Instructions for Session 5 - The right license

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You should follow the OCL4Ed course according to your own time zone. These instructions are for your Mon 16 & Tue 17 Sep 2013

We trust you are enjoying our free OCL4Ed mOOC. We can see that it has been a productive weekend for a number of participants who have used the opportunity to catch up on sessions and blog posts missed during the week.

During Session 5 we will consider recommendations on the choice of license for OER from the perspective of the OER Foundation, a "pro-freedom" educational charity. We commence with a video signpost from the Commonwealth of Learning which highlights the importance of choosing the right license. We will consider the Creative Commons licenses which meet the requirements of the free cultural works definition derived from the "essential freedoms" and why these are important for education. We will have the opportunity to debate the issues associated with commercial activity and OER. We conclude with technical considerations which educators should consider in parallel with the choice of license.

You can access the materials for Session 5 from the course dashboard or directly from the summary of links.

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Further information on certification options is provided below

Have a great week!

Your facilitators

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For those participants who are interested in certification for participation, please consult the minimum participation metrics and make sure that you have registered the designated blog posts required for participation.

Optional learning for credit

Learners studying for academic credit are required to complete and submit the course assignment in addition to the minimum specified participation requirements. Otago Polytechnic provides formal assessment on a fee-for-service basis. Successful students will be awarded a "Certificate of achievement" and this will carry 5 credits towards the 15 credit Open Education Practice elective in the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education. We will provide details on submission of the final assignment after completion of the course. We provide up to 4 weeks for submission of the final assignment.