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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Catherine Schmidt-Jones [], University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The purpose of this study was to explore barriers that prevent some online learners from using OERs in this way. Participants had experienced difficulties using music theory OERs to pursue personal music-making goals. How Do You Know If Something Is in the Public Domain? [Flow Chart] What was once a web filled with code and scrolling text, the Internet is now the world’s largest conglomerate of images.

How Do You Know If Something Is in the Public Domain? [Flow Chart]

And as visual content continues to rule, the number of images available online will only grow. But just because you can Google an image — and technically copy or save it — doesn’t mean the web is a free-for-all of visual data. Photographers and designers need to put food on the table. If every online image was available for free, there would be a lot more starving artists. Creative Commons Global Summit 2017. Keynotes ♦ Tracks ♦ Sessions Keynotes Our first keynote will be international copyright and intellectual property expert Ruth Okediji, William L.

Creative Commons Global Summit 2017

Prosser professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Professor Okediji is the author of several books on copyright and intellectual property. Creative Commons staves off death blow to “noncommercial” licensing. Creative Commons, the free culture licensing scheme, has survived a far-reaching legal challenge to its "noncommercial" licensing platform.

Creative Commons staves off death blow to “noncommercial” licensing

It was a first-of-its-kind dispute, one that threatened Creative Commons' purpose of fostering the sharing of content, both online and offline. Creative Commons, often known as CC, allows content creators to share their works with various licenses. The license at issue here is known as BY-NC-SA 4.0. Content under this license can be freely used by anybody for "noncommercial" purposes if the original source is credited.

Open Education - A Local Issue. The OER Content Trap. Recently I’ve been following a discussion about the future of OER (Open Educational Resources).

The OER Content Trap

Most of the discussion has been via blog posts between David Wiley (@opencontent) and Rajiv Jhangiani (@thatpsychprof). Others have contributed via Twitter. Sleeping Dog keeps a blog: That's me in the picture: personalisation of Open Learning Resources vector graphics. This post is one of a series on a proposal for an Open Educational Resource vector graphics library, and builds on the post on customisation and localisation.

Sleeping Dog keeps a blog: That's me in the picture: personalisation of Open Learning Resources vector graphics

Abstract Here is a discussion of how learners may create personal representations (avatars) that could appear in their open learning materials. Introduction Here, I will be exploring the possibility of using such avatars within learning material graphics, to literally put the learner in the picture. It may be useful to read my previous posts on OER graphics libraries for more background. Sleeping Dog keeps a blog: Customisation and localisation of Open Learning Resources vector graphics. This post is one of a series on a proposal for an Open Educational Resource vector graphics library.

Sleeping Dog keeps a blog: Customisation and localisation of Open Learning Resources vector graphics

Abstract Vector graphics can be structured to identify sub-components which can be altered or replaced. New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses. The effort to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) is gaining momentum as colleges move past pilots to expand the use of free or inexpensive course materials across states and systems.

New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses

In states such as New Hampshire and New York, university systems are building new initiatives that build on years of lessons learned about using OER in the classroom. At the same time, organizations such as Achieving the Dream are investing millions of dollars to help community colleges in 13 different states build OER-based degree programs. Those initiatives join others in progress in states such as Arizona, for example, where Maricopa Community College has used OER to save students more than $5 million in textbooks costs, and Virginia, which is expanding Tidewater Community College’s idea of a zero-textbook-cost degree program to 15 other institutions.

Oer15: Window boxes, Battles, and Bandwagons. So OER15, with its theme of ‘Mainstreaming Open Education’, introduced a bit of a quandary.

Oer15: Window boxes, Battles, and Bandwagons

On the one hand recent times have seen a fair amount of Open Washing (Audrey Watters definition: “having an appearance of open-source and open-licensing for marketing purposes, while continuing proprietary practices“), and on the other mainstreaming often means compromises. Changing the world is never easy… The OER conference is now in its 6th year and continues to be organised as a community event by stakeholders interested in the progression of OER.

This year the host city was Cardiff, a seemingly perfect fit due to the recent Open Education Wales policy. Copyright FAQ. What is Copyright?

Copyright FAQ

Copyright is a monopoly property right that, in the UK, automatically protects an original work (as soon as it is created) from unlicensed copying, re-use and dissemination to the public. While international conventions establish the right of authors and creators to control the copying and re-use of their works at the time of creation, they also acknowledge and offer grounds for ‘exceptions’ that may permit individuals to copy parts of certain types of works to support personal research and other ‘non-economic’ activity.

Busting myths about open education. Reuse tracking. RDF metadata presents information about a work's ancestry in a machine readable way. The websites of users who properly used our license chooser tool already have this setup. While it is possible to trace backwards to find a derived work's source, it is impossible to trace forwards to find all of a source work's derivatives without the aid of extra infrastructure. In this page, you will find proposals for several ethical (respects user's privacy, does not involve radio-tagging people with malware or drm) solutions to this problem. These may either be systems that Creative Commons would prototype with the intention of being a reference for other organizations to build their own infrastructure; or systems that we would build and maintain our self, and provide an api to interested parties (either free in the spirit of open, or for a small fee to help offset hosting costs).

All of the proposed systems below have their own advantages and disadvantages; none of them the silver bullet. 1. Participants - Open Inform. Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research - News Release Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research Canadians will have free online access to research funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR February 27, 2015– Toronto. Open Educational Practices and Digital Skills for a Digital European Union.

The recent Digital Agenda’s Stakeholder Forum on Europe’s new digital priorities provided plenty of strategic links and action bridges to Education in the Digital Era discussion following the conference. Commissioner Oettinger called for a true European Digital Union through the creation of a Digital Single Market to harness the potential of the ongoing digital revolution.

Other speakers stressed the importance of the reported skills shortage of IT experts in Europe. At the same time, the Digital Single Market survey by Digital Europe highlighted the improvement the quality of digital skills as the factor with the highest impact towards a Europe that can generate jobs and prosperity through innovation in digital technologies. This ties in with the impactful open educational practices that were highlighted during the Education in the Digital Era conference. Pasi Sahlberg called for more teacher collaboration, teacher training innovation and freedom. Creative Commons celebrates Fair Use Week. Sarah Hinchliff Pearson, February 26th, 2015 “Niagara,” a painting by Jeff Koons that was famously held to be a fair use in the case Blanch v. Koons. OER Synthesis and Evaluation / HEFCE-Review-Critical-factors. Go to main page: UKOER/SCORE-Review-Final-Report main page Back to: Impact Forward to: Tensions and challenges Download this page as an open document format UKOER/SCORE Review critical factors.odt or as a pdf UKOER/SCORE Review critical factors.pdf Jump to the relevant section on this page 3.

OER Synthesis and Evaluation / HEFCE-Review-Critical-factors. Outputs - SCORE. Intellectual Property Rights In eLearning. Good management of intellectual property (IP) rights is critical for the successful implementation of eLearning, courses and materials. The effective application of intellectual property rights in the creation, development and implementation of eLearning courses is a critical component in the field of education, as it plays it part in a knowledge-based economy. Not long ago, the terms eLearning and mLearning implied laptop computers and mobile carts that were wheeled from classroom to classroom.

However, technological advancement has enabled the rapid development of new types of digital publishing and tools which in many instances, have overtaken the current provisions of the law. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning. Aspects of openness in education. (Published: 18 November 2014) Research in Learning Technology 2014. © 2014 M. O’Reilly. OER Commons. OpenAttribute. Openlearning: Technology Enhanced Learning. Materials to re-use or adapt to run a 3 week online introduction to online learning and teaching and using Moodle course. What is it? The course is an adaptation of the Moodle 2.x Student Induction an open educational resource developed for students - adapted for educators new to teaching online, new to Moodle or experienced educators seeking to expand their repertoire of pedagogic approaches and the tools to support them.

What will I learn? Directory of OER repositories. TEDxNYED - David Wiley - 03/06/10. The Access Compromise and the 5th R. It’s been seven years since I introduced the 4Rs framework for thinking about the bundle of permissions that define an open educational resource, or OER.

The framework of permitted activities – reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute – has gained some traction in the field, and I’m happy that people have found it useful. The Extended Argument for Openness in Education: Introduction to Openness in Education. The Extended Argument for Openness in Education. OpenLearning: Teach and learn online for free. Blackboard Collaborate. Start Session. Launching Blackboard Collaborate. Start Session. State of the Commons — Creative Commons. Creating and using video resources for language teaching. (Open Educational Practice) - a free webinar.

Jorum. Open Professionals Education Network. CC licensed (BY) Flickr photo shared by David Amsler modified by Paul Stacey. Workshop: considering openness. I facilitated a workshop with academic staff at GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology) last week in which we considered, mostly through group discussion, openness as educators. Carina Ginty invited me to share some of the ideas from Navigating the Marvellous: openness in education as a prompt for the discussion. The following slidedeck summarises some of the concepts we explored and the activity used to kick off the discussion. Home. Warwick Open Access (OA) Policy - University of Warwick Library. The power of free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies. 2014. 4E Introduction — Digisim - A Flipped Academic. Google releases set of beautiful, freely usable icons.

Bibliography of OER, ROER et al. (PART 2) – other languages. Bibliography of OER, ROER and related subjects. COAR » 7 things you should know about…Institutional Repositories, CRIS Systems, and their Interoperability. Paperity Home.

Paperity Home. Making Connections: Exploring Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practice in Wales (Treforest), Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching. Recording Information. The Ed Techie. One big problem with open access and why the best way to fix it isn't going to work - Curt Rice. Should Instagram Adopt CC Licensing? Should Instagram Adopt CC Licensing? Reusing Open Resources: Learning in Open Networks for Work, Life and Education Advancing Technology Enhanced Learning: Allison Littlejohn, Chris Pegler: Books. M&L Webinar: Academic video: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job - Spreed. Parody copyright laws set to come into effect. Open access threat receding, suggests briefing. CAMELOT Training : CAMELOT Project. Celebrating Open Government Around the Globe. Creative Commons Information Pack. OER: insights into a multilingual landscape - EUROCALL 2014 conferenc… Langoer, Langoer. Courses. Get CC Savvy. Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules.

Open Access and the Humanities. Resources. Big Data University. ?action=relogin&new_loc=%2Fwebapps%2FBb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN%2FcheckCourseEnrollment. Resources. The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks. Welcome to Language Box - Language Box. Welcome to LORO - LORO.

HITSA Innovatsioonikeskus. OER and a Pedagogy of Abundance : E1n1verse. Join us in building understanding of open education. Join us in building understanding of open education. Open learning & network democracy. Copyright is Messy: An Introduction to Creative Commons - Presentation Software that Inspires. Six licenses for sharing your work. Our new report on Educational Resources and Copyright Exceptions and Limitations. Global Coalition of Access to Research, Science and Education Organizations calls on STM to Withdraw New Model Licenses.

Understanding the value and impact of digital assets in research centres requires consistent methods. A Threat of Higher Ed's Love Affair with Closed-LMSs. Repository Fringe 2014 LiveBlog – Day One. Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’ The Open University. Home. Open Educational Resources on Pinterest. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then

Understanding OER in 10 videos. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… The future is open. Open Educational Resources on Pinterest. In win for libraries, court rules database of Google-scanned books is “fair use”