ICYMI: a June #OER roundup

Jennie Rose Halperin


quote-john-kingJune was a big month for OER in the United States, so here’s a quick roundup of some highlights, including a new open copyright policy from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the launch packet for districts incorporating open educational resources into their curriculum, and new funding for OER degrees in California!

  • US Department of Education: #GoOpen Launch Packet released
    The #GoOpen launch packet supports “districts that have decided to implement a systematic approach to incorporating openly licensed educational resources into their curriculum.”

  • Allocations for OER degrees in California

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the state’s budget for 2016-2017, including a$5M allocation (see p. 18) for the creation of OER-based degrees (see SEC. 16. Article 4) at California Community Colleges. This funding will facilitate the creation of approximately 25 OER-based Z-degrees at CA community colleges.

  • Hillary Clinton announces open technology and innovation initiative

    Hillary Clinton calls for: effective copyright policy and open licenses on publicly funded education & science.