CK-12 aims to revolutionize access to affordable, high-quality, and open educational materials for teachers around the world.
In Europa vi sono molte scuole e università che non hanno a disposizione sufficienti risorse per adeguare: connettività, attrezzature, organizzazione didattica, offerta formativa, competenze del personale docente. I dati: Nell'UE oltre il 60% dei bambini di nove anni frequenta istituti scolastici non ancora dotati di tecnologia digitale. Il 50-80% degli studenti nei paesi UE non utilizza mai libri di
Lisa Petrides, president and founder of ISKME, explores the need to license OER metadata and the pressure to keep it fully open.
F. Questier, Hacking Education, Software Freedom Kosova Conference, FLOSSK, Unicef Innovations Lab Kosovo, 7th of September 2012
How the natural sharing economy of university campus life could save the future of Higher Ed.
Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons.
Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn't a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.
The Minerva Project aims to create a high-status online university. Instead, it may be the sign of a venture-capital bubble in online education.
Australia's education sector must set aside concerns about cost and risk, and embrace technology to digitise and distribute
The fact that textbooks are too expensive is something that has been documented pretty well here. For example we have the stories of students paying over $180 for an art history book that contains no images, and a student being sued for copyright...
My passion, my personal mission in life, is to spotlight and share stories of people, organizations and communities that are making their hopes and dream...
The Book Bus visited ZIGS this week and donated three boxes of books for our library. We are delighted to work in partnership with this ...
Mass Open Online Courseware (MOOCs) is less than a year old but it is already clear this will be the game changer in higher education worldwide. Right now it is reverberating through Australian universities
When some of the world's most prestigious universities - including Harvard and MIT in their edX venture or Stanford and Princeton through Coursera - start putting courses online for free, it tells you
In the same way that free open online courseware is threatening to disrupt traditional universities, open textbook initiatives such as OpenStax College from Rice University threaten to do the same to the
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all. Led by world renowned
It's time for a manifesto. Everyone should write one every once in a while, it's a good way to blow off steam. Here we go:
The digital revolution has begun and successful institutions will be those that use the opportunity to collaborate, grow and widen their influence, says Anka Mulder
By being adaptable and accessible, OERs, have the potential to solve the global education crisis and contribute to sustainable economic growth - if governments are prepared to act