OER: A Catalyst for Innovation

  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its latest Open Educational Resources (OER) report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) The report covers the following topics: OER in educational policy and practice OER as a catalyst for innovation Fostering new forms of learning for the … Read More “OER: A Catalyst for Innovation”

Towards a Collaborative, Coordinated Strategy for OER Implementation

Game Plan. By Rob Armes, CC BY 3.0 Today, the OER community releases the Foundations for OER Strategy Development. This document provides a concise analysis of where the global OER movement currently stands: what the common threads are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a … Read More “Towards a Collaborative, Coordinated Strategy for OER Implementation”

US Dept. of Education proposes Open Licensing Policy. CC joins White House announcement.

    Yesterday, Creative Commons joined the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for a series of important announcements that will advance OER in grades PreK-12 across the United States. ED announced the launch of its #GoOpen campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use Open Educational Resources (OER). OER, made “open” by CC … Read More “US Dept. of Education proposes Open Licensing Policy. CC joins White House announcement.”

U.S. Secretary of Education highlights Schools using OER to #GoOpen

Williamsfield video by U.S. Department of Education is licensed CC BY I’m pleased to announce two important updates from the U.S. Department of Education! #1: Williamsfield Community Unified School District embraces OER Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Williamsfield Community Unified School District in Illinois to highlight the progress the rural school district … Read More “U.S. Secretary of Education highlights Schools using OER to #GoOpen”

Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses

White House by Diego Cambiaso, available under the CC BY-SA license. Today, Creative Commons and a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations are calling upon the White House to take administrative action to ensure that federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources (OER) for the public … Read More “Obama administration should require sharing of federally funded educational resources under Creative Commons licenses”

U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support

second grade writing class / woodleywonderworks / CC BY Achieve (a nonpartisan education reform organization widely known for its CC BY licensed OER Rubrics) has developed policy recommendations with input from its OER Institute U.S. state partners for U.S. states to use OER as part of their college and career ready implementation plans. These recommendations … Read More “U.S. K12 State Policy Recommendations for OER: Sign Letter of Support”

Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library

Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. [front] / Boston Public LIbrary / No known copyright restrictions The OPENPediatrics program at Boston Children’s Hospital announced the launch today of a new open educational resource (OER), a multimedia library that presents animations and illustrations from OPENPediatrics instructional videos under CC BY-NC-SA for use by clinicians and academics in their own instructional … Read More “Boston Children’s Hospital OPENPediatrics Launches Open Multimedia Library”