Data Journalism Handbook to launch under CC BY-SA

Attention journalists! Want a free resource that will help you locate data for better reporting? Read this update, originally posted by June Park at Creative Commons (original post here). This Saturday’s International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy will unveil a months-long collaborative effort — the Data Journalism Handbook, a free, CC BY-SA licensed book to help journalists find and use […]

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Why Open Education Matters: New Video Competition Launched!

On Monday, March 5th, Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute kicked off a new video competition aimed at raising awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER), with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. According to the competition website, Why Open Education Matters is “one part of an ongoing campaign to […]

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Creative Commons and Community Colleges: 2012 Innovations Conference

Yesterday, I travelled to Philadelphia to take part in the opening day of the Innovations 2012 conference. This conference, a yearly event organized by the League for Innovation in the Community College, is a “premier event for community college professionals dedicated to improving organizational and individual teaching and learning.” This year, the event is organized […]

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Open Textbook Challenge: Making Textbooks Available (For Free!)

As technology becomes more portable and affordable, universal access to higher education becomes more achievable.  However, even as technology reaches more potential learners, we’re still seeing significant barriers to educational content.  In addition to working hard on access and distribution, the Saylor Foundation is also helping lead the way in promoting the creation of more […]

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