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Igor Nuk's Friends' blogs

IMANOFUTU; AN OPEN NOVEL

January 25, 2014 by Anil Prasad | Comments (0)

Dear All, I have been writing an open Novel series IMANOFUTU. The name is an acronym for Imaginary Nation of the Future. In this respect, I am very happy to present this new year gift to you! The soft copy of IMANOFUTU  Volume 1 is now available for free download -IT CARRIES A CC-BY-SA OPEN LICENSE AS WELL! Volume 1 is a prologue to the main plot of the series (which is being written). The main volumes will also carry open license. The... more

Arrival of very cheap smartphones

November 13, 2011 by Abel Caine | Comments (0)

Samsung has just released a new smartphone for US$49!! Based on Microsoft's latest v7.5 Mango operating system, the phone is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, comes with a long-lasting battery, a good amount of storage, and most importantly, full access to the Windows App marketplace. Mashable has a good 1st-time review and Samsung's product page has more details. What's very important is the potential tremendous implications for smartphone... more

US - INDIA joint statement on Higher Education & exploring models for 21 cy institutions

The joint statement issued at the conclusion of  the US-India higher education summit held in Washington on 13th October 2011 lists proposals for many forward-looking initiatives, which the two countries endorsed to take up, based on the resolve of the stakeholders  from academia, government, and industry. Two things in the statement that attracted me the most are: the the proposal to support “Exploration of models for... more

THOUGHTS ON THE EVE OF INDO-US HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT

As US and India are getting ready for the Higher Education Summit on October 13, 2011, two important things come to my mind are: Possibility of collaborative efforts to develop OER Availability of effective systems to make use of existing OERs and the ability to further build on it would be crucial factors in leading future higher education systems to success. Perhaps, India and US can work out ways for collaboration in this... more

VUSSC; the start of a revolution in transborder education

October 7, 2011 by Anil Prasad | Comments (2)

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The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC), through its Transnational Qualifications Framework,  has marked the start of a revolution in transborder education. Now it is the turn of Open Educational Resource university (OERu) ! The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth  (VUSSC) is a mechanism for the small countries to collaboratively develop courses in post-secondary education sector. The... more

On Open Access

March 21, 2011 by Anil Prasad | Comments (0)

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The state of knowledge is actually a creation of information investment being made by numerous sources, sources that are known and unknown, from times unknown. Yes, each piece of knowledge is an amazingly broad and complex collaborative production that is progressive in nature. Said that, who is fully competent to claim copyright over any piece of given knowledge? Or simply "who owns knowledge?" - the answer will definitely establish the... more

ഓ.ഇ.ആര്‍ യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി; ഭാവിയുടെ പ്രതീക്ഷ

March 19, 2011 by Anil Prasad | Comments (0)

(A Malayalam blog on OER university) തുറന്ന വിദ്യാഭ്യാസ വിഭവങ്ങള്‍ (Open Educational Resources – OER) എന്ന പ്രയോഗം ആദ്യമായി ഉപയോഗിച്ചത് യുനസ്ക്കോ (UNESCO) ആണ്. സ്വതന്ത്രമായും സൗജന്യമായും ഉപയോഗിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുന്ന ഏതുതരം വിദ്യാഭ്യാസ വിഭവങ്ങളേയും തുറന്ന വിദ്യാഭ്യാസ വിഭവങ്ങള്‍ എന്ന ഗണത്തില്‍ പെടുത്താവുന്നതാണ്. അച്ചടിച്ചതോ ഡിജിറ്റല്‍ രൂപത്തിലോ ഉള്ള പുസ്തകങ്ങള്‍, ശബ്ദലേഖനങ്ങള്‍, ചലച്ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍, നിശ്ചല... more

Thought of the Day

March 10, 2011 by Anil Prasad | Comments (0)

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Our thoughts are really the products of information- investment being continuously made by every thing in this universe from times unknown. Hence I won’t argue ‘it is me who said it first.’  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 " Availability of effective systems to make use of existing OERs and the ability to further build on it would be crucial factors in leading future higher education systems to success." Saturday, July... more

Scope of blog here

March 9, 2011 by Anil Prasad | Comments (0)

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Nowaday we see blogs of a wide range of origins, they include blogs of individuals to big corporates and governments.   A blog takes birth when someone – whether individuals or organizations- want to have an informal interaction with the wider society. Informal in the sense – without the hurdles being put up by the procedures for formal communications. When communications go through the mold of formalities, most often, we get... more