Category Archives: Open source

Open Ed 13: OER and Solving th Textbook Crisis

Textbook Stack (Photo credit: greenasian) “The average U.S. college student spends more than $1,000 per year on textbooks and supplies, a significant expense on top of already burdensome college costs. Textbook prices continue to soar four times faster than inflation, … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: Badge-Empowered Learning

An example digital badge. Tami Echard and Jay Heap discuss on open source badge platform. “Georgia Virtual Learning is developing a series of online professional development programs using BadgeOS, a powerful open source platform for rewarding learner achievement and community … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown Unlocks the Nation’s Digital Future through Open Source Textbook Innovation

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental set of bills that create the nation’s first free online textbook library, an effort aimed at alleviating the burden of rising costs to students attending California’s public postsecondary institutions. California … Continue reading

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Parallels in Open Software and Open Textbooks

Dr. Cable Green speaking to Creative Commons staff (Photo credit: tvol) I was reading this morning about what makes a successful open source project and what makes one not so successful, and I found a number of parallels between successful … Continue reading

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Help Shape Creative Commons 4.0

Image by jorgeandresem via FlickrThis just in from the ubiquitous Cable Green: Creative Commons has officially opened the public discussion process for version 4.0 of the CC license suite. Please see the announcement below, and join the discussion by subscribing … Continue reading

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Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop

Image via CrunchBaseThis in from Cable Green: Creative Commons, the OER Foundation and Ako Aotearoa announce an international professional development opportunity for all educators. What: Open content licensing for educators workshop (#OCL4Ed)Where: OnlineWhen: 23 -27 January 2012Cost: Free Registration: Open … Continue reading

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Public Domain Music Keeps Getting Better

Image via WikipediaHow does public domain music keep getting better? For one thing, the technology being used to clean up sound files has gotten significantly better. Many of the online archives of audio suffered from some pretty raw recordings from … Continue reading

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Open Ed Conf. Keynotes: Cable Green & Philipp Schmidt

Image via CrunchBaseThe Obviousness of Open PolicySpeakers: Cable GreenThe Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Yet … Continue reading

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Open Ed Conference: Cognitive and Cultural Barriers to Openness

Speaker: Steve Hargadon Image by jdlasica via FlickrWhat are the cognitive and cultural barriers to openness, and how does understanding them help to promote broader openness? A conversation with the desire to identify the core ways in which people are … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Positions: Senior Project Manager & Senior Project Analyst

Image via CrunchBasehttp://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/29046 Creative Commons is seeking highly motivated and organized individuals to fill two positions: Senior Project Manager and Senior Project Analyst.  Both positions are full-time with full benefits. Both positions will key members of the team supporting Department of Labor TAACCCT grantees. Ideal … Continue reading

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