Category: open access

What does it mean to unbundle Higher Education?

An increasing trend that we hear more and more is the unbundling of higher education. Today many services traditionally being offered within universities can be supported by partner organizations which could assist universities to achieve their goals in a flexible or more cost-effective way. Hereby some trends and transformations that can be helpful to think… Read More »

New book: Youth, Digital Transformation and forms of Inclusion in Latin America.

The Centro de Estudios Fundación Ceibal, in collaboration with the network Digitally Connected (hosted by Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and UNICEF), the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, the Facultad de Comunicación e Información de la Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and the center  GECTI  of the Law School at Universidad de Los Andes, (Colombia) appreciate the more… Read More »

University of the Future Network – Redefining knowledge in the Digital Age

The next ‘University of the Future Network’ meeting will be in Hagen (at theFernUniversität in Hagen), Germany  (July, 2017). The topic of the meeting will focus on the issues of digitalization: “Universities of the Future: Digital Challenges – the international perspective”. As known, digitalization is gaining more and more relevance on the HiEd agenda, and… Read More »

Open Call for Chapters: Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America

The Fundación Ceibal Research Center, the Digitally Connected Collaboration Network (made up of the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society and UNICEF), the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, the University’s Communication and Information Faculty Of the Republic of Uruguay and the GECTI of the Faculty of Law of… 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 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 »

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 »