Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organization that “helps governments and institutions to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning,” has defined a new policy on open educational resources (OER). In addition to recognizing the importance of OER for teaching, learning, and collaboration among institutions and governments, the Commonwealth of Learning states that … Read More “Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy”

P2PU launches 3rd round of courses, with "Copyright for Educators"

The Peer 2 Peer University, more commonly known now as P2PU by a growing community of self-learners, educators, journalists, and web developers, launches its third round of courses today, opening sign-ups for “courses dealing in subject areas ranging from Collaborative Lesson Planning to Manifestations of Human Trafficking.” P2PU is simultaneously launching its School of Webcraft, … Read More “P2PU launches 3rd round of courses, with "Copyright for Educators"”

Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software

Ryzom's Windfall by Winch Gate / CC BY-SA Today brings an exciting announcement… Winch Gate Properties Ltd. is releasing Ryzom, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), with its code under the GNU AGPLv3 and its artistic assets under CC BY-SA. Games are almost unique in how tightly the medium requires the interweaving of … Read More “Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software”

Teaching Open Source Software

If you’re like me, then you don’t know much about software; if you’re not like me, then you know about software but not much about open source software (OSS). Regardless of which camp you fall into, there’s good news—you can learn about open source software (and help others learn about it) through open educational resources … Read More “Teaching Open Source Software”