"Opening Up Education"

is the new publication by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and MIT Press exploring “the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education.” Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge is a collection of thirty essays written by leaders in the open … Read More “"Opening Up Education"”

OER Handbook for Educators 1.0

The Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) has been hosting an OER Handbook on WikiEducator for a while now, inviting others to contribute and edit various elements of the book. Now they’ve finally published the first printable version of one of their mini-handbooks: OER Handbook for Educators 1.0.  The actual handbook isn’t so mini—though … Read More “OER Handbook for Educators 1.0”

eIFL.net on Open Access, Open Education, and Creative Commons

In April, ccLearn crossed telephone lines with Italy and Ukraine for the first time. Executive Director Ahrash Bissell spoke with eIFL.net, Electronic Information for Libraries, an international nonprofit organization whose interests, among many, lie in open access publishing and fair and balanced intellectual property laws for libraries. Below is a follow-up interview over email with … Read More “eIFL.net on Open Access, Open Education, and Creative Commons”

ccLearn Workshop at Stanford's Open Source Lab Tomorrow

ccLearn‘s Executive Director, Ahrash Bissell, will give a talk at Open Source Lab’s fourth official workshop, a series that features various speakers promoting openness across a variety of fields. The Open Source Lab at Stanford was founded just last November, and already hosts video content from three past workshops on their site. The ccLearn workshop will … Read More “ccLearn Workshop at Stanford's Open Source Lab Tomorrow”

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears–A New Online Magazine for Elementary School Teachers

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is the new online science magazine for K-5th grades focusing on polar issues wrought by global climate change. Developed by a host of contributors, including the Ohio State University with funding from the National Science Foundation (Research on Learning in Formal and Informal settings), the magazine will get much of … Read More “Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears–A New Online Magazine for Elementary School Teachers”

CC and Net Neutrality

OpenEducation.net tracks the changing climate of education–more specifically, the movement towards the growing availability of Open Educational Resources on the web. In a recent post entitled, The Digital Commons — Left Unregulated, Are We Destined for Tragedy? , they explore the potential of the open digital commons, concluding that open access is the key to … Read More “CC and Net Neutrality”