@alisivakalala a warm welcome to you. Please feel free to reach out to the community. All the best with the course.

@jacki Thanks for the update/confirmation. All the best with the remaining challenges.

@geetakrishna The lesson plan requires URL for external resources that will be used to deliver the lesson you are creating. So for instance, if you are creating a lesson plan to teach supply and demand, you would be including URLs for the resources that will assist in teaching that particular concept. The URL required is not for the lesson plan you are submitting but for all the resources you have included in the lesson plan. Hope this clarifies it further. All the best.

@geetakrishna there are many OER repositories that you can submit your resource to. @tmays had shared the Fiji OER site: fji.oer4pacific.org/. The focus for this course is to create open resources to be able to populate such repositories. Once your resource is submitted and approved, you can then provide a link to that particular resource in your documents.

@jacki For the Completion Progress block, you will need to manually check the section on Important Message on Moodle for the Image resource and Diagram remix challenge. Please refer to the image below to see where you need to manually click on the check box to acknowledge that you have read the message. Hope this helps.

Bula @jacki, I have double checked and your resource has been approved. Not sure why you got an email stating it was rejected. You can ignore that email and continue with the course.

Hi @geetakrishna, you can always provide a link to the video resource. So if you find a relevant video resource for your lesson on YouTube/Vimeo, you can provide a link to that resource in the lesson plan (e.g. URL: youtube.com/watch?v=xxTDE8B31V). Also by providing a link to the resource, you are not in breach of copyright. Hope this helps.

Hi @sereatoga_jokapeci2021, CC BY license is by far the most compatible and accommodating of licenses available. The exception is with ND licensed resources as they do not permit remixes or derivative works. As such, CC BY is compatible with CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA. The other thing to note is to license your adaptation or derivative work using the most restrictive license of the original works. For more info: pacificopencourses.col.org/ds4. Hope this helps.

Hi everyone, when submitting your work for the Image Resource challenge, please ensure that you include/apply an open license for the derivative work that you are submitting. For more on the common mistakes, visit: pacificopencourses.col.org/ds4

Hi @penearopio, most certainly. As highlighted in the course overview/start page, the course materials will remain open which one can access at any time.

@penearopio You can find more information on an Open Source Password Manager called Bitwarden here: bitwarden.com/. Hope this helps.

@penearopio A great take-home message 👍. You will recall that by default, the 6 CC licenses have the Attribution (BY) as part of the license. This means that regardless of the CC licenses, one must give appropriate credit to the original creator or author (BY).

@augustineparapi There are 4 terms which combine to give the 6 CC licenses. These 4 terms are Attribution (BY); Non-Commercial (NC); Share Alike (SA); and No Derivative Works (ND). In addition, the 6 licenses are: CC BY; CC BY-SA; CC BY-ND; CC BY-NC; CC BY-NC-SA; CC BY-NC-ND.

@kenesi56804 Definitely, it would be great to have a national day dedicated to OER. I am of the view that this day should be used to showcase the output/resources that teachers have put together over a period of time. Moreover, there needs to be a systematic approach to develop/adapt OERs as not everyone needs to focus on the same content. This will save time and ensure a broader coverage and better quality output. Afterwards, it could be compiled as a single resource and distributed.

@geetakrishna just recently it was announced in the Fiji media that Fiji topped the list for the cheapest cost for one gigabyte of data in Oceania in a worldwide survey on data charges conducted by cable.co.uk. With the continuous focus on infrastructure development, one can hope for the costs to be reduced even further. This will be a great enabler for digital technologies.

@geetakrishna I think that importing content is not necessarily a bad thing. One of the key benefits of using openly licensed resource (license permitting) is that teachers are free to adapt, revise, and modify content to suit the teaching curriculum and their needs. This is the area where more focus or attention is needed. For e.g. teachers could include contextualised examples/scenarios which could make the subjects or concepts easier to understand.

@molebogengmariha Glad to know you are progressing well with the course content and website. The CC License Compatibility Chart will be very helpful when trying to combine the different licenses.

@geetakrishna Many organisations have taken that approach where they have incentivised adoption and creation. Uptake of OER has traditionally been slow and so promoting recognition and remuneration will be a great boost!

@mackiwg @sereima Some institutions have been using the Open Education Week to raise awareness about and showcase their work.

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