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OER Policy Registry: Request for Help

OER Policy Registry: Request for Help | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. 2071785 / jma.work / CC BY

The open community shares a need for more information to help us with our work.
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Why it's wrong to call copyright infringement "theft"

Why it's wrong to call copyright infringement "theft" | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

"We've gotten used to the content industries arguing that what happens when people download or make copies is "theft." "

But as Mathew Ingram explains on GivaOm, when A downloads illegally B's content, B only lost a potential sale; nothing real yet.

Interesting to read to understand what's at stake with copyright law.


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CCCOER Webinar: Creating Open Ed Friendly Policies on Your Campus 27 March

CCCOER Webinar: Creating Open Ed Friendly Policies on Your Campus 27 March | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Join us for the March CCCOER Webinar on "Creating Open Education Friendly Policies on Your Campus". Hear how to best support faculty, staff, and students in the creation and use of open educational resources to improve learning and expand access to education. Our feature speaker is:

 

• James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons and also the president of the CCCOER Advisory board.

 

• Angela Secrest, Director of Library Services at Houston Community College District and vice-president of the CCCOER Advisory board.

 

* Other Guest Speakers to be announced.

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UNESCO IITE | China: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Development

UNESCO IITE | China: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Development | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

It is based on the review of relevant academic research and concepts related to the open educational content as applied to the Chinese context. The study contains analysis of the technological prerequisites for the use of ICT in the higher education of China, governmental and institutional support to the promotion of OER that ensured successful implementation of major OER projects in China, legal and copyright perspectives with regard to OER as well as the summary of solutions proposed by the Creative Commons China Mainland. The authors have analyzed the importance of OER to meet the challenges faced by the educational system; educators’ attitude towards OER; obstacles to a wider development and use of OER as well as the measures to be taken in the areas of financing, technology and infrastructure, quality assurance and sustainability, public awareness and promotion, pedagogy, etc.

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Towards sustainable OER: a perspective from the global south

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Keynote presented at the Global Learn Asia Pacific conference Penang, Malaysia 18 May 2010 prepared by Prof. Asha Kanwar, Dr. Balasubramanian Kodhandaraman and Dr. Abdurrahman Umar 

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Turning a Resource into an Open Educational Resource (OER)

An animation illustrating the steps involved in embedding open licences in educational resources, and some of the associated IPR issues.

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Laura Czerniewicz: OER – differences in the school and university sectors

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Earlier this week I attended the UNESCO COL OER regional forum, one of several forerunners to the mid -year Global Congress where the intention is to launch a new OER Declaration, presumably the Paris Declaration.


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OER Funding: Ask the Right Questions

OER Funding: Ask the Right Questions | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

What sort of commercial ventures could prosper in an ecosystem where quality educational resources are abundant and free rather than scarce and expensive?

 

Specifically, what sorts of ventures could make money ethically by adding real value in the context of abundant and free educational resources?

 

What are the barriers preventing those ventures (either existing or yet-to-be-formed) from helping to create such an ecosystem?

 

Who are the right people and what are the right institutions to forge the relationships that could foster such an ecosystem?

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Extending the Territory: From Open Educational Resources to Open Educational Practices

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Baden-Wurttemberg Corporative State University

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SCORE OER Residential Course - The Open University

SCORE OER Residential Course - The Open University | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Previously known as the Short-term Fellowship, the SCORE OER Residential Course is an intensive, one week course providing education specialists with the foundational knowledge needed to engage with Open Educational Resources (OER). The course is designed for those with little or no experience of OER and provides a practical grounding in both creation and use of OER.

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Who Gets to See Published Research? - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Who Gets to See Published Research? - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The battle over public access to federally financed research is heating up again. The basic question is this: When taxpayers help pay for scholarly research, should those taxpayers get to see the results in the form of free access to the resulting journal articles?

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Free News, Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, Reference Articles and Classic Books - Free Online Library

Free Online Library: One of the largest online libraries in the world -- Millions of news, trade publications, newspapers, magazine, journal and reference documents on business, communications, entertainment, health, law, government, politics, science...
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Why Open Education Matters Video Competition closing date 5 June $25k 1st prize

Why Open Education Matters Video Competition closing date 5 June $25k 1st prize | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Why Open Education Matters video competition - we need to spread the word explaining "how" Open Educational Resources can be used and "why" they are transformative. That's why this competition is happening. What's needed is clear and creative messaging to communicate the examples of, benefits to, and massive potential of Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning worldwide.


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8,200+ Strong, Researchers Band Together To Force Science Journals To Open Access | Singularity Hub

8,200+ Strong, Researchers Band Together To Force Science Journals To Open Access | Singularity Hub | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

Academic research is behind bars and an online boycott by 8,209 researchers (and counting) is seeking to set it free…well, more free than it has been.

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OERu 2012 Prototype : 8 courses being developed for The OER University

OERu 2012 Prototype : 8 courses being developed for The OER University | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The OERu anchor partners have shortlisted 8 university / college courses to be developed as prototypes to be offered in the 2nd half of 2012.

 

These courses will carry credit towards a Bachelor of General Studies - the inaugural credential selected at the OERu 2011.11 meeting of founding anchor partners. The OERu network will be able to formerly accredit OER learning in Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America.

 

The OER Foundation uses open source development approaches and we subscribe to radical transparency and open governance. We conduct all business openly. We release early and frequently.

 

The first drafts of the design blueprints for the prototype have been posted for feedback and improvement. You can help us to provide high quality OER courses to achieve free learning for all students by helping us improve the design and delivery model for these courses. You will find links to the respective blueprints under the announcement section on the prototype portal page and we welcome feedback from the OER community. Please post your feedback on the corresponding "Discussion tab" in the wiki.


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Virtual paths, real gains

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The developing world's need for higher education, says Martin Bean, can be met by the digital delivery of open educational resources

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Register & Read | JSTOR

Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Register & Read follows the release of the Early Journal Content as the next step in our efforts to find sustainable ways to extend access to JSTOR, specifically to those not affiliated with participating institutions.

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Marion Manton: Learning from OER research projects

Marion Manton: Learning from OER research projects | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

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George Siemens et al. - Open Learning Analytics: an integrated & modularized platform - 2011

Concept paper on developing an open learning analytics architecture (.pdf).


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