Expanding the use of openly licensed materials in higher education and K-12 classrooms
Removing barriers to the free sharing of scholarly research
Building the body of cultural and creative works freely available to the public
Facilitating scientific collaboration and innovation through the free flow of data
If schools made the switch to OER textbooks, they would not only be assisting their students financially, but they could also be fostering a better scholastic environment.
Big Ideas Fest will take place in Washington, D.C. November 29- December 2, 2018, co-hosted by American University, Washington College of Law and Creative Commons USA.
The instant students are sacrificing their biological needs – or seriously disrupting their course of study – in order to afford textbooks, we must immediately ask ourselves what that says about the values of our higher education system.
The Civil Society Proposed Treaty on Copyright Exceptions for Educational and Research Activities can play a important role in supporting the free flow of OER.