A good definition update.  S

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Cable Green <ca...@creativecommons.org>
wrote:

> Greetings Open Education Friends,
>
>
>
> UNESCO is drafting an Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation.
> This is an official UNESCO instrument that will both advise national
> governments on how to support open education in their countries and report
> on those efforts.
>
>
> The draft Recommendation text has been prepared by a group of open
> education experts from UNESCO, researchers and practitioners from all world
> regions. The OER Recommendation builds on the Ljubljana OER Action Plan,
> a product of the 2nd World OER Congress.
>
>
>
> The online consultation process is now open. This is an invitation to
> contribute to the draft. In addition to providing your own comments, please
> share this opportunity through your networks.
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> The text is available in English and French:
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>    - https://www.oercongress.org/unesco-oer-recommendation
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>    - https://www.oercongress.org/fr/recommandation-sur-les-rel
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> The deadline for submission of contributions is: 1 June, 2018.
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>
> Note: Some of us have discussed taking this opportunity to update the
> UNESCO OER definition. If you agree with this recommended edit, please
> include it in your comments. I have included detailed*** rationale for
> the edits below.
>
>
>    - Existing UNESCO OER definition:
>    - Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and
>       research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in
>       the public domain or have been released under an open license that 
> permits
>       no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or
>       limited restrictions.
>
>       - Proposed updated UNESCO OER definition:
>       - Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and
>       research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or 
> have
>       been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use,
>       adaptation and redistribution by others.
>
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> With gratitude,
>
>
> Cable
>
>
>
> Cable Green, PhD
> Director of Open Education
> Creative Commons
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> ** *Details re: suggested changes to the UNESCO OER definition:
>
>
> (1) Change (OERs) to (OER)
>
>
>    - reason: OER is both singular and plural.
>
> (2) remove: "– digital or otherwise –"
>
>
>    - reason: "digital or otherwise" is redundant with “in any medium”.
>    "Any medium" means: text, digital or other formats.
>
> (3) remove: "with no or limited restrictions"
>
>
>    - reasons:
>       - Because all open licenses come with some kind of restriction
>       (e.g., the requirement to provide attribution); "limited restrictions" 
> is
>       redundant with "open license."
>       - OER in the public domain has no restrictions. Because the
>       definition says "public domain" - it is redundant to say "no 
> restrictions."
>    - In addition to being redundant, the phrase "limited restrictions"
>       implies an author might add additional, custom license restrictions on
>       her/his OER. This is not helpful messaging when the education community 
> is
>       best served by using standard, interoperable (not custom) open licenses.
>
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