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OPEN MARKETS, OPEN PROJECTS: WIKIPEDIA AND THE POLITICS OF OPENNESS. In Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, Nathaniel Tkacz addresses the myths of technology’s participatory potential: openness. “Openness” is a bit of a catchall term, but generally implies unrestricted participation, transparency in governance, and widespread collaboration. (Think “open” as in open-source software, open-access journals, or Massive Open Online Courses.)

Open Science | Innovation Policy Platform. Open science commonly refers to efforts to make the output of publicly funded research more widely accessible in digital format to the scientific community, the business sector, or society more generally. Open science is the encounter between the age-old tradition of openness in science and the tools of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that have reshaped the scientific enterprise

Technology-powered education through Open Education | WikiAfrica. In this revolution of how we learn and share knowledge, a South African based organization is pioneering the field of using Open Education to teach millions of children in schools across the nation. Siyavula, the organization behind this innovation is making groundbreaking advances in the way we learn and educate. - See more at:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Here's one way to recover and protect Africa's 'lost science' Brazil established the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) portal in 1997. Today there are 14 developing countries in the SciELO network, mostly from Latin America. The platform is designed to tackle the global under-use of research publications from developing countries. It is an open access – that is, free to access and free to publish – database of selected, high-quality scholarly journals.

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Primary Sources from All Over the World on the World Digital Library.The World Digital Library hosts more than 10,000 primary documents and images from collections around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the mission of the World Digital Library is to promote the study and understanding of cultures. The WDL can be searched by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of resource.

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