This should be a great session on a critical issue at the CC meetup at the NetHui event
next week, hope to see some of you there.
Creative Commons Meetup: Open Research and OER in Tertiary Education
THURSDAY 12 July 2012, 6pm-7pm at NetHui 2011, SkyCity Convention Centre
The drive for ‘open’ in tertiary education—be it ‘open education,’ ‘open research’ or
‘open access’—is quickly gaining steam. In May, the academic senate of the University of
California San Francisco joined Harvard and MIT to announce that all current and future
research would be made available to the public. In December 2011, the British government
made a commitment to provide open access to publicly funded data.
At the same time, academics are experiencing tensions between the drive to make publicly
funded research openly available and the need to publish in ‘prestige’ journals.
International movements such as Open Educational Resources (OER) are helping to guide
teachers and researchers through these murky waters. These movements are also working to
lower the cost of producing educational resources, in order to supply them online to
educators, for free.
How can twenty-first century researchers and tertiary education providers navigate their
rights and responsibilities in regards to their work? How do we help realise ‘Open
Research’ and its relationship to ‘Open Government’? What are our expectations for ‘Open
Join us for an evening of information and discussion on the Open Research and OER
Movements in tertiary education.
Speakers will include:
- Dr Fabiana Kupke, Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of
- Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology Law Faculty and
Creative Commons Australia
- Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Director Open Education Resource Foundation and
Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER, Otago Polytechnic
If you’re interested in coming along, contact admin(a)creativecommons.org.nz
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