OER – First Blood!
I’ve just deposited the logo I created for the OER project that I am managing. It’s been cleared and released under a Creative Commons Licence for re-use. Of limited use in a pedagogical context, but perhaps useful as eye candy. The logo is an Art Deco inspired representation of how controlled partial freeing of restrictions can be a positive thing. A full version of the logo in editable Photoshop format is available for re-use from the JorumOpen repository.
I wanted an insight into what we are asking our partners to do: releasing material under a free licence is not straightforward…
MetaData…Repeat ad nauseam!
I wrote a description, chose some appropriate tags (including the official ones “ukoer” and “engscoer”) and assembled details about who owns it and who made it and what the Creative Commons licence is. (The fancy name for this descriptive information: Metadata) I added this to the official Photoshop created copy as the Photoshop file type includes the facility to add much info.
I then realised that I’d need this set of info about 4 more times so i copied it into a wordprocessor. Why? Well the project is trying to exploit all the free online web2.0 tools available to help potential users discover and easily see what it is they have found. So..I put two copies of the logo up in our group’s flickr account added the metadata to those entries, then stuck several versions of the logo into a zip file …and added the metadata to that…then i deposited the zip file into the JorumOpen the (not quite-there-yet) open stuff repository …and added the metadata during the depositing process. So 5 metadatas, 1 resourse.
(mmmmm numerical associations.., England 5, Germany 1)
This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.