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. OER Commons. 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. 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. We believe that the world needs this design kit to: Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually. 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). RIC launched a pilot program this school year that so far has saved students $100,000 by switching to an openly licensed textbook for a biology course, according a news release. 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. About the Author. Open eBooks. Free bite-sized courses.
Going Open with LangOER webinar at the I-LINC learning event. 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' 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 Global Network for Open Education.