Open Access

Buzzwords Open Access = Availability to all Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. – SPARC Key Links https://sparcopen.org https://twitter.com/SPARC_NA Tweets by SPARC_NA Wiki Open Access Planeta.com Open Open Educational Resources Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge International …

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. …

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 Knowledge

Buzzwords Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner. Wikipedia Open_knowledge Planeta.com Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge Open Access Open

What’s a wiki?

Poster 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, which will come to an end on Wikispaces in July 2018. For the purposes of this site, a wiki is a particularly …

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 …

Open Textbook

Buzzwords Open Textbook = Textbook with an open license that makes it free for anyone to use and change. It can be print or digital. Elsewhere on the Web Open Textbook Library is a comprehensive referatory that points to open textbooks by a variety of authors and publishers. Twitter https://twitter.com/open_textbooks Planeta.com Open Educational Resources Open …

Open Journalism

Photo: 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 efforts? If …

Open Licenses and #EdenChat

#EDENChat explored Open Licenses in a session hosted by Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons, Wednesday December 6, 20:00 CET, 11am PDT (Las Vegas). Questions: What is an Open License? Why is it important? What changes do you hope it will bring (for your country/region)? What is the future of Open Licensing? Embedded Tweets …

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 …