the initiative, is available on the InnovateRI site. About the Author. Open eBooks. Free bite-sized courses | Daily Bits Of. Going Open with LangOER webinar at the I-LINC learning event | LangOER blog created by European Schoolnet. In June 2016, the I-LINC project hosted a Learning Event on the eTwinning platform, titled First Steps for use of technology in the classroom – Towards Digital Citizenship and Inclusion, aiming at introducing educators of all levels to the concept of technology as enabler and of IT tools as means to support engagement and participation.

Module 2 focused on selection and storage of digital content and LangOER was invited to present its Going Open methodology and the resources for teachers created for the training activities in several European countries, within the webinar Open Source Education – make & share. The webinar was introduced by an overview of the definition and conceptualization of openness, Open Educational Resources and Practices, as well as the model of open licenses and the most common ones.

The second part focused on the process of finding, reusing and re-sharing OERs from the educators’ perspective, with hands-on approach. The slides of the webinar are available here. OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed' -- Campus Technology. Open Educational Resources OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed' Open textbook projects are gaining momentum, says Creative Commons' Cable Green, but there is still work to be done. When it comes to open educational resources (OER) adoption, is the glass half empty or half full? On the one hand, more than 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization was founded 15 years ago, and in 2015 alone Creative Commons-licensed works were viewed online 136 billion times. Yet awareness of OER in higher education remains low. Changing that situation is the mission of Cable Green, director of open education at Creative Commons and a leading advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public.

The Babson study Green cited found that the most significant barrier to wider adoption of OER "remains a faculty perception of the time and effort required to find and evaluate it. " The Open Education Consortium | The Global Network for Open Education.