Erik Duval​ on Open Science

Interesting post by Erik Duval on Open Science. His proposal:

I propose that the European Commission takes the bold step to ensure that, before the end of this decade, all metadata about all scientific publications ever published would be put in the public domain.

Last week, I spent two days discussing ‘open science’ in an EU meeting, as part of what will culminate in a meeting on “opening up to an ERA of Innovation” next month. We were asked to make suggest…

A great interview with David Krakauer. A must watch. http://m.nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/ingenious-…

A great interview with David Krakauer. A must watch.
http://m.nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/ingenious-david-krakauer

One way to think about culture is as dominoes arrayed in a line, with one tipping over another, a sort of cascade of influence,”…

Good post by Lorena A. Barba on why video-based learning is not the best of options.

Good post by Lorena A. Barba on why video-based learning is not the best of options.

A MOOC professor takes a contrarian view and creates a MOOC without relying on videos, and makeing the claim that they are not necessary for a meaningful online learning experience.

“Language MOOCs” published, with a free online version. +António Teixeira and I contributed with Chapter…

"Language MOOCs" published, with a free online version. +António Teixeira and I contributed with Chapter 3 – "A Proposal for the Methodological Design of Collaborative Language MOOCs".

Table of Contents. Frontmatter · Contents · List of contributing authors · 1 Introduction. Language MOOCs: an Emerging Field · 2 What Constitutes an Effective Language MOOC? 3 A Proposal for the Methodological Design of Collaborative Language MOOCs · 4 Motivation in a Language MOOC: Issues for …

An essay (pre-print) by +David Wiley on MOOCs (more specifically, xMOOCS of the Coursera/Udacity type…

An essay (pre-print) by +David Wiley on MOOCs (more specifically, xMOOCS of the Coursera/Udacity type) and Open Education. A must read to clarify some important issues that seem to be overlooked by most MOOC providers.

The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.’s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike…

This is an interesting development regarding higher education. “Purdue creates competency degree program…

This is an interesting development regarding higher education.

"Purdue creates competency degree program" http://feedly.com/e/CVQ3V_Vr

by Haley Dover, Journal Courier. Purdue University on Thursday introduced a competency degree program, putting students in control of their education. The College of Technology program allows students to progress at their own rate as they demonstrate mastery of specific skills, …