Online Learning: data caps are a problem; openness is a solution

Filed under Things That Really Get Our Goat (actually, not really; that isn’t one of our blog categories…but pretend). The Chronicle‘s recent article “Caps on Data Use Dim Online Learning’s Bright Future” is missing a big part of the story in open licensing and open media formats. We don’t blame them, because in all the buzz about new-style […]

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OER Bill Passed in São Paulo State Assembly (via Creative Commons)

Older news, but the first I’ve (consciously) heard of it: São Paulo Legislative Assembly Passes OER Bill (Creative Commons) This bill would make state-funded learning materials open and available for “copying, distribution, download and creation of derivative works.” Word is, the governor hasn’t signed the bill just yet, and it could, of course, still be vetoed. More […]

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We Love Resources – Photo Pin

If you’re vigilant (nosy, bored, etc.), you’ve probably noticed that nearly all of our image credits here in the blog are labeled something like this: Photo credit: [owner] via photopin [license] There’s a pretty sweet tool behind that simple line of text, saving us plenty of headaches. We’re pretty serious about open licensing and attribution, but it can be a […]

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Pure OER: SOC101

The free education project of The Saylor Foundation, from its very beginning, has been committed to open educational resources (OER). We also committed early on to an…er, ambitious…slate of courses — 241, to be exact. To get there, we had to source great content from all over, working hard to gather up open resources when possible, […]

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