Michael Carroll to Participate on Behalf of Creative Commons at the Announcement of the Open Book Project
On Monday, January 28 at 2:30pm, Michael Carroll will participate on behalf of Creative Commons at the announcement of the Open Book Project. The announcement is hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The event will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State and will be open press for the opening remarks.
“The Open Book Project recognizes that for educational resources to truly be 'open' they must be freely available over the Internet and be available under a public copyright license that permits generous terms of reuse," said Michael Carroll. "Creative Commons licenses have become the standard form of public license for sharing open educational resources, and we are delighted that the United States Department of State has chosen to license the Open Book Project materials under a CC license.”
The goal of the Open Book Project is to "expand access to free, high-quality open educational resources in Arabic, with a focus on science and technology and online learning." These educational resources will be released under open license, which allow for much more flexibility when it comes to use and sharing. The program is designed to provide greater access to educational materials and to promote education and learning. Click here for the press release.