April 4, 2017

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  • OER Degree Pathways
    By Anyi Fomengia: As more and more schools invest in the adoption and adaptation of open educational resources (OER), some institutions are taking it a step further. In partnership with Achieving the Dream – and in some cases, independently – a number of community colleges around the country are piloting OER Degree Programs. An OER Degree is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue a full undergraduate degree without having to purchase and course materials. For many students, a textbook can cost as much as tuition for a community college course, so this is a much-needed […]
  • Updates on Amazon Inspire
    By Kai Thompson: After a somewhat troubled start, Amazon recently announced that their Inspire platform – an “open collaboration service that helps educators discover, gather, and share educational content” – is open for teachers to browse and upload content. While still only in Beta form, this is a significant step forward for the project. The platform’s new features and FAQ page encourage users “to discover, manage, rate, review, and share educational resources.” Also on the FAQ page, users are advised on licenses they can use when uploading original content. Inspire links […]
  • Creative Commons USA statement on the Affordable College Textbook Act
    Contact: Ethan Senack Outreach and Policy Manager Creative Commons USA esenack@creativecommonsusa.org 860-309-9271 Today, Senators Durbin, Franken, and King, in conjunction with Representatives Polis and Sinema, introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act to the 115th Congress. In summary, the Affordable College Textbook Act provides funding for institutions of higher education to develop, adapt, and adopt openly-licensed educational resources that “either reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use, reuse, […]

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