Category Archives: Open Content

Bill C-61 locks us into a closed education model

Nifty post from Laura J. Murray (via Michael Geist) on the implications of Bill C-61 for Canadian online educators: It says kindly that an electronically transmitted lesson will indeed count as a lesson in the eyes of the law. But … Continue reading

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Open Education Conference 2008

I just saw on Twitter that Martin Weller (whose post on the gap between Web 2.0 and higher education is a must read) is submitting a proposal to this year’s Open Education Conference, hosted by Utah State University’s Center for … Continue reading

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A welcome smack in the face on open courseware

So Richard Baraniuk’s talk on the Open Education Revolution was as good as I expected. And Richard himself perpetuated a trend I have been delighted to notice in this field, which roughly stated is that the more impressive and more … Continue reading

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Must see: John Willinsky @ UBC, September 18

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } John Willinsky, originally uploaded by D’Arcy Norman. I’ve blogged a couple of John Willinsky’s talks before, … Continue reading

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Is it possible to audit an open course?

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Google does open content, MIT does Blip.TV, Leigh Blackall does awesome bloggage

I knew that Yahoo had a Creative Commons search capability, but I hadn’t realized that the same functionality exists in Google’s Advanced Search: Our “Usage Rights” feature helps you find published content — including music, photos, movies, books, and educational … Continue reading

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The world’s first open movie?

I’ve been looking for a semi-legit rationale to link to the wondrous grey market site Greylodge for some time now. Finally, one has arrived: Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such … Continue reading

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Come to an Open Education party this September

So David Wiley has dropped the needle on this year’s Open Education Conference, September 26-28: For the first several years our field focused on content production and content licensing. Today, there are thousands of full university courses and tens of … Continue reading

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Join the discussion: can open educators transform teaching and learning?

To their credit, the organizers of the OER meeting I’m at have recognised that there is an overflow of challenging ideas here, and they have proposed trashing reworking tomorrow’s agenda to allow for more open discussion of the key questions … Continue reading

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Mashing Up the Open Education Conference

This is the fourth consecutive year I have headed to Utah, attending an event that has evolved into the Open Education Conference, a wonderful mix of open source developers, open content evangelists, and social software enthusiasts — all dedicated to … Continue reading

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