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"Really Open Education" Policy Discussion In the European Parliament

Creative Commons would like to invite you to a breakfast discussion “Really Open Education. Domestic Policies for Open Educational Resources”. The event will take place on the 18th of February 2014 and be hosted in the European Parliament by Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, MEP. The event will highlight open education initiatives currently implemented … Read More “"Really Open Education" Policy Discussion In the European Parliament”

School of Open: "Writing Wikipedia Articles" Course Now Open for Registration

Below, Sara Frank Bristow invites you to join “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond”. Sara is a co-organizer of the course and a member of WikiProject Open. Both projects are part of the School of Open. The School of Open will offer its popular “Writing Wikipedia Articles” course (WIKISOO) starting 25 February, 2014. This … Read More “School of Open: "Writing Wikipedia Articles" Course Now Open for Registration”

U.S. PIRG report finds students would perform better with open textbooks

       Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. / CC BY The U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report this week called, “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market: How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand Alternatives.” The report features responses to a survey administered to over 2,000 students across 163 college campuses in the U.S. in … Read More “U.S. PIRG report finds students would perform better with open textbooks”

Knowledged Unlatched invites university libraries to open access publishing pilot

This guest blog post was written by Lucy Montgomery, deputy director of Knowledge Unlatched. Knowledge Unlatched is inviting university libraries to join the pilot of a new approach to achieving open access for specialist scholarly books. Specialist books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, or monographs, sell for between $50 and $200. Monograph publishing is … Read More “Knowledged Unlatched invites university libraries to open access publishing pilot”