What Is Open Education and What Does It Mean for the Future of Learning? What Role Can Australia Play?

The Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Faculty of Law & ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi) are holding a free seminar with leading experts.

Lessons from the open access movement are now being applied to open education. Building upon the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which first defined open access in 2002, educators, Internet pioneers, and foundations launched the Cape Town Open Education Declaration in January 2008. The declaration calls for publicly funded educational materials to be made freely available over the Internet, the use of open content licenses, and the collaborative production of materials.


  • Professor Brian Fitzgerald, OAK Law Project of QUT & CCi;
  • Melissa Hagemann, Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network;
  • John Wilbanks, Science Commons;
  • Delia Browne, Ministerial Council for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs;
  • Professor Cushla Kapitzke, Faculty of Education, QUT;
  • Professor Anne Fitzgerald, QUT OAK Law;
  • Professor James Dalziel MELCOE Macquarie University;
  • Carolina Rossini, Berkman Centre Harvard Law School;
  • Jessica Coates, Creative Commons Clinic

For more information see www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/node/50. To be followed by the Open Access and Research Conference.


OJW ROOM - S Block Level 12
Queensland University of Technology
Gardens Points Campus

Date: September 23, 2008
Time: 2:005:00 p.m.

Brisbane, Australia

Delia Browne, Jessica Coates, James Dalziel, Anne Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Melissa Hagemann, Cushla Kapitzke, Carolina Rossini, and John Wilbanks
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