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RU Open Access Day Event Talk

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Pallitt, N. 2018. Accessing the Opens. Open Access Day Event. Rhodes University. CC-BY.
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Cox, G. & Pallitt, N. 2018. Rethinking your awareness of Copyright and openly licensed teaching materials. Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town, CC-BY.

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RU Open Access Day Event Talk

  1. 1. Accessing the Opens Dr Nicola Pallitt n.pallitt@ru.ac.za @nicolapallitt RU Open Access Day 20 November 2019 bit.ly/RUopen
  2. 2. ...many Opens
  3. 3. Copyright A collection of exclusive rights, given to creators and authors to protect their original works ‘All rights reserved’ ● May not reproduce ● ‘Fair use’ for classroom use ● Permissions required / pay royalties ● May not share online Let’s share some examples that are part of our work...
  4. 4. Previously copyright was binary: All rights retained or public domain Now alternative licensing options such as the GNU General Public License and Creative Commons provide a range of options where Some rights are reserved Public Domain Some rights reserved Copyright© Public Domain Some rights reserved Copyright©
  5. 5. Attribution Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike Attribution - NonCommercial Attribution - NoDerivs Attribution - ShareAlike Creative Commons licenses
  6. 6. Continuum of openness
  7. 7. Open Education (OE) Open Educational Resources (OER) Open Educational Practices (OEP) Open Access Publishing Open Data Open Scholarship
  8. 8. Open Education (OE) is a movement to make education accessible to all Broad view of education, beyond institutions, removing barriers Collective term that is used to refer to many practices & activities that have both openness & education at their core. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or repurposing by others (Wiley, 2010). Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices” (Cronin, 2017)
  9. 9. The 5 Rs Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage) Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video) Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language) Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
  10. 10. Where can I find OERs? Here are five sites where you can find OERs: ● OpenUCT ● Serendipity (open courseware and OER database) ● MIT Open Courseware ● Open Education Consortium ● OER Commons
  11. 11. Open Educational Practices (OEP)
  12. 12. Open Pedagogy
  13. 13. Open Access (OA) Online research outputs that are free of restrictions Types: gratis = online access free of charge libre = online access free of charge plus various additional usage rights Green OA = publishing in an institutional or central repository eg. Open UCT, PubMed Central Gold OA = in a OA journal or hybrid OA journal
  14. 14. Open data
  15. 15. Openness for Equity & Open Knowledge Openness is essential for the visibility of African scholars Sharing knowledge beyond the ‘ivory tower’ Affirmative vs transformative openness - reuse without cultural relevance Structures needed to enable openness - policy is not enough
  16. 16. Interview with Maha Bali
  17. 17. 2020 Workshop suggestions What would you like to know more about?

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