[IAEP] Fwd: CC News: $2 billion fund available for open education

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:21:30 EST 2011

FYI. I'm spreading this news around to see whether we can organize some
projects to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Date: Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 13:03
Subject: CC News: $2 billion fund available for open education
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CC heads into February with exciting new developments in policy, science,
and journalism.

*A new U.S. education fund makes available $2 billion to create open
educational resources in community colleges*

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Education
new education fund that will grant $2 billion to create open
resources (OER) materials for career training programs in community
colleges. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career
Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) will invest $2 billion over the next four
years into grants that will “provide community colleges and other eligible
institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their
ability to deliver education and career training programs.” What's more,
the full program
states that all the resources created using these funds must be
released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC
license. The first round of funding will be $500 million over the next year.
Applications to the solicitation are now open, and will be due April 21,
2011. Read what our incoming CEO, Cathy Casserly, has to say at the full

*Nature Publishing Group announces a new open access journal and support for

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Nature Publishing
long been a leader in scientific and medical publishing. Last month,
company announced a brand new online open access journal called *Scientific
With this launch, a full 80% of NPG academic and society journals and 50% of
all journals the company publishes offer open access options to authors.
Additionally, NPG is going to make a donation to Creative Commons for every
publication in *Scientific
We are thrilled to have this financial support that will help us continue to
provide the legal and technical infrastructure of open systems. Read
 *Al Jazeera adds Egypt and Tunisia coverage to its CC video repository*

Since the beginning of the Egyptian uprising on January 25th, Qatar-based
all-news Arabic channel Al Jazeera has been feeding its repository of
CC-licensed video<https://creativecommons.net/sites/default/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2671&qid=297290>with
up-to-date footage from Egypt and Tunisia. With a powerful network of
journalists and reporters on the ground who can provide footage that is
sometimes very difficult to obtain, "Al Jazeera has decided to make its
content available for other news sources to use through their Creative
Commons website”
The footage released on Al Jazeera’s Creative Commons repository is under
the CC BY<https://creativecommons.net/sites/default/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2675&qid=297290>license,
which makes it legally available to be downloaded, shared,
re-mixed, translated and even re-broadcast without asking for further
permission as long as the original source is credited. Read
 *In other news:*

   - Open data is huge this year. Read about CC's open data
what you can do to help.

   - Belgian and Israeli Courts granted
CC licensors.

   - Director Vincent Moon (of the Take-Away Shows)
screenings for his new film, "An Island." The film, like all
   his work, is available under CC BY-NC-SA.

   - We launched a new blog
Creative Commons and Public Sector Information for the

   - We talked with Nick
the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC) about the benefits of adopting
   tools for open access literature, and the similarities between the open
   access and open education movements.

   - We changed our

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   REL by Example<https://creativecommons.net/sites/default/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2692&qid=297290>in
an effort to make CC license metadata much easier to implement. It
   includes many example HTML pages, as well as explanations and links to more

   - Finally, we rounded out the month by holding our first board meeting of
completing three CC
   license 3.0 localizations<https://creativecommons.net/sites/default/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2696&qid=297290>in
Estonia, Costa Rica, and Chile.

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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
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