Museums

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Ready for a party? International Museum Day is celebrated around the world on May 18 …

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Not everything has to …

Indigenous Peoples Day #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay used frequently as a counterpoint to Columbus Day. Each year Planeta.com hosts Indigenous Peoples Week to focus on travel and tourism. We also celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. There are other holidays and commemorations of …

Play

Play = Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. Embedded Tweets School playground equipment in the year 1900. pic.twitter.com/xgsLBPfE6Q — History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) November 5, 2017 Wiki Play Planeta.com Engagement

Tree Blindness

Buzzwords Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree Blindness Ceguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Embedded Tweets Opinion: Cure yourself of tree blindness https://t.co/RgxutwUmVB — The New York Times (@nytimes) August 27, 2017 Wiki Trees Planeta.com Natural World Trees

Making the most of the #YearOfOpen

2017 is the Year of Open. Hands up, please for those who know what this means. Everyone else, please check out the oeconsortium and yearofopen.org Hashtag: #YearOfOpen Also see: open What’s being celebrated in the #YearOfOpen are three anniversaries: ​2002 – 15 years ago the term “Open Educational Resources” was created, the Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and the first Creative Commons licenses debuted 2007 …

Slovenia Hosts 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana This week in Slovenia UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are organizing the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in Ljubljana, September 18-20, 2017. Hashtag: #OERcongress The 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress will …

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …