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

Bjoern Hassler bjohas at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 18:10:43 UTC 2015

Hi Cable,

that's great!

I assume USAID funded (educational) resources would come under this? I
assume yes, because in "The educational, training, and instructional
materials covered by the Order should include any unclassified information
resource created, in whole or in part, with Federal funds designed to
educate, instruct, train or inform." the emphasis is on "Federal funds
designed to educate" without reference to where this education might take

Thanks to all involved in this!

On 4 August 2015 at 17:06, Cable Green <cable at creativecommons.org> wrote:

> 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
> <https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/06/04/help-us-strengthen-open-government> to
> 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,
> Cable
> *(remix from a note sent to “OER Advocacy” by: Nicole Allen, SPARC)*
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