What’s a wiki?

The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. These examples lead to our very own wiki. For the purposes of this site, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being …

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 …

Open in order to ….

Poster International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access and Open Education as the new default in scholarship and research. And in 2017 – the Year of Open – the celebration is held this week, October 23-29 with the theme: “Open in order to ….” Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenInOrderTo, #OpenAccessWeek This celebration takes place …

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 …

Open Journalism

Photo: Ron Mader, Always Open Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. We have always sought reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these …

Open: Philosophy and Practices Revolutionizing Education and Science

Recommended Reading for Open Education Week 2017: Open: Philosophy and Practices Revolutionizing Education and Science (Ubiquity Press, 2017) Twitter Shoutout: @thatpsychprof  @biswasdiener @ubiquitypress @cgreen Excerpts Governments and other funding entities that wish to maximize the impacts of their education investments are moving toward open education licensing policies. National, provincial/state governments, and education systems all play a critical role in setting …

Open Education Week 2017

March 27-31 Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk Sustainable, responsible, conscious, eco travel ought to be at the center of a worldwide revolution. But to be effective, we need to learn how to make the most of the movement toward open education and open access. Open Education Week – https://www.openeducationweek.org – takes place this week, March 27-31, …

Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data 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. Open Data Day – http://opendataday.org – is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. …

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …