Understanding copyright for educators


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Siyavula supports communities of educators working together in South Africa. One way in which we believe this could be better achieved is through openly sharing content. We have recently run workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town for educators to show them new and exciting ways connect, share with and support other educators.

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Understanding copyright for educators

  1. 1. Contexts abound ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/khym54/600539107/
  2. 2. All are challenging ... http://www.parklands.co.za/photo-gallery
  3. 3. Technologys Promise http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolescum/2503834924/
  4. 4. Collaboration Sharing is fundamental to teaching
  5. 5. Effective Sharing Open everything ... o p e n p r o c e s s e s – iterative, transparent and collaborativeo p e n c o p y r i g h t l i c e n c e s – freedom to distribute, adapt and enhance o p e n s t a n d a r d s – formats that enable the freedomso p e n s o u r c e s o f t w a r e – freedom distribute, adapt and enhance
  6. 6. Cape Town Open Education DeclarationRequiredreading ...
  7. 7. Our Work Increase the library of openly shared resources (OERs)
  8. 8. Our Work Identify innovative and engaging ways of delivering curriculum
  9. 9. Our Work Support communities and conduct professional development
  10. 10. A simple introduction to:Social Media and Blogs
  11. 11. Skills 1 Recap: Create a gmail account Create a twitter account Follow some interesting people Siyavulas purpose: help you develop anappreciation for blogs and the feedback they get. Benefit for you: passive consumption of great content and ideas.
  12. 12. What you could have missed since the first talk: c o / N Dan Meyer on principles for engaging Maths s lt ie instruction a p en o / N PsyBlog on postures for creative thinking ns t io a gAfrican Robotics Network and li Tim OReillybon o latest research on risk to sharks o N
  13. 13. Skills 2 Recap: Create a Wordpress blog Theme your blog Link it to your twitter account Siyavulas purpose: help you begin to author content and enage with your peers online.Benefit for you: authoring content distills ideas,feedback drives enhancement and innovation.
  14. 14. Skills 3 Plan:Identify most prevalent open copyright licences Find openly licensed resources to build onSiyavulas purpose: build on the existing pool ofresources by contextualising and adapting them for the South African context.Benefit for you: be more effective at leveraging existing teaching resources.
  15. 15. Our ultimate goal: A community of educators confident andcomfortable to author, review and openly share content online.
  16. 16. A simple introduction to: Open Licensing ….
  17. 17. www.creativecommons.org
  18. 18. By attribution Share-alike No derivatives Non-commercialClosed Open www.creativecommons.org
  19. 19. By attribution Share-alikeNo derivatives Non-commercial
  20. 20. Why care?
  21. 21. Case Study in Openness Adaptation, contextualisation ...
  22. 22. Case Study in Openness Adaptation, contextualisation ... Java
  23. 23. Case Study in Openness Adaptation, contextualisation ... Java C++
  24. 24. Images Videos ContentRepositories
  25. 25. Vimeo
  26. 26. Technology & Community & Openness Dan Meyer writer, speaker, learner, worker, go-getter
  27. 27. Technology & Community & Openness Dan Meyer writer, speaker, learner, worker, go-getterBut blogging was the cheapest, most risk-free investment I couldhave made of my personal time into my job. You start by writing downthings that are interesting to you, practices you don’t want to forget.And then you start trying new things just so you can blog about themlater, picking them apart, and dialoging over them with strangers.Periods of stagnancy in your blogging start to correspond to periodsof stagnancy in your teaching. You start to muse on your job whenyou’re stuck in traffic, in line for groceries, that sort of thing. That
  28. 28. Technology & Community & Openness Dan Meyer writer, speaker, learner, worker, go-getter
  29. 29. www.siyavula.com