OERu: Distinctively Open

While mainstream attention has been focused on MOOCs, the Open Educational Resource university (OERu) has been developing a parallel education offering which is distinctively open. The OERu aims to provide free learning to all students worldwide using OER learning materials with pathways to gain credible qualifications from recognized education institutions. Like MOOCs, the OERu will … Read More “OERu: Distinctively Open”

Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day

An Education Sprint The future of Open is a dynamic landscape, ripe with opportunities to increase civic engagement, literacy, and innovation. Towards this goal, the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the Open Science Community to facilitate the building of an open online course, an … Read More “Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day”

CC and the 3D Printing Community

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP0rD0dG5oA Time-Lapse of a RepRap Printing Interlocking Rings by Jonathan Palecek / CC BY. With the exception of CC0, the Creative Commons licenses are only for granting permissions to use non-software works. The worlds of software and engineering have additional concerns outside of the scope of what is addressed by the CC licenses. 3D printing … Read More “CC and the 3D Printing Community”

Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organization that “helps governments and institutions to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning,” has defined a new policy on open educational resources (OER). In addition to recognizing the importance of OER for teaching, learning, and collaboration among institutions and governments, the Commonwealth of Learning states that … Read More “Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy”

Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy

Pete Forsyth lives and breathes wikis. He is owner and lead consultant at Wiki Strategies, and has extensive experience in working within online peer production communities, specifically the production of open educational resources (OER) using wiki-based web sites like Wikipedia. Forsyth was the Wikimedia Foundation’s first Public Outreach Officer and key architect of the Wikipedia Public Policy … Read More “Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy”