The UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation was unanimously adopted on November 25 by 193 UNESCO member states at the 40th UNESCO General Conference. This milestone offers a unique opportunity to advance open education around the world. Why does it matter? This Recommendation is an official UNESCO instrument that gives national governments a specific list … Read More “A Coalition to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation”
Dr. Cable Green works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, content, practices and policies to significantly improve access to effective, open education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunities for everyone around the world. He’s a leading advocate for open licensing and procurement policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them.
Cable has 25+ years of academic technology, online learning, and open education experience and helped establish the Open Course Library, Open Up Resources, OER Policy Registry, CC Certificate, CC Open Education Platform and multiple other projects. Cable holds a PhD in education psychology from Ohio State University, and enjoys motorcycling and playing in the mountains with his family. He lives in Washington State with his wife and two boys.
Photo credit: Joshua Berson Photography, CC BY
As part of the drafting committee, Creative Commons (CC) fully supports the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) on which the member states will vote at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November. We laud the multitude of national governments and open education experts engaged in the development of this international … Read More “We Support the UNESCO Recommendation on OER”
Photo Credit: Ryan Merkley, CC BY 4.0 Many friends from the CC and open education communities have noticed my absence from meetings and conferences in the past six months. I’m ready to share why. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune liver disease in 2005, and with liver cancer in September, 2018. The cancer was caused … Read More “Sharing, Generosity and Gratitude”
The global open education community works collectively to create a world in which everyone has universal access to effective open education resources (OER) and meaningful learning opportunities
From January to April 2019, Creative Commons hosted three CC Certificate courses and a Facilitators course to train the next cohort of Certificate instructors. Participants from Australia, Qatar, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, Canada, Argentina, United Kingdom, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and United States engaged in rigorous readings, assignments, discussions … Read More “Congratulations to the new 62 CC Certificate Graduates and 7 Facilitators!”
Open Education Week is an annual convening of the global open education movement to share ideas, new open education projects, and to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. Because we can share digital open educational resources (OER) for near $0, I believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so.
The Creative Commons (CC) community has an ongoing interest in how traditional and new business models interact with, leverage, and give back to the commons.
30 ministers of education and 690 members of the open education community (140 of them virtual) from 111 nations convened in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the 2nd OER World Congress with the goal of mainstreaming open education to meet the education targets in the United Nations SDG4. In addition to the 3-day Congress program, there were 21 satellite sessions … Read More “2nd World OER Congress + 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan”