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How Digital Content + Open Licenses + Open Policies = Sustainable Educational Resources for All

Monday, September 12, 2011

Abstract

Cable Green, Director of Global Learning @ Creative Commons, will discuss how, if we are smart, we will use today's technical and legal tools to build and share high quality, affordable educational resources with everyone who wants to learn. The combined forces of digital content, the Internet and the effect of Moore's law push the cost of storing, replicating and distributing educational materials, once created, to near zero. Open licensing allows this content to be reused, revised, remixed and redistributed so others may localize, customize, translate, and (most important) collect and share open data on the effectiveness of the educational resources to continuously improve their quality. Cable will also discuss how open policies, once adopted, make sustainability a non-issue and ensure publicly funded educational resources are open educational resources.

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