You’ll notice a focus on our blog and social media this week: With millions of students around the world heading back to school, we thought we’d highlight some of the most exciting OER news from around the world. To begin, we’re recapping the work from CC HQ to promote and facilitate the spread of OER. … Read More “OER at CC: A Back to School Update”
You may have seen our recent blog post explaining Creative Commons’ involvement in a court case between Great Minds, a publisher of educational materials, and FedEx Office, the retail chain that provides on-demand copying and printing services. To recap, Great Minds created educational materials under a U.S. federal government grant that required them to be … Read More “Why we’re fighting to protect noncommercial uses”
We’re pleased to announce that the next Creative Commons Global Summit will take place in Toronto, Canada from April 28-30, 2017.
The CC Asia Pacific Regional Meeting 2016 was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, From July 2 to July 3 which was hosted by CC China Mainland and attended by 19 representatives from 10 CC affiliates in the region with the support of CC. Liu Ping, one of the core members of the host … Read More “Our Long Cherished Beijing Gathering”
Citizen science is the powerful idea that communities should be empowered to participate in the process of scientific inquiry, investigating the world around them and creating societal change in the process. One of the most prominent projects within the citizen and civic science movement is Public Lab, a community of individuals using inexpensive DIY techniques … Read More “Collaboratively generating more knowledge: Public Lab’s approach to citizen science”
In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. In our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. This week’s post is from Fiona MacAlister, OER Specialist at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was privileged to attend the … Read More “Cultivating a Culture of Knowledge Sharing”
In the last year, #wocintechchat has provided Twitter chats, community dialogue, scholarships, and partnerships to provide more opportunities for women of color working in technology.