Creative Commons is an anchor grantee in the Education Program’s Open Educational Resources work. It is launching an initiative to increase the amount of content in the nonprofit sector that is covered under flexible Creative Commons licenses. These licenses make it easier for knowledge to be used, distributed, and remixed. This work would build on recent research in which foundations are encouraged to, where appropriate and aligned with their goals, orient internal policies and procedures around intellectual property towards openness.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for increasing capacity for OER technology development and strategic policy outreach
Creative Commons offers free, easily understood, machine-readable licenses by which individuals can retain particular rights to their creative work while sharing it with the world on generous terms. This grant would support continued work on tools and monitoring to improve the search and discovery of OER, as well as technical assistance for OER policy efforts. It also would support the few projects remaining after the reintegration of CCLearn, the division dedicated to supporting open learning and OER, into Creative Common's core organization.
for leadership development in Open Educational Resources
With this grant, Creative Commons proposes to develop an Institute for Open Leadership to train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, and practices. By training new leaders, connecting them to each other, and helping them complete their first capstone open projects in their institutions, the Institute will prepare them to guide emerging movements in open science, open education, open government, and open culture. This project will help fulfill the Program’s goals for capacity building and succession planning in the OER field.
for general operating support
Creative Commons continues to serve as a crucial intellectual property organization for Open Educational Resources by providing free, machine-readable copyright licenses. This grant would extend core support as Creative Commons develops next-generation licenses and launches the Open Policy Institute to support advocacy for open licenses around the world.