Open Education Links #15
Our review of open education links from around the World. This review is prepared by Karolina Szczepaniak from Centrum Cyfrowe.
- Creative Commons created the Linked Commons: a visualization that shows how the Commons is digitally connected: The landscape of openly licensed content is wide and varied. Millions of web pages host and share CC-licensed works—in fact, we estimate that there are over 1.6 billion across the web! With this growth of CC-licensed works, Creative Commons (CC) is increasingly interested in learning how hosts and users of CC-licensed materials are connected, as well as the types of content published under a CC license and how this content is shared. Each month, CC uses Common Crawl data to find all domains that contain CC-licensed content. The aim of Linked Commons is to draw conclusions and insights from this dataset. Read more.
- EdSurge is an educational technology company that publishes newsletters and operates databases used by venture capitalists, teachers, school administrators and others. At the end of last year it published a list of 6 key trends to teaching in higher education. One of these trends is the growing popularity of open education resources: In the past year, the percentage of faculty assigning open educational materials (OER) has doubled compared to last year. That number is still small—just 13 percent of professors surveyed—but colleges have noticed, and are now building an infrastructure to support the practice and measure its impact. That number is still small—just 13 percent of professors surveyed—but colleges have noticed, and are now building an infrastructure to support the practice and measure its impact.
- One more link from Creative Commons. Do you know CC Search Browser Extension? It helps searching for CC-licensed images.The CC Search Browser Extension works also across different browsers, providing a familiar and intuitive experience for all users.
- The Open Education Global Conference each year enables visionaries, researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss, collaborate, innovate and celebrate openness in education. The 2019 edition of the Open Education Global Conference took part in Milano and gathered almost 300 participants from over 40 countries. Here you can find a summary of this great event. All keynotes had inspiring presentations but especially one moved me: The Wrap and Weft of Open Education and Social Justice presented by Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams.
- Last but not least, I would like to share with you some nice stuff from the public domain :)If you look for for beautiful botanical and animal illustrations, you should check out Biodiversity Heritage Library database.