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Death Knell for the Paywall

“Death Knell for the Paywall” December 2, 2011 In its weekly podcast, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM)  at George Mason University’s Digital Campus featured  “Commons in a Box” as one of three projects that are taking on corporations and developing their own educational technology. …a free (funded by the Sloan Foundation) academic […]

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Commons in a Box & the Importance of Open Academic Networks

“Commons in a Box” & the Importance of Open Academic Networks” Nov 28, 2011- Audrey Watters – Inside Higher Ed Audrey Watters reflects on the CUNY Academic Commons’ “Commons in a Box” grant, and notes how open paradigms emphasize a community’s shared ownership of a project, and “work” for academics: …open source versus proprietary technology […]

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MLA Parternering with CUNY in Important Scholarly Communications Initiative: Commons in a Box

“MLA Parternering with CUNY in Important Scholarly Communications Initiative: Commons in a Box” Nov 28, 2011- Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor of Folklore and American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Jason Baird Jackson sees the potential of partnering directly with universities in the development of tools, protocols, strategies, and projects in the scholarly communications: This project […]

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100+ Amazing Sites Powered by WordPress and BuddyPress

“100+ Amazing Sites Powered by WordPress and BuddyPress” ThemeShock – June, 2011 In their section called “Clean by Structure,” the authors praise CUNY Academic Commons for its careful organization and clean, three-column interface: …designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use of technology in teaching and learning…

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The CUNY Academic Commons: Building the Social University

“The CUNY Academic Commons: Building the Social University” – March 2, 2011 – Kristjiana Gong – In Yale University’s Collaborative Learning Centerblog, Kristjiana Gong describes a meeting with the Commons’ own Matt Gold and Boone Gorges in which the Commons was showcased as a way to build a “social university.” …transparency in development and support […]

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15 Go-To Places for WordPress and BuddyPress

“15 Go-To Places for WordPress and BuddyPress” WPMU.org, 2011 Siobhan Ambrose The CUNY Academic Commons was commended for its BuddyPress work: As well as releasing a number of significant BuddyPress plugins, they also post regularly with BuddyPress Tips and Hacks. As a large BuddyPress network they produce some insightful and useful content that you should […]

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“Mashing Up the Institution: Teacher as Bricoleur”

“Mashing Up the Institution: Teacher as Bricoleur” The Radical Teacher, 2011 Larry Handley explores how technology can either reinforce centralization, standardization, and rationalization, or open up “new spaces and practices of creativity, knowledge, and communications.” He cites the Commons as an example of how networks can be hacked together for learning rather than profit: …the […]

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The 20 Most Outstanding BuddyPress sites of 2010

“The 20 Most Outstanding BuddyPress sites of 2010“ December, 2010 In BPInspire, Jerome Degl’innocenti recently honored the CUNY Academic Commons by putting it in its list of the Top 20 BuddyPress sites! The sites featured … each created a strong community, demonstrate excellent custom development and are rich in design creativity.

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