This week explores how public policymakers can leverage open licensing policies, and by extension OER, as a solution to high textbook costs, out-of-date educational resources and disappearing access to expensive, DRM protected e-curriculum. Education policy is about solving education problems for the public. If one of the roles of government is to ensure all of its […]Read more ..
For an overview on open licensing and Creative Commons, please see the Week 1 post. How to decide which open license to use? Not all education materials available under a Creative Commons (CC) license are OER. Review this chart that details which CC licenses work well for education resources and which do not. […]Read more ..
Week 1: What is Open Licensing? What is Creative Commons? Why is open licensing important to education? Open Education and OER Before we talk about open licensing, let’s review what we mean by open education and OER. Open education is an idea, a set of content, practices, policy, and community which, properly leveraged, can help […]Read more ..