Open : data : co-op

A very interesting event in Manchester on Monday (2014-10-20) called “Open : Data : Cooperation” was focused around the idea of “building a data cooperative”. The central idea was the cooperative management of personal information. Related ideas have been going round for a long time. In 1999 I first came across a formulation of the […]

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Thoughts on #OEPSforum14 and the Battle for Open

(Cross posted to Open Scotland.) This rather crowded map of open education in Scotland is the product of a brief ten minute brainstorm I took part in at the launch of the Open University’s Opening Education Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project in Edinburgh last week. Open Education in Scotland Contributors:  Linda Creanor, Natalie Lafferty, Heather Gibson, […]

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Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: Update on W3C Developments

Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: Current State and Roadmap Back in July 2014 W3C published an overview report on Standards for Web Applications on Mobile which summarised the various technologies developed in W3C which increase the capabilities of Web applications and how they apply to use on mobile devices. The document describes a variety of features which will […]

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OERde14 – The view from Scotland

[Cross posted to Open Scotland] I’m delighted to have been invited to Berlin later this week to give a talk at OERde14 – The Future of Free Educational Materials.   I’ll be talking about a range of contrasting initiatives that have aimed to promote open education policy and practice in Scotland, England and Wales over the last […]

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