It’s Fair Use Week, and organizations and individuals are publishing blog posts, hosting workshops, and sharing educational media about the implementation and importance of this essential limitation to the rights endowed by copyright.
A Tired Argument Over Software Patents Is Holding Up Common-Sense Reforms In December, over 3,000 of you rallied in support in support of a proposed Department of Education (ED) policy that would make ED-funded educational resources a lot more...
The New York Public Library has now opened up hundreds of thousands of their digitized public-domain documents to unrestricted access and reuse, encouraging members the general public to exercise all the rights in those documents that the law gives...
Last month we wrote about how the European Commission is running a consultation on the ‘Regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy’.
In my recent book I set out some of the benefits but also the challenges of transitioning to a world of open-access monographs. I’ve also written previously about some of the discourse of double dipping in the monograph space.
This TIPS Framework sets out to present ideas to teachers as prospective creators of OER: offering ways they could reflect upon in order to develop a culture of quality within their own respective local communities of practice. We also expect institutions supporting development and use of OER to adopt these Guidelines in their internal quality assurance practices. By offering these Guidelines, we are interested in nurturing the idea of quality as a culture. Developing a culture of quality through teacher continuous professional reflection may be the best way forward rather than simply aiming to digitally store somewhat permanently an individual teacher's own lesson materials. To this end we have added rubrics for Quality Improvement to go alongside OER and these Guidelines.
An interesting report about the landscape of open educational resources in Germany has been recently published. It can be translated as “Mapping OER. Analysis of the current state of open educational resources (OER) in Germany.
A collaboration between Harvard Law School and Ravel Law has created a program called “Free the Law,” which will make American law open and publicly available to anyone with Internet access for the first time in history.
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