Open Data

Buzzwords Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data Planeta.com Data Open Open Data Day

Open Journalism

Buzzwords 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. Planta.com seeks 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 journalism is to …

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 sparcopen.org @SPARC_NA Tweets by SPARC_NA Planeta.com Open Open Links Access Open Educational Resources Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge International …

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 Education Week 2018

Poster Open Education Week 2018 – 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 …

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 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 …

Making the most of the #YearOfOpen

2017 was 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 The #YearOfOpen celebrated 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 – 10 years ago …

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 …