Open Textbook Community Advocates CC BY License for Open Textbooks

Members of the Open Textbook community signed a joint statement today advocating the use of the CC BY license when creating open textbooks. NEWS RELEASE – November 4, 2016, from Rebus Community We, the undersigned, are active in the creation, dissemination, and adoption of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the world. Our … Continued

B.C. celebrates Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This global event, now entering its … Continued

Announcing the OER Policy Development Tool

Earlier this year, Daniel DeMarte of Tidewater Community College and Amanda Coolidge of BCcampus attended the Institute for Open Leadership in Cape Town, South Africa. The Institute, developed by Creative Commons, is an opportunity to train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, … Continued

Amanda Coolidge, 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow

We are really excited to announce that Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education is among the 16 Institute for Open Leadership Fellows chosen to attend the second Institute for Open Leadership (IOL2) meeting, from March 14-18, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, and the only one from a Canadian post-secondary institution. The first IOL meeting … Continued

CC licenses posters

I’m participating in a quick, five-day workshop on OER from Dec. 5-10 called Ed Tech Open, and one of the things for the first day (which I’m now two days behind on!) was to look over some resources on creative commons and create something about CC licenses that is itself CC licensed. I thought about […]