Hewlett Foundation extends CC BY policy to all grantees

Last week the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that it is extending its open licensing policy to require that all content (such as reports, videos, white papers) resulting from project grant funds be licensed under the most recent Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. From the Foundation’s blog post: “We’re making this change because … Read More “Hewlett Foundation extends CC BY policy to all grantees”

WikiEducator, Connexions, and MediaWiki join forces in OER Remix Project

In case you haven’t heard, WikiEducator‘s Wayne Mackintosh announced earlier this week that they were joining forces with Connexions “to provide educators with greater freedom of choice to mix and match the best of two OER worlds, namely “producer-consumer” models with more traditional work flow approaches and commons-based peer production.” WikiEducator and Connexions are two … Read More “WikiEducator, Connexions, and MediaWiki join forces in OER Remix Project”

"AcaWiki Increases Impact of Scholarly Research Using Web 2.0"

AcaWiki, a project I briefly mentioned in Opening Education–the little things you can do, launches this week. Dubbed as the “Wikipedia for academic research,” AcaWiki’s mission is “to make academic research more accessible and interactive” by “[enabling] users to easily post and discuss human-readable summaries of academic papers and literature reviews online.” Founder Neeru Paharia … Read More “"AcaWiki Increases Impact of Scholarly Research Using Web 2.0"”

Back to School Conclusion: The Open Trajectory of Learning

As students around the world return to school, ccLearn blogs about the evolving education landscape, ongoing projects to improve educational resources, education technology, and the future of education. Browse the “Back to School” tag for more posts in this series. Today’s predictions about the future of learning might eventually seem as preposterous as early 20th … Read More “Back to School Conclusion: The Open Trajectory of Learning”