E learning Africa 2010

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  • Structure: Background – OU/IET 3-5 researching openness – OLnet, OpenLearn, numbers, spread 6-
  • Show how the materials appear in the website, the university owns the materials but tutors gave consent for them to published. Usually authors are acknowledged.
  • By republishing OpenLearn materials translated into Portuguese and localised UnisulVirtual agrees to use the same license – that is a default setting in the website. By publishing OpenLearn materials in their own website they should also use the same license – or a compatible one.
  • By republishing OpenLearn materials translated into Portuguese and localised UnisulVirtual agrees to use the same license – that is a default setting in the website. + June program. Give away culture - is give and take culture. Benefits to the Brazilian institution are manifold, and the benefits to the OU Uk too, either directly or inderectly. By publishing OpenLearn materials in their own website they should also use the same license – or a compatible one.
  • E learning Africa 2010

    1. 1. Andreia Inamorato dos Santos and Patrick McAndrew The Open University UK Do I have the right to reuse? Producing, Sharing and Repurposing OER
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Copyright law is complex. Exceptions vary from country to country therefore making the sharing of educational materials a real challenge. </li></ul></ul>Andreia I. Santos
    3. 3. But… <ul><li>By establishing collaborations and working with individuals resources can be shared in a less problematic way. </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
    4. 4. Creative Commons <ul><li>Creative Commons licenses (CC): gives the authors the choice to decide which rights they wish to keep for themselves or grant under specific conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Move from All Rights Reserved to </li></ul><ul><li>Some Rights Reserved </li></ul>
    5. 5. License compatibility
    6. 6. OER common issues <ul><li>● In Brazil various governmental initiatives to release educational materials as open resources are in place but often the types of license in use are not clear. </li></ul><ul><li>source: OER Brazil Green Paper 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>● OER readiness in Africa report: qualitative study conducted in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. It concludes that there are issues regarding ownership and sharing. There is resistance to go open because of the economic benefits attached to copyrighted materials. </li></ul><ul><li>source: OER Readiness in Africa – a report submitted to the OLnet team by Pauline Ngimwa, January 2010 </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>OpenLearn screenshot </li></ul>
    8. 8. OpenLearn <ul><li>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence </li></ul>
    9. 9. Andreia I. Santos
    10. 10. Andreia I. Santos
    11. 13. References <ul><li>OpenLearn research report 2006-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>A report on OER readiness in Africa, by Pauline Ngimwa </li></ul><ul><li>OER Brazil Green Paper </li></ul><ul><li>CC license compatibility chart source: CC wiki FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Open Content Online </li></ul><ul><li>aisantos.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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