For the discussion, sharing, and collaborative creation of open educational resources (OERs)—from syllabi to course materials, assignments, and textbooks—in humanities fields.
Mystical short story composed in Boston around 1970 when the author was majoring in physics at Northeastern but absorbed in Hesse, Plato, and Eastern religions. Typeset by hand by the author in 1977 in Honolulu, scanning by mobile phone in 2020 in Osaka gives it a wavy appearance.
Zoom presentation on August 24, 2020. Google the event or title to participate or find the recording. This one-page file includes the keynote abstract and links to publications on the current situation and this topic.
Earth Focus is a forum for discussion and a catalyst for action for young people of all ages. We deal with issues concerning our environment, community and culture at all levels. Issue 16, titled “Power to the People”, includes the sections: Energy, Discover Solar Systems, Pedal for Progress, Become a Fossils expert, Solar Cooker invasion, etc.
Prepared by Young Delegates to the 2nd World Youth Congress, Casablanca, Morocco – August 16-28, 2003, under the leadership of Peace Child International & the Moroccan Youth Forum. Excerpt: “This magazine, like the Casablanca Declaration, outlines the vision of young people on what needs to be done to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] ReFueling the Future is the first project in the ReImagining the Future series launched by Greenbacker Capital and Global Citizenship Experience Lab School. By asking “how will we fuel our future?”, the purpose of this project is to get acquainted with the current state of our energy supply system,…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] In April 2017, the world population topped 7.5 billion people. As our population continues to grow, natural resources are dwindling due to human consumption, and the resources that remain are unequally distributed. More than ever, our world needs thoughtful, engaged, global citizens to address the…[Read more]
Stephanie Leite deposited Rescue Mission: Planet Earth 2002—a young people’s assessment of progress on the implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the other major UN summits in the ten years between 1992-2002 in the group Open Educational Resources on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
Excerpt of Foreword by Kofi Annan: “Ten years have passed since a group of young editors published the original Rescue Mission: Planet Earth—a children’s version of Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is the blueprint for sustainable development adopted at the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Rescue Mission was a wake-up call to ‘stop senseless war…[Read more]
Presentation on open educational resources and practices, as well as open pedagogy.
Keynote talk at an event about open education. The slides cover the basics of open educational resources as well as responses to a couple of myths.
These slides talk about open educational resources generally (what they are, why they are valuable), and also some ways to find OER for philosophy courses.
Slides for a guest lecture on Foucault for Humanities 101, a free course at the University of British Columbia Vancouver for members of the community. These slides talk about Foucault’s view of power and resistance, panopticism, visibility, and the self.
Falilat Olu Alabi deposited BEYOND THE BOOK: Public Libraries as Social Prescription Hubs: A case study of a London Public Library in the group Open Educational Resources on Humanities Commons 6 months ago
Purpose: – The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of public library activities on the health and wellbeing of library users. Concentrating on five library activities; knit and knit, rhyme time, learn my way, reading group and adult craft and calming colouring. It seeks to examine the implementation of the joint action path…[Read more]
Kalle Westerling started the topic Opportunity: Digital Humanities Research Institute, June 15–24, 2020 in the discussion Open Educational Resources on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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You are invited to apply for the second Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI), which will take place at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. This ten-day institute will introduce participants to core digital humanities skills, and help…[Read more]
In 2016-2017, a 10-person team worked for 3 months with the goal of creating a multi-use, balanced corpus, similar to the Brown Corpus (BROWN Corpus search online). The speech section of the completed Nanhai Corpus—named for its sponsors, the Nanhai Nunnery of Taiwan—is a 289,497 word corpus of collected, transcribed, and word-split natural spe…[Read more]
Steve McCarty started the topic Why do most academic publications not broaden knowledge? in the discussion Open Educational Resources on Humanities Commons 9 months, 3 weeks ago
In 2020 I am starting a Medium series Ask a Japanologist at Anecdotes of Academia based at Universiti Sains [Science] Malaysia. The first entry is a brief manifesto “Academic publications should broaden knowledge: Motivation to publish should be intrinsic, not extrinsic, to the writer” with some beautiful photos of Kyoto. Future installments…[Read more]
Roger Gillis deposited “Caring about Sharing”: Copyright and Student Academic Integrity in the University Learning Management System in the group Open Educational Resources on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
The issue of sharing course material outside of the classroom is very much intertwined with academic integrity and information literacy issues. This chapter explores the key issues surrounding this topic. First, this chapter explores the ill-conceived notions that might exist around students’ perceptions that everything on the internet is free a…[Read more]
The concept of “knowledge economy” is based on the view knowledge and information are at the center of economic growth and development. In today´s ever changing world knowledge has become a key element for sustainable economic development. This study aims to identify key challenges for developing knowledge based economy in Bangladesh. Study resu…[Read more]
Introduction: The 21st century was started with the dawn of a new economic puzzle of China’s fast economic growth. It has surprised the economists. The Chinese constant upward growth has shifted economic paradigm and the axis of growth appear to have been shifted from the western hemisphere to the eastern hemisphere. Some economists term it a 2…[Read more]
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