Global Open Policy Report 2016

Global Open Policy Report 2016

In what areas are open policies implemented most and least often? Which countries are the leaders in the implementation of open policies and which are delaying this process? We present the Global Open Policy Report prepared by the Open Policy Network.  Read the report   The first-of-its-kind report It is...
Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies

Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies

In 2015, the Polish government launched an online repository of open, Creative Commons Attribution-licensed e-textbooks, covering the core curriculum for primary and lower secondary education. With this goal achieved, we ask ourselves: is our work done? 
Our new report on Educational Resources and Copyright Exceptions and Limitations

Our new report on Educational Resources and Copyright Exceptions and Limitations

It is well known that the rules that allow for certain educational uses of copyrighted works under certain conditions without permission of the rights’ owners vary greatly between countries. But how different are those rules? And how difficult is to access those differences? Can a teacher with no legal background...
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Please join us in Brussels on 18th February for debate on "Really Open Education"

Please join us in Brussels on 18th February for debate on „Really Open Education”

  On the 18th of February, we are organizing a policy discussion about domestic policies on open education. The meeting is hosted by Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, MEP and will have the format of a working breakfast. Our guests will include OER experts from Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal, as well as representatives...
Copyright Week: Educational Resources want to be tinkered with

Copyright Week: Educational Resources want to be tinkered with

(This post is part of Copyright week, during which a range of organizations highlights key principles that should guide copyright policy – right in time for the European copyright consultations. Please also read posts published previously on the CC blog: on the public domain and on Open Access. Today’s theme is “You bought it, you...
Council of the EU discusses OER, but is vague on details

Council of the EU discusses OER, but is vague on details

The Council of the European Union, comprised of Ministers of member states, debated last week on the topic „Open Educational Resources and digital learning.” The debate was held during the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council on the 25-26th of November.
Beyond Wikiwijs: OER and The Netherlands

Beyond Wikiwijs: OER and The Netherlands

(This guest post is written by Lisette Kalshoven from Kennisland) The Netherlands has been a strong OER (Open Educational Resources) country since 2008 when the report on Education and Open Educational Resources was released by the Education Council.
New UNESCO report on OER in Poland

New UNESCO report on OER in Poland

New country report on Open Educational Resources in Poland has been published by the Institute of Information Technologies in Education UNESCO (IITE). „Open Educational Resources in Poland: Challenges and Opportunities” ( PDF) is a review of projects and policies of public institutions and non-governmental organisations. The report is written by Karolina Grodecka ( e -Learning...
State of OER Policy in Romania

State of OER Policy in Romania

With this post we’d like to initiate a series of overviews of OER Policy developments in Europe. We are starting with a post about Romania, written by Valentina Pavel from the Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI).
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.