"At the heart of the movement towards Open Educational Resources is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use and reuse knowledge." -Atkins, Brown and Hammond
re:share supports South Africa's thriving Open Education Resources movement by fostering strategic partnerships
re:share created the Creative Commons for Kids CC4Kids course with Obami thanks to a generous Creative Commons Affiliate Grant. Based on this success we are building a full curriculum for kids focused on open learning. Including Kids can Wiki, Kids Citizen Journalism, and Kids Open Data.
re:share supports a free press and open and accessible media through training and encouraging the use of open licences for easier sharing of historically relevant news stories.
Re:share Supports Open Journalism courses and workshops in South African universities.
We are currently working to form partnerships with leading media houses in South Africa and work with others to integrate open licensing for cotent.
'Open Government' is a catch-all term for the movement to make governments more transparent and accountable to the public.
Open data and information includes data and information produced or funded by government, including geospatial datasets, educational resources, scientific reports and cultural works. Open government calls for these works to be released for the public to access and reuse. This means that they should be free of price and copyright restrictions, in machine-readable open formats.
Re:share is providing support to the movement of Open Data policies across the country.
re:share supports the Open Data movement by providing strategic partnerships with current open data projects and organisations.
Open Data Dash fosters a community of inclusiveness in Open Data. Helping to support the beauty and understanding of data by connecting scientists and NGOs with artists and journalists to create visual meaning from their data.
The internet is an information infrastructure that allows for anyone to participate without asking permission. Open licences put the creator in control while allowing knowledge and information to flow.
The Cape Floral Region is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Protected Site. It has one of the most dense and yet threatened flora in the world. Together with the Kirstenbosch Botanical Society we are building an online visual curation of flora for preservation and protection of the over 9000 distinct species, of which 1425 are currently identified as threatened. Re:share works with the Kirstenbosch Botanical Society to leverage their institutional knowledge and the collective knowledge of the society members.
re:share's aim is to disrupt and support access to information through open licensing and innovation. We are currently focused on sub-saharan Africa and looking to connect with likeminded individuals and organisations. Our current projects are focused on creating awareness surrounding open content licensing and promoting unhindered access to information in education, politics and business.