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Open Educational Resources mishmash


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An art historical mishmash of the benefits and challenges of Open Educational Resources

An art historical mishmash of the benefits and challenges of Open Educational Resources

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  • 1. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: an art historical mishmash of the benefits and challenges Katherine Taylor October 2013 Hey, didn’t we eat mishmash last night for dinner?
  • 2. First, the challenges . . . My value has been established, but am I not also my own woman? Searching for relevant and valuable Open Educational Resources can be frustrating Who owns this image? Exact photographic copies of twodimensional public domain works of art are not copyrightable under U.S. law because such images are not original, yet years after this 1999 ruling, copyright for many such images continues to be asserted
  • 3. Searching for Open Educational Resources involves time There is a lot of available material, though it’s not all in one location, and some disciplines may require more research than others Pack a lunch
  • 4. Dang! There goes our start-up money! Support for Open Educational Resources may be difficult to sustain: After one-time start-up funding disappears, providing support may prove challenging and expensive; quality may veer off-course
  • 5. Sweetie, no one expects you to understand licensing – but just try to remember that you can stop offering your other work under a CC license. The non-revocable nature of Creative Commons licenses may prove somewhat challenging
  • 6. The potential of Open Educational Resources is not well understood, and some may even feel it threatens their ownership of intellectual property Oh no! What’s happening to my intellectual property?!
  • 7. However, on the plus side . . . Open Educational Resources saves money for students! Textbooks are so *! #$*&! expensive! Now we can afford clothes!
  • 8. So many choices! It’s making me giddy! Open Educational Resources offers a broad selection of high quality material
  • 9. Open Educational Resources offers course material in varied presentation methods for teachers and students alike I’ll take whatever is behind the curtain. Not me. I’m going for what’s in the bowl!
  • 10. Open Educational Resources allows teachers (especially from small or remote schools) to feel connected with a broader community There’s no one else around The world is bigger than you know
  • 11. Even Americans . What are Americans? I have so much to learn Open educational resources = education for all
  • 12. Public domain addresses used: 1. Grant Wood American Gothic: 2. Leonardo Mona Lisa: q=Public+Domain+leonardo+mona+lisa&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=public+domain+leonardo+mona+lisa&sc=0-0&sp=1&sk=#view=detail&id=C109F845913FBF1EC2EA8291E1053B9021963717&selectedIndex=4 3. Japanese wood-cut: 4. Rembrandt Storm on the Sea of Galilee: q=Public+Domain+rembrandt&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=public+domain+rembrandt&sc=0-17&sp=1&sk=#view=detail&id=BBE507E0AF4D5B5F14399CF2AE57668FB698C9EE&selectedIndex=13 5. Mary Cassatt: 6. Edvard Munch The Cry: 7. Bourguereau Bacchus: 8. Still life genre painting: 9. Byzantine Empress Theodora mosaic: 10. Michelangelo Sistine Chapel fresco: 11. Raphael School of Athens: