"AcaWiki Increases Impact of Scholarly Research Using Web 2.0"

AcaWiki, a project I briefly mentioned in Opening Education–the little things you can do, launches this week. Dubbed as the “Wikipedia for academic research,” AcaWiki’s mission is “to make academic research more accessible and interactive” by “[enabling] users to easily post and discuss human-readable summaries of academic papers and literature reviews online.” Founder Neeru Paharia … Read More “"AcaWiki Increases Impact of Scholarly Research Using Web 2.0"”

Food Safety Knowledge Network calls for OER

The Food Safety Knowledge network is seeking CC licensed open educational resources in the area of food safety. From their announcement: “With the increasing demand for safe food and the growing globalization of food production and manufacturing, there is a great need for no-cost, accessible training and educational resources for food safety professionals, especially those … Read More “Food Safety Knowledge Network calls for OER”

Back to School: Peer 2 Peer University and the Future of Education (an interview)

As students around the world return to school, ccLearn blogs about the evolving education landscape, ongoing projects to improve educational resources, education technology, and the future of education. Browse the “Back to School” tag for more posts in this series. A recent emigrant to New York, I experienced the first turn in weather on the … Read More “Back to School: Peer 2 Peer University and the Future of Education (an interview)”

Frances Pinter from GOOD's "We Like to Share" Series

We’d like to point out GOOD’s latest interview from its “We Like to Share” series by Eric Steuer—“Frances Pinter on the (Academic) Value of Sharing.” Frances elaborates on Bloomsbury Academic‘s decision to license their academic publications via CC BY-NC, academics’ need for exposure, and the changing landscape in publishing, “So much of academic output is … Read More “Frances Pinter from GOOD's "We Like to Share" Series”

An Evaluation of Private Foundation Copyright Licensing Policies, Practices and Opportunities

CC is pleased to announce that the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, in collaboration with the Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute, has recently published a new study entitled, An Evaluation of Private Foundation Copyright Licensing Policies, Practices and Opportunities, by Philllip Malone. From the announcement, “This project… undertook to … Read More “An Evaluation of Private Foundation Copyright Licensing Policies, Practices and Opportunities”

Remix Open Ed 09

This year’s open education conference was held in breathtaking Vancouver, BC and the ccLearn team (consisting of Lila Bailey, Ahrash Bissell, Alex Kozak, and myself) was there to soak it all in. Vancouver could be the emerald city, or an alternate reality to San Francisco, from whence three of us hail. This parallel universe yielded … Read More “Remix Open Ed 09”