CC cleared image : attribution: not quite clear on the concept
The above image was sourced using the FLICKRCC image search engine. This effectively allows you to quickly locate and use (under Creative Commons) images shared by the FLICKR photo sharing network.
During a recent OER SCORE workshop organised by the OU we learned more about their strategic plans to create Open Education Resources (OER) suitable for repurposing. An annual budget of approximately 80 mi££ion for their online learning resources, provides a focus for continual rationalisation. Their Open Learn and LabSpace initiatives continue to be refined and updated, and provide a rich source of learning objects open to all. Whilst not quite on the scale of the ground breaking MIT OpenCourseWare program, the OU continues to pave the way for the rest of UK HE to emulate. Here at Aston University we are working on an OER project called “Open For Business” lead by Oxford Brookes University, who have developed the impressvie RADAR repository.
The long running HEFCE-JISC funded OER programme enters its second phase with many Learning Objects (LOs) being placed into Open JORUM . Another project gaining wider use is the innovative HUMBOX repository aimed at primarily humanities disciplines. This recent JISC OER webinar is worth a look to find out more about current projects. While the launch of the JISC Infonet Infokit covering OER should be your one stop shop to learn all about this area of creating, sharing and repurposing LOs. Whilst the JISC/HEFCE Web2Rights wiki compliments the Infokit by providing a wealth of articles and resources to help academia develop more shared learning resources within the confusing confines of copyright compliance.
During our day at the OU, Mrs Bernie Attwell (OU copyright expert) ran a session explaining the main areas of copyright compliance using a greeting card analogy. This workshop video by Bernie is the best explanation I have ever seen covering the intricacies of copyright compliance. The greetings card exercise can be accessed online, to run in your own workshops, to reinforce copyright guidance.