Creative Commons 2018

Spotlight on Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org https://stateof.creativecommons.org https://summit.creativecommons.org Summit https://summit.creativecommons.org/sessions2018/ A Transformative Year: State of the Commons 2017 At this year’s Global Summit, board chair Molly Van Houweling emphasized that Creative Commons’ vision was not necessarily limited to the internet, but instead acts in support of the creative spirit that is enabled by the internet. As …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …

Open Education Week 2018

Poster Open Education Week 2018 – https://www.openeducationweek.org – takes place March 5-9. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @oeconsortium @OERCommons Background Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help people …

Open Textbook

Buzzwords Open Textbook = Textbook with an open license that makes it free for anyone to use and change. It can be print or digital. Elsewhere on the Web Open Textbook Library is a comprehensive referatory that points to open textbooks by a variety of authors and publishers. Twitter https://twitter.com/open_textbooks Planeta.com Open Educational Resources Open …

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 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 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 bring …

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 …

Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data …

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, …