Category: digital humanities

Key questions to explore the future of higher education #EDEN16

Last 14-17 June 2016 in Budapest, Hungary the European Distance and E-Learning Network celebrated its 25th Anniversary. As a closing event, Michael G. Moore, Steve Wheeler,  Tony Bates and myself participated in a very engaging debate, here the video. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJC_HMXEaDo] Although it was announced as a “a confrontation between two perspectives and theoretical approaches… Read More »

Digital Education and Learning Analytics: an international perspective

[slideshare id=59491552&doc=analiticasdeaprendizaje-160313165526] Analíticas de aprendizaje – An overview of Educational Software and Analytics As explained earlier, one of the project we are working on these days in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is an international network focus on building tools to measure the use of ICTs in learning experiences. The goal of my… Read More »

International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay

15th of April 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay <Spanish version> The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto de Educación y Evaluación Educativa -INEEd-, the Center ICT4V and the Inter-American Development Bank – Education Division are pleased to invite you to the 1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay (Montevideo). The… Read More »

Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age: Interview

  Cristóbal Cobo works with a trans-disciplinary group of PhDs specializing in areas of knowledge generation and transfer, digital skills, future of learning, creativity, innovation and digital culture. He has collaborated on these topics with researchers from more than 25 countries. He is also the director of the Study Center – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay,… Read More »

Flexible models for funding open access in journal publishing

One of the main challenges that the Open Access movement faces is to explore (more) economically sustainable models to embrace and support an inclusive openness (not only for a few). In this post we present a work-in-progress including nine remarkable cases that pursue OA and flexible funding models. An overview of this benchmark comparing these… Read More »

The Open-Access Movement is Not Really about Open Access*

  I just read (and enjoyed) the chapter ‘The Humanities & Open Access Publishing: A New Paradigm of Value?‘ by Eleonora Belfiore, (which interestingly is not open access) edited in a compilation made by the same author and Anna Upchurch [Humanities in the Twenty-first century: Beyond utility and markets **]. Here some excerpts which discuss… Read More »

Hacking Open Access: Sustainable publication for Humanities

Open Access in Humanities and Social Sciences, from Eelco Ferwerda provides a remarkable compilation of this discussion.   Although the open access movement has been going strong for over 10 years in the areas of natural sciences and medical sciences, the humanities and social sciences have lagged behind. However, OA is not only an exclusive STEM approach anymore,… Read More »

Criticism to Creative Commons: Why open access is not enough?

Q – What has Open Access in common with Creative Commons, U2 or Radiohead? A– All contents (either academic or artistic) are affected by CopyRight laws obsolete in the digital world. At least within the academic world (as in many others probably) to embrace the principles promoted by Creative Commons it is something increasingly accepted, which just to be… Read More »

How to make #OpenAccess in Science more sustainable? 30 possible answers

  Open Access and Sustainability: Exploring business models for academic Open Access based on the Cross-subsidy model of Anderson from Cristobal Cobo Romaní [also available in Google Drive].   As many others probably,  I always thought that the confusion between free and libre was problematic and likely to cause a great deal of confusion (English adjective “free” does… Read More »