Category: Networks of the Future

The opposite of open isn’t closed but broken

Wiley (publishing) conducted a survey on ‘sharing data’ inviting 90,000 researchers across a wide array of disciplines. They received more than 2,250 responses from individuals engaged in active research programs. Here an excerpt of the results recently published. Source. Although the advocates of Creative Commons seems to be more than those who challenge this licenses, there… Read More »

Event: #Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies

Workshop on 20 June 2014 at the University of Oxford, led by Dr. Igor Calzada (Research Associate Future Cities, COMPAS & InSIS – University of Oxford) and Dr. Cristobal Cobo (Research Fellow Oxford Internet Institute– University of Oxford).  Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we… Read More »

Can MOOCs offer new patterns of knowledge accreditation?

To what extent Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) could diversify the existing mechanisms of skills recognition and knowledge transfer? Lack of evidence in this field make challenging to distinguish between speculation and reality. However, there are promising potentials in tools such as the “Verified Certificates” to become a new academic accreditation and therefore an instrument to… Read More »

Future Internet Assembly: ‘from the lab into the real world’

‘From the lab into the real world’ [A User-Centered Approach] from Cristobal Cobo Romaní According to Wikipedia User-centered design is a ‘multi-stage problem solving process that not only requires designers to analyse and foresee how users are likely to use a product, but also to test the validity of their assumptions with regards to user… Read More »

Internet Science and the shift in academic knowledge landscape

Last week was the first International Conference of Internet Science, hosted at Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels. The event was truly  international and remarkably cross-disciplinary. Here a Twitter summary of the tweets feeds (#icis2013) of these says. These day our paper “Digital Scholarship: Exploration of Strategies and Skills for Knowledge… Read More »

#Knetworks: Educational Innovations Beyond Technology

Last week was the closing meeting of the research project KNetworks.The event that took place at the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon). The meeting was a good opportunity to present some of the main outcomes and lessons learned of this multidisciplinary and international collaborative research. This initiative was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (Atlantic Programme). In… Read More »

Open Educational Practices in European and Latin American Higher Education institutions

Compendium of European and Latin American case studies and interviews on open educational resources and practices. from Cristobal Cobo Romaní   The term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined in 2002 in discussions at the Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware UNESCO. It describes “the provision of educational resources on open license, enabled by… Read More »

Winners of Platforms for Networked Innovation Competition

Skeltrack 1.4: Jitter smoothing from Joaquim Rocha on Vimeo.This video shows the Skeltrack Kinect one of the winner of Platforms for Networked Innovation Competition.   Networks of Regional Innovation: The case of the Atlantic Region Policy Forum, 15th November 2012 – Oxford Internet Institute Special Jury Award The Oxford Internet Institute at the University of… Read More »

Radical openness in education [presentation]

Radical openness in education on Prezi We live in an exciting time. Digital technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous changing the centres and peripheries of knowledge production and consumption. Today it is essential to identify new learning perspectives enriched by distributed, open and collaborative communities. This talk will explore how to overcome the resistance to change in… Read More »