To create societies where everyone has both access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives, we must build knowledge into the heart of all of our activities. This is a big task which requires not just a global shift in mindset, but also that we build the tools and communities to make such a society possible. We invite you to join us from 15-17 July in Berlin for OKFestival 2014 as we consider how to translate Open Minds to Open Action.
Paywalls may not be the only barrier we need to overcome if the public is to benefit from academic research, says Ellen Collins
THE FUTURE OF OPEN KNOWLEDGE: WHAT IMPACT WILL OPEN KNOWLEDGE HAVE ON RESEARCH, THE ECONOMY AND THE PUBLIC?
To mark the launch of the Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia, founder Dr Rufus Pollock is touring Australia. His "Open Knowledge Down Under" tour will take in several capital cities and includes a series of public lectures. The focus of the Sydney lecture will be to talk about the impact of open knowledge on research, the economy and the public. Whilst this is a global initiative, it will include specific focus on the impact in Australia.Registration is free and open: Monday, 26 August 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST), Camperdown, NSW, Auditorium, Eastern Avenue,The University of Sydney.
Knowledge as a public good
Open Educational Resources (OER) include full courses, course materials, knowledge activities, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
Knowledge is a public good and OER gives everyone the opportunity to learn.