The Internet, increasingly affordable computing and bandwidth, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources (OER) provide the foundation for a world in which a higher education can be a basic human right. Governments and foundations are supporting this shift with a move to open policies: requiring public access to publicly (and foundation) funded resources. Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons, provides an overview of open licensing and OER, and discusses specific examples where institution, provinces / states, nations and foundations have moved the default on funding from "closed" to "open." He also explores new OER projects that are pushing open education further into the mainstream.
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