Category Archives: Creative Commons

Posts about and conversations around Creative Commons.

OER: The quality vs credibility vs access vs pedagogy vs legitimacy vs money debate (Dave White)

The conversation around Open Educational Resources (OERs) , Copyright, Intellectual Property, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is rumbling along. The outcomes seems to be reasonably inevitable to me, with those organisations that distribute, for example music, using a system … Continue reading

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Opening up the world with open reading

Richard Elliott has some peaches in his eLearning Watchfor May. A couple that I was particulary taken with are The Open Library and The Open Academic Textbook Catalogue. The Open Library This amazing resource offers a searchable (editable) database, with, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia blacked out to protest

Michael Winter shared the announcement that Wikipedia has been “blacked out for 24 hours to protest against proposed legislation that threatens freedom of expression on the Internet.To find out more try accessing Wikipedia as normal or go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more“.  Michael also … Continue reading

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Educators and Academic Integrity: Who watches the watchers?

Image by George Eastman House via FlickrA couple of years ago Vickel Narayan and I wrote a paper entitle Pedagogy, policing or preventing plagiarism? A little more recently we were asked by Jude Barback (incoming Editor of New Zealand Education … Continue reading

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Are you a teacher and / or Moodle aficionado? Can you help Christchurch students and schools?

Image by Getty Images via @daylifeAs you will be aware the earthquake in Christchurch, NZ has disrupted a huge amount of schools and students. Jacqui Land of Papanui High School is working with Moodle in Schools to find ways of … Continue reading

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On the shoulders of giants: Creative Commons and commercial use (invited blogger of the month – January 2011)

A post by John Owen Creative Commons (CC) provides the legal framework for creators to offer some rights to others under certain conditions, replacing ‘all rights reserved’ with ‘some rights reserved’. These conditions cover attribution to the creator, whether or … Continue reading

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OER: Pie in the sky or meaningful reality? (INVITED BLOGGER OF THE MONTH – November)

Image via Wikipedia In the last month’s “Blogger of the Month” Column Alison Miller touched on the topic of Open Education Resources (OER) and open course ware in relation to security and storage of personal information and data. Here is … Continue reading

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Steve Wheeler speaks about Open Educational Resources and academic publishing

Image via Wikipedia Steve Wheeler made this video recording for Core Ed while he was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand in October 2010. In it he speaks about Open Educational Practices, (including Open Educational Resources and Open Scholarship). … Continue reading

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Is the case for sharing data online open or closed? – INVITED BLOGGER OF THE MONTH (October 2010)

Image source We are currently living in an era where some forms of government and business information or ‘data’ is being made open and accessible. Known as ‘open data‘, this service can offer a lot of potential for research and … Continue reading

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