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  1. Jan 2019
    1. some people may have trouble processing the audio from television

      Yes, but there may also be a tech aspect to this too. For example,TV speakers are typically pretty crummy and lo-fi. Plus a lot of programs are mixed for more robust speaker set-ups that many are not using.

  2. Jun 2016
  3. Feb 2016
    1. a lack of openness is one of the key factors keeping it from having the massive effect on results that it should

      I do agree with this.

    2. open learning ecosystem

      Despite my criticisms of Laster's redefinition of open, I am in support of developing open learning ecosystems. This is an important design that needs to be better addressed on a technical level.

    3. curated

      But curated by who? And what's at stake when sources are privileged, while others don't make the cut.

    4. locked into systems they’ve used in the past

      Or they are locked into systems that their institution license and support

    5. We are on the threshold of sweeping change that will make it easier for teachers to teach and students to learn faster and more effectively

      I see this as evidence of technology determinism, which this article is shot through with. This kind of sentiment comes off as if technologies make things better, faster, more efficient for all involved parties, without consequence. It also assumes a consensus around what improved teaching and learning looks like and means. IMO, "efficiency" recalls turn of 20th century industrialist philosophy and rhetoric. In the work of education, I think that we need to ask if efficiency really is always better, and better for who. I am suggesting that in many cases efficiency is better for administrators from a business perspective, but not so for learners.

  4. Dec 2015
    1. UC-wide open access policy

      Find more open policies via links on Open Policy Network

      ROARMAP is more Open Access, others are more OER as suggested by titles. And Civic Commons has more to do with Open Data.

      I'm sure other DISC members have interesting resources and lists they like.

    2. Appendix A

      Helpful "at a glance" charts to compare institutions.

    3. belief system about open access

      Interesting characterization.

    4. Yale does not have an open access policy.

      no policy at Yale

    5. As of May 1, 2015, there is a new requirement from some research councils that research data must also be openly available,

      data requirements

    6. Open access is a central preoccupation for British libraries, given the government and philanthropic mandates for open access to research publications.

      UK policy = mandate

    7. Cornell does not have an open access policy despite several attempts to enact one.

      Cornell = no policy

    8. chief information officer’s centralized budget that is used to support infrastructures as needs change.
    9. In the Dean’s mind, undergraduate research is also part of this continuum. For five years Purdue Libraries has published the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).

      Student work included.

    10. student scholarship

      First specific mention of student work, I think.

    11. So far this has been minimally to moderately successful.

      Challenges relating to policy adoption, particularly administrative policy. What type of "policy" typically encourages the most participation in open initiatives?

    12. endorsed an open access statement of principles in 2005

      statement of principles, not policy. Baby steps.

    13. UIUC’s Faculty Senate had passed an Open Access to Research Articles policy

      Open (access) policy

    14. have adopted open access policies

      Policy. Adopted by only four units.

    15. open educational resources

      UCLA's Scholarly Communication Dept. includes work in OER. To what extent?

    16. The subject librarians work closely with faculty to help them identify open educational resources that they can use instead of requiring students to purchase textbooks.

      Bit of OER work integrated at MIT.

    1. will miss "all the trails and avenues that scientists went down that didn't pan out,"

      Which can be an important outcome of research too.

    2. "We're trying to incorporate these best practices as you do the work, not at the end," Gil stressed.

      Good point, easier to incorporate these "open practices" into workflows.

    3. Yet there is a growing recognition that provisions must also be made for the data-analysis software that supports the conclusions.

      Provide for software, not just data. Perhaps there is also a platform stability issue to consider.

    4. Implementing Reproducible Research
    5. GitHub

      Many lessons to learn from this model. I've been thinking a lot about what instructors/educators can learn from this model. Particularly those working in OER.

    6. including the posting of code as well as data.

      suggestion to add code too.