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There has been a significant increase in the quantity of open digital resources available online. This can be attributed to the increased  digitisation  of cultural artefacts, allied with a global trend towards to openness using Creative Commons licences. This emerging digital landscape is providing innovative opportunities for learning and research.
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Welcome to Open Content & Learning

Welcome to my new Scoop.it blog on  Open Content and Learning.  My aim  is to curate and share the some of the most interesting and useful open content on the Web,  and also  to illustrate how it is being used for learning, at all levels of education, formal and informal.  


This Scoop.it will also report and comment on the IP and Copyright issues that arise form time to time in this field.  To get  started I will share some recent developments and resources that I have found interesting and useful together with links to some great archives, collections and repositories.

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The OER15 Conference "Mainstreaming Open Education" Day One - 14 April, Cardiff (with images, tweets) · OERConf

OER15 is the 6th UK open education international conference, organised by a voluntary committee to celebrate all things open in education. Eagerly anticipated for months the agenda was packed with a choice of interesting sessions, plus four fantastic keynotes over two days.
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I feel privileged to have attended OER15 in Cardiff just over a week ago, I was also honoured to have my proposal for a workshop accepted. This Storify gives a flavour of the conference.

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OpenContentToolkit - home

OpenContentToolkit - home | Open Content & Learning | Scoop.it

The purpose of the Open Content Toolkit wiki is to share both contemporary and historical openly licensed content from media archives and collections around the world. The toolkit is designed to be a space to explore, discuss and share examples of the use of open media at all school stages and at all levels of education. It is aims to be a truly Cross Curricular resource. The toolkit is free and open to all with an interest in open resources, media archives, education and the digital humanities. 

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Gallipoli: Through the Soldier’s Lens

Gallipoli: Through the Soldier’s Lens | Open Content & Learning | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - To mark the 100 years since Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) fought the Gallipoli campaign of WW1, Alison Wishart explores the remarkable photographic record left by the soldiers.


Made possible by the birth of Kodak's portable camera, the photographs give a rare and intimate portrait of the soldier's day-to-day life away from the heat of battle."

 

theo kuechel's insight:

It seems amazing that over 12,000 ANZACs took cameras to the front despite Lord Kitchener's edict.I had no idea  - thanks to  the Australian War Memorial for making these images available in the Public Domain


It might be  interesting to compare with the  use of mobile photography and social media in current conflicts.

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Carly McLaren's curator insight, April 24, 2015 11:42 PM

Images and stories from soldiers during the Gallipoli campaign.

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Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum

Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum | Open Content & Learning | Scoop.it

Rijks Studio from the Rijksmuseum in Amstersdam allows you to view, download and remix of over high resolution ((2500 x 2500 px, 300 dpi)  files of 200,000 works in the museum's collection.


You can zoom in to study the images in great detail, sometimes with even better detail than the Google Art Project. And because you can download them it is ideal for educational use.


Because the works are openly licensed and made available in Public Domain you can also use them to create commercial works. There is also awards for the best new 'masterpiece.  This online resources demonstrates the value, both in material and intrinsic terms of open  content and resources.

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