This is the second of a three-part series on finding OER. Last week, we showed you how to use Google Advanced Search to find openly licensed content. This week, we’ll show you how to search for specific OER media like videos and images using a site’s CC search filter.
You know this freaky land of free as the Web. A decade and a half into the great online experiment, the last debates over free versus pay online are ending. In 2007 The New York Times went free; this year, so will much of The Wall Street Journal. (The remaining fee-based parts, new owner Rupert Murdoch announced, will be "really special ... and, sorry to tell you, probably more expensive." This calls to mind one version of Stewart Brand's original aphorism from 1984: "Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive ... That tension will not go away.")
"Introduction to Openness in Education provides a broad overview of the ways in which openness impacts many areas of education – curriculum, instruction, learning, policy, technology, research, and finance."
Paul Stacey's discussion of open licences. "October was an action packed month with the Creative Commons Canada Salon, Open Education Conference, and BCcampus OER Forum. Some personal highlights: The BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Innova...
"I would simply urge UNESCO to respect the wishes of those people who are not commercial publishers or multi-million-dollar educational institutions, to recognize the intent of people creating NC-licensed resources to ensure they can be accessed for free, and to recognize resources licensed with a NC clause as OERs with equal standing."
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