Events
Securing user rights in education - reflections from our policy debate

Securing user rights in education – reflections from our policy debate

How to secure user rights in education? This was the question we asked during a policy debate organised by Communia and hosted by MEP Michał Boni in the European Parliament on the 17th of November. Panelists, politicians and stakeholders participating in this debate discussed two approaches: the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER), and a...
Please join us in Brussels for policy debate on copyright and education

Please join us in Brussels for policy debate on copyright and education

On the 17th of November, we are organizing a policy debate about copyright and education: „How to ensure user rights in education? Copyright reform and Open Educational Resources”. The debate will focus in particular on user rights: the freedom of educators and learners to use resources in the process of education.
On repositories from an international perspective

On repositories from an international perspective

Last week for two days, Centrum Cyfrowe was happy to host a unique group of representatives of organizations holding or preparing to hold repositories of open educational resources. Our goal was to gather in one place both those with extensive experience in the area and those who could profit from it, and we were joined...
Postcard from the OER workshop in Porto

Postcard from the OER workshop in Porto

At the very beginning of October, Creative Commons’ OER policy project organised a two-day workshop in Porto, gathering 15 Open Education enthusiasts, educators, advisors, lawyers and experts on Creative Commons licensing.  Apart from representatives from CC Sweden, CC Spain, CC Poland, CC Netherlands and of course CC Portugal, we were very happy to be able...
Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners.

Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners.

At the end of April, I had the opportunity to participate in two back-to-back events related to open education: the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) annual meeting in Ljubljana and OER14, the United-Kingdom based annual conference on the subject. Together, they provide a good insight into the state of open education in Europe (with one caveat:...
"Really Open Education" - reflections from CC policy debate

„Really Open Education” – reflections from CC policy debate

On the 18th of February, Creative Commons organized a debate on „Really Open Education. Domestic Policies for Open Educational Resources”, hosted by Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, MEP. The meeting brought together almost 40 experts and stakeholders from a range of educational projects, national schooling systems, and national and international non-governmental organizations across Europe....
Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin

Reflections on our OER policy workshop in Berlin

A week ago, the European Commission launched the “Opening Up Education” initiative, a proposal for modernizing the European educational system. The proposal contains a strong “open” component. We’re using this opportunity to strengthen open educational policies in Europe, and we started our project with a workshop in mid-September.