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
OER isn’t just beneficial for students seeking to pursue higher education. Colleges and universities can also benefit from immediate and long-term effects of OER. It is no shock that the cost of higher education is rising, both for the students and for the universities that are seeking to educate them.
Next month, Creative Commons USA is hosting a Twitter chat around open licensing, CC, copyright, and other intellectual property issues.
Earlier today, Senators Durbin, King, Smith, and Sinema, along with Congressman Neguse, reintroduced the bicameral Affordable College Textbook Act.
In September of last year, Plan S launched in Europe as an effort to bring OA to the center of the research conversation within the next two years.