UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons

The New UNESCO House in Paris United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND UNESCO has announced a new Open Access Repository making more than 300 digital reports, books and articles available to the world under the Creative Commons IGO licenses. From UNESCO’s press release: “Currently, the Repository contains works in some 12 languages, including major UNESCO … Read More “UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons”

University of Mississippi to incorporate School of Open’s Wikipedia course

This is a guest post by Pete Forsyth, organizer of the School of Open’s “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond” course and member of WikiProject Open. The University of Mississippi’s Spring 2014 course “Open Educational Resources and Practices” will include the module “Writing Wikipedia Articles” (aka WIKISOO), which I developed and taught through the … Read More “University of Mississippi to incorporate School of Open’s Wikipedia course”

Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin

This post was written by Alek Tarkowski and originally posted on the European OER Policy Project site. A week ago, the European Commission launched the “Opening Up Education” initiative, a proposal for modernizing the European educational system. The proposal contains a strong “open” component. We’re using this opportunity to strengthen open educational policies in Europe, … Read More “Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin”

Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA's new anti-piracy campaign for kids

Adventures in copyright / opensourceway / CC BY-SA It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and top internet service providers are drafting curriculum to teach kids in California elementary schools that copying is wrong, or as Wired.com puts it, “Downloading is Mean!” This … Read More “Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA's new anti-piracy campaign for kids”