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Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies

Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies

In 2015, the Polish government launched an online repository of open, Creative Commons Attribution-licensed e-textbooks, covering the core curriculum for primary and lower secondary education. With this goal achieved, we ask ourselves: is our work done? 
Can the OER acronym make us open? Thoughts on the "Opening Up Curriculum" report

Can the OER acronym make us open? Thoughts on the „Opening Up Curriculum” report

Babson Survey Research Group has recently published the results of its survey study „Opening the Curriculum: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014″. The study (funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and with support from Pearson) is unique in providing a statistically valid, quantitative view of the ways that American academic staff...
Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners.

Impressions from OCWC and OER14 conferences: speaking policy to practicioners.

At the end of April, I had the opportunity to participate in two back-to-back events related to open education: the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) annual meeting in Ljubljana and OER14, the United-Kingdom based annual conference on the subject. Together, they provide a good insight into the state of open education in Europe (with one caveat:...
Myths and obstacles Open Educational Resources are facing

Myths and obstacles Open Educational Resources are facing

This post is part of a project aimed at mapping myths and obstacles around Open Educational Resources, conducted by Creative Commons Poland. Where do myths about OERs come from? The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has emerged to transform and democratize access to education. Governments, companies, teachers and learners around the world are making OERs...
Copyright Week: Educational Resources want to be tinkered with

Copyright Week: Educational Resources want to be tinkered with

(This post is part of Copyright week, during which a range of organizations highlights key principles that should guide copyright policy – right in time for the European copyright consultations. Please also read posts published previously on the CC blog: on the public domain and on Open Access. Today’s theme is “You bought it, you...