Open Science, Open Data and Policies on Open Access

Open Science 2013 event – http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/open-science ‬ ‪In April 2013, Oxford hosted a conference ‘Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science’. Over 30 speakers gathered to discuss the cutting edge of digital innovations in publishing, how openness is set to … Continue reading

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The Main Event : tracking reuse using Google Analytics

On our Great Writers Inspire site pages, say an introduction to modernist poet Ezra Pound, there are a lot of possibilities for re-use. We have worked hard to maximize (and also simplify) OER reuse for any one coming to the site. However, much … Continue reading

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The Fourth Wall and the First Person

April 19th will be our Engage Workshop for the Great Writer’s project – and as a little ice breaker, we’re all being encourage to bring our favourite book. Riffing on an OER theme – does choosing a favourite book bring … Continue reading

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OER Copy tracking using Google Analytics

Just a quick blog We’re interested for Great Writers in getting as much reuse information as possible – but certain things are hard to track. We did some experimenting and we think we have a working block of code which … Continue reading

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A Poem is never finished, only abandoned

(blog title is a quotation from Paul Valery) It is hard when developing to say “finished” – most web servers respond badly to having a champagne bottle cracked over them and pushed into the Solent. So there is a point … Continue reading

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An OER Star rating?

To the western world, the swan was innately white – it was almost seen as impossible that a swan could be any other colour. Once Willem de Vlamingh discovered the black swan, the notion of the unpredictable, or what constituted a … Continue reading

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Pax Educationa

If we think of open education as a geographical space, then we can see that creative commons licensed content is safe and friendly for reuse, whereas other areas are distinctly “here be dragons”. Visualise the Pax Romana as a space … Continue reading

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Gone in the link of an eye

Taken from http://farm5.static.flickr.com/3544/3850632269_d8dda783ce_b.jpg on 2012-3-06 Original URL – http://www.flickr.com/71717049@N00/3850632269/ created on 2009-08-23 08:36:31Trisha CrabbCC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A broken link on a webpage is perhaps akin to an obscured roadsign. We might well miss our turn, but the destination might still … Continue reading

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OER killed the Website Star

So you’re on a journey, you know roughly where you want to get too. On the road ahead are a few places you can get food, one slight detour away is a restaurant you know is good, and a way … Continue reading

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The OERscars – and the winner is

Welcome all to the red carpet everyone, for the first unoffical OER awards! Which I just made up. So it’s very important. So as part of our Triton Project we created Politics In Spires, with content created by The Universities … Continue reading

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