Article: NIWC Atlantic Prototype Rolls Open Source Data, Sentiment into One Dashboard

Language, Open Data, Open Decision-Support

NIWC Atlantic Prototype Rolls Open Source Data, Sentiment into One Dashboard

Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic recently unveiled a new dashboard technology that can deliver increased battlespace awareness to Marines by collecting and making sense of endless streams of open source information. Called Integrated Visualizations for Operations Running in an Information Environment (IVORIE), the unique capability carefully pulls from disparate open sources and integrates thousands of pieces of news, social media and other online data into one geospatially configured interface.

The end state is a computer monitor with a vivid and detailed display that projects a clearer picture on the information front for commanders and decision-makers. NIWC Atlantic demonstrated IVORIE for Marines and others at Camp Lejeune during Naval Integration in Contested Environments (NICE) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), which ended in mid-April.

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Article: UW-Eau Claire Initiative Turning To Open-Source Materials For Classes

Materials, Open Manufacturing

UW-Eau Claire Initiative Turning To Open-Source Materials For Classes

In an effort to cut costs for college students, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is working to encourage instructors to move away from traditional textbooks and build classes around open-source educational materials.

This summer, UW-Eau Claire will recruit 15 instructors to continue a pilot program to design courses around what are known as open educational resources (OER). They can include digital textbooks or research articles published in journals that are free to the public.

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