Open Education Week is an annual convening of the global open education movement to share ideas, new open education projects and to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve education access, affordability and effectiveness. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone.
There are many ways to participate:
- Connect with fellow Open Education Week participants on social media with:
- Check out and participate in events throughout the week (most are online, some are in-person)
- Review shared open education resources and projects
- Teach someone at your university, college, school, government or company about open education and CC licenses
While all of the events are worthy of your attendance, here is a quick preview of events to be hosted by Creative Commons affiliates and staff:
- OER and Creative Commons in Brno (CC Czech Republic)
- OER Student Conference and video on the importance of OER organized by Alliance for OER in Macedonia (CC Macedonia)
- OER in the Arab World (CC Arab World)
- Creative Commons Road Trip (including open education) (CC Aotearoa New Zealand)
- Education Innovations with Creative Commons – from OER, to Pedagogy, to Policy (CC staff)
- Open Policy Network: Launched! (CC staff)
- Institute for Open Leadership (CC staff)
- Sustainability Strategies For Open Educational Resources (CC staff)
- K12 OER Collaborative (CC staff)
- 24-hour twitter event: #AllAboutOpen on Wednesday, 11 March (CC staff)
We look forward to seeing you online!
CC is excited to announce the launch of our Affiliate Project Grants. These project grants will be used to support and expand the work of CC’s Global community of volunteers.
The goal of the grant program, which is enabled by sponsorship from Google, is to increase the capacity of CC Affiliates and community members working towards our mission, by providing support for local events and projects. Projects that might be covered by the grants include everything from OER workshops to film and music festivals to publications to research – anything, in fact, you can imagine that expands knowledge and adoption of open policies and practices around the world.
Proposals submitted by CC affiliates and community members will be selected to receive up to $20,000 USD towards their project(s). We are hoping to distribute these globally, with at least one project in each of the major geographical regions, and to cover projects small (eg writing and printing factsheets) and large (eg running a region wide series of workshops).
The application deadline is July 8. You can find out more about how to apply, eligibility, timeline, example projects, and the selection process here. Only those working with CC’s local community teams are eligible to apply – so if you have a good idea, find out how to contact your local CC team here.
We are looking forward to reviewing all the exciting project ideas that come from our affiliate community!1 Comment »
The Creative Commons Global Summit Poster Competition has been a huge success, with 38 entries from around the world!
We thank each and every one of you who submitted a design and participated in the voting process. Three winning designs were chosen based on popular vote and by a panel of judges from our CC Poland team (with a little help from other international affiliates).
The popular vote winner was:
Meanwhile, our Polish judges came up with a tie – so we decided to award two judges prizes:
Each poster will be printed and featured prominently at the lovely Primates Palace in Warsaw for our Global Summit, to be held from September 16-18. The posters will also be displayed as part of a digital CC visual arts exhibit at the venue.
Congratulations to the designers, and thanks to all of you who participated!Comments Off on Winning poster designs for the Global Summit
Since the last global meeting of the Creative Commons community in Sapporo, we’ve seen the launch of CC0 and the Public Domain Mark, and a half-dozen more CC affiliate jurisdictions with many more in the works. To celebrate this and many other CC milestones, we are announcing our next global meeting, to be held the 16th-18th of September this year in Warsaw, Poland, co-hosted by our CC Poland team led by Alek Tarkowski.
The event will bring together affiliates from more than 70 jurisdictions, CC staff, as well as a number of CC Board members. The meeting will mark the beginning of requirements gathering for version 4.0 of the CC license suite, and promises workshops and forums on CC community building and adoption efforts in key sectors such as education, public sector information, and data. Planning is already underway to maximize opportunities for affiliates to meet with the Board and other key stakeholders over the course of the event. As September draws nearer, more information, such as scholarships and funding for affiliates as well as ways the community can contribute ideas for events and sessions, will be announced here on our blog.
We look forward to contributions from our community over the next several months to make this event as successful and productive as possible. A sincere thanks to both the CC Australia and CC Poland teams for submitting compelling proposals for co-hosting the event in response to our solicitation!4 Comments »