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Open Educational Resources - Books - OECD iLibrary

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Education is the key to economic, social and environmental progress, and governments around the world are looking to improve their education systems. The futur

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Adult Education and Open Education Resources

Adult Education and Open Education Resources Adult learning is a vital component of the European Commission's lifelong learning policy. It is essential to ...

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Photomediations: An Open Book

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An open book uses open online content drawn from Wikipedia, Flickr etc. and tagged by CC-by licence and other open licences. The book itself tells a story about the relationship between photography and other media and includes over 200 images for the use of educators, students, publishers, museums, researchers and galleries.

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Word Map - Map the Word

Word Map - Map the Word | Open culture | Scoop.it
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.

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UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open culture | Scoop.it

Within the overall framework of the organization’s strategy on OA, the recent launch of OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools by UNESCO highlights its efforts for enhancing capacities to deal with Open Access issues. The carefully designed and developed sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals are based on two needs assessment surveys, and several rounds of face-to-face and online consultations with relevant stakeholders.


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Open Education Handbook Update | Open Education Working Group

Open Education Handbook Update | Open Education Working Group | Open culture | Scoop.it

The Open Education Handbook was conceived as an intended deliverable for the LinkedUp Project. The LinkedUp [http://linkedup-project.eu/ ] Description of Work describes the ‘LinkedUp Handbook on Open Data in Education’ as a “resource for both educators and Web data providers as well as adopters….The Linked Up Handbook will be created as a living document to reflect project learnings and findings, which will help others, both during the project and beyond it“.

To fulfill this brief the handbook has evolved to consider the broader scope of open education resulting in it being renamed as ‘the Open Education Handbook‘ [ http://education.okfn.org/handbook/ ].

 


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Digital Commons Network | Free full-text scholarly articles

Digital Commons Network | Free full-text scholarly articles | Open culture | Scoop.it
Open access academic research from top universities
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The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks | OpenCulture.com

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks | OpenCulture.com | Open culture | Scoop.it

Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life.

 

It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape.

 

Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a “monument from a more humane and confident time” (or so its upper classes believed), and a “time capsule…. In 50 volumes.”

 

What does the massive collection preserve?


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Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’

Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’ | Open culture | Scoop.it
Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.
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Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images | University of Sussex

Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images | University of Sussex | Open culture | Scoop.it
It's easy enough to find an image using a search engine. Simply type the word 'orange' into Google, for example, and 577,000,000 orange-related results are retrieved in just 0.47 seconds. Which of ...

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...
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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No?

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? | Open culture | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...

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Marisol Pamela Hernández Orellana's curator insight, June 14, 2014 8:56 AM

La Típica disyuntiva de si podemos o no usar determinado material...derechos de autor y la falta de conocimiento de hasta dónde involucra es un problema constante!!! Interesante infografía que nos da luces!!!

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Open culture | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online | Open culture | Scoop.it
Charlie Chaplin, one of the most legendary figures in the history of cinema, starred in over 80 films. We have created a handy list of 65 Chaplin films that you can watch for free online.
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Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media by Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Gameli Adzaho, Bruce Baikie, Jacqueline Baljeu, Matthew Battles, Jacqueline Beauchere, Elsa Brown,...

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media by Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Gameli Adzaho, Bruce Baikie, Jacqueline Baljeu, Matthew Battles, Jacqueline Beauchere, Elsa Brown,... | Open culture | Scoop.it
Reflecting on the 25th anniversaries of the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the adoption of the Convention on Rights of the Child by
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The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online | Open Culture

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online | Open Culture | Open culture | Scoop.it

Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We’re happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109. Published between 1937 and 1999, the art books/catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagists) that tackle meta movements and themes.

Anyone interested in the history of the Guggenheim will want to spend time with a collection called “The Syllabus.” It contains five books by Hilla Rebay, the museum’s first director and curator. Together, they let you take a close look at the art originally housed in the Guggenheim when the museum first opened its doors in 1939.

 

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:04 PM

More free texts available online for Visual Arts!

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The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use | Open Culture

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips,  64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use | Open Culture | Open culture | Scoop.it

Sure, we love the internet for how it makes freely available so many cultural artifacts. And sure, we also love the internet for how it allows us to disseminate our own work. But the internet gets the most interesting, I would submit, when it makes freely available cultural artifacts with the express purpose of letting creators use them in their own work — which we then all get to experience through the internet. The new Public Domain Project will soon become an important resource for many such creators, offering as it does “thousands of historic media files for your creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5,” an entity that brands itself as “the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity.”

 

So what can you find to use in the Public Domain Project? As of this writing, it offers 9715 pieces of footage, 473 audio files, 64,535 images, and 121 3D models. “The project includes digital models of NASA tools and satellites, Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip To The Moon, speeches by political figures like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr., recordings of performances from composers like Beethoven, and a laid-back picture of President Obama playing pool,” says a post at The Creators Project explaining the site’s background.

 

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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:55 AM

Public Domain media free to use in your project, per Pond5

Gareth Morgan's curator insight, February 3, 2015 2:55 AM

I love the use of video, audio and sound to support subject areas. All these resources freely downloadable.

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1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online | Mark Strauss | io9.com

1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online | Mark Strauss | io9.com | Open culture | Scoop.it

Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world. Some of the most influential texts are now available at the Qatar Digital Library.

The library, a joint project of the British Library and the Qatar Foundation, offers free access to 25,000 pages of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Among some of the most significant texts:

The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices (1206 A.D.), which was inspired by an earlier, 9th-century translation of Archimedes' writings on water clocks. Devices such as the "Elephant Clock" (pictured below) were the most accurate time-keeping pieces before the first pendulum clocks were built in the 17th century by the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens.

 

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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr | BBC News

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr | BBC News | Open culture | Scoop.it

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.

 

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

 

The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

The images have been difficult to access until now.

 

Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.

 

"For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works," he told the BBC.

 

"They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. This inverts that.

 

"Stretching half a millennia, it's amazing to see the total range of images and how the portrayals of things have changed over time.

 

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Bookworm Haven: 10 websites to get FREE e-books

Bookworm Haven: 10 websites to get FREE e-books | Open culture | Scoop.it
Score awesome e-books, audiobooks and comics (legally!) without shelling out a single centavo on these websites!

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:49 AM

An amazing list of free e-books!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 7, 2014 8:07 PM

good list of options to get access to free e-books and audio books

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Free Image Resources for Almost Anything

Free Image Resources for Almost Anything | Open culture | Scoop.it
I have come across a lot of posts with resources to free images and find them fascinating. Then I forget where they heck they are and even if I find them it takes way too long! So, I decided to put together a Symbaloo page to make it accessible to me immediately. If you're not…
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Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Production Music, Loops, and more

Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Production Music, Loops, and more | Open culture | Scoop.it
AudioBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for downloading stock production music, sound effects, loops, stingers and more. An AudioBlocks subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of sounds for one low monthly fee.

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niftyjock's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:14 PM

I can now have cooool muzac on my slides

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 30, 2014 6:41 AM

A monthly fee but read the small print I guess if you stop paying after using whatever you might find of some use to your project ?

Ashley Clemons's curator insight, December 8, 5:48 PM
I honestly disagree with the royalty free concept. I feel if i made a song and its mine i produced and everything , i want every coin out of that song. If its played on the radio i want it.
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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Open culture | Scoop.it

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christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 2014 6:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:28 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Open culture | Scoop.it

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:53 AM

Collective intelligence growing through the eyes :)

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:57 PM

What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 2014 12:42 PM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.