I am going to use this blog to share my thoughts and experiences whilst working through the micro Open Online Course (mOOC) on open content licensing introduces the concepts of open education, copyright and Creative Commons as a contribution from the OER university collaboration and the UNESCO-COL OER Chair network in widening knowledge and capacity development in support of the global open education movement.
This course is freely available for anyone with an interest in open education with options to earn certificates of participation or formal assessment for tertiary academic credit.
If it lives up to its billing, OCL4Ed will help me to:
- Reflect on the practice of sharing knowledge in education and the permissions educators consider fair and reasonable;
- Define what constitutes an open education resource (OER);
- Explain how international copyright functions in a digital world;
- Distinguish the types of Creative Commons licenses and explain how they support open education approaches;
- Acquire the prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses;
- Use social media technologies to support your learning;
- Connect with educators around the world to share thoughts and experiences in relation to copyright, OER and Creative Commons.
Born in Scotland, I now work at Durham University in England and lead the Learning Technologies Team there.
I tweet as @malcolmmurray