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!
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!