California Community Colleges require Creative Commons Attribution for Chancellor’s Office Grants & Contracts

At today’s meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Board voted unanimously to require open licensing on publicly funded materials resulting from all Chancellor’s Office contracts and grants. The previous policy for these grants maintained ‘all rights reserved’ copyright over grant materials by the Chancellor’s Office; the exact language (PDF) … Read More “California Community Colleges require Creative Commons Attribution for Chancellor’s Office Grants & Contracts”

A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California's Community Colleges to the Obama Administration

The Publius Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society offers a new essay on OER and public policy in the United States: A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California’s Community Colleges to the Obama Administration . Written by Carolina Rossini and Erhardt Graeff, it does a great job of … Read More “A Brief Overview of U.S. Public Policy on OER from California's Community Colleges to the Obama Administration”

Bill Enabling Community Colleges to Establish OER Pilot Program is signed into law

Last week, a bill enabling the California Community Colleges to integrate open educational resources (OER) into its core curriculum was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. AB 2261 authorizes the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges “to establish a pilot program┬áto provide faculty and staff from community college districts around the state with … Read More “Bill Enabling Community Colleges to Establish OER Pilot Program is signed into law”