Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-24

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-01

  • Reflective practise and assessment at http://bit.ly/kgj1c #
  • Social media applied to online-only university, open courseware and peer-to-peer learning http://bit.ly/pQXsX #
  • Nice explanation of the semantic web by Tim Berners-Lee, in Scientific American (2001), so a bit old but still good http://bit.ly/e40PA #
  • A matrix of uses of blogging in education, prepared by Scott Leslie in 2003, at http://bit.ly/RK7Dt. Original blog at http://bit.ly/GjWhO #
  • Learning in and within an open wiki project: Wikiversity’s potential in global capacity building at http://bit.ly/18P7gv #
  • Web 2.0 storytelling: emergence of a new genre, about creating rich media with social media, quite cool, at http://bit.ly/rPKg3 #
  • Developing professional physiotherapy competence by internet-based reflection, at http://bit.ly/9rHSE #
  • Using micro-blogging in education; presentation on Slideshare, plenty of related slideshows as well. Available at http://bit.ly/CuOA5 #
  • Another slideshow about using Twitter for education, slides 3, 6, 11 are pretty cool. Available at http://bit.ly/7I32r #
  • Rehab+, a physio-related database from McMaster University (the home of EBP), providing citations 4 the latest evidence http://bit.ly/SuuPd #
  • RT @benwerd The people are the social network; the site is the tool that facilitates that network. #
  • If everyone opened up their APIs, could we have a web without the web? #
  • Who are the Net Generation (Gen Y)? http://bit.ly/8MhDi #
  • The disruption of textbook publishing, too expensive (time, labour, resources). Are digital books a solution? Wikis? http://bit.ly/279Ls #
  • Basic guidelines on how to design a questionnaire for conducting research in health (2 links – http://bit.ly/GPQLA and http://bit.ly/KKlZ5) #

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The Cape Town Open Education declaration

Open education, open resources, open courseware, open content and so on, is something that I believe very strongly in.  Without going into much detail, I think it’s important that those of us who can and who have, do something positive for those who can’t and who don’t.

The Cape Town Open Education declaration is exactly what it says, a declaration of intent to pursue and promote the following three strategies (my paraphrasing):

  1. Encourage educators and learners to create, use, adapt and improve existing open educational resources.
  2. Call on educational authorities to release their resources openly.
  3. Encourage policy makers to highlight and prioritise open education.

Go to the site, read what it has to say, do your own research into the pros and cons of open education and then consider what you can do, either as an educator or a student, to positively impact the future of education.

Here’s the link:
http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/