WikiSym 2011 is open for registration and student volunteers!

Earlier this year, we announced that Creative Commons is an official sponsor of the 7th annual WikiSym, the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. WikiSym is taking place right near Creative Commons headquarters in Mountain View, CA on October 3-5 at Microsoft Research Campus in Silicon Valley. WikiSym is the premier conference on open … Read More “WikiSym 2011 is open for registration and student volunteers!”

$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”

[Re-]Introducing Greg Grossmeier, Education Technology & Policy Coordinator

Greg Grossmeier was a CC intern, community assistant, and for the last year and a half, a volunteer fellow. He is rejoining CC staff as Education Technology and Policy Coordinator, initially focused on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. How did you get involved in CC initially? It all started back when I was a student … Read More “[Re-]Introducing Greg Grossmeier, Education Technology & Policy Coordinator”

Brazil introduces OER into federal legislation and adopts local government policy

OER seminar at the Sao Paulo Legislative Assembly by reanetbr / CC BY There’s been some exciting announcements in support of open educational resources (OER) in Brazil over the last few weeks. First, legislation was introduced into Brazil’s House of Representatives. The bill deals with three main issues: It 1) requires government funded educational resources to be … Read More “Brazil introduces OER into federal legislation and adopts local government policy”