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
While OER have made learning available to a larger section of the population, we have to take into account accessibility to technology and Internet and be mindful of differences in cultures and languages to make way for a more inclusive and equitable OER.
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that a commercial copyshop may reproduce educational materials at the request of a school district that is using them under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
This blog describes some of the motivations different artists have for using Creative Commons licenses.
As part of the FY18 Omnibus funding bill announced by Congress late Wednesday night, legislators have proposed $5 million to launch a federal open textbook grant program.