Don’t know what the ICDE is, then check it out here. In short it is an international body that supports a global network for online, open and flexible education. The Australasian equivalent is ACODE, which most universities in Australia, New Zealand and the University of the South Pacific are members of. Macquarie University is a long term member and I am the local rep.
There are a number of statutory licences and exceptions that exist under the Australian Copyright Act that allow us to use other people’s material for educational purposes, without having to seek the permission of the copyright owner. However, these licences and exceptions can be tricky to apply and can limit what can be done with the material – not to mention that we pay for uses under the statutory licences.
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Open educational resources (OER) offer educators, educational institutions and learners the opportunity to participate in an environment that supports teaching and learning through collaboration and the sharing of resources.
An initiative to analyse policies for open educational resources (OER) uptake has compiled individual reports for 33 countries. These detail the education system of each country and its OER initiatives.