According to the web page, "This year’s report (17 page PDF) examines the current state of OER activities featuring data from 132 institutions in the U.S. and Canada." It's a pretty light report with a lot of gaps. It focuses mostly on universities, mostly on SPARC members, and 120 of the institutions are from the U.S. To see the full data you can browse here.
I've written on consciousness in the past, and so readers will not be surprised to find I am in general agreement with this article. "The subjective world of phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains in order to help us track the impact that the world makes on us. To call it a fiction is not to disparage it... But you shouldn’t mistake it for reality either."
W3C Strategic Highlights September 2019
This is an update on current initiatives at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Among the more notable: " We have just launched the Decentralized Identifier Working Group which has tremendous potential because Decentralized Identifier (DID) is an identifier that is globally unique, resolveable with high availability, and cryptographically verifiable." This is something for me to look into. Also: " The Web Payments Working Group has republished Payment Request API as a Candidate Recommendation, aiming to publish a Proposed Recommendation in the Fall 2019." And " The WebRTC Working Group aims to bringing WebRTC 1.0 (and companion specification Media Capture and Streams) to Recommendation by the end of 2019." Awesome.
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