Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence

Jane Park

Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching

The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President’s Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the open courseware community. Prior to Cathy’s role as the CEO of Creative Commons and Senior Partner and Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy,

“served as director of the Open Educational Resources Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and guided more than $100 million in support to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide. Casserly’s work helped raise global awareness of resources, participants and their projects.”

We are thrilled for Cathy to receive this honor and for her continuing work supporting open educational resources (OER) at Creative Commons. Cathy, along with other distinguished recipients, will be presented the award at the upcoming OCWC meeting in May, celebrating 10 years of open courseware.

The Open CourseWare movement has taken off around the world, powered by CC licenses. Materials from 2,000 MIT courses are available for reuse, translation, and remix under the CC Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA) and nearly 800 MIT OCW courses have been translated into other languages. The Open Courseware Consortium contains over 250 global member institutions and affiliates, including the African Virtual University, Japan OCW Consortium, Open University Netherlands, and China Open Resources for Education.

2 thoughts on “Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence”

  1. Congratulations to Cathy Casserly. She’s really done a lot for supporting open educational resources and improve knowledge sharing across the world.

  2. dear cathy,

    i have developed a practical solution for “occupy wall street movement’ based on Open source procurement and distribution of any product useful to mankind. the concept is available in my above blog (

    i have contacted so many FSM people. tomorrow, i will launch my personal website .

    it tells the concept ‘how to crush every corporate in the world?’

    i have a dream…. every FSM website should be free from this link “please donate”

    please have a look at my blog… its bit long… still please it… we can redefine the world!



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