Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organization that “helps governments and institutions to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning,” has defined a new policy on open educational resources (OER). In addition to recognizing the importance of OER for teaching, learning, and collaboration among institutions and governments, the Commonwealth of Learning states that … Read More “Commonwealth of Learning adopts CC BY-SA as part of new OER policy”

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"”

U.S. Department of Labor seeks reviewers for TAACCCT applications

The U.S. Department of Labor continues to seek qualified peer reviewers to evaluate the first round applications for the agency’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. The Department is seeking a pool of education and training professionals that includes individuals with experience in providing or administering fully online or technology-enabled programs, … Read More “U.S. Department of Labor seeks reviewers for TAACCCT applications”

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”

Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy

Paul Stacey by BCcampus / CC BY Paul Stacey is the Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Academic Relations at BCcampus. Headquartered in Vancouver, BCcampus provides services in support of educational technology and online learning to British Columbia’s 25 public colleges and universities, their students, faculty and administrators. The BC Ministry of Advanced Education provides funding … Read More “Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy”

Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence

Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching / CC BY The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President’s Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to … Read More “Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence”