This month, we welcome a new channel available to UCI faculty, departments, centers, and projects: UCI Open TV. It will appear beginning September 5, 2017 on the UCTV’s main page (http://www.uctv.tv) featuring three ZotTalks by UCI faculty and students. A new talk will be featured each month. These talks will have a semi-permanent home on […]
See the list of activities here.
The UCI Open website will be down for maintenance on Monday, October 31, 2016 starting at 1:00 pm, Pacific Time (20:00 UTC). The outage should last no longer than two hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Professor Charis Kubrin (Criminology, Law and Society), together with graduate student, Adam Dunbar, have designed a set of three experiments to test assumptions in the criminal prosecution of rap artists based on lyrics. They propose to test stereotypes about rap music, assess the relationship between rap and race in criminal case, and assess the impact […]
We are pleased to announce OEWeb, #opensource #OER #OCW website software. The software that powers our website and tracks licenses, authors, and more, will be available in GitHub this week. Stay tuned for more details or come to our #OpenEducationWk webinar on Thursday, March 10th, 8am PST. Check on the event here: http://goo.gl/Bg8vGC. https://lnkd.in/bv4q6SX
Amazon recently announced Inspire, a platform for open educational resources (OERs) that is in beta testing and expected to be released to the public in a few months. (See the article on EdWeek’s Market Brief site for more information.) Inspire reportedly will allow users to upload, manage, and share content with a user interface having many of […]
Google Analytics provides a ton of interesting data about our website (uci.open.edu) visitors. Some of it can be quite surprising! In this blog post, we’ll look at where our visitors come from, based on their IP addresses. Which country is in the number one spot? There is no surprise here; it’s the United States with 19,608 […]
Peer learning refers to a pedagogical practice in which learners (students) come together formally or informally in order to share their knowledge of a given subject and help each other attain specific educational goals. The notion of peer learning is certainly not new but has been gaining visibility more rapidly with the advent of online […]
When MIT OpenCourseWare began as a project, the announcement that their “materials organized as courses” would be available to the entire world, sent shock waves throughout the world of education. However, today, “open education” is much more than static materials. Some of the biggest advances are in the world of learning sciences, software engineering, […]
At this year’s Open Education Conference in Vancouver, Canada, there were several sessions on how the use of OER led to”better” learning outcomes for students than the use of “paid-for” textbooks and other materials. Needless to say, this is certainly a nice conclusion for supporters of the open education movement! However, is it really true […]