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The posts in my blog will be both in English and Swedish.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

OCL4Ed 2014

Access to education is a fundamental human right and UNESCO considers this essential to exercising the other human rights. The micro Open Online Course (mOOC) on open content licensing (OCL4Ed) is contributing to the inevitable outcome in the future where open education will be taken for granted by all education institutions.   Be part of the open content licensing and make a difference.

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The OCL4Ed introduces the concepts of open education, copyright and Creative Commons is 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. The 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. The course guide provides and overview of the course and assessment options available for participants.

Open content licensing for educators is a free micro Open Online Course (mOOC) designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. This course will help you 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.
It has been a great pleasure to be among the facilitators together with  Professor Wayne Mackintosh, founder of OER University,  and UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources and Professor Rory McGreal, also UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources. He is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University– Canada’s Open University based in Alberta, Canada.


The course has gathered participants from all over the world and it has been great to follow all the work discussed, blogging nad commented in different ways in the OCL4Ed course during those weeks. Thanks a lot for very interesting discussions, in blogs, tweets, etc. Thanks for sharing knowledge, experiences, thaugts etc.

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Best Ebba

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