Open content licensing for educators/About
|About the sponsors for the OCL4Ed 12.06 workshop|
|OER Foundation (OERF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, international networking and support for educational institutions to achieve their objectives through open education. The OER university is a flagship project of the Foundation.|
|Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. The COL has adopted an OER policy and established two honorary Chairs in OER. This workshop is sponsored through the COL Chairs in OER programme.|
|Otago Polytechnic is the oldest Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Otago Polytechnic is the first post-secondary institution in the world to adopt a default Creative Commons Attribution intellectual property policy. Otago Polytechnic is a founding anchor partner of the OERu and hosts the COL Chair in OER.|
|Athabasca University as Canada’s Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide. Athabasca University is a founding anchor partner of the OERu and hosts the UNESCO-COL Chair in OER.|
|The Open Education group is part of NIED, an interdisciplinary center for research and development located at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). The university, founded in 1966, is a public, independent and autonomous university located in the city of Campinas (SP), Brazil. The university hosts an online portal dedicated to openly sharing educational resources.|
Open content licensing for educators (OCL4Ed) is a free micro Open Online Course (mOOC) designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. This course will be facilitated by the UNESCO OER Chair Network in collaboration with the OER Foundation and the Commonwealth of Learning.
You will be joining thousands of learners from more than 100 countries who have already participated in OCL4Ed. The course materials were originally developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO. The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses.
Participants will need approximately 1 hour for each session of the workshop at a time which suits your own schedule. The workshop is divided into 5 sessions each spanning two working days.
The gift of knowledge
Share the gift of knowledge by inviting colleagues and friends to join you. Email a link to this page or download the poster below which can be displayed on local notice boards at your institution.
Micro refers to a sub-component of a university course, and the OER Foundation will pilot a number of certification options for OCL4Ed:
- A digital participation badge issued by the OER Foundation for learners who achieve the minimum specified participation requirements (Cost: Free).
- A certificate of participation issued by the OER Foundation (Donation of US$10).
- Micro-credential issued by Otago Polytechnic for successful learners who complete the formal assessment requirements. This micro-credential will carry credit towards the Open Education Practice Elective of the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to be offered by the OERu. (Cost: NZ$70)