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Only 18 days to #OER15

Not long to OER15 where I’ll be doing a short talk on short online CPD courses. Here’s a copy of my abstract:

Following a brief outline of four short courses on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) this session will describe the experience and challenges of running these courses for University staff. 322 more words

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Guide to open science publishing by F1000Research

The recently published F1000Research Guide to Open Science Publishing gives a compact, clear and easy-to-understand basic guide on open science publishing.

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Remaining RSC Gold for Gold vouchers for papers accepted in 2014 now allocated

The remaining Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge have been used to make the following articles (accepted in 2014) immediately open access: 401 more words


Open science: carrots and sticks

Open data can help boost democracy around the world, wrote Jonathan Gray in The Guardian. Writing in advance of the fifth global Open Data Day, he argued that open data are vital in struggles for social justice and democratic accountability. 327 more words

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"PeerJ can’t possibly last because the numbers don’t add up."

I had an email out of the blue this morning, from someone I’d not previously corresponded with, asking me an important question about PeerJ. I thought it was worth sharing the question, and its answer, more generally. 537 more words

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Sustaining Hype? Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access Course Materials

At the University of Oslo, we are now half-way through our very first MOOC: What Works: Promising Practices in International Development , a six week course created by the Centre on Development and the Environment (SUM) in partnership with faculty at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford. 335 more words