Saylor Foundation expands $20,000 Open Textbook Challenge

The Saylor Foundation provides global grants of US $20,000 to college textbook authors seeking to openly license their educational textbooks for use in free Saylor college-level courses. Authors maintain their copyright and license textbooks to the world via Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) to enable maximum reuse, remix, and redistribution. To learn more and apply, … Read More “Saylor Foundation expands $20,000 Open Textbook Challenge”

LRMI integration workshop at Content in Context

This year the Content in Context conference (organized by the Association of Education Publishers and the Association of American Publishers School Division) will host a free Metadata Lab centered around educational metadata adoption. The main highlights of the lab: Education data standards overview with Jack Buckley (NCES/CEDS), Ross Santy (US DOE), and Michael Jay (Educational … Read More “LRMI integration workshop at Content in Context”

Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit

Creative Commons licenses are enabling an international partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics to provide free learning opportunities for students worldwide with pathways to formal academic credit. The OER university (OERu) will create a parallel learning universe for learners who cannot afford a tertiary education by offering CC-licensed courses — with the opportunity to … Read More “Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit”

Sharing and remixing class notes on GoodSemester under Creative Commons

GoodSemester, a new learning platform geared toward academic productivity, has just announced Creative Commons note sharing, copying and remixing. GoodSemester allows learners to find, copy and modify CC-licensed notes throughout its learning service, then integrate these notes directly into their classes. The default license for all new notes created on GoodSemester is CC BY-SA. While … Read More “Sharing and remixing class notes on GoodSemester under Creative Commons”

CC Salon London: Open Educational Resources — Policies for Promotion

Creative Commons, Creative Commons United Kingdom (CC UK) and iCommons Ltd. are pleased to present the next CC Salon London on Thursday, March 29. CC Salon London will feature five panelists discussing the state of open educational resources (OER) and the effect of copyright and other policies on the development of digital tools and content … Read More “CC Salon London: Open Educational Resources — Policies for Promotion”

CC Salon London: Open Educational Resources — Policies for Promotion

Creative Commons, Creative Commons United Kingdom (CC UK) and iCommons Ltd. are pleased to present the next CC Salon London on Thursday, March 29. CC Salon London will feature five panelists discussing the state of open educational resources (OER) and the effect of copyright and other policies on the development of digital tools and content … Read More “CC Salon London: Open Educational Resources — Policies for Promotion”