Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available?

Screenshot Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. “A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed,” Stone says. “Instead of research happening behind paywalls …

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 …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …

Helping Kids Thrive in City Parks

Photo: Wetlands Park On March 8 Salzburg Global Seminar livestreamed a panel discussion about creating equitable nature access for children in cities across the world. The event was presented in partnership with the Children and Nature Network and National League of Cities who collaborate on the U.S.-based initiative called Cities Connecting Children to Nature, which …

Open Education Week 2018

Poster Open Education Week – https://www.openeducationweek.org – takes place March 5-9. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @oeconsortium @OERCommons Background Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help people meet …

Tree Blindness

Buzzwords Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree Blindness Ceguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Embedded Tweets Can anyone identify the tree and the bird song? #slowadventures #treeblindness pic.twitter.com/gJy4HyBCbe — Ron Mader (@ronmader) October 3, 2017 Aerated. Today at the dog park. Can you name the trees? #treeblindness #slowadventures #dogs pic.twitter.com/qnbYKxuwG8 …

Native Innovation

Native Innovation is a Native American & Veteran owned, full service network management company serving the southwestern United States. “We provide enterprise network services to corporate, educational, government, and medical customers. With a variety of support options, from pay-per-incident to annual maintenance agreements, you’ll be sure to find a solution that fits your budget. With …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: 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 2017). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the …

Upgrade

Buzzwords Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …