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‘Why Open Education Matters’ Video Competition Winners

CCUK contributor, July 20th, 2012

The Why Open Education Matters video competition was launched in March 2012 calling for creative videos that clearly explain the use and potential of free Open Educational Resources (“OER”). The winners were announced this week. Many congratulations to the the winners: @blinktower

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‘Copyright is Essential’ – Lawrence Lessig talking @ UNESCO

CCUK contributor, June 29th, 2012

Lawrence @Lessig spoke recently at the UNESCO 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress in Paris.

Lawrence Lessig.  Photo by Harry Metcaffe

Lawrence Lessig. Photo by Harry Metcaffe

The talk emphasised the importance of copyright. Some key quotes from the talk include:

Copyright is essential for its purpose.I am against abolitionism… I think copyright is essential.

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Khan Academy on @BBCClick

CCUK contributor, June 26th, 2012

Khan Academy, the non-profit online educational video site has been featured by @BBCClick in this interesting short video about Khan and the ‘flipped classroom

Salman Khan with Bill Gates, photo by Steve Jurvetson

Salman Khan with Bill Gates, photo by Steve Jurvetson

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Innovation in Open Networks

CCUK contributor, June 19th, 2012

This is a great talk by Director of @medialab and @creativecommons Chair @Joi Ito, given recently at the @NMCorg summer conference. Many subjects are covered in the talk including the decreasing cost of innovation, education and learning, harnessing networks, open data and open hardware. Read More…

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New CC Licence Chooser (beta)

CCUK contributor, May 25th, 2012

Creative Commons(CC) has been working on a new Licence Chooser and would like to hear your views as detailed in the email (below) from Cable Green, @cgreen CC’s Director of Global Learning Read More…

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Dan Bull Reaches Charts Using CC0

CCUK contributor, 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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Youth and Open Educational Resources

CCUK contributor, 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?

CCUK contributor, 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

CCUK contributor, 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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