This week is Open Education Week (5-9th March 2018). The objective of Open Education Week is to continue raising awareness about open education and the multiple ways in which open educational opportunities are available.
In light of Open Education Week, Creative Commons is helping organize a 24-hour “Web-a-thon” – spanning time zones and countries around the world – to take place on March 8th and 9th in the US. Our chapter, Creative Commons USA, is hosting two 30 minute webinars on the following topics:
Exploring the relationship between OER and systemic inequality:
OER certainly has the potential to improve equitable access to information. However – as the OER community grows – we must acknowledge the wide social and economic disparities between communities or risk entrenching existing gaps. Ethan Senack, Outreach and Policy Manager, and Prathima Appaji, CC Fellow, will host this webinar between 2:00-2:30 pm EST on 9th March 2018. You can join the webinar using the following link- Zoom Webinar Link https://ecampusontario.zoom.us/j/857734334
Copyright and Open Licensing 101
A webinar for practitioners and advocates just getting into the open education community, covering the basics of copyright, the CC licenses, and how they work. This webinar will take place from 2:30- 3:00 pm EST on 9th March 2018 and can be joined by the link given below- Zoom Webinar Link https://ecampusontario.zoom.us/j/857734334
Further topics for the Web-a-ton range from Open Education in Slovakia by Lucia Bernatova to a webinar by Saman Azimi on how student advocacy in Open Educational Resources (OER) can be mobilized. Detailed information, time, and links to access all the scheduled webinars are given on the following page- http://jennihayman.com/oeweek-24-hour-web-a-thon/.
We are looking forward to you joining us for what promises to be an interesting conversation on relevant aspects around Open Education and the discourse around it.