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Nethui 2013: Open Culture and Heritage

7 June 20137 June 2013

Creative Commons Nethui Meetup: Open Culture and Heritage. TUESDAY 9 July 2013, 6pm-7.15pm at NetHui 2013, Room: Square Affair 2, Wellington Town Hall Across the world, museums, galleries, archives, libraries and broadcasters—from the Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands to ABC Australia—are using Creative Commons licences and clear ‘no known copyright’ statements to open their collections for...

Who Won the Mix & Mash May Showcase?
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Who Won the Mix & Mash May Showcase?

31 May 201331 May 2013

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to announce the winners of the first showcase of Mix & Mash 2013, New Zealand’s great remix competition! The open award has been won by Sadaf Lourie, Riccardo Scott, Jarred Bishop and Alex Gibson for ‘What Happened?’, an interactive children’s story.  Our judges commended ‘What Happened?’ for its...

Makertorium
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Makertorium

17 April 201317 April 2013

On Saturday April 27, I’ll be at Te Papa for the Makertorium. I’ll be talking about Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ to some of the estimated ten thousand visitors, chatting with Helen Baxter on Makertorium TV–and briefly abandoning my post to check out the 3D Petting Zoo. If you’re in Wellington, this will be a chance...

School of Open
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School of Open

28 February 201328 February 2013

As I wrote last year, MOOCs have been in the news of late. In November, the New York Times went so far as to give their latest MOOC article the headline, The Year of the MOOC. Closer to home, the cover story of the October 20 New Zealand Listener (paywall) discussed the potential ‘shakeup’ of...

Creative Commons Is Turning Ten
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Creative Commons Is Turning Ten

27 November 201227 November 2012

That’s right: Creative Commons is turning ten! The Creative Commons licence suite–which has spread to over seventy countries and has been applied to over 500 million objects–was first launched on 16 December 2002. To celebrate, affiliates from around the world are hosting events, and Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is no different. In collaboration with...

Creative Commons at Nethui South
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Creative Commons at Nethui South

6 November 20126 November 2012

On November 23 and 24, InternetNZ is holding its first regional NetHui in Dunedin, Nethui South. As usual, the programme runs the gamut of Internet issues, including policy, governance, law, copyright, education, society, culture, business and innovation For those used to specialist conferences–boasting text heavy powerpoints, unfamiliar jargon and long-winded presentations–NetHui comes as a welcome...

Open Access in Aotearoa: OA Week 2012
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Open Access in Aotearoa: OA Week 2012

19 October 201219 October 2012

With Open Access Week (October 22-28) around the corner, there’s plenty of events taking place across the country. With moves towards open access to scholarly publishing taking place in the UK, the EU, USA and Australia, it seems like a good time to start thinking about what open access will look like closer to home....

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The Original Creative Commoners: Teachers and Open Educational Resources

10 October 201210 October 2012

As ever teacher knows, good teaching requires good teaching resources.  High quality lesson plans, articles, info sheets, activities, videos, posters, stories, games, quizzes and more allow teachers to dedicate their time and creativity to what matters most: their students. In decades past, teachers would gather resources over the course of their career, often photocopying parts...

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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