Flat World Knowledge Launches Open Textbook Internship Program

Flat World Knowledge, a commercial textbook publisher who uses CC licenses, aims to transform the way professors and college campuses think about textbooks through a new internship program for students. They asked for applicants last year, and launched the program last week with 19 students from colleges like New York University, Ohio State University, Auburn … Read More “Flat World Knowledge Launches Open Textbook Internship Program”

"Python for Informatics" Open Textbook Remixed in 11 Days

Image: dr-chuck / CC BY Chuck Severance, clinical professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, recently published a new textbook in 11 days because he was able to remix an existing textbook. The book, Python for Informatics: Exploring Information, is currently being used in his winter semester Networked Computing course. The textbook is based on … Read More “"Python for Informatics" Open Textbook Remixed in 11 Days”

Free Culture X

Free Culture X, a conference of Students for Free Culture, will be held February 13th at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Keynote addresses will be given by Harvard Berkman Center co-founder Jonathan Zittrain, the co-founder of the public interest group Public Knowledge, Gigi Sohn, and the director of American University’s Center for Social … Read More “Free Culture X”

The Shuttleworth Foundation on CC BY as default and commercial enterprises in education

Photo by Mark Surman CC BY-NC-SA For those of you who don’t know Karien Bezuidenhout, she is the Chief Operating Officer at the Shuttleworth Foundation, one of the few foundations that fund open education projects and who have an open licensing policy for their grantees. A couple months ago, I had the chance to meet … Read More “The Shuttleworth Foundation on CC BY as default and commercial enterprises in education”