New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges

The Department of Labor and the Department of Education today¬†announced a new education fund that will grant $2 billion to create OER materials for career training programs in community colleges. According to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program … Read More “New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges”

The Right to Research Coalition's Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy

Nick Shockey is the Director of the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC) and the Director of Student Advocacy at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). ¬†The R2RC is an international alliance of 31 graduate and undergraduate student organizations, representing nearly 7 million students, that promotes an open scholarly publishing system based on the … Read More “The Right to Research Coalition's Nick Shockey: Open Education and Policy”

Jeff Mao and Bob McIntire from the Maine Department of Education: Open Education and Policy

Maine has been a leader in adopting educational technology in support of its students. In 2002, through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the state began providing laptops to all students in grades 7-8 in a one-to-one laptop program. In 2009, Maine expanded the project to high school students. The one-to-one laptops paved the way … Read More “Jeff Mao and Bob McIntire from the Maine Department of Education: Open Education and Policy”

Letter from featured Superhero Andrew Rens, former Lead for CC South Africa

I’m delighted to introduce Andrew Rens, one of our exceptional CC Superheroes, who will tell you in his own words why he supports Creative Commons and why you should too. Rens, the founding legal lead of Creative Commons South Africa – a volunteer position he held from 2003 to 2009 – possesses particularly adept superpowers … Read More “Letter from featured Superhero Andrew Rens, former Lead for CC South Africa”

IEEE teams up with Connexions to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed engineering OER

Rice University’s Connexions and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Process Society (IEEE-SPS) recently announced the release of a set of open educational resources on signal processing. The materials allow engineering instructors to mix and match to build customized courses, textbooks and study guides, and are useful for practicing engineers for their own … Read More “IEEE teams up with Connexions to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed engineering OER”

Stories of people & projects using Creative Commons in education, government, and data

The significance of Creative Commons and its licenses is often overlooked, embedded as it is into the fabric of sharing culture on the web. The current superhero campaign attempts to bring CC’s role to the forefront, by highlighting people and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to this culture. But there are many more excellent … Read More “Stories of people & projects using Creative Commons in education, government, and data”