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Open Ed Conference: Cognitive and Cultural Barriers to Openness

Speaker: Steve Hargadon Image by jdlasica via FlickrWhat are the cognitive and cultural barriers to openness, and how does understanding them help to promote broader openness? A conversation with the desire to identify the core ways in which people are … Continue reading

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Open Syllabus and Sakai

There is a syllabus tool in Sakai, but it is generally just a static document. There is no semantic or tool integration. There is a need for a tool to organise all the resources in one place. This sounds like … Continue reading

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Sakai 2011 Conference Keynote

These are basically my personal notes of the presentations. These notes are not transcriptions but notes that I found interesting or useful. Katzuo Yana spoke a little about about what is happening in the Sakai community in Japan. They call … Continue reading

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8 Open Source Project Management Tools

Image via WikipediaOne of the consequences of a depressed economy in a college work environment is the pursuit of and reliance on more grants. And multiple grants means that project management is all the more important. I will be looking … Continue reading

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New OER Guide for Higher Education Leaders

Image by opensourceway via FlickrFrom Cable Green: An Open Educational Resources guide for higher education governance officials written by long-time OER advocate Hal Plotkin has been released by Creative Commons. Free to Learn: An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks, Open Doors

Image via Wikipedia On May 6th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in College of the Redwood’s Lakeview Room, I held a workshop on open texts called “Open Textbooks, Open Doors.” There were seats for 30 and we filled 20 … Continue reading

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Ning is Our Wake-Up Call

Ning just recently announced that they will no longer support free sites. I belong to a lot of Ning sites. Ironically, the Open Textbook Advocate Trainers website is a Ning site. That site is (was?) dedicated to open source textbooks. … Continue reading

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Open Source University

Here is the other side of the napkin on what I mean by “Open Source University.” Please add (or detract) to this in the comments. I might move this to a wiki as I get rolling: There are no professors … Continue reading

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Open Source Music Textbook

Image via Wikipedia Musopen is a free source of public domain music, both recordings and sheet music. They are also creating an open source music theory textbook. I would love to see an open source music appreciation course using these … Continue reading

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Time for New Model for Online Learning

Image via Wikipedia I have been taking a closer look at Straighterline today. The Washington Monthly ran an article on the company called “College for $99 a Month.” Their model is that students sign up to take classes for 99 … Continue reading

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