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[Infographic] The Ultimate Guide for Understanding Creative Commons

[Infographic] The Ultimate Guide for Understanding Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Check out this great infographic to better understand Creative Commons.
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Appropriate use of MOOCs

Appropriate use of MOOCs | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
One of the unfortunate downsides of all the MOOC hype is that it pushed people into opposing camps – you either buy into it all or reject them absolutely. And of course, MOOCs are not going t…
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Why open practice?

Why open practice? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Tweet I gave a presentation recently trying to set out the arguments for engaging with open practice in higher education. I’ve shifted from the “because it’s awesome” argument to a more nuanced one.
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What are the research questions for OER?

Tweet When we developed the OER Research Hub project with Hewlett, we came up with 11 hypotheses that they and we felt represented questions that it would be useful to find answers to.
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Should bid proposals be open access?

Should bid proposals be open access? | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Tweet I was at a UNESCO OER meeting in Paris last week (impersonating an important person) and a topic that came up a couple of times was the waste of resource that we just accept.
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Open Educational Resources (OER)- A Toolkit for Teachers, Curriculum and eLearning Developers

Open Educational Resources (OER)- A Toolkit for Teachers, Curriculum and eLearning Developers | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist | George Monbiot

Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist | George Monbiot | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
ho are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world?
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Wellcome criticises publishers over open access

Wellcome criticises publishers over open access | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Wiley and Elsevier attacked over failures to deposit papers as research funder warns it could withdraw funding for hybrid journals
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Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report

Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Class Central summarizes the main findings from the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) Report: Preparing for the Digital University.
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Top tips for developing an effective open access policy

Top tips for developing an effective open access policy | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Even among the growing band of countries enthusiastic about open access’ (OA’s) benefits for research, the UK stands out as a trailblazer in this field.
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The role of policy in open ed

The role of policy in open ed | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
I was invited to give a talk at the Dept of Business Information and Skills for a meeting organised by ALT, on the role of policy in open education. I looked at OER policies at the institutional, r…
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List of North American OER Policies & Projects - SPARC

List of North American OER Policies & Projects - SPARC | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
This resource provides examples of how institutions, companies, organizations & state governments across North America implement OER policies & projects.
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Openness as feature

Openness as feature | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Tweet (going with the “if in doubt, use one of Alan’s pics” approach) Sorry, this is two ‘open’ posts in a row, I’ll blog something else soon (if you want something very different, I’ve started a film a week blog, it’s reassuringly uninformed).
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Types of OER user

Types of OER user | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Tweet For the GO-GN we are relaunching our webinar series. These will be the first Wednesday of every month, 4pm UK time.
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Types of OER user

Types of OER user | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
For the GO-GN we are relaunching our webinar series. These will be the first Wednesday of every month, 4pm UK time. They are aimed at anyone with an interest in OER research, and will feature exter…
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Do you get what you pay for? Publisher Educational Content versus OERs

Do you get what you pay for?  Publisher Educational Content versus OERs | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
really need to scratch their heads and consider if it’s an ethically and financially responsible choice to buy traditional educational books and materials while there might be alternatives that are cheaper and just as good or even better.
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What is an Open Business Model and How Can You Generate Revenue? — Made with Creative Commons — Medium

What is an Open Business Model and How Can You Generate Revenue? - Made with Creative Commons - Medium
In this fourth of our six long form Medium articles I describe what an open business model is and some of the many ways to generate revenue…
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World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons - Creative Commons blog

World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons - Creative Commons blog | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller of Passionate Voices, a collaborative blog that hosts interviews with interesting makers, writers, thinkers, and artists from all over the world.

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The global maker movement is known for creative hacks, as well as for getting people of all ages excited about technology and how the worl
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Achieving the Dream Requests Applications for Open Educational Resource Degree Initiative | Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream Requests Applications for Open Educational Resource Degree Initiative | Achieving the Dream | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Atlanta, GA (February 24, 2016) – Achieving the Dream (ATD) today invited community colleges across the United States and Canada to submit applications for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, a new effort to increase college degree completion rates and access by involving faculty in redesigning courses and degree programs using open educational resources.
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State of the Commons

State of the Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
It's been a remarkable year, most notably for the more than 1.1 billion works under one of the CC licenses, CC0, or the public domain mark.
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