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”

California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation

It’s official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and passed by the … Read More “California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation”

Counting down to the Open Knowledge Festival (Sept 17-22)

We’re psyched to be a part of OKFestival: Open Knowledge in Action. The OKFestival takes place September 17-22, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland, and features “a series of hands-on workshops, talks, hackathons, meetings and sprints” exploring a variety of areas including open development, open cultural heritage, and gender and diversity in openness. You can buy tickets … Read More “Counting down to the Open Knowledge Festival (Sept 17-22)”

School of Open Virtual Sprint: How you can participate

The first School of Open Virtual Sprint is set to take place next Tuesday, 24 July from 2:00-5:00pm Berlin time (UTC/GMT+2). Learn how you can participate below. LSE Sports Day, Malden Sports Ground, c1920s / LSE Library / No known copyright restrictions Before the Sprint Join the School of Open discussion list at https://groups.google.com/group/school-of-open. This … Read More “School of Open Virtual Sprint: How you can participate”

Winners Announced! – Why Open Education Matters Video Competition

Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the winners of the Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition was launched in March 2012 to solicit creative videos that clearly communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational Resources — or “OER” — and describe the … Read More “Winners Announced! – Why Open Education Matters Video Competition”

2012 Paris OER Declaration

Ms. Catherine Ngugi.. and Letuimanu’asina Dr. Emma KRUSE VA’AI / Mariana Bittencourt / CC BY Through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and in full partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), UNESCO hosted the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress last week to: showcase the world’s best practices in … Read More “2012 Paris OER Declaration”