Open Access Week at Vancouver Island University


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  •  Join presenters Michael Paskevicius (IEL), Dana McFarland & Kathleen Reed (Library) for an introduction and update on what's "Open" for you! We'll be talking about Open Education Resources (OER), Open Access publishing & Open Data.  This event forms part of activities worldwide in support of open access to information: #OpenAccessWeek is October 22-28, 2012.  Open Education ResourcesThe session opens with: an overview of alternative copyright models for publishing digital content; some motivations for open licensing; an overview of open source software and open educational resources in higher education; and how to get started licensing your own creative works under Creative Commons.  Open AccessWe'll carry on to talk about what's behind Open Access academic publishing, how it's already contributing to our rich information environment, and how we can support and benefit this movement further. Open DataWe’ll also introduce what open data is and why it’s useful for scholars and students. Specifically, we’ll look at the provincial government’s open data portal and changes at Statistics Canada.  
  • Online DOES NOT EQUAL openly licensed!
  • © Cancels the Possibilities of digital media and the internet – while the InternetEnables; Copyright forbids How many have heard of Creative Commons? CC lets you specify licensing terms which allow for content reuse
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  • Open Access Week at Vancouver Island University

    1. 1. The scope of openness • Open scholarship • Open access • Open licensing • Open education practices • Open education resources • Open source software • Open data • Open research • Open science • Open web • Open knowledge
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    3. 3. So many opens • Open scholarship • Open access • Open licensing (Michael) • Open education practices • Open education resources (Michael) • Open source software (Michael) • Open research (Dana) • Open data (Kathleen) • Open science • Open web • Open knowledgePrevious three slides from : Why open education matters in South Africa -
    4. 4. What happens when you create and share something on the internet?Your work is automatically protected under copyright!
    5. 5. Online DOES NOT EQUAL openly licensed! Pixel | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - Author: filin ilia -
    6. 6. © Cancels the Possibilities Of digital media and the internet Internet Copyright Enables Forbids What to do?Wiley, D. (2012) Openness and the Future. ETS Future of Assessment Conference. Presentation available:
    7. 7. Alternative copyright Licensing
    8. 8. Minimum Total Creative Commons Licensed Works450,000,000400,000,000350,000,000300,000,000250,000,000200,000,000150,000,000100,000,000 50,000,000 0
    9. 9. • All content becomes shareable• Copyright made explicit• New ways of describing content (and looking for it)• New ways of tracking usage• Discoverable resources for educators Title : File:Internet map 1024.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Source : license : Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Internet Open | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - balleyne
    10. 10. Introducing Open Educational Resources?• Educational curriculum, materials or mixed media• Discoverable online as they are shared freely and openly• Openly licensed (usually Creative Commons)• Can be legally used by anyone to repurpose/ improve and redistribute
    11. 11. The origins of OER: MIT OpenCourseWare
    12. 12. Open educational video: The Khan Academy
    13. 13. Wikipedia & Wikimedia
    14. 14. Aggregating various content: OER Commons
    15. 15. Compfight image search
    16. 16. Creative Commons Search
    17. 17. Free and open source software Alternative to: Dreamweaver or hand coded web design Alternative to: Adobe Audition or Wavelab Alternative to: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acces s, Visio Alternative to: MS Notepad or Dreamweaver Alternative to: MSAlternative to: Adobe Alternative to: MSPhotoshop, Adobe Illustrator Windows, Apple OS MediaPlayer More here: most-popular-open-source-software-ever-2.html
    18. 18. University of Minnesota: Open academics textbook catalog
    19. 19. B.C. Open Textbook Project “B.C. is leveraging 21st century- technologies and licensing to ensure its citizens have affordable access to high- quality post-secondary textbooks. Open licensing on publicly funded content ensures the greatest impact for the public dollar.“ Dr. Cable Green (Creative Commons) Brigham Young University faculty survey seeks to advance open education through academic libraries | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - Author: opensourceway
    20. 20. Prepared by: Michael Paskevicius Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Follow me: Blog: Presentations: work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License. To view a copy of this license, visit