How Boundless uses CC licenses

As the open educational resources (OER) movement continues to grow, students and educators alike can benefit from openly licensed content. The use of Creative Commons licenses in education has allowed learning resources to travel farther, reach more people, and be repurposed to meet local needs. I recently spoke with Ariel Diaz, CEO of Boundless learning … Read More “How Boundless uses CC licenses”

The Impact of Open Textbooks at OpenStax College

OpenStax College, an initiative of Connexions, the open educational resources (OER) authoring project at Rice University, is creating high-quality, peer-reviewed open textbooks. All of OpenStax College’s books, including the art and illustrations, are available under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY), allowing anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the books. The first two … Read More “The Impact of Open Textbooks at OpenStax College”

New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar

ICE-Youth members / NEH / CC BY-NC-ND New Education Highway (NEH) is a nonprofit project that could not exist without open educational resources (OER). Launched this year in Myanmar, NEH leverages new and existing OER to provide remote and rural communities — often with no Internet connection — with access to a quality education. NEH … Read More “New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar”

OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness

I recently spoke with Larry Cooperman, director of OpenCourseWare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Larry also serves on the boards of the OpenCourseWare Consortium and the African Virtual University. I asked Larry about UC Irvine’s new OpenChem project. Why, in the middle of such excitement over MOOCs, would the Department of Chemistry and … Read More “OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness”

OPEN Partners Host U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Grantee Kick-Off Conference

Giulia Forsyth / CC BY Wave 2 Kick-off Event, Minneapolis MN Round 2 Grantees from the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) program were invited to attend last week’s Kick-off Conference, hosted by OPEN Partners: CC, CMU’s OLI, CAST, and SBCTC. This was a unique opportunity for … Read More “OPEN Partners Host U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Grantee Kick-Off Conference”