$500 million awarded to first round grantees for community college career training program

Today the U.S. Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department of Education, announced the first wave of grant winners in support of “targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers.” Today’s announcement commits nearly $500 million to 32 grantees, with a $2 billion investment expected over the next 4 years. Secretary … Read More “$500 million awarded to first round grantees for community college career training program”

Brazil introduces OER into federal legislation and adopts local government policy

OER seminar at the Sao Paulo Legislative Assembly by reanetbr / CC BY There’s been some exciting announcements in support of open educational resources (OER) in Brazil over the last few weeks. First, legislation was introduced into Brazil’s House of Representatives. The bill deals with three main issues: It 1) requires government funded educational resources to be … Read More “Brazil introduces OER into federal legislation and adopts local government policy”

Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy

Pete Forsyth lives and breathes wikis. He is owner and lead consultant at Wiki Strategies, and has extensive experience in working within online peer production communities, specifically the production of open educational resources (OER) using wiki-based web sites like Wikipedia. Forsyth was the Wikimedia Foundation’s first Public Outreach Officer and key architect of the Wikipedia Public Policy … Read More “Pete Forsyth and the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy”

Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy

KNUST OER production workshop team by bagaball / CC BY The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has adopted a university-wide open educational resources (OER) policy with CC Attribution as the default license for university material. KNUST’s “Policy for Development and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER)” (pdf) outlines the purpose, role, and … Read More “Kwame Nkrumah University adopts CC Attribution for OER policy”

Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy

Paul Stacey by BCcampus / CC BY Paul Stacey is the Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Academic Relations at BCcampus. Headquartered in Vancouver, BCcampus provides services in support of educational technology and online learning to British Columbia’s 25 public colleges and universities, their students, faculty and administrators. The BC Ministry of Advanced Education provides funding … Read More “Paul Stacey from BCcampus: Open Education and Policy”

Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence

Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching / CC BY The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President’s Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to … Read More “Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence”