India launches National Repository of Open Educational Resources

India has launched a new learning repository for open educational resources (OER). India’s Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the Central Institute of Educational Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training have collaboratively developed the National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER). Dr. Pallam Raju, … Read More “India launches National Repository of Open Educational Resources”

How Boundless uses CC licenses

As the open educational resources (OER) movement continues to grow, students and educators alike can benefit from openly licensed content. The use of Creative Commons licenses in education has allowed learning resources to travel farther, reach more people, and be repurposed to meet local needs. I recently spoke with Ariel Diaz, CEO of Boundless learning … Read More “How Boundless uses CC licenses”

New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar

ICE-Youth members / NEH / CC BY-NC-ND New Education Highway (NEH) is a nonprofit project that could not exist without open educational resources (OER). Launched this year in Myanmar, NEH leverages new and existing OER to provide remote and rural communities — often with no Internet connection — with access to a quality education. NEH … Read More “New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar”

OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness

I recently spoke with Larry Cooperman, director of OpenCourseWare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Larry also serves on the boards of the OpenCourseWare Consortium and the African Virtual University. I asked Larry about UC Irvine’s new OpenChem project. Why, in the middle of such excitement over MOOCs, would the Department of Chemistry and … Read More “OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness”

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”

Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons

Boundless, the company that builds on existing open educational resources to provide free alternatives to traditionally costly college textbooks, has released 18 open textbooks under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA), the same license used by Wikipedia. Schools, students and the general public are free to share and remix these textbooks under this license. The 18 … Read More “Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons”