Citizendium, a "citizens' compendium of everything", is an open wiki project dedicated to creating a free, comprehensive, and reliable repository of structured knowledge.
The aim of Wikijunior is to produce non-fiction books for children from birth to age twelve. These books could take the form of macropedias, textbooks, or primers. From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection.
Estamos inmersos en una época de cambio que afectan a toda la sociedad (personas, organizaciones, productos y servicios); uno de los cambios más fascinantes, que más moldes están rompiendo y que está cambiando enfoques que hasta hace poco eran inamovibles, es lo que se conoce como el movimiento libre.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) has published a special issue dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER).
The Vol 14, No 2 issue is made up of contributions to the OER Knowledge Cloud by authors working in three of the world’s leading open universities, namely the Open University (UK), Athabasca University (Canada) and the Open Universiteit (Netherlands), as well as other researchers working in the field.
The articles begin with a case study of an OER implementation followed by a rationale for using OER on mobile learning and a description of developing content for use on mobile devices. Other articles explore the long-term sustainability of OER and their disruptive influence on traditional institutions, as well as the need for national policies and their use in other languages. In the final article, the author looks at visualisation and mapping of OER and their use.
A group of Finnish experts are developping a practical open guide for those who are interested in using virtual worlds and augmented reality technologies.
The wiki-book "Wisdom of virtual worlds and augmented reality" (only available in Finish), tries to answer common questions such as “how can we get started on virtual worlds and augmented reality?” and “how should they be used?” The book aims to highlight the different perspectives and applications of these technologies, in learning environments, in organisations and even as business and marketing tools..
Wiki for Higher Education (wiki4HE) is a research project being carried out by Spanish researchers aiming to analyse the use of Internet open content for university teaching and explore and propose new ways for using these resources in learning processes.
wiki4HE will specifically examine the educational uses of one of the most important open repositories of knowledge nowadays, Wikipedia, and explore the attitudes and perceptions of university teachers towards this virtual collaborative encyclopaedia (and open resources in general).
The expected outcomes of the project are a clear understanding of the perception, attitudes and uses of Wikipedia by university faculty and the identification of factors influencing these perceptions and practices. Moreover, taking into account this information, wiki4HE will produce a catalogue of educational practices and tutorials involving the use of Wikipedia, which teachers and university staff will be able to adapt to suit their needs and their pedagogical orientations.
Finally a set of recommendations will be drafted in order to help any university teacher to design, plan and implement new teaching practices using open resources in the Internet.
Das SchulWiki Köln ist die gemeinsame Lernplattform für Kölner Schulen, die es ermöglicht offene Lehrinhalte zu entwickeln und bereitzustellen. Das Wiki kann dabei helfen, digitale Medien und kooperative Arbeitsformen in den Unterricht der Schulen zu integrieren und das individualisierte Lernen zu fördern. Dabei profitieren nicht nur die Kölner Schulen von den Ergebnissen, sondern alle Besucher des SchulWiki Köln.