Activity 9: Choosing a licence
Timing: 1 hour
For your blog content and other material you produce, consider which of the Creative Commons licences you would use, and justify your choice. You can post this in the forum or in your blog, remembering to use the tag #h817open.
Activity 10: Applying sustainability models
Timing: 3 hours
Read Wiley (2007), On the Sustainability of Open Educational Resource Initiatives in Higher Education .
Then look at the following open education initiatives, and for each one determine which of Wiley’s three models of sustainability you think they are operating:
Consider the following:
Was the sustainability model for each OER initiative apparent?
Did Wiley’s models cover all approaches or did you think a different model was operating for one or more of them?
You can share these reflections in either the forum or in your blog.
Activity 11: The advantages and disadvantages of big and little OER
Timing: 3 hours
From the list below, either read the chapter or view the slidecast:
Weller (2011b), Public engagement as collateral damage (chapter).
Weller (2011a), Academic output as collateral damage (slidecast).
Write a blog post of less than 500 words on the benefits and drawbacks of big and little OER approaches. Remember to tag your post with #h817open.
3.6 Week 3 References
Common Craft (2013) Copyright and Creative Commons [online]. Available at http://www.commoncraft.com/ video/ copyright-and-creative-commons (accessed 10 January 2013).
Geffrotin, Y. (2007) Creative Commons: Spectrum of Rights [online], slidecast. Available at http://www.slideshare.net/ gya/ creative-commons-spectrum-of-rights (accessed 12 November 2012).
Hales, A. and Lane, A. (undated) Creative Commons and The Open University, internal document, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Moller, E. (2005) The Case for Free Use: Reasons Not to Use a Creative Commons – NC License [online]. Available at http://freedomdefined.org/ Licenses/ NC (accessed 12 November 2012).
Weller, M. (2011a) Academic Output as Collateral Damage [online], slidecast. Available at http://www.slideshare.net/ mweller/ academic-output-as-collateral-damage (accessed 12 November 2012).
Weller, M. (2011b) ‘Public engagement as collateral damage’ in The Digital Scholar, London, Bloomsbury Academic. Also available online at http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/ view/ DigitalScholar_9781849666275/ chapter-ba-9781849666275-chapter-007.xmll (accessed 12 November 2012).
Weller, M. (2012) ‘The openness–creativity cycle in education’, Special issue on Open Educational Resources, JIME, Spring 2012 [online]. Available at http://jime.open.ac.uk/ jime/ article/ view/ 2012-02 (accessed 2 November 2012).
Wiley, D. (2007) On the Sustainability of Open Educational Resource Initiatives in Higher Education, Paris, OECD. Also available online at http://www.oecd.org/ dataoecd/ 33/ 9/ 38645447.pdf