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More California Community Colleges Get CC Certified!

CC Certificate, Events, Open Education, Uncategorized
Sunset over San Bernardino skyline

This December, Creative Commons led a CC Certificate Bootcamp, or condensed Certificate training, for faculty and staff from 16 different California Community Colleges implementing Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) degree programs. This marked the second CC Bootcamp for California Community Colleges after the California legislature invested $115 million to expand ZTC degrees and the use of…

NGO Network to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Copyright, Open Access, Open Education
The New UNESCO House in Paris New UNESCO House in Paris. United Nations. 1958-September-01 / CC BY-NC-ND

The UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation was unanimously adopted on November 25 by 193 UNESCO member states at the 40th UNESCO General Conference. This milestone offers a unique opportunity to advance open education around the world. Why does it matter? This Recommendation is an official UNESCO instrument that gives national governments a specific list…

We Support the UNESCO Recommendation on OER

Copyright, Open Education
A group of students and a teacher Image credit: "Teaching," Joris Louwes, CC BY-ND 2.0

As part of the drafting committee, Creative Commons (CC) fully supports the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) on which the member states will vote at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November. We laud the multitude of national governments and open education experts engaged in the development of this international…

Meet Our First CC Certificate Scholarship Recipients!

Open Education
From CC Nepal: Photo by Roshan Kumar Karn, Director of Open Access Nepal, licensed CC BY 4.0

The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) is a passionate community that lights up our vibrant, collaborative, global commons. The CC Network is also critical to our mission of sharing. To support CC Network members, we launched a scholarship program for CC Certificate courses.  Today, we are proud to highlight our first 10 CC Certificate Scholarship…

Mainstreaming OER in Latin America and The Caribbean

Open Education

The fifth Regional OER Consultation for the Latin America and Caribbean region was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3rd-4th April. The event was in preparation for the 2nd OER World Congress that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September of this year. The meeting was organized by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), alongside partners UNESCO,…

Pondering the Future of Open Education in Nigeria

Open Education

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. In our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. This week’s post is from Dr. Jane-Frances Agbu from the National Open University of Nigeria. We also interviewed Dr. Agbu about her…