New Channels to New Learners: Podcasting and the Open University
Peter Scott (Open University) talks about the Open University’s podcasting service, its Youtube Channel and ITunesU page. In particular, he also talks about the challenge of offering a professional podcasting service
Under the Bonnet: Technical Considerations in Running Open University Podcasting
Ben Hawkridge (Open University) talks about the technical aspect of running a university podcasting service: covering questions such as server management, accessibility issues and analyzing usage statistics
A staff guide to Open Educational Resources
Comprehensive staff guide to OER's in booklet format (7 pages). Includes 'What are OER's?'; How can OER benefit academic staff?; A quick guide to IPR, copyright and Creative Commons; Guidance on developing OER material; Examples of OER repositories. Easy to use format with 10 key points for each section.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1964 journals in the directory. Currently 482 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 81975 articles are included in the DOAJ service. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting thei
Kids Open Dictionary Builder.
The purpose of this project is to create a free, open simple dictionary for students to use. This dictionary will ultimately be published in a variety of formats and for multiple platforms. To add to this project, find a word you'd like to write a definition for or click "Instant Karma" for a random word. Please consult the style guidelines for editorial information.
Multilingual portal for free and open content courses and tutorials that people can benefit from in daily life. Educators can also add their own educational content to the system. The content at the moment consists mainly of language and computer related material. Not all content is multilingual.
Open Access: Transforming research in the developing world
http://www.concordia.ca/congress2010/ Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Concordia University. Access to knowledge is fundamental to all aspects of human development, from health to food security, and from education to social capacity building. Yet access to academic publications is severely restricted for many developing countries. As well, the prohibitive cost of publishing and distributing journals in the developing world
Summer Open House
Nearly 2,000 prospective students and their parents visited Kent State University July 23 at the Summer Open House. Visitors received a close-up peek at Kent State University's academic programs, campus, student life, residence halls and research opportunities.
Open Forum with Dr. James Cofer
Dr. James Cofer, presidential search candidate D, met with the campus community on May 11, 2010. See more details at http://www.missouristate.edu/presidentialsearch/
Open house -- The Nottingham HOUSE at Solar Decathlon Europe 2010
The Nottingham University team are now in Madrid building the house for the competition which opens on 18 June 2010. The very first Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 kicks off with students from the Department of the Built Environment flying the flag for the UK. Before they left Nottingham, they held an open house with a twist, in the shape of Michelin star chef Sat Bains, their Executive Chef, who has advised on the menu for their sustainable dinner party.
Andrew Smith, Lecturer CISCO CCNA Programme at The Open University
Andrew Smith, Lecturer CISCO CCNA Programme at The Open University, shares his views on the technology behind the internet http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/computing-and-ict/courses/index.htm
Dr Alison Bettley, Senior Lecturer in Technology Management at The Open University
Dr Alison Bettley, shares her thoughts on how technology management can benefit employability http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/engineering-and-technology/index.htm
Arosha Bandara, Lecturer in Computing at The Open University
Arosha Bandara, Lecturer in Computing at The Open University explains his area of understanding Distributed Team Working within the Computing community http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/computing-and-ict/index.htm
Bob Price, Senior Lecturer, HSC at The Open University
Dr Bob Price, shares his passion for the healthcare sector and how postgraduate study can enhance career progression http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/health-and-social-care/index.htm
Hazel Rymer, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics at The Open University
Hazel Rymer, volcanologist, shares her views on why her area of postgraduate study is important to a large sector of the public http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/science/index.htm
Discussing open education with Andrew Law
For the Open University's open conference 2010, Martin Weller interviewed Director of Multi-Platform Broadcasting Andrew Law, who gave his thoughts on openness in education, the impact of technology and future directions. Open Conference 2010 ( 21 June 2010 - 23 June 2010) - http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2012 ---
Discussing open education with Grainne Conole
For the Open University's open conference 2010, Martin Weller interviewed professor of eLearning Grainne Conole, who gave his thoughts on openness in education, the impact of technology and future directions. Open Conference 2010 ( 21 June 2010 - 23 June 2010) - http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2012 ---