Category Archives: open access

Some reflections on the Berlin 11 conference, Berlin November 2013.

The following are some things I particularly noticed at the Berlin 11 open access conference, which I attended earlier this week, with apologies for any misunderstandings, misattributions or mis-categorisations. Vision The research and education enterprise is in need of urgent transformation (Manfred Laubichler, Arizona State University) The epistemic web: a universal and traceable web of … Read more

Connecting people through open content

In open educational resources and open access research, there is a strong emphasis about how they can support the exchange of content and understanding between people, with a focus on academic-to-academic, teacher-to-learner, and sometimes learner-to-learner. In this blog post I’d  like to unpack how OER and OA can help connect academics with the public and … Read more

Marketing and other dirty words

I have been thinking a lot recently about how to move beyond the rhetoric of “open equals good” towards identifying where open approaches help us meet key business cases. A notable quote from the Power of Open book launch was that “open isn’t a business model, its a part of a business model”. I’m seeing … Read more

Innovation Takeaway – lessons from the information environment

There are a few places up for grabs for Innovation Takeaway – our event to discuss some of the lessons from the information environment programme 2009-11. The event is free to attend and will take place at Aston University’s Lakeside Conference Centre on Thursday April 7th. This event is a chance for programme participants and … Read more