Groups Oppose Delay of Open Licensing Rule

This week, Creative Commons joined a group of 18 organizations to urge the Department of Education to implement the “Open Licensing Requirement for Direct Grant Programs” rule, which ensures that educational resources and other copyrightable works created with Department discretionary grant funds are openly licensed. After more than a year of working its way through[…]

U.S. Department of Education #GoOpen Campaign to Expand Openly Licensed Educational Resources

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education announced the #GoOpen campaign, which it defined as a major commitment to “significantly expand and accelerate the creation, curation, use, and sharing of openly licensed educational resources in our schools.”  To further promote OER, the Department is proposing a regulation  that  would  “require  all copyrightable […]

What’s Happening in Williamsfield? A CC-USA FAQ on Open Educational Resources

The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, visited the Williamsfield Community School District in Illinois on September 15, 2015 to highlight the District’s use of Open Educational Resources as a means of improving the quality of its instructional materials while also saving public funds. Here’s a CC-USA FAQ on Open Educational Resources and copyright licenses. Textbooks[…]

Over 100 Organizations Ask President to Ensure Federally Funded Educational Resources Are Made Freely Available Under Open Licenses

Creative Commons USA and over 100 other groups have sent a letter to President Obama urging a policy to ensure that “educational materials created with federal funds… are made available to the public as Open Educational Resources to freely use, share, and build upon” through the use of open licenses. The letter further notes that[…]