Comments for OERderves http://www.oerderves.org Musings on open educational resourcesWed, 30 Jul 2008 01:24:10 +0000hourly1Comment on Help Design the OER Research Network by Voces Lojanas :: Proyectos Educativos para Loja :: July :: 2008 http://www.oerderves.org/2008/07/help-design-the-oer-research-network/comment-page-1/#comment-6651 Voces Lojanas :: Proyectos Educativos para Loja :: July :: 2008Wed, 30 Jul 2008 01:24:10 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=47#comment-6651[...] varia gente interesada en la distribución bajo Creative Commons esta haciéndose eco del asunto OER. (Siglas en inglés para Recursos Educativos [...][...] varia gente interesada en la distribución bajo Creative Commons esta haciéndose eco del asunto OER. (Siglas en inglés para Recursos Educativos [...] ]]>Comment on Help Design the OER Research Network by OER Research Network « Open Education News http://www.oerderves.org/2008/07/help-design-the-oer-research-network/comment-page-1/#comment-6615 OER Research Network « Open Education NewsMon, 28 Jul 2008 12:48:00 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=47#comment-6615[...] Research Network Cathy Casserly links us to the wiki proposal for the Open Participatory Learning Research Network (OPRN), a proposed global [...][...] Research Network Cathy Casserly links us to the wiki proposal for the Open Participatory Learning Research Network (OPRN), a proposed global [...] ]]>Comment on Hewlett Board approves over $10 million in OER grants! by Essie Childers http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/hewlett-board-approves-over-10-million-in-oer-grants/comment-page-1/#comment-5800 Essie ChildersThu, 22 May 2008 19:40:58 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=44#comment-5800Hello, I am interested in learning more about how to participate in the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Rescources. Can you e-mail me the website with the grant information?Hello,
I am interested in learning more about how to participate in the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Rescources. Can you e-mail me the website with the grant information? ]]>
Comment on Wikimedia Foundation is hiring by simonfj http://www.oerderves.org/2008/04/wikimedia-foundation-is-hiring/comment-page-1/#comment-5734 simonfjThu, 08 May 2008 19:26:31 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=46#comment-5734Thanks Cathy, I saw this one when it popped up. The thing which really got my attention was "For that role, we would probably forgo fundraising experience in favour of strong online communications skills". The challenge, from what I can see wearing your hat, is the same as any initiative which HP OER might fund = How to get these kinds of people to collaborate, and share the learning, in real time. There are plenty of good communicators spread around the HP funded traps. We're starting to see some movement in the telephony space now. http://www.circleid.com/posts/82141_call_for_telecom_industry_ecomm/ A lot of what your advisory board are suggesting might become possible as Web designers and SIP engineers start to focus on global groups rather than National institutions (or even Global ones like Wikipedia). So if HP would consider sponsoring some forums to complement this blog it might help to encourage the kind of "strong online communication" that Wikipedia's global groups and many others want. Something like a social site for fundees, and potential ones. E.g. sitepoint.com without the ads. (It would save you having to report things second hand). Perhaps we could add something like OER radio. (a la http://wikipediaweekly.org/) I'd also be interested to know how one goes about putting together a joint funded initiative between HP and this foundation. http://www.robertsonfoundation.com/?page_id=4Thanks Cathy,

I saw this one when it popped up. The thing which really got my attention was “For that role, we would probably forgo fundraising experience in favour of strong online communications skills”.

The challenge, from what I can see wearing your hat, is the same as any initiative which HP OER might fund = How to get these kinds of people to collaborate, and share the learning, in real time. There are plenty of good communicators spread around the HP funded traps.

We’re starting to see some movement in the telephony space now.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/82141_call_for_telecom_industry_ecomm/
A lot of what your advisory board are suggesting might become possible as Web designers and SIP engineers start to focus on global groups rather than National institutions (or even Global ones like Wikipedia).

So if HP would consider sponsoring some forums to complement this blog it might help to encourage the kind of “strong online communication” that Wikipedia’s global groups and many others want. Something like a social site for fundees, and potential ones. E.g. sitepoint.com without the ads. (It would save you having to report things second hand).

Perhaps we could add something like OER radio. (a la http://wikipediaweekly.org/)

I’d also be interested to know how one goes about putting together a joint funded initiative between HP and this foundation.
http://www.robertsonfoundation.com/?page_id=4

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Comment on Hewlett OER Phase II Powerpoint by simonfj http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/hewlett-oer-phase-ii-powerpoint/comment-page-1/#comment-5680 simonfjFri, 25 Apr 2008 19:31:55 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=41#comment-5680Oops. Michael = http://www.robertsonfoundation.com/?page_id=2Oops. Michael = http://www.robertsonfoundation.com/?page_id=2 ]]>Comment on Hewlett OER Phase II Powerpoint by simonfj http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/hewlett-oer-phase-ii-powerpoint/comment-page-1/#comment-5679 simonfjFri, 25 Apr 2008 19:29:44 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=41#comment-5679Hi Guys, Just popped in to see if anything was happening. Samo, samo, eh? Look, is there a chance you might use this space to work through a few ideas for funding. It's getting a bit tiring to see that so much money is spent on the production of information (OER) and so little consideration is given to improving the communications between the global groups buried inside institutions. I was just reading this blog; about Michael's idea for global uni phone system GUPS). It won't seem very interesting until you understand Michael is responsible for Gizmo, which is a SIP (session Initiated Protocol) version of Skype. So GUPS should really really be called GUMMS = Global Uni Multi Media System. Even that might not seem very interesting until I mention that the Internet has its own telephonic country code, (+87810) which has never been developed to provide for a global infrastructure. "Popular social networking sites like facebook and Bebo are changing the human fabric of the Internet and the way we interact with each other.MySpace, with over 200 million visitors, has become the digital equivalent of hanging out at the mall, coffee shop or bars. Users load these sites with photos, news about music groups and detailed profiles of their likes and dislikes". The missing component is something that links all the different groups together, allowing users to connect to friends on other social networks without having to continually change or migrate themselves". Interested?Hi Guys,

Just popped in to see if anything was happening. Samo, samo, eh?

Look, is there a chance you might use this space to work through a few ideas for funding. It’s getting a bit tiring to see that so much money is spent on the production of information (OER) and so little consideration is given to improving the communications between the global groups buried inside institutions.

I was just reading this blog; about Michael’s idea for global uni phone system GUPS). It won’t seem very interesting until you understand Michael is responsible for Gizmo, which is a SIP (session Initiated Protocol) version of Skype. So GUPS should really really be called GUMMS = Global Uni Multi Media System.

Even that might not seem very interesting until I mention that the Internet has its own telephonic country code, (+87810) which has never been developed to provide for a global infrastructure.

“Popular social networking sites like facebook and Bebo are changing the human fabric of the Internet and the way we interact with each other.MySpace, with over 200 million visitors, has become the digital equivalent of hanging out at the mall, coffee shop or bars. Users load these sites with photos, news about music groups and detailed profiles of their likes and dislikes”.

The missing component is something that links all the different groups together, allowing users to connect to friends on other social networks without having to continually change or migrate themselves”. Interested?

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Comment on Open Education Resources by simonfj http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/open-education-resources/comment-page-1/#comment-5624 simonfjMon, 07 Apr 2008 20:17:21 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=38#comment-5624Thanks Marshall, Cathy, I was going a bit bats after reading "we welcome your feedback, comments and discussion" at the top of this doc, and having nowhere to go. http://www.hewlett.org/NR/rdonlyres/5D2E3386-3974-4314-8F67-5C2F22EC4F9B/0/AReviewoftheOpenEducationalResourcesOERMovement_BlogLink.pdf Do you think we could try and attempt to bring all the discussion which goes on on all HP's OER initiatives together? Blogs are one step and good as a way to respond to a report. But as John says in the doc, we have a "successful disaster" on our hands. "a teacher now has access to 100 elementary calculus courses' (and a thousand blogs). We need incentives and mechanisms to promote creation and access to fewer instances of the same course but with more support material, more commentary, more examples, etc" I wouldn't even say we need "more commentary". We just need a way that, when HP/OER funded communities put a doc or report up, people are directed to a forum where a conversation can take place, and be followed if you come in a bit late. You've seen John D from OCWC attempt a forum, but because the incentive is for each silo to produce "me too" content rather than collaborate and produce a course together, we end up with so many half baked (institutional) pies rather one good quality pie, baked by a global (subject specific) group. In short, we need a community hub(s). http://docs.moodle.org/en/Community_hub It might look something like this COP forum, which is about 250 on Alexa's top 500. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/ So long as each funded initiative is 'incentivated' to use it as a place to share what going on in their silo, I'm sure we might see the beginnings of a culture built around global communities rather than institutional repositories. At least that's what we've found. http://www.wikback.com/forums/ (PS This hub is only 3 months old)Thanks Marshall, Cathy,

I was going a bit bats after reading “we welcome your feedback, comments and discussion” at the top of this doc, and having nowhere to go. http://www.hewlett.org/NR/rdonlyres/5D2E3386-3974-4314-8F67-5C2F22EC4F9B/0/AReviewoftheOpenEducationalResourcesOERMovement_BlogLink.pdf

Do you think we could try and attempt to bring all the discussion which goes on on all HP’s OER initiatives together? Blogs are one step and good as a way to respond to a report. But as John says in the doc, we have a “successful disaster” on our hands. “a teacher now has access to 100 elementary calculus courses’ (and a thousand blogs). We need incentives and mechanisms to promote creation and access to fewer instances of the same course but with more support material, more commentary, more examples, etc”

I wouldn’t even say we need “more commentary”. We just need a way that, when HP/OER funded communities put a doc or report up, people are directed to a forum where a conversation can take place, and be followed if you come in a bit late. You’ve seen John D from OCWC attempt a forum, but because the incentive is for each silo to produce “me too” content rather than collaborate and produce a course together, we end up with so many half baked (institutional) pies rather one good quality pie, baked by a global (subject specific) group.

In short, we need a community hub(s). http://docs.moodle.org/en/Community_hub

It might look something like this COP forum, which is about 250 on Alexa’s top 500. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/
So long as each funded initiative is ‘incentivated’ to use it as a place to share what going on in their silo, I’m sure we might see the beginnings of a culture built around global communities rather than institutional repositories.

At least that’s what we’ve found.
http://www.wikback.com/forums/
(PS This hub is only 3 months old)

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Comment on Hewlett Board approves over $10 million in OER grants! by Random Stuff that Matters » Blog Archive » OpenCourseWare around the world: China and India http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/hewlett-board-approves-over-10-million-in-oer-grants/comment-page-1/#comment-5616 Random Stuff that Matters » Blog Archive » OpenCourseWare around the world: China and IndiaSun, 06 Apr 2008 05:12:55 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=44#comment-5616[...] which has been funding almost all the different OpenCourseWare projects lately (they just announced another 10 million in funding for various projects) and partly because it was a decent idea, and partly because of the stature of [...][...] which has been funding almost all the different OpenCourseWare projects lately (they just announced another 10 million in funding for various projects) and partly because it was a decent idea, and partly because of the stature of [...] ]]>Comment on Hewlett Board approves over $10 million in OER grants! by Hewlett approves OER grants « Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/hewlett-board-approves-over-10-million-in-oer-grants/comment-page-1/#comment-5598 Hewlett approves OER grants « Community College Consortium for Open Educational ResourcesMon, 31 Mar 2008 19:53:03 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=44#comment-5598[...] On March 17, 2008 Trustees of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approved $10,075,000 in Open Educational Resources grants [...][...] On March 17, 2008 Trustees of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approved $10,075,000 in Open Educational Resources grants [...] ]]>Comment on 2008 Hewlett Grantee Meeting at Carnegie Mellon by Hewlett: Closing session « Open Content Holistic Research Environment http://www.oerderves.org/2008/03/2008-hewlett-grantee-meeting-at-carnegie-mellon/comment-page-1/#comment-5591 Hewlett: Closing session « Open Content Holistic Research EnvironmentThu, 13 Mar 2008 18:27:41 +0000http://www.oerderves.org/?p=43#comment-5591[...] Casserly relaunched oerderves with a chance to comment on this meeting and the way forward (though I am not sure that the commenting is working just [...][...] Casserly relaunched oerderves with a chance to comment on this meeting and the way forward (though I am not sure that the commenting is working just [...] ]]>