Jane Park

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First Spanish CC movie premieres in Spanish cinema: Interferències

Today, marks the premiere of the first Spanish movie under a CC license (CC BY-NC-SA) in a Spanish cinema. Interferències, “an audiovisual and educational project launched from the Debt Observatory (ODG) and Quepo,” premieres in Barcelona at both the Alexandra and Girona cinemas. Interferències aims to educate and mobilize citizens, creating awareness of the world’s … Read More “First Spanish CC movie premieres in Spanish cinema: Interferències”

The OpenEd ES Community: Educación y Comunidad—un nuevo portal internacional para la educación abierta, ¡en español!

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: Educación y Comunidad—un nuevo portal internacional para la educación abierta, ¡en español!”

Announcing ccLearn Productions—Recommendations, Explanations, and Step by Step Guides

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 Productions—Recommendations, Explanations, and Step by Step Guides”

Collaborative Statistics — An Open Textbook Model

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 — An Open Textbook Model”

2008 Sparky Video Contest: “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing"

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: “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing"”

"Attribution Only" as Default Policy—Otago Polytechnic on the How and Why of CC BY

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 Policy—Otago Polytechnic on the How and Why of CC BY”