Free and unrestricted Public Sector Information: Study finds benefits outweigh costs

Governments around the world are increasingly relying on open licenses to release public sector information (PSI). A September 2011 report titled Costs and Benefits of Data Provision, prepared by John Houghton for the Australian National Data Service, examines the immediate and wider economic costs and benefits to making PSI available. The key takeaway from the … Read More “Free and unrestricted Public Sector Information: Study finds benefits outweigh costs”

$500 million awarded to first round grantees for community college career training program

Today the U.S. Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department of Education, announced the first wave of grant winners in support of “targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers.” Today’s announcement commits nearly $500 million to 32 grantees, with a $2 billion investment expected over the next 4 years. Secretary … Read More “$500 million awarded to first round grantees for community college career training program”

CC is seeking a Senior Project Manager and Senior Project Analyst

Creative Commons is seeking highly motivated and organized individuals to fill two positions: Senior Project Manager and Senior Project Analyst.  Both positions are full-time with full benefits. Both positions will be key members of the team supporting Department of Labor TAACCCT grantees. Ideal candidates have contributed to open source, open education, open licensing, and/or other … Read More “CC is seeking a Senior Project Manager and Senior Project Analyst”

$20,000 Open Textbook Challenge from the Saylor Foundation

The Saylor Foundation has been known for organizing comprehensive curriculum for popular subject areas, and licensing the resources when they can under the CC Attribution license. Now with the launch of its Open Textbook Challenge, the Saylor Foundation aims to expand the amount of high-quality CC BY-licensed course materials by offering a $20,000 award for … Read More “$20,000 Open Textbook Challenge from the Saylor Foundation”