Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"

On Tuesday, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted the article, “Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources.” We strongly support the U.S. Department of Labor including a CC BY requirement in their recent TAACCCT grant which makes available $2 billion to create open educational resources (OER) for career training programs in community colleges. As … Read More “Response to "Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources"”

Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy

KNUST OER production workshop team by bagaball / CC BY The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has adopted a university-wide open educational resources (OER) policy with CC Attribution as the default license for university material. KNUST’s “Policy for Development and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER)” (pdf) outlines the purpose, role, and … Read More “Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy”

New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges

The Department of Labor and the Department of Education today announced a new education fund that will grant $2 billion to create OER materials for career training programs in community colleges. According to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program … Read More “New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges”

Happy Birthday CC! "Building on the Past" creator re-releases video under CC BY and explains why

Building on the Past by Justin Cone is licensed CC BY. In 2004, designer and animator Justin Cone created “Building on the Past” as part of our Moving Images Contest and won. Justin originally made the video, which demonstrated Creative Commons’ mission in two minutes, available under CC BY-NC. At the encouragement of Wikieducator’s Wayne … Read More “Happy Birthday CC! "Building on the Past" creator re-releases video under CC BY and explains why”

University of Michigan Library enables broader sharing and reuse with change to CC BY

by MLibrary / CC BY-NC The University of Michigan Library now offers content on its website under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This announcement is significant because the Library had been using the more restrictive Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) license. By switching to the Attribution license, the Library has granted more permissions … Read More “University of Michigan Library enables broader sharing and reuse with change to CC BY”

Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute

Sintel poster by Blender Institute / CC BY Ton Roosendaal is head of the Blender Institute, leader of Blender development, and producer of the recently released 3d short film Sintel, which is released as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Sintel is the Blender Institute’s third “open movie”. Could you describe what “open movie” means to the … Read More “Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute”

Gates Foundation announces $20M for Next Generation Learning Challenges; CC BY required for grant materials

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $20M investment in the Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative to improve college readiness and completion through technology. The first request for proposals (RFP) was released today (PDF). The RFP specifically solicits proposals that address the following challenges: Increasing the use of blended learning models, which combine face-to-face instruction … Read More “Gates Foundation announces $20M for Next Generation Learning Challenges; CC BY required for grant materials”