OCWC Newsletter October 2009

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Your Attention is Needed!

Over the coming month, the OCW Consortium will be sending out several e-mails that need your attention.  We are trying to improve our services to members, and we need to hear from you!  Please take a few moments to respond to the surveys and inquiries when you receive them.  Together we can build a stronger Consortium and a sustainable future for OpenCourseWare around the world.  Thank you!

Reaching out to local communities: Translation volunteers wanted

The OpenCourseWare community has always valued the sharing of ideas on an international scale. The Consortium now has over 250 members who speak numerous languages. In order to reach out to more people in local communities, we invite volunteers to translate the OCWC newsletter, webinars, the OCWC Toolkit, and other documentary evidence so that what we do reaches out to more and more people. The October issue of the OCWC Newsletter is offered in six different languages this month. The translations were done by wonderful volunteers from our member institutions. If you are willing to volunteer your time in translating, please email meena@ocwconsortium.org. More volunteers in the five languages shown on top of this newsletter are also welcome.

OCWC Webinar in November

Intellectual property clearance always presents a big issue for all of us involved in OpenCourseWare. The OCWC webinar in November will be on Intellectual Property. Terri Bays of OCWC will present on “How to Identify and Manage Issues in IP”, followed by a Q&A session. It will be on November 5th, 10AM EDT. Please sign up on the widget here or email meena@ocwconsortium.org. Last month’s talk by Mara Hancock can still be seen here. 

OCW Conferences

Here are some more opportunities to hear about OpenCourseWare from around the globe.
  *  Presentations from the OpenCourseWare Seminar at TU Delft last week may be seen here.
  *  On the 22nd in Boston is “Publishing Course Curricula: What It Is All About and Why It Matters.” More information can be found here.
  *  From the 4th to 7th of November, the first Asia Regional OCW Conference will be held in Seoul, Korea. Please email ocw@korea.ac.kr for more information.

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