School of Open builds curriculum at Creative Commons Palo Alto meeting

On October 5, Creative Commons and P2PU convened community advocates and policy leaders from the various “open” movements to lay the curriculum framework for the School of Open. If you haven’t heard of it yet, the School of Open is a community initiative that will provide online educational resources and professional development courses on the … Read More “School of Open builds curriculum at Creative Commons Palo Alto meeting”

British Columbia Government Lends Support to Open Textbooks

Visual Notes of Honourable John Yap’s announcement at #opened12 / Giulia Forsythe / CC BY-NC-SA The government of British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, has announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 most popular first- and second-year courses in the province’s public post-secondary system. The texts will be available for free … Read More “British Columbia Government Lends Support to Open Textbooks”

US Department of Labor Invests in Open Educational Resources

$0: cost for reusing educational materials developed by #TAACCCT grantees thanks to @creativecommons licensing. 1.usa.gov/S6ZcqQ — Hilda L. Solis (@HildaSolisDOL) September 19, 2012 In September, the Obama administration announced $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for the development of professional training programs under the new Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and … Read More “US Department of Labor Invests in Open Educational Resources”

Using Free and Open Educational Resources to Support Women and Girls in STEM

Download press release (PDF) Mountain View, CA and Cambridge, MA — Creative Commons and the OpenCourseWare Consortium announce the formation of a task force to determine how open educational resources (OER) can support the success of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in support of the Equal Futures Partnership, announced on September … Read More “Using Free and Open Educational Resources to Support Women and Girls in STEM”