American University

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

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/30/2015
  • Term
    25 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 Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016-8033
Grants to this Grantee
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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