Research and Development Project on Collaborative Writing and Publishing
Multiauthor blog about the digital field of experimentation at TU Hamburg
The last post in this blog I wrote more than one year ago. I was not lazy in between, but had a lot of other things to write and do. The “do” part finally needed to be documented and I did not want to do it in the past design and structure of this blog.
While I was following the Bookdown plugin for R, which deserves another article here, I found the amazing Academic Theme for Hugo, the blog this site was and still is built on.
When taking a closer look at the history of a concept or development a timeline comes in handy to structure events and dates. I know several timeline tools online, but for just taking notes I needed a lighter solution.
Finally with the help of DuckDuckGo and StackOverflow I found a way to take down the dates with LaTeX1. The chronosys package provides a simple but good looking solution as you can see in this small example.
In the debate on Open Educational Resources (OER) several questions dominate. For instance:
Who generates the content? Who pays for it? Who cares for quality assurance? Besides these there are certainly a lot more questions to answer. But while reading about book sprints I had the idea of producing OER in a short time with more than one participants. Publishing the final product of a book sprint in an open manner is an essential part of the whole concept, so to me the idea is not revolutionary at all.