The one thing I would find most useful at this point in time is a whitepaper on "open text books: the state of affairs" which would include:
- state of the art
- existing initiatives
- burning needs and challenges
- proposals for ways forward
Perhaps we could start by collaboratively authoring such a report, exposing it for critique and feedback in as wide a circle as possible, and then, through that process, we might identify development targets.
Dr. Yishay Mor
Senior Lecturer, Educational Technologyhttp://iet.open.ac.uk/people/yishay.mor
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On 28 January 2012 16:43, Justin Riddiough <jriddiough@xxxxxxxxx>
For example, one thing I see right now is Micah said that there is a possible wealth of effort being duplicated in creating plans and organizing content. Bill said Funnymonkey is working on a platform for open content. Maybe they should talk and find out if the workflow is compatible and this is something that could be rolled out to harness those resources in content building.
That's the sort of connection I see SchoolForge facilitating, and if we could find a way to do that methodically, the whole movement would benefit
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 7:58 AM, LM <lmemsm@xxxxxxxxx>
Would very much like to see the SchoolForge web site head in this direction.
On 1/28/12, Justin Riddiough <jriddiough@xxxxxxxxx
> I think the
> SchoolForge website could be used well as a clearing house sort of resource
> similar to the software listing, but towards funneling users towards open
> content resources.
I'll see if I can start by adding some of the software resources that
were mentioned in the discussion to our current software list at
Schoolforge. I know about a lot of Open Source software out there,
but I don't know what would be most useful to others in their
education projects. So, Schoolforge at the moment is far from a
comprehensive list of Open Source software. If there are tools you
think should be added or categories where you'd like to find software,
please be sure to mention it. Also, if you know of other Open Source
software that could be used for open textbook projects, please be sure
to speak up so it can be added to our Schoolforge software list.
I look forward to seeing what other helpful results come out of the
textbook brainstorming discussion.
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