April 4, 2017


Please note the positions described in these posts may not reflect official positions of the Creative Commons USA chapter.

  • Looking Beyond Open City Data
    By Kennina Ip The urban open data movement has grown in the past few years. At the forefront of this movement are cities such as New York, Washington, and Chicago. New municipalities continue to join, even as recently as this October, and many continue to develop platforms to facilitate the movement. Lake County, Illinois, for example, just launched an Open Data Hub, intending to increase accessibility to and searchability of government data. It centralizes a wide variety of data, from health […]
  • Joining #GoOpen as a Supporting Partner
    Over the past few years, the #GoOpen campaign has made big strides in encouraging adoption of openly licensed learning materials in K-12 education. Working now in 118 districts and 20 different states, the coordinated effort to help schools #GoOpen is an crucial one. Creative Commons USA is thrilled to join #GoOpen as a supporting partner, where we hope to offer professional development and training opportunities around open licensing, create public, shareable resources around copyright, […]
  • OER in Practice
    By Torrey Feldman Open Educational Resources (OER), as defined by the Hewlett Foundation, are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. These resources are high quality materials that include textbooks, teaching aids, assessments, etc. all for the benefit of affordably […]

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