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UC San Francisco Adopts Open Access Policy

25 May 201225 May 2012

On May 23, the Academic Senate of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) voted to make all current and future research publicly available. The move follows years of public debate about the rising cost of academic journals and the responsibility of researchers to free up publicly funded research. UCSF currently receives US$532.8 million from the...

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Creative Commons Meetup: Open Research and OER in Tertiary

1 May 20121 May 2012

THURSDAY 12 July 2012, 6pm-7pm at NetHui 2012, SkyCity Convention Centre The drive for ‘open’ in tertiary education—be it ‘open education,’ ‘open research’ or ‘open access’—is quickly gaining steam. In May, the academic senate of the University of California San Francisco joined Harvard and MIT to announce that all current and future research would be...

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OER in the Asia Pacific

29 April 201229 April 2012

UNESCO Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Commonwealth of Learning and Thai Teachers TV recently held a policy forum on Open Educational Resources (OER). Creative Commons projects from this region showcased success in the OER movement. Regional meetings lead up to the World OER Congress and the formation of a Declaration for governments...

Open Education Week
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Open Education Week

28 February 201228 February 2012

Teachers, technologists and institutions around the world are celebrating open educational resources (OERs) for Open Education Week. OERs are learning materials that can be freely shared and reused by anyone. Creative Commons licences, when applied to teaching materials, help creators release their work for the public to enjoy and benefit from. Those same creators can...

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Creative Commons online workshop

11 December 201111 December 2011

“Open content licensing for educators” is a free online workshop held from 23rd – 27th January 2012. It is designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licences. The course materials were developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium...

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Open Access Week 2011

21 October 201121 October 2011

Open Access – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. Open Access Week is global celebration of Open Access to scholarship and research. Institutions use this week as a designated opportunity to learn about and promote the benefits of...

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2011 Creative Commons Global Summit

15 August 201115 August 2011

Registration is now open for the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit in Warsaw, Poland, 16-18 September. The Conference From Creative Commons … For three days in September 2011, the Creative Commons Global Summit will bring together the CC community in Warsaw, Poland, to engage strategically on the future of our shared commons, to renew and...

Creative Commons Kiwi
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Creative Commons Kiwi

5 July 20115 July 2011

We’ve created a video, just for you, which explains Creative Commons for Kiwis.     You can also view and download Creative Commons Kiwi from Vimeo for sharing and remixing. A huge thanks to InternetNZ who have supported us to create this resource. We worked with Mohawk Media to create a New Zealand remix on...

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NZ's Wayne Macintosh on Open Education and Policy

24 January 201024 January 2010

Creative Commons HQ “CC Talks With” series presents … WikiEducator’s Wayne Mackintosh: Open Education and Policy (by Timothy Vollmer) At the beginning of this year we announced a revised approach to our education plans, focusing our activities to support of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. In order to do so we have worked hard...

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Open Education Resources New Zealand inaugural newsletter

9 December 20099 December 2009

The Open Education Resources Portal for New Zealand Schools aims to create an online community for foster the collaborative development and sharing of online resources in support of the national NZ curriculum. OERNZ’s first newsletter (CC-BY) celebrates the Open Education Resource Commons for New Zealand Schools and encourages educators to get involved. “It’s a natural...