In this version of our open supply information roundup, we check out the Google and Sony Pictures Imageworks releasing OpenCue, The Linux Foundation launching LF Edge, six suggestions for jumpstarting open instructional sources initiatives, and extra.
Google and Sony Pictures Imageworks launch OpenCue, an open supply visible results render supervisor
Google and Sony Pictures Imageworks have partnered to launch OpenCue, an open supply render manger for visible results. OpenCue doesn’t deal with the rendering instantly, however supplies instruments to schedule jobs in native and cloud-based rendering farms. VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers’s article supplies an summary of OpenCue, its origins in Sony Pictures Imageworks’s internally developed Cue three rendering supervisor, and Google’s curiosity in leveraging its Google Cloud Platform to deal with visible results workloads.
Linux Foundation launches LF Edge to determine a unified opens supply framework for edge computing
Wikipedia defines Edge computing as “a distributed computing paradigm in which computation is largely or completely performed on distributed device nodes known as smart devices or edge devices as opposed to primarily taking place in a centralized cloud environment.” To help this area of computing, The Linux Foundation has shaped a brand new group, LF Edge, to “establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.” The press release supplies particulars in regards to the 5 initiatives that at present fall underneath the LF Edge banner: Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, Home Edge Project, Open Glossary of Edge Computing, and Project EVE (Edge Virtualization Engine). These 5 initiatives are issues that may “support emerging edge applications in the area of non-traditional video and connected things that require lower latency, faster processing and mobility.”
Six suggestions for jumpstarting open instructional useful resource initiatives
Lauren Slingluff, writing for the OpenStax blog, shares six tips for jumpstarting open educational resource (OER) initiatives at a university or college. Slingluff begins by recounting coping with feeling like an “OER imposter” as a result of she works with OER, however doesn’t have a proper certificates, the phrase “open” in her job title, or something like that; working with OER is one thing she simply “fell into.” She continues by sharing how she obtained concerned by becoming a member of listservs, chatting with colleagues, and attending workshops and conferences. However, she notes that the true turning level was realizing that the one individual “stopping [her] from diving into this work was [herself].”
Because of Slingluff’s effort’s her faculty now has a profitable OER initiative, and she or he supplies six tricks to others searching for to get entangled with OER and construct OER initiatives at their very own establishments. Those six steps are: find out about OER, monitor what programs use OER and the way a lot college students save, get suggestions from college and college students, maintain your eye on the large image, converse up, and attain out. She supplies loads of particulars about methods to accomplish these steps in her article, which additionally features a useful infographic in regards to the steps.
Slingluff concludes by offering some sage recommendation: “There is no special ingredient or password that makes someone an OER advocate or sanctions them to support OER.” Like most issues that fall underneath the banner of “open,” one of the simplest ways to get began is to only get entangled and go from there.
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