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The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN),http://open4us.org, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has created free services aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s grant requirements and designed to support your project.
The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) will provide free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT, http://www.doleta.gov/taaccct) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor.
OPEN will help grantees meet the provisions laid out in the solicitation for grant applications, including the CC BY open licensing requirement. OPEN services will be provided by Creative Commons (CC), Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC), which have individual but complementary areas of expertise in openness and the design of educational resources.
Our partners’ long-standing experience in these noted service areas can help you achieve your project goals while minimizing time and resources spent.
Explore this web site to find out about events, resources, and other services you can tap in to. Contact us for support with:
- Creative Commons licensing requirement
- strengthening online and technology enabled learning
- effective course and learning design
- universal design for learning and accessibility
- evidence based online technology policy and practices for Open Educational Resources (OER)
- help finding existing OER
Open Educational Resources (OER).
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license, such as the Creative Commons Attribution license required by DOL, that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.
Open educational resources include full courses and supplemental resources such as textbooks, images, videos, animations, simulations, assessments, … Find OER (http://open4us.org/find-oer/)
A core concept for understanding OER is that they are learning materials freely available under a license that allows them to be:
- Reused - Revised - Remixed - Redistributed