University of Mississippi to incorporate School of Open’s Wikipedia course

This is a guest post by Pete Forsyth, organizer of the School of Open’s “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond” course and member of WikiProject Open. The University of Mississippi’s Spring 2014 course “Open Educational Resources and Practices” will include the module “Writing Wikipedia Articles” (aka WIKISOO), which I developed and taught through the … Read More “University of Mississippi to incorporate School of Open’s Wikipedia course”

WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week

Below is an invitation by members of WikiProject Open to help improve two Wikipedia articles related to openness. Wikiproject Open is a collaboration with the School of Open. WikiProject Open is a community of new and experienced Wikipedians, dedicated to improving Wikipedia’s coverage of all things “open,” and to using openly licensed content to improve … Read More “WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week”

Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy

Pete Forsyth lives and breathes wikis. He is owner and lead consultant at Wiki Strategies, and has extensive experience in working within online peer production communities, specifically the production of open educational resources (OER) using wiki-based web sites like Wikipedia. Forsyth was the Wikimedia Foundation’s first Public Outreach Officer and key architect of the Wikipedia Public Policy … Read More “Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy”

CERN Library releases its book catalog into the public domain via CC0, and other bibliographic data news

Tape library, CERN, Geneva 2 by Cory Doctorow / CC BY-SA CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research that is home to the Large Hadron Collider and birthplace of the web, has released its book catalog into the public domain using the CC0 public domain dedication. This is not the first time that CERN has … Read More “CERN Library releases its book catalog into the public domain via CC0, and other bibliographic data news”