Tell the Department of Education 'YES' on open licensing

In October we wrote that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is considering an open licensing requirement for direct competitive grant programs. If adopted, educational resources created with ED grant funds will be openly licensed for the public to freely use, share, and build upon. The Department of Education has been running a comment period in which interested parties can provide … Read More “Tell the Department of Education 'YES' on open licensing”

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded research

Philanthropic foundations fund the creation of scholarly research, education and training materials, and rich data with the public good in mind. Creative Commons has long advocated for foundations to add open license requirements to their grants. Releasing grant-funded content under permissive open licenses means that materials may be more easily shared and re-used by the … Read More “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded research”

NSF grantee opens up wind technology training materials for fellow grantees

WindTech TV, a collection of wind turbine technician training materials and simulation modules, is now available under a CC BY license. Developed as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education project, WindTech TV’s modules are aligned with industry standards and designed to be integrated into two-year college wind technology programs to sustain … Read More “NSF grantee opens up wind technology training materials for fellow grantees”

CC BY 4.0 required on U.S. Department of Labor $150M grant

  Creative Commons actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch, with multiple global open organizations, an Open Policy Network and Institute … Read More “CC BY 4.0 required on U.S. Department of Labor $150M grant”

U.S. PIRG report finds students would perform better with open textbooks

       Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. / CC BY The U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report this week called, “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market: How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand Alternatives.” The report features responses to a survey administered to over 2,000 students across 163 college campuses in the U.S. in … Read More “U.S. PIRG report finds students would perform better with open textbooks”