Open Source Software Open-Source Software (OSS): Computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software.
Open Source Software <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>$0 licensing fee </li></ul><ul><li>easily and quickly adapted </li></ul><ul><li>customization and enhancements don't require large investments </li></ul><ul><li>not dependent on proprietary vendors implementation decision or timeline </li></ul><ul><li>source code bugs, improvements and feature requests are all openly shared and managed </li></ul><ul><li>education institutions can join forces to form community based developer networks or share hosting & support </li></ul><ul><li>participants in the developer communities are also users of the software </li></ul>
Open Access Research Publication Open Access (OA): Free, immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, webwide. There are two roads to OA: 1. the "golden road" of OA journal-publishing , where journals provide OA to their articles (either by charging the author-institution for refereeing/publishing outgoing articles instead of charging the user-institution for accessing incoming articles, or by simply making their online edition free for all) 2. the "green road" of OA self-archiving, where authors provide OA to their own published articles, by making their own eprints free for all.
Open Government & Data Open Government: A policy and legal framework to open up access to publicly held information, promoting transparency and enabling wider economic and social gain. <ul><li>promote creative and innovative activities, which will deliver social and economic benefits </li></ul><ul><li>make government more transparent and open in its activities, ensuring that the public are better informed about the work of the government and the public sector </li></ul><ul><li>enable more civic and democratic engagement through social enterprise and voluntary and community activities </li></ul>
Open Educational Resources (OER) Open Educational Resources (OER): Learning materials that are freely available under a license that allows them to be: <ul><li>reused - you have the right to reuse the content in its unaltered / verbatim form </li></ul><ul><li>revised - you have the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself </li></ul><ul><li>remixed - you have the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new </li></ul><ul><li>redistributed - you have the right to make and share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others </li></ul>Implementation involves licenses, tools (store, search distribute, …), processes (design, development, …) and resulting content (full courses, modules, learning objects, media elements, …)
Foundation Funded OER http://cnx.org http://openlearn.open.ac.uk http://ocw.mit.edu
Publicly Funded OER http://solr.bccampus.ca http://wikiwijsinhetonderwijs.nl/over-wikiwijs/english http://www.jorum.ac.uk
Open Textbooks http://education.newsweek.com/2011/01/25/who-needs-textbooks.print.html http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Alberta+student+textbook+fees+could+half/4010791/story.html “ Gov. Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-Nation Initiative to Develop Free Digital Textbooks for High School Students” “ Texas seeks open textbooks.”
Open Pedagogies Massively Open Online Courses Teaching openly in public Open use of student work Pedagogies
Talking All Things Open <ul><li>Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the effects these forms of "openness" are having on education. </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtables </li></ul><ul><li>How are you participating in or implementing practices associated with Open Source Software, & Open Access Research Publishing, Open Government/Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogies? </li></ul>theme
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