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Creative Commons has published a new open book, "The Power of Open" with an introduction by Cathy Casserly, CEO and Joi Ito, Chair of Creative Commons. It explains the history and derivation of all the creative common open licenses and shares dozens of inspiring stories about creative people sharing their work from education to music to art, etc ...
Visit http://thepowerofopen.org to download a digital version of The Power of Open or to find…Continue
Added by Una Daly on July 28, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Need some help figuring out which open license to use for publishing your new or revised open textbook. Here is an online wizard to help you blend creative commons licenses from JISC and web2rights.
Added by Una Daly on June 28, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Thanks to all who came to the webinar on Tuesday and participated in the announcement of this promising new partnership between the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and the Open Courseware Consortium.
Added by Una Daly on May 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of giving a Discovering Open Textbooks workshop at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College with about 30-35 faculty and staff from LACCD. Many faculty and staff were looking for affordable textbook solutions and were already seeking out open or free educational resources to incorporate into their classes. Disciplines represented ranged from Art, English, Spanish, Labor, Chemistry, Oceanography, Business, Computer Applications, Career Planning, Music, Theater,…Continue
Added by Una Daly on March 6, 2011 at 12:06am — No Comments
Pat Lockley, OER Tool developer, from University of Nottingham has developed the amazing XPERT tool that allows you to search for OER subjects in the following formats: (pictures, sounds, videos). When you select the desired item, it will created the open license and embed into the object. Saves loads of times when you are looking for open images to include in instructional or other educational materials.
Added by Una Daly on June 1, 2010 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Added by Judy Baker on May 10, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments
As noted by today's Creative Commons blog posting, the recently released United States Department of Education 2010 National Educational Technology Plan (pdf) embraces the use of open textbooks and open educational resources. The Plan cites the …Continue
Added by Judy Baker on March 6, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments