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P2PU - Programa de Educación / Escribiendo artículos de Wikipedia Bienvenidos a la clase! Escribir artículos de Wikipedia: Fundamentos y mucho más es un curso gratuito de seis semanas que se ofrece a través de Peer to Peer University's. Para registrarse por favor visite el sitio P2PU . Una vez que estés registrado, vuelve a esta página - es nuestra página central para el curso. El lugar principal para interactuar con nosotros y con otros estudiantes, es la "página de discusión" (talk page) del curso. Abajo en cada una de las páginas semanales, está todo lo que necesitas saber para esa semana: qué vamos a cubrir en la sesión, la tarea, etc. Para los que usan Twitter u otras redes sociales, estamos usando el hashtag #WIKISOO (que significa Wikipedia / Escuela abierta), y sobre todo el tweeter de la cuenta @CommOER. Tenemos una página para cada semana del curso con una descripción del contenido, y detalles acerca de las tareas y proyectos. Semana 1 (14/15 mayo): Wikipedia bajo el capóSemana 2 (21/22 mayo): ¿Quién soy yo para editar Wikipedia?

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Community of Research 2.0 cc: Anne Bermüller/ Eine teilweise stichpunktartige Sammlung von Erkenntnissen und Fragen, die ich hierüber wieder aufgreifen, ausweiten, beantworten kann (hopefully) Digitale Kopien sind (unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen) nur für Bücher erlaubt, die seit dem Jahr 2005 erschienen sind! Kopien ins Internet einzustellen sei „außerhalb der Wissenschaft“ nur sehr bedingt möglich – versteh ich nicht? Ich würde mir die Frage selbst wie folgt beantworten: Wissenschaftliche Artikel, die ich online stelle und in den ich Quellen korrekt angebe? Dabei stellt sich mir gleich die nächste Frage: Woher sehe ich, ob z.B. Ich habe mich auf die Suche begeben: Als erstes bin ich von der COER Seite auf die You-Tube Seite gewechselt, wo ich weitere Infos zum CC vermutete. Was mir aber nicht gelang, war nähere Infos zur Form der CC-Lizenz zu finden – der Link informiert allgemein über Creative Commons. Also etwas gelernt, aber neue Fragen noch offen. To be continued

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Una universidad en el P2P El sistema universitario no responde de forma adecuada a las demandas sociales. Es la premisa de los creadores de la primera universidad P2P, la Peer-to-Peer University ( una comunidad educativa en línea inspirada en la filosofía P2P (intercambio libre y gratuito de contenidos en la Red) que ofrece cursos sobre materias tan diversas como desarrollo web o realización de campañas electorales. "Si estudias programación web en la universidad, para el momento en que salgas al mercado laboral la tecnología que has aprendido se ha quedado obsoleta", resume Philipp Schmidt, cofundador de la P2PU, de nacionalidad alemana pero residente en Johanesburgo (Sudáfrica). "En nuestros cursos, la discusión es pública, y cualquiera puede intervenir y proponer nuevos contenidos", explica Schmidt. También cualquiera puede ser profesor (Schmidt habla de "líderes" o "facilitadores"), ya que no hay requerimientos de currículo. ¿Cómo se aseguran de las capacidades de esos facilitadores?

Schriftliche Anhörung zu Open Educational Ressources: Noch einmal 24 Fragen und Antworten Im November 2012 habe ich bereits einmal an dieser Stelle meine Antworten auf 35 Fragen von Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) im Vorfeld einer mündlichen Anhörung verbloggt. Im Nachgang dazu (vgl. mein Protokoll des Anhörung) wurden nicht nur Studien erstellt sondern auch eine “Arbeitsgruppe KMK/BMBF zu ‘Open Educational Ressources’ (OER)” gebildet. Diese Arbeitsgruppe hat jetzt Anfang des Monats neuerlich einen Fragenkatalog zum Thema im Rahmen einer “schriftlichen Anhörung” ausgeschickt. Die erfreuliche Nachricht für AdressatInnen wie mich: statt 35 sind es mittlerweile nur noch 24 Fragen. 1. 1a. 1b. An meiner Institution, der Freien Universität Berlin, gibt es zum derzeitigen Zeitpunkt kein institutionelles bzw. offizielles OER-Programm. 1c. Wie aus obiger Antwort bereits hervorgeht, gibt es auch keine institutionalisierte Qualitätssicherung für OER an der FU Berlin. 2. 2a. 2b. 2c. 2d. 3. 3a. 3b. 4. 4a. 4b. 4c. 4d. 5. 5a. 5b. 5c.