American University

For Support Of Creative Commons-U.S. OER Advocacy

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/30/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Creative Commons United States (CC-USA) is the American affiliate of Creative Commons and operates as a project of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. CC-USA will work to increase federal policymaker awareness and understanding of OER and Creative Commons licenses, as well as the consequences of copyright licensing choices in the creation of publicly funded resources. This work will support the development, documentation, and understanding of the legal and technical infrastructure for OER, catalyzing wider use of OER.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.american.edu 
Address
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20016-8033, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for the New Perspectives in Studies of American Governance program  
Scholarship regarding U.S. governing institutions (Congress, the presidency, and the federal bureaucracy) suffers from a notoriously restricted range of theoretical, methodological, and demographic perspectives — limiting political scientists’ collective understanding of those institutions as they evolve with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, capacity, and culture. American University’s New Perspectives in Studies of American Governance program, in partnership with Purdue University, seeks to address this shortcoming. The program incentivizes emerging scholars to broaden the range of perspectives and experiences upon which they draw when pursuing insight into American governance at the federal level.
for establishing an action research and learning exchange on transparency and accountability  
This planning grant would explore the establishment of a transparency and accountability action research and learning exchange at the School of International Service. The exchange is envisioned to bring practitioners together with researchers to deepen understanding about what works, where, and how, in the application of tools designed to make governments more responsive to citizens. Research often lags behind practice in this field, and the exchange seeks to ensure that the research agenda is driven by practitioners’ needs, while encouraging dialogue among experts across sectors.
for partnering with networks and content developers to build capacity for high-quality OER  
The Project on Copyright and Open Licensing is part of the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. With this grant, the project will work to remove real and perceived legal barriers in developing OER and to provide educational materials and technical support for the creation of OER by individuals and institutions, with a focus on copyright law and Creative Commons licensing. An intended outcome of this effort is to advance equity and inclusion in education systems by increasing access to authorship and representation of diverse perspectives in instructional materials. (Substrategy: Field Building)

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