Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit

Creative Commons licenses are enabling an international partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics to provide free learning opportunities for students worldwide with pathways to formal academic credit. The OER university (OERu) will create a parallel learning universe for learners who cannot afford a tertiary education by offering CC-licensed courses — with the opportunity to … Read More “Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit”

Sharing and remixing class notes on GoodSemester under Creative Commons

GoodSemester, a new learning platform geared toward academic productivity, has just announced Creative Commons note sharing, copying and remixing. GoodSemester allows learners to find, copy and modify CC-licensed notes throughout its learning service, then integrate these notes directly into their classes. The default license for all new notes created on GoodSemester is CC BY-SA. While … Read More “Sharing and remixing class notes on GoodSemester under Creative Commons”

Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"

On Tuesday, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted the article, “Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources.” We strongly support the U.S. Department of Labor including a CC BY requirement in their recent TAACCCT grant which makes available $2 billion to create open educational resources (OER) for career training programs in community colleges. As … Read More “Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"”

Cable Green joins Creative Commons as Director of Global Learning

Cable Green and family / CC BY Creative Commons is pleased to welcome Dr. Cable Green as Director of Global Learning. Most recently, Green was the Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, where he provided leadership on strategic technology planning, openly licensing and sharing digital … Read More “Cable Green joins Creative Commons as Director of Global Learning”

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants

The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) recently adopted an open licensing policy for the competitive grants they administer: All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License … [and] applies to all funding sources (state, … Read More “Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants”