Eric Frank is the president and co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, Inc., which publishes peer-reviewed online textbooks available under Creative Commons license. He explains his business.
Posts Categorized: education
Avi Warshavsky builds online textbooks for Center for Educational Technology in Israel. He talks about whether textbooks have a future.
Soo Young Rieh is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She recently finished a study (funded in part by MacArthur) on how people assess the credibility of sources when they are just searching for information and when they are actually posting information. Her study didn’t focus on a particular age… Read more »
[Update (March 19)]: Google turned down the Berkman Center application, which included our projects 🙁 ] We’ve put in for a couple of Summer of Code projects, in conjunction with the Berkman Center: 1. Syllabus parser. Design, structure and populate an open repository of the information in college syllabi. Assuming we get permission, figure out… Read more »
Stephen Ramsay has blogged a terrific talk he gave at Emory University about ending the relatively recent separation between librarians and scholars (and students). The talk reflects Stephen’s thinking about Emory’s Digital Scholarly Commons project.
XPERT aggregates e-learning materials and makes them available publicly: XPERT (Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory) project is a JISC funded rapid innovation project (summer 2009) to explore the potential of delivering and supporting a distributed repository of e-learning resources created and seamlessly published through the open source e-learning development tool called Xerte Online Toolkits. The aim… Read more »