Erica Hargreave (StoryToGo / Ahimsa Media / BCIT / UBC), Lori Yearwood (StoryToGo / Ahimsa Media), Kevin Ribble (StoryToGo / Ignite / BCIT)
There is a new movement at play on the web with the Web Monetization Standard. This new browser API standard allows for the generation of a payment stream from the user directly to the website being viewed. (Melendez, 2019) The goal behind this movement is to create a more equitable share of money earned from time spent on content in the digital sphere to the content creator, rather than to the browser or platform. This system is made possible thanks to the streaming of micropayments to creators, utilizing blockchain technology. (gFam, 2021) For the open educational community this represent a potential new funding source to allow educators and creatives to build sustainability behind their projects and the open educational resources that they craft. (Parameswaran, 2020)
2020 / 2021 have seen huge strides for the Web Monetization Standard (Nelson, 2021), thanks to investment from Grant for Web (a fund supported by Coil, Creative Commons, and Mozilla) in creators, educators and technologists building Web Monetized platforms, conducting research on the Web Monetization Standard, crafting Web Monetized solutions for mainstream platforms, and experimenting and developing Web Monetized projects. In this session, we will discover how different creatives, educators, and technologists from around the world are utilizing the Web Monetization Standard in numerous industries including education, health and wellness, the arts, gaming, podcasting, film, and marketing, through a variety of case studies.
Extended abstract: OE_Global_2021_paper_128.pdf 📄
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