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!
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) is being held in Geneva from March 13 to 17, 2023. The Intellectual Property Institute has a permanent observer status at WIPO since 2022 and is also a member of the Access to Knowledge Coalition (A2K coalition).