Our bi-weekly review of open education links from around the world. This review is prepared by Alek Tarkowski from Centrum Cyfrowe.

  1. Last week, I took part in the fabuluous OER19 conference, organized by ALT. Here are just some highlights from the event. The archive of live streamed sessions and the conference twitter hashtag are good ways to catch up with what happened in Galway.
  2. Copyright literacy is a project with a self explanatory title. There isn’t much focus on legal issues in the Open Education community right now, so I seek out sessions on the topic – in my opinion its still a fundamental issue. Jane Secker and Chris Morrison excel at creative educational and outreach methods, including a card game about copyright exceptions and a “Publishing trap” boardgame.
  3. Reclaim hosting brings the Indie Web spirit to Open Education. It provides independent web hosting to students and educators as means of controlling their digital identity. And they have a great logo.
  4. FemEdTech is a new network focusing on feminist approach to education technology. Diversity and inclusion was a big topic at OER19. I like this network for its community-based and inclusive spirit.
  5. Cape Town + 10 years debates are wrapping up. For over a year, together with Nicole Allen we organized discussions about new directions for Open Education. We organized the last session in the series at OER19 (video available here) and have started planning a new project on future directions for OE.