2012 April

Dan Bull Reaches Charts Using CC0

, April 30th, 2012

Dan Bull has reached number 9 in the Indie charts with music to which he has waived copyright using CC0.

Dan Bull.  Photo by Tim Dobson

Dan Bull. Photo by Tim Dobson

Dan Bull (@itsdanbull), the British Geek rapper who found fame by using YouTube for distributing his rap videos such as SOPA Cabana, has achieved chart success by commercially releasing his new track ‘Sharing is Caring,’ whilst also making it available for free legal downloads. You can either buy it from ITunes, Amazon et al or legallydownload a copy for free. Read More…

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Adding Creative Commons to RSS Feeds

, April 24th, 2012

This is a guest post by @mhawksey. Martin Hawksey is a Learning Technology Advisor for the JISC funded Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (JISC CETIS). The majority of his work is focused on supporting the UK’s Open Educational Resources Programme.

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OpenAttribute: Making Creative Commons Attribution Easier

, April 24th, 2012

This is a guest post by @patlockley, one of the team members of the Open Attribute project.

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Creative Commons licensed content is awesome, and everywhere—from Flickr, to Wikipedia, to your favourite library. Attributing it properly, and telling people how to attribute it properly can be difficult and  confusing. The first rule for re-using openly licensed content is that you have to properly attribute the creator. Read More…

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A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

, April 17th, 2012

This is a guest post by James Burke

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A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Commonwealth of Learning (COL):

This Guide comprises three sections: Read More…

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Youth and Open Educational Resources

, April 16th, 2012

This is a great video from @youthandmedia which is a @berkmancenter project on how young people are learning online using and creating open resources.

One of the learners talks about how her school doesn’t approve of Wikipedia but she uses it as a starting point and uses the references from the Wikiepedia article to carry out further research and study. Read More…

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Is Open Access Going Mainstream?

, April 10th, 2012

The Guardian and BBC Radio 4’s Today’s programme have featured the growing momentum in the Open Access debate in the UK.

The Guardian piece ‘Wellcome Trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science’ by Alok Jha makes reference to the Cost of Knowledge protest against Elsevier as well as featuring Sir Mark Walport from the Wellcome Trust.

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ccukSalon London, March 2012

, April 3rd, 2012

This was the first ccSalon in the UK for several years and it was even more special as we had Cathy Casserly, the CEO of Creative Commons with us to take part in the panel on open education.

ccukSalon London March 2012 ccSalon London Panel: Victor Henning, Amber Thomas, Cathy Casserly, Patrick McAndrew, Joscelyn Upendran. Photo by David Percy Read More…

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