Category Archives: Open Content

Why go open?

A View Out of the Front Door of my Kharkov Apartment shared CC by Stuck in Customs It’s been an ungodly amount of time since I updated my blogs. I thought I might reproduce an email I just sent off … Continue reading

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New free culture podcast: Grey Area

Interesting new podcast by Jason Sigal, from the Free Music Archive. Jason is spinning off the podsafe portions of his WFMU show, as well as conversations with the likes of Eric Steuer of Creative Commons talkin’ CC, NC, CBC & … Continue reading

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The zen of open data

B33 – HorseHead Nebula shared CC by Skiwalker79 The Zen of Open Data, by Chris McDowall Open is better than closed. Transparent is better than opaque. Simple is better than complex. Accessible is better than inaccessible. Sharing is better than … Continue reading

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It will be an epic Open Access Week at UBC

Open Access shared CC by AJC1 I have a few more substantive posts brewing, but until I get a few minutes and a few more brain cells to rub together… I want to offer my congratulations to the team that … Continue reading

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A value proposition, basic respect, whatever…

Open Access Chalkboard shared CC by Gideon Burton An anecdote from Andre Malan’s must-read blog: I am currently working at a software company as an intern, writing a program. Now of course, as anybody who has taken Software Engineering knows (don’t … Continue reading

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Cross the chasm with us at OpenEd 2009

It’s going to be one hot summer here in Vancouver, as I am thrilled to be one of the co-organizers of the 6th Annual Open Education Conference, hosted by UBC at its downtown Robson Square campus, August 12-14. OpenEd has … Continue reading

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RiP: A Remix Manifesto…first impressions

Thanks to Jason for scoring me a ticket to the sold-out preview showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, the long-awaited release from Brett Gaylor, germinating and mutating for some time over at http://www.opensourcecinema.org/. It was a fun and stimulating night … Continue reading

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Forum-like display of blog comments 61, revisited

Umeda sky building escalator, originally uploaded by quaisi. I posted some months back on OLT’s efforts to develop a forum-type view of comment activity across a blog, an attempt to address complaints from some students that tracking discussion across many … Continue reading

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Reuse, resources, re-whatever…

There have been a couple of notable resources that have crossed my screen lately that merit a shout-out: * The first drafts of the ongoing OER Handbook have been posted on the ultra-yummy WikiEducator site. If you are wanting to … Continue reading

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Just to recap: we can find what we need, but will we find you?

Traveling without moving by FredArmitage I have largely suppressed my memories of being UBC’s ‘learning objects project coordinator’ 5 or 6 years back. But I do vividly recall the drive to develop a robust form of “federated search” that would … Continue reading

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