OER Dynamic Coalition Webinar: Harnessing OER to strengthen access to information
On the 29th of September, 2021, UNESCO held the OER Dynamic Coalition Webinar, which highlighted the importance of harnessing Open Educational Resources (OER) to strengthen access to information in the context of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2021 celebrations. The webinar explored perspectives on regulatory frameworks related to copyright for educational materials. In this respect, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. presented a study on Remote education during the pandemic – Teachers’ Perspective conducted in seven countries.
The webinar discussed the following key questions:
– How does the UNESCO OER Recommendation enhance international cooperation for universal access to information?
– What can be done to support the development and enhancement of the legal and regulatory framework on copyright and policies for OER development?
– What are examples of good practices, challenges and solutions where OER have supported the right to information and building of inclusive Knowledge Societies?
In addiion to dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., the speakers were:
– Dirk Van Damme, Owner of DVD EduConsult, retired Head of CERI (OECD), underscored that the UNESCO OER Recommendation is an important and powerful tool for the international community and for international cooperation, and
– Carolina Botero, Executive Director of the Colombian civil society digital rights organization, Karisma Foundation, highlighted that the copyright provisions under the UNESCO Recommendation are important because they allow OER to be localised to better serve the needs of education.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.