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SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting Speakers Accounced

Press Release | Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) | January 16, 2014

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is pleased to announce a strong slate of speakers for its upcoming Open Access Meeting, to be held March 3 and 4 in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Philip Bourne, the newly-appointed Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the opening keynote address. Read More »

The 'Open' Education & Training Revolution Continues

First came free and 'open' source software. Then along came 'Open Access', 'Open' Data, 'Open' Standards, 'Open' IT Architecture, 'Open' Hardware, 'Open' Communities, 'Open' Government, 'Open' Education, and …  The 'Open' Movement continues to spread disrupting almost every industry.  The 'Open' Revolution is a rapidly spreading 21st century global phenomenon. Read More »

The Case For Interoperability For Open Access Repositories

Staff Writer | Confederation of Open Access Repositories | July 1, 2012

The purpose of this paper is to provide a high-level overview of interoperability of Open Access repositories, identify the major issues and challenges that need to be addressed, stimulate the engagement of the repository community and launch a process that will lead to the establishment of a COAR roadmap for repository interoperability. Read More »

The Majority Of Public School Students In The South And West Are Poor.

Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly | October 21, 2013

For the first time since the 1960s and the desegregation of public schools the majority of children in public schools in the South and the West are poor. That’s according to a new study released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), which also indicated that such trends are likely to spread across the whole country if trends continue.

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The Power of Open Education Data

Todd Park and Jim Shelton | Whitehouse.gov | June 8, 2012

Technology, data, and entrepreneurs can help with college affordability—as well as help address our national priorities in K-12 education. That’s why we are excited about the Education Data Initiative, an Administration-wide effort to “liberate” government data and voluntarily-contributed non-government data as fuel to spur entrepreneurship, create value, and create jobs while improving educational outcomes for students.

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The Story of How our Health Informatics Textbook Came into Being

I have been asked many times how and why I became interested in Health Informatics and how that led to the writing and self-publication of our textbook, Health Informatics: Practical Guide. The textbook is now in its 7th edition and has been adopted by a large number of universities for their health informatics courses. More co-authors have come on board, and we are now looking at publishing other textbooks. Thus we thought this would be a good point to tell the story.

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Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration”

Press Release | SPARC | March 4, 2015

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.” The theme highlights the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the Open Access movement—from the partnerships behind launching initiatives such as PLOS and ImpactStory, to the working relationships the community has established with policymakers that have delivered Open Access policies around the world.   The theme also emphasizes the ways in which Open Access enables new avenues for collaboration between scholars by making research available to any potential collaborator, anywhere, any time.

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UNESCO Partners With Nature Education And Roche To Launch The World Library Of Science: A Free Online Science Education Resource

Press Release | UNESCO, Nature Education, Roche | November 7, 2014

UNESCO launched the UNESCO World Library of Science (WLoS), a newly created, free online science education resource for a global community of users. Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS was created to give students around the world, especially those in disadvantaged regions, access to the latest science information as well as the opportunity to share their experiences and learning through discussion with their peers in a shared learning environment... Read More »

University System of Maryland Awards Mini-Grants to Increase the Use of Open Educational Resources

Press Release | University System of Maryland | March 30, 2017

The University System of Maryland’s (USM) William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation announced 21 grantees who will receive support to adopt, adapt and scale the use of open educational resources (OER) through the Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program.  The grants will be provided to faculty who are adopting, adapting or scaling the use of OER in Fall 2017 through high-enrollment courses where quality OER exists. 

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Using LibreHealth EHR for Education in Academic Settings

Traditionally, access to EHRs has been viewed as important only for software training, particularly order entry. What seems to be overlooked is the potential for education, analytics and research. Additionally, one could argue that there should be an open-source “EHR Sandbox” so multiple external EHR integrations could be studied and reported. Furthermore, many EHR users view the software as a means to enter or extract data on one patient at a time and fail to see the benefit in analyzing their entire clinic population (population health). The following diagram displays how an EHR could be used for education, training, analytics and research.

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Why Open Data Matters in Education

Similar to the way open source changed the way technology is built and used, open data has begun to change the way the world looks at data. Open data provides an opportunity to resolve some of the world's most complicated problems, whether in private sector or public sector.

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Writing Documentation with AsciiDoc

I discovered AsciiDoc while writing Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches. AsciiDoc is a fantastically thorough markup language for writing books—think Markdown, but with more options, such as sidebars, notes, and tables. AsciiDoc lets you just type, with simple syntax controlling the formatting. When I first started writing my book, I was using Word style sheets with LibreOffice. Manning, my publisher, offered .odt versions for OpenOffice, but I had trouble getting the styles to work...

OpenEd Jam 2014

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 25, 2014 (All day) - July 27, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
TX
United States

OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields. We will provide a hands-on environment where participants can collaborate on innovative creations and uses of free and open education resources.

Software: Attend workshops and demonstrations on free and open software.

Hardware: Attend workshops and demonstrations on freedom respecting hardware.

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OpenSym 2016

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 17, 2016 - 10:00am - August 19, 2016 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Fraunhofer FOKUS
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31
Berlin 10589
Germany

The International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym) is an annual conference series dedicated to open collaboration research and practice. OpenSym’s fiscal sponsor is the U.S.-based 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization The John Ernest Foundation. Any donations to OpenSym are therefore tax deductible under U.S. tax law...

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Open edX

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 26, 2019 (All day) - March 29, 2019 (All day)

The Open edX Conference is produced in collaboration with the Open edX community to discuss topics such as the Open edX learning platform, new research in online learning best practices, and new approaches to collaborative learning.