Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness

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Just in time to celebrate Open Education Week, here comes a new initiative, the School of Open, a learning environment focused on increasing our understanding of “openness” and the benefits it brings to creativity and education in the digital age.

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The State of Wikipedia Animated

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Amidst the celebration of Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary, Jimmy Wales has narrated an animated history of the web-based encyclopedia, and where he sees it heading in the future. One place you can expect to find Wikipedia going (something slightly hinted at here) is the classroom.

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Big Thinkers on Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary

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Wikipedia just turned 10 this weekend. And, to mark the occasion, The Atlantic asked ten “All-Star Thinkers” respond to a simple question: “What do you think about Wikipedia?” The responses? Well, they express the usual range of opinions, from appreciation to something approaching disdain.

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Open Video Coming to Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is now opening the online encyclopedia to video, giving contributors a new way to convey information in a richer way. And they’re making a point of using video in an open format (Ogg Theora).

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Google Knol Prediction Revisited

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Back in December 2007, I made a bet against Google Knol, the search giant’s answer to Wikipedia. In a fairly involved piece, I listed three reasons why Knol wouldn’t upend Wikipedia. Now fast forward 18+ months: Tech Crunch has reported that Knol’s traffic is trending down.

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Get Wikipedia on Your Mobile Phone

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A Lifehacker post reminded me to spread the word about the newish mobile version of Wikipedia. Simply bookmark this page (mobile.wikipedia.org) on your wireless device, and you can then research all of your questions on the fly.

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Knol: Ok, It’s Not Wikipedia. But What Is It?

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The Chronicle of Higher Education is running a new piece (where I happen to get a small blurb) on Google’s Knol, asking what it will mean for students and professors.

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What Wikipedia Founder, Jimmy Wales, Thinks about Knol, the New Google Competitor

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Here is Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s founder, being interviewed after Google debuted Knol.

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Google’s Answer to Wikipedia Now Live

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Last December, Google announced that it was testing a new content initiative — dubbed “Knol” — intended to rival Wikipedia. The fruits of their labor are now live (in beta), available for all to see.
As we mentioned in our initial piece, Knol caters to the individual author/expert, not to the wisdom of crowds (à la Wikipedia).

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, Adopting Collaborative Approach, Whispers Uncle

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Last week, the venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica gave into the pressure created by Wikipedia when it announced that it is trialling a new service (see the beta site here) that will let the public write and edit articles.

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