3.0 Open Dissemination

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Dissemination is a widely used term, and one that you probably have a general interpretation of, but it is useful to consider a formal definition first. The European Union defines dissemination as “the process of making the results and deliverables of a project available to the stakeholders and to a wider audience”. (Source) How can we make dissemination more in the open?

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this week you will have an understanding of:

  • how open dissemination differs from traditional dissemination;
  • the role that technology plays in open dissemination;
  • some of the benefits and disadvantages of open dissemination;
  • Creative Commons licenses.


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