Open Education Week
The Open Education Week is underway – an annual event, organised by the Open Education Consortium – an association of more than a hundred institutions and organizations around the globe, committed to the values of open education.
Open education is a cluster of online resources, tools, good practices and networks of participants and supporters, which promotes access to learning materials and methods for students and teachers worldwide. Open education builds on the idea of free sharing and use of content (such as literature) and development of educational methods, adapted to the challenges of modern educational processes and the needs of pupils and students in the digital age. The internet enables effective dissemination of materials and exchange of information and good practices between individuals and organizations from all parts of the world, thus critically improving access to knowledge everywhere. Students gain new sources of information, teachers learn new teaching techniques and schools gain access to growing databases of resources.
From 4 to 8 March, Open education week hosts numerous live and online events. Participation is free and participation badges are awarded for attendance. The complete list of events, projects and resources can be found here.
IPI is also participating in the action, as dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič attends the online roundtable on activism under the title Growing Open Education Policies in 2019and the webinar Women in the Open: Experiences, perspectives and approaches. Join us!
Yesterday, 2 December 2019 Communia launched the Guidelines for the Implementation of the DSM Directive. Ben White, LIBER and our Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, IPI, coauthored guidelines for Articles 3 and 4 of the DSM Directive. Article 3 and 4 introduce exceptions and limitations for text and data mining (TDM). Exceptions allow for reproduction of copyright works and other subject matter and extraction and/or re-utilization of the whole or of a substantial part of the contents of a work subject to the sui generis database right.
Yesterday Communia released the guidelines for implementation of the Directive on copyright and related rights in the digital single market (DSM directive). These guidelines explain different provisions of the new DSM Directive and make suggestions on what to advocate for during the implementation process of those provisions in the EU Member States.
The “Neues Museum” in Berlin keeps amongst its collection of ancient Egypt works a more than 3000 years old bust of Nefertiti, the wife of pharaoh Amenophis IV. Recently, the museum has scanned the statue with the help of 3D technology and recreated a digital copy. This replica was then made available under the terms of Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence. This means that the rights have to be attributed to the museum, the work can be used for non-commercial purposes only and that it has to be shared under the same licence. Is this permitted?
During 21. and 23. November the International Programs in Law of the Kyushu University’s Faculty of Law organized the conference Multidisciplinary perspectives on algorithms. Tjaša Zapušek, research assistant at IPI presented recent findings of her PhD research at University of Zürich.