News

Open Education Week Banner

Happy Open Education Week!

Open Education Week 2016 Banner, by: Open Education Consortium, CC BY 4.0 Happy Open Education Week everyone! 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. Join this weeklong celebration of … Read More “Happy Open Education Week!”

LM_solar_workshops_2015

World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons

The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller of Passionate Voices, a collaborative blog that hosts interviews with interesting makers, writers, thinkers, and artists from all over the world. — The global maker movement is known for creative hacks, as well as for getting people of all ages excited about technology and how the … Read More “World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons”

ndu

Notre Dame University – Adopts OER under CC Licenses

  Currently, NDU students across three campuses are taking part in the University’s first pilot English course fully based on open educational resources (OER). Following the University’s strategic decision to integrate OER in teaching and learning, students enrolled in Sophomore Rhetoric, the University’s core English requirement, are the first cohort to pilot the use of … Read More “Notre Dame University – Adopts OER under CC Licenses”

Bowie_Blackstar_1

Jonathan Barnbrook on his CC-licensed art for David Bowie’s Blackstar

Jonathan Barnbrook is a world-renowned artist who has worked extensively in a variety of media including film, typography, and graphic design. He was also a close collaborator of David Bowie, and created the cover artwork for the musician’s last four albums. Sadly, Bowie died in January, just two days after the release of his final … Read More “Jonathan Barnbrook on his CC-licensed art for David Bowie’s Blackstar

16466471030_e95ed826f0_z

Trade agreements like TPP need radical transparency and meaningful public participation

Rolling Rebellion Sparks in Seattle to Defend Internet & Stop the TPP by Backbone Campaign, CC BY 2.0 Creative Commons and an international coalition of organizations and individuals has published the Brussels Declaration on Trade and the Internet. It follows the recent ceremonial signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is an example of a trade … Read More “Trade agreements like TPP need radical transparency and meaningful public participation”

TPPA_signing_protest_in_Auckland-02

There’s still time to stop the TPP

TPPA Signing Protest in Auckland, by Prosperosity, CC BY-SA 4.0 Last week, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—the massive multilateral trade agreement negotiated in secret among government and industry representatives—was signed by officials in New Zealand. When the final text of the TPP was released in November 2015, we wrote about how the agreement is a direct … Read More “There’s still time to stop the TPP”