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Happy Open Education Week!

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Open Education Week Banner

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…

Open Education Week: 7-11 March, 2016: Call for Participation

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Open Education Week 2016: Call for Participation, by: Open Education Consortium, CC BY 4.0 The Open Education Week planning committee invites your contributions to and participation in the 2016 Open Education Week (#openeducationwk), featuring online and in-person events around the world. There are many ways to participate – including but not limited to: host an event help…

OER: A Catalyst for Innovation

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  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its latest Open Educational Resources (OER) report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) The report covers the following topics: OER in educational policy and practice OER as a catalyst for innovation Fostering new forms of learning for the…

Open Licensing Policy Toolkit (DRAFT)

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Files. By Pieter J. Smits, CC BY 3.0 Creative Commons believes that public and foundation funded resources should be openly licensed by default. We have written extensively about the importance of open licensing policies in government, foundations, and have built the Open Policy Network and the Institute for Open Leadership with our open policy partners…

U.S. Secretary of Education highlights Schools using OER to #GoOpen

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Williamsfield video by U.S. Department of Education is licensed CC BY I’m pleased to announce two important updates from the U.S. Department of Education! #1: Williamsfield Community Unified School District embraces OER Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Williamsfield Community Unified School District in Illinois to highlight the progress the rural school district…

Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses


White House by Diego Cambiaso, available under the CC BY-SA license. Today, Creative Commons and a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations are calling upon the White House to take administrative action to ensure that federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources (OER) for the public…