Lumen Learning launches open course frameworks for teaching

Ryan / CC BY-SA Lumen Learning, a company founded to help institutions adopt open educational resources (OER) more effectively, just launched its first set of course frameworks for educators to use as-is or to adapt to their own needs. The six course frameworks cover general education topics spanning English composition, reading, writing, algebra, and college … Read More “Lumen Learning launches open course frameworks for teaching”

Third Round of TAACCCT Grants Announced by US Department of Labor

On April 19, 2013 US Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris announced the third annual round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT) grant program. The press release states that the current round of grants available is $474.5 million bringing the total 2011-13 program investment to nearly $1.5 billion. … Read More “Third Round of TAACCCT Grants Announced by US Department of Labor”

Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution

Arizona Phoenix College math instructor James Sousa has been teaching math for 15 years at both the community college and K-12 levels. Over the years, he has developed more than 2,600 video tutorials on topics from arithmetic to calculus, and made these videos available on YouTube, originally under a CC BY-NC-SA license. His website and … Read More “Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution”

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”

IAmSyria.org releases Teachers Guide to Syria

In December, we blogged about a new initiative by journalists called Syria Deeply, a news platform aiming to redesign the user experience of the Syrian conflict through news aggregation, interactive tools, original reporting, and feature stories. To encourage sharing and viral distribution, Syria Deeply licensed everything on its site under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). … Read More “IAmSyria.org releases Teachers Guide to Syria”

$3.5 million grant funds creation of CC BY resources for adult English learners

Just in time for Creative Commons’ 10th birthday celebration of its license suite, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) announced a 3.5 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new program — Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) — that will help adult English language learners improve … Read More “$3.5 million grant funds creation of CC BY resources for adult English learners”