Nik Peachey: UNESCO Free Educational Resources for Teachers

Nik Peachey
Nik Peachey

Some very big files to download but seems very useful. Available in DVD and USB forms.

Directory of Free Educational Resources for Teachers

“Directory of Free Educational Resources for Teachers: Classroom Productivity” is a collection of free quality software which is ready to be installed directly onto your computer.  It includes a collated set of freely available productivity tools, such as content authoring software, mind-mapping software, graphic editors, office suite among many others

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Jean Lievens: What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Access, Autonomous Internet, Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Transparency
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Supporting the disrupted going forward….

We recently published our submission to the Libraries Taskforce consultation about its draft strategy – Libraries Deliver: An Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-21. Today, we want to say a bit more about our having called upon the Taskforce to explore the opportunities for public libraries that could flow from the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ and, in particular, moves to establish Platform Cooperatives.

Sabine Balve: World Leaders Forum Dubai

Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, Politics, Resilience, SmartPlanet, Sources (Info/Intel)
Sabine Balve
Sabine Balve

World Leaders Forum Dubai, Global Think and Do Tank, A Coalition of the Connected Ones…

World Leaders Forum Dubai is more then just a forum and global campaign, it is a call to greater citizenship, an international THINK and DO TANK, we have more then 100.000 follower and around 5.000 scientists and top experts in all global topic questions. Addressing Global Citizen to empower especially global’s youth and women to create as CHANGE-MAKERS a more sustainable future for all – with a NEW GREEN Economic model: HUMAN to HUMAN (H2H) to promote a World in Peace!  WLFDubai regroups Teams, Partners and Sponsors worldwide, JOIN, you all matter to us! – some of our plans:

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Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

Advanced Cyber/IO, Architecture, Education, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel)

logo collaborative knowledge foundationThe Collaborative Knowledge Foundation’s mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. CKF is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed. CKF envisions a new research communication ecosystem that gives rise to wholly unique channels for research output. CKF was founded in October 2015 with support from the Shuttleworth Foundation.  Home Page

Eagle: Open Source Textbooks

Access, Education
300 Million Talons...
300 Million Talons…

Open source textbooks not flunking out

Finally, a bit of good news on the college costs front: A study out of Brigham Young University finds that free open source textbooks do the job pretty darn well. The study of nearly 17,000 students at 9 colleges found that open source textbooks (or open educational resources — OERs in academic lingo) found that students learn the same amount or more from the free books across many subjects. (Here’s a sampling of the sorts of texts available, via a University of Minnesota site.) What’s more, 85% of students and instructors said open textbooks were actually better than the commercial ones.

Michel Bauwens: 10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

Access, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society


1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Open Government Graphic Below the Fold

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Frank de Langen: Open Education & Open Business

Access, Design, Economics/True Cost, Education
Frank de Langen
Frank de Langen

Open Education, efficiency, collaboration and management

Ben Janssen [has] made an interesting remark, as Ben often does. In his view, Open Education is not only a public good, but can also be used as a communication channel. As he stated:

“in my work as an external consultant I often find that departments within an organization are working on the same projects, starting the same pilots and the same programs”.

Even over organizations he sees the same phenomena: organizations who work on the same projects without knowing what happens a stone throw away.

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Jean Lievens: C. M. Rubin Interview Howard Rheingold on Global Search for (Digital) Education + PBI Meta

Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

The Global Search for Education: Digital

“We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to determine which of those answers are legit, which are false, which are intentionally misleading.” — Howard Rheingold

The literacies today: attention, crap detection, participation, collaboration, and network awareness.

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Joan Blades: Living Room Conversations Primer

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Education, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
Joan Blades
Joan Blades

DOC (6 Pages): LRC General Information Packet

MoveOn, MomsRising, and now LivingRoomConversations

Generic meaningful social experiments in nurturing citizens in community. Note that the issue to be addressed communally is presented in Round 3, Rounds 1 and 2 are about building trust & understanding. There are a total of 5 rounds in two hours.

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Jean Lievens: Open Source Hardware Changing How We Learn About Electronics

Education, Hardware
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Open Source Hardware will revolutionize the way we learn Electronics

Just like open source software movement revolutionized the way we learn software – this movement will definitely democratize the way we learn hardware. What I see is people making embedded systems – just like they make softwares independently.

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Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Access, Education, Innovation, Manufacturing, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

Below the line: text article and YouTube.

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