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

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 … Read More “U.S. Secretary of Education highlights Schools using OER to #GoOpen”

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 … Read More “Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses”

U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support

second grade writing class / woodleywonderworks / CC BY Achieve (a nonpartisan education reform organization widely known for its CC BY licensed OER Rubrics) has developed policy recommendations with input from its OER Institute U.S. state partners for U.S. states to use OER as part of their college and career ready implementation plans. These recommendations … Read More “U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support”

Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library

Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. [front] / Boston Public LIbrary / No known copyright restrictions The OPENPediatrics program at Boston Children’s Hospital announced the launch today of a new open educational resource (OER), a multimedia library that presents animations and illustrations from OPENPediatrics instructional videos under CC BY-NC-SA for use by clinicians and academics in their own instructional … Read More “Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library”