Kirsty Pitkin has a new post providing an overview of what happened at OER Hack Day. There are several videos posted as well. From the post:
The OER Hack Day event was jointly organised by JISC CETIS and DevCSI. Participants came from a variety of backgrounds and levels of technical expertise, and included academics, learning technologists, repository managers, developers, and librarians from UK institutions such as Harper Adams, Oxford, Nottingham, East Riding College, the Open University, and other organisations such as Creative Commons, the Learning Registry, Open Michigan, and TechDis.
Audrey Watters has a new post on the 10 ways OpenCourseWare has “freed” education. From the post:
The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use their course content was a seminal move, one that had a profound effect on democratizing education.
Sir John Daniel has a new post on whether educators are willing to share. From the post:
The possibilities of opening up universities on new dimensions became clear a decade ago when the Internet burst into the public consciousness in the dot.com frenzy at the turn of the millennium.
Thanks to Stephen Downes for the link.
Stephen Downes and David Wiley are participating in debate regarding the commercial use of open educational resources.
Dan Coleman has a new post noting that Yale has released 10 more open courses.
Sean Coughlan is reporting that the Open University will be getting funding from the U.S. From the post:
The $750,000 (£458,000) pilot project will help students in 10 US colleges – and will be extended if successful.
Creative Commons has a new post announcing that it has received grant money to assist in the C3T Federal Grant Program. From the post:
Creative Commons is pleased to announce we have been awarded a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide support to successful applicants of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (C3T) grant program with our partnering organizations Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative (OLI), CAST, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).