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New forms of (digital) inequality

27 February 2018 0

In the network society, the code is the new law.The intensive use of extensive volumes of data, retrieved from different sources, open new forms for understanding learners’ behavior. For instance, learning analytics can develop tools to identify common patterns of those students who are at risk of dropping out. If an educational system has access… Read More »

Call it innovation in education only if you can scale it up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luyjld9GfJI&w=700&h=400] Recently I was invited to participate in the Education World Forum (EWF) that takes place every year in London. This is an initiative lead by the British government in partnership with a number of agencies and companies which are working in development and education initiatives. Although, I have participated earlier in this kind of Summit’s … 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 »

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 »

Disrupting the learning landscape

I had the privilege to join the official opening of the Coventry University’s Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) which coincided with Open Education Week 2015, a five-day initiative to promote the global open education movement which, in its turn, promotes the free and open sharing of learning resources. We were joined over the two days by educators, technologists… Read More »

5 questions to explore the rhetoric about #OpenAccess

11 November 2014 0

Gold OA “operate under a reversed business model to the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Instead of charging users a fee to read the content, they charge an open access fee at the beginning of the publication process and this enables all the content to be made freely available” [if the author can afford it]. Source: Springer… 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 »