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Creative Commons Policies for Schools

25 November 201325 November 2013

[The following is the text from the latest Creative Commons brochure, Policies for Schools (PDF). If you would like us to send you a set of these policy brochures — or any other Creative Commons resources — please get in touch. We have also embedded the brochure, below. Please feel free to download and share...

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Media Release: Open Textbook Project

20 November 201320 November 2013

[This is the media release for the Media Text Hack, completed on the weekend of 16-17 November. The project was covered by the ODT, Techday and Idealog] On the weekend of 16-17 November, a group of academics across Australia and New Zealand are getting together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write – or ‘hack’...

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Hacking a Media Textbook (in a Weekend)

11 November 201311 November 2013

On the weekend of 16-17 November, a group of academics and librarians across Australia and New Zealand are getting together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write – or ‘hack’ – an open textbook. Led by Erika Pearson, Richard White and Simon Hart at the University of Otago – with assistance from Bernard Madill –...

Launching the OERu
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Launching the OERu

29 October 201329 October 2013

During Open Access Week 2012,  Dr Wayne Mackintosh, a long-serving member of the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ advisory panel, detailed an ambitious plan: the OERu, a credit-providing university based entirely on open educational resources. One year later, a slew of tertiary institutions have signed up, including New Zealand’s own Wintec and Lincoln University, as well...

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Review of the Performance-Based Research Fund

16 October 201316 October 2013

Following the 2012 round of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), the Ministry of Education, alongside the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Tertiary Education Commission, decided to review the PBRF, to see whether the fund is achieving its aims. Part of this review was a process of public consultation, including a general call...

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Public Lecture: 'Constructing a Technological Commons'

13 June 201313 June 2013

In this public lecture, Professor Peter Lee from UC Davis will discuss ways to enhance access to inventions produced or funded by public institutions, producing what he calls a “technological commons.” Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and the Royal Society of New Zealand, the lecture will “challenge the traditional, market-based nature of...

Our New Partnership with InternetNZ
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Our New Partnership with InternetNZ

12 April 201312 April 2013

We’re extremely excited to announce our new partnership with InternetNZ, an organisation that protects and promotes the Internet in New Zealand. As many of you know, InternetNZ are established supporters of Creative Commons licensing. For two years now, they’ve hosted Creative Commons meetups at their regular Nethui conferences; they also funded our popular Creative Commons...

Creative Commons Policies for Schools
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Creative Commons Policies for Schools

20 March 201320 March 2013

Read this piece, published last year in the Education Gazette, for a brief introduction to the concept of Creative Commons policies for schools. What is a Creative Commons Policy? A Creative Commons policy enables all teachers within a school to share their teaching resources under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. This means that they can...

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7 Ways To Find Creative Commons Video

13 March 201313 March 2013

While many people know about Creative Commons and public domain images, fewer people know about the vast range of high quality Creative Commons videos, available to be shared, remixed and reused. Here are some of the best ways to find clips or movies that are either licensed under Creative Commons or in the public domain....

New Creative Commons Resources
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New Creative Commons Resources

8 March 20138 March 2013

With Mix & Mash just around the corner, and with our interns looking to show off their skills and knowledge, we decided to rustle up a few new Creative Commons resources. We already had our education case studies, our brochure, our A3 poster, this post, this other post, as well as this piece, originally printed...