Creative Commons Course – SA Scholarship Application
The Creative Commons Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills. This course is open to anyone, but applications for scholarships are only open to members of the Creative Commons Global Network. There are a limited number of scholarships for applicants in the Global South so please apply by 14 March. Applications will be considered after 14 March and the highest scoring applicant’s name will be forward to Creative Commons for consideration. No negotiations can be entered in to on the successful applicant whose name will be forwarded to CC for consideration. There is no guarantee that anyone will qualify for a scholarship and South Africa will be able to submit only one name for consideration by CC so please submit your application asap. You may compile your responses in a word processor and then paste your responses into this form. Please note that only residents of South Africa may apply via this form.
CREATIVE COMMONS SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER OPEN MEETING
Speaker: Dr David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, Education Fellow at Creative Commons and regular blogger, iterating towards openness. More information on David Wiley is available on his website and on WikiPedia.
Topic: David will speak about the evolution of the Open Education Movement, and the impact and implications of the UNESCO Recommendation on OER approved in November 2019. David previously published comments in his blog and an additional update he recently posted on the Recommendations and the changes that were introduced by UNESCO after the global consultations.
DATE: Tuesday 21 April 2020
TIME: 15:00 Central African Time (CAT) (for about 90 minutes)
LOCATION: The meeting will be held via Zoom
There will be an opportunity to ask questions either via text chat or by video/audio (depending on available bandwidth).
South African Copyright Amendment Bill
The South African Chapter would like to invite participation from CC Chapters in Africa in a shared meeting on 21 April 2020 at 15:00 (CAT).
- Does The South African Copyright Bill Promote Plagiarism? – http://infojustice.org/archives/41511
- Are Fair Use Provisions in the SA Copyright Amendment Bill Far Broader than in the US? –http://infojustice.org/archives/41522
- Copyright Bill could make cost of studying cheaper – https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-09-01-copyright-bill-could-make-cost-of-studying-cheaper/
- The New Draft Copyright Bill Could Help Unlock the Doors of Learning and Culture –https://mg.co.za/article/2019-08-19-00-the-new-draft-copyright-bill-could-help-unlock-the-doors-of-learning-and-culture
Some helpful documents
- Commonly Asked Questions about the Bill – https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues/FAQs_CAB
- Provisions in the Bill for Education, Research, Libraries and Archives, etc. and Persons with Disabilities –https://libguides.wits.ac.za/ld.php?content_id=49099809