Open Links

Photo: Zion National Park Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlinessounds-of-the-forest Open Publishing Fest, May 2020Open Publishing Fest celebrates communities developing open creative, scholarly, technological, and civic publishing projects. This is at once a collaborative and distributed event. Sessions are hosted by individuals and …

Open

Photo: Always open Open = Allowing access, passage, or a view EssayWhat happens when always open is not even open anymore? 24/7 does not really mean seven days a week, 24 hours. This is the transition we are living through. Could this be the time to be more open? if not physically then informationally, copyrightable, …

Open Educational Resources

Logo OER is not a short-term fix to a passing problem — it’s a long-term solution to ensure equitable, inclusive access to education. – Creative Commons CoronavirusEducation in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Maximizing Copyright Flexibilities BackgroundWhat is OER? From Creative Commons:The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation“OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside …

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 …

Slovenia Hosts 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana 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 bring …

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

Poster 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 March 27-31. Events …

Wishlist for the 2016 IUCN Congress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

Open Education Week 2016

March 7-11, 2016Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk For the past few years we have seen our colleagues laboring toward the goal of improving public awareness of biodiversity conservation, responsible travel and many other noble aspirations. There are heaps of academic programs for students. Why are we not enjoying the boom years of authentic ecotourism …