"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"”

A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California's Community Colleges to the Obama Administration

The Publius Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society offers a new essay on OER and public policy in the United States: A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California’s Community Colleges to the Obama Administration . Written by Carolina Rossini and Erhardt Graeff, it does a great job of … Read More “A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California's Community Colleges to the Obama Administration”

Data supplement to "What status for 'open'?"

ccLearn has published the first data supplement to our report “What status for ‘open’? An examination of the licensing policies of open educational organizations and projects,” entitled “Data Supplement to ‘What status for ‘open’?’ A graphical view of the licensing policies of open educational organizations and projects.” (PDF warning) This supplement provides a graphical view … Read More “Data supplement to "What status for 'open'?"”

Reuse of material in the context of education and research

Last December, when ccLearn issued its report to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Creative Commons Netherlands published its own entitled, “Reuse of material in the context of education and research.” However, the report was only available in Dutch until recently. Now, thanks to Paul Keller (Creative Commons Nederland) and Wilma Mossink (SURF), the English … Read More “Reuse of material in the context of education and research”

Noncommercial study interim report; "user" questionnaire closes May 5!

Recently we launched the second round of a questionnaire on noncommercial use, this one focusing on users. Read that post for details, or hop directly to the questionnaire, which takes 15-25 minutes to complete. The questionnaire will be open through May 5. We’ll be publishing preliminary data (note: free text answers will be removed for … Read More “Noncommercial study interim report; "user" questionnaire closes May 5!”