[Open-education] OER / Open Policy Letter to President Obama

Cable Green cable at creativecommons.org
Tue Aug 4 16:06:41 UTC 2015

Greetings Open Education and Open Policy Colleagues:

*Apologies for the cross postings.*

While this is a US government open education / open policy update … I
thought it would be interesting to non-US groups as well.

Today, a broad coalition of more than 90 organizations representing the
education, library, technology, public interest and legal communities released
a letter <http://www.oerusa.org/> calling on President Obama to open up
educational materials created with federal taxpayer funds.

The coalition asks the President to commit to an Executive Branch-wide
policy to ensure that federally funded educational and training resources
are made available as Open Education Resources (OER) that are free for the
public to use, share, and improve. The letter is a response to the White
House's call for ideas
improve the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, which is currently
under development for release later this year.

Many of the groups on this list are original signatories on the letter, and
special thanks go to SPARC, U.S. PIRG, New America, Creative Commons US,
and Creative Commons HQ for jointly coordinating the effort.

Read and download the letter here: www.oerusa.org <http://www.oerusa.org>

Please help share the news on social media with hashtag #OERUSA

CC blog post <http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/45872>

Warm regards,


*(remix from a note sent to “OER Advocacy” by: Nicole Allen, SPARC)*


Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global Learning
Creative Commons
@cgreen <http://twitter.com/cgreen>
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