Today, marks the premiere of the first Spanish movie under a CC license (CC BY-NC-SA) in a Spanish cinema. InterferÃ¨ncies, “an audiovisual and educational project launched from the Debt Observatory (ODG) and Quepo,” premieres in Barcelona at both the Alexandra and Girona cinemas. InterferÃ¨ncies aims to educate and mobilize citizens, creating awareness of the world’s … Read More “First Spanish CC movie premieres in Spanish cinema: InterferÃ¨ncies”
The OpenEd ES Community: EducaciÃ³n y Comunidad—un nuevo portal internacional para la educaciÃ³n abierta, Â¡en espaÃ±ol!
Having just blogged about the UNESCO OER Community, I also want to emphasize that international communities like UNESCO are themselves made up of communities around the world, some as broad as OER for all Spanish speakers and some as specific as Food Safety in OER. This week, we would like to highlight OpenEd in Spanish, … Read More “The OpenEd ES Community: EducaciÃ³n y Comunidad—un nuevo portal internacional para la educaciÃ³n abierta, Â¡en espaÃ±ol!”
ccLearn is constantly getting requests from people—teachers, heads of organizations, and people just curious about how it all works in general. (Open licensing in education? What purpose does that serve? How do I attach licenses to my resources anyway?) These requests are more for brief overviews and instructions than for long, detailed reports about the … Read More “Announcing ccLearn Productionsâ€”Recommendations, Explanations, and Step by Step Guides”
The open educational resources movement has been picking up steam lately, even attracting the attention of legislators. What’s hot in the new Persian year (aka the start of spring) is the recently introduced “OER Bill“. What’s that, you say? Well in its own words, it’s a bill “To require Federal agencies to collaborate in the … Read More “H.R. 1464 â€” The "OER Bill"”
One of the most exciting sub-movements within open education is the current revolution regarding the evolution of textbooks. Old-fashioned publishers would often (and still do) rack up prices to hundreds of dollars per textbook, but this business model is rapidly changing to favor vastly cheaper educational resources based on more open licensing policies. One driver … Read More “Collaborative Statistics â€” An Open Textbook Model”
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), along with other sponsors, is organizing the second annual Sparky Awards, “a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing and aims to broaden the discussion of access to scholarly research by inviting students to express their views creatively.” Last year’s winners were … Read More “2008 Sparky Video Contest: â€œMindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing"”
A month ago, I blogged about CC’s Role in Open Access at Otago Polytechnic; specifically, on their adoption of CC BY as their default IP policy. For those who don’t already know, Otago Polytechnic made a novel decision last year to essentially reverse the standard policy of most educational institutions. While other university staff must … Read More “"Attribution Only" as Default Policyâ€”Otago Polytechnic on the How and Why of CC BY”