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Greeting,

As you are aware, Open textbook and open educational resource legislation is globally gaining ground. We have been tasked with identifying government legislation and institution policy for open textbooks and open educational resources. We would also like to make this information available to the public for download and a form for easy updating with current legislation and policy. 

We are collecting information regarding (1) Government legislation from around the world dealing with open educational resources and open textbooks; or (2) Public and private Institution policies regarding open textbooks and open educational resources. You will note that we have added the new Florida legislation which addresses open textbooks and resources. Should you be aware of any legislation or policy, please complete the Government Legislation & Institution Policy  form  or forward the link to the appropriate person. 

The spreadsheet of the results is publicly available for viewing and download through Google Docs at: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvS8IIhOt68KdEtRTGh5c3FqTVhSVmowb0ZjbUVBUmc#gid=0 We are currently updating the Open Access Textbook website (http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org ) with this information.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the form and appreciate your assistance.

Sincerely,

--Robin

Robin Donaldson, Ph.D.
Project Manager, The Orange Grove
Director, Open Access Textbooks Project
Florida Distance Learning Consortium
850-922-3107
*Web: rdonaldson.com
*Twitter: twitter.com/#!/robinldonaldson
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Message from david.wiley@gmail.com

Robin, I just added information about the Utah State Office of Education decision to use open textbooks for grades 6-12 in math, language arts, and science that takes existing pilots statewide fall 2012. Thanks for this resource. Super happy to hear about FL joining the ranks! David
David, That's wonderful! Thank you very much for adding the information on Utah. We are indeed very pleased with the continued support we have gotten thus far on open textbooks and OER. --Robin Robin Donaldson On 3/15/12 12:58 PM, "David Wiley" wrote: >Robin, > >I just added information about the Utah State Office of Education >decision to use open textbooks for grades 6-12 in math, language arts, >and science that takes existing pilots statewide fall 2012. Thanks for >this resource. Super happy to hear about FL joining the ranks! > >David > >
Hi Robin:

This is great!

I want to let you (and everyone else on this list) know, Creative Commons was recently funded to create and post an "OER Policy Registry."  We have drafted the list of all of the known open education and textbooks policies (that we could find) - 175 and counting - and our next step is to do what you have done below - ask people to update their policies and fill in the gaps. The registry will be on the web and update-able by anyone with an open education policy.  We are also coordinating our work with some international governmental organizations who have started similar work.

We have tagged the 175 policies with the following sortable info:
  • policy title
  • url
  • drafter / author
  • description (< 1 paragraph)
  • date introduced
  • date published
  • date enacted
  • license (the required license as described in the policy)
  • language
  • jurisdiction
  • policy
  • policy document license
  • tags
I wonder if we might join forces to create one big "OER Policy Registry" / "government legislation from around the world dealing with open educational resources and open textbooks."

Everything we build will, of course, be open and licensed under CC BY... all will be open and transparent.

I am available tomorrow, Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm (pacific) - do you have time to talk?  (o) 360-350-0644

Creative Commons looks forward to working with Florida Distance Learning Consortium on this important project!

Cheers,

Cable

PS - I also left you a voice mail with some additional details.


Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global Learning
(t) @cgreen @cc  /  (b) OER
(b) power of open  /  CC newsletter  /  CC widget


Hello,

Last week I sent out an email requesting your assistance in inputing your institution OER policy or government legislation into an online form (see below). I am very happy to report that another group has already gotten funding to create an OER policy list! More information will be coming very soon on their project. We will be combining our efforts so I need to ask that you please hold off entering your data into the spreadsheet I created. 

Please rest assured that any data currently in my spreadsheet will be imported and merged with their data after they go live. 

Thank you very much,

--Robin 

Robin Donaldson, Ph.D.
Project Manager, The Orange Grove 
Director, Open Access Textbooks Project
Florida Distance Learning Consortium
850-922-3107
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Greeting,

As you are aware, Open textbook and open educational resource legislation
is globally gaining ground. We have been tasked with identifying
government legislation and institution policy for open textbooks and open
educational resources. We would also like to make this information
available to the public for download and a form for easy updating with
current legislation and policy.

We are collecting information regarding (1) Government legislation from
around the world dealing with open educational resources and open
textbooks; or (2) Public and private Institution policies regarding open
textbooks and open educational resources. You will note that we have
added the new Florida legislation which addresses open textbooks and
resources. Should you be aware of any legislation or policy, please
complete the Government Legislation & Institution Policy form or forward
the link to the appropriate person.

The spreadsheet of the results is publicly available for viewing and
download through Google Docs at:
mowb0ZjbUVBUmc#gid=0 We are currently updating the Open Access Textbook
website ( http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org ) with this information.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the form and
appreciate your assistance.

Sincerely,

--Robin


Robin Donaldson, Ph.D.
Project Manager, The Orange Grove
Director, Open Access Textbooks Project
Florida Distance Learning Consortium
850-922-3107
*Web: rdonaldson.com
*Twitter: twitter.com/#!/robinldonaldson
------------------------------------------------------
Follow The Orange Grove repository
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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