8. How Houston Community College Is Scaling Up OER



Our guests, Drs. Stephen Levey, Amy Tan, and Nathan Smith, share some great experiences and advice. Visit https://www.cccoer.org/casestudy/building-a-z-degree-foundation-business-administration-multi-disciplinary-studies/ for additional information. Each participant in this episode has licensed their individual comments under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Episode 7. Wherefore Art Thou Copyright?



The philosophical ideas behind copyright law powerfully legitimate the status quo in the United States. However, those same ideas can also be used to create conceptual space in which to envision reforms.

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Episode 6. Seven Questions About Copyrights



Much of the open education community runs on Creative Commons licenses, and those licenses themselves are based on copyright law.  This episode is a basic primer about copyrights.  I cover seven questions:

  1. What’s a copyright?
  2. Do you need to file papers to gain a copyright?
  3. How are copyrights different than patents?
  4. How are copyrights different than trademarks?
  5. What can you copyright?
  6. How does something copyrighted get in the public domain?
  7. What exemptions are there to copyright law?

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Episode 5. A Brief Creative Commons Primer



If you are unfamiliar with Creative Commons (CC) and want to learn a few basics, this episode is for you! I talk about the sharing and coordination problem CC licenses were created to help solve. I also provide a brief history of the origins of the CC organization. Please note that I do not dive into the details of CC licenses. I will dedicate a full episode to the differences between the license types at a later date. This episode is licensed by Deepak Shenoy under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License

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Episode 4. What’s Next for LibreTexts?



Our guest is the founder and executive director of LibreTexts.org, Dr. Delmar Larsen of the University of California-Davis (@LibreTexts). In late 2018, LibreTexts received a $5 million grant to expand the popular OER site. We talk about the plans that are underway to make it what Delmar calls “the Facebook of OER.”

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Episode 3. Dr. Richard Sebastian, Part 2: OER in Transition



This is Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Richard Sebastian, who is the Director of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Topics include: Expanding the conversation beyond cost savings; (mis)interpreting faculty resistance to OER; faculty enthusiasm for OER; possibilities OER opens up for place-based and service-based learning.

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Episode 2. Dr. Richard Sebastian, Part 1: Achieving the Dream’s Z-Degree Initiative



This is Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Richard Sebastian, who is the Director of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Part 1 focuses on the Z-Degree Initiative, a three-year grant program covering 38 community colleges in 13 states.  The grants not only serve to help with OER adoption, but also are funding research.  You can find a link to the the latest report at https://www.achievingthedream.org/resource/17507/participant-experiences-and-financial-impacts-findings-from-year-2-of-achieving-the-dream-s-oer-degree-initiative.

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Episode 1. Coming Soon!



Welcome to Open Education Rising, a podcast about practical approaches to grow and improve open education.  We expect to start dropping regular episodes in December 2018.  To leave feedback, suggestions for future topics, or to download a transcript of this episode, please visit us at openeducationrising.net.  This episode is licensed as CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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