Open Licenses and #EdenChat

#EDENChat explored Open Licenses in a session hosted by Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons, Wednesday December 6, 20:00 CET, 11am PDT (Las Vegas). Questions: What is an Open License? Why is it important? What changes do you hope it will bring (for your country/region)? What is the future of Open Licensing? Embedded Tweets …

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Not everything has to …

Open in order to ….

Poster International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access and Open Education as the new default in scholarship and research. And in 2017 – the Year of Open – the celebration is held this week, October 23-29 with the theme: “Open in order to ….” Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenInOrderTo, #OpenAccessWeek This celebration takes place …

Slovenia Hosts 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana This week in Slovenia UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are organizing the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in Ljubljana, September 18-20, 2017. Hashtag: #OERcongress The 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress will …

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

Unlandmarks

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – From August 1 to December 31, Code for Pittsburgh will be building a map of landmarks that are no longer physically present. The Unlandmarks Map will reveal and detail historical injustices. It will show the rent-raising which closed down minority-owned businesses, the murals which were painted over, the unique houses which were …

Can you make a playlist? #roofdog

Poster: Can you make a playlist? Continuing our gameification of the social web, points to our friends who can make a playlist on GooglePlay, YouTube and other channels. Roofdog fans, thanks. Translating Can you make a playlist? Spanish: ¿Puedes crear un playlist? View all sizes youtube: ron mader’s playlists Wiki Playlist Planeta.com http://planeta.com/playlist-2017

Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Open Data Day – http://opendataday.org – is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December 4-17, …

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …