Traditional Institutions Innovating for the Digital Age

Last week, Sean, the Saylor Foundation’s Archivist, forwarded me NPR: Libraries Make Room For High-Tech ‘Hackerspaces’, an article that covers how some public libraries are innovating for the digital age by incorporating hackerspaces into their offerings. Now, I realize that I work for a Foundation that is focused solely on combining education and technology to […]

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The Stop Online Piracy Act

Editor’s Note: On October 26, 2011, H.R. 3261 – or the Stop Online Piracy Act – was introduced in the United States House of Representatives, aiming to stop “foreign online criminals from stealing and selling America’s intellectual property and keeping the profits for themselves.”  Many organizations are protesting this bill as its language threatens the infrastructure […]

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New Legislation in California: Free Digital Open Textbooks

Last week, we, along with many university students and open education enthusiasts, were thrilled when California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg announced an ambitious plan to introduce digital textbooks into the California State higher education system. Under the new legislation, Steinberg proposes that California pump $25 million into this project, which would give free […]

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