(CEO @ Creative Commons) will talk about the forthcoming challenges for open content and open licenses, with special emphasis in their implications for the critical field of educational content.
Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly receives President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence
Cathy Casserly by Carnegie Foundation for the
The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), a community of over 250 member institutions worldwide committed to sharing their courses online, has voted to present Creative Commons CEO Cathy Casserly with the President's Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, a special recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the open courseware community.
Prior to Cathy's role as the CEO of Creative Commons and Senior Partner and Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy,
"served as director of the Open Educational Resources Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
and guided more than $100 million in support to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide.
work helped raise global awareness of resources, participants and their projects."
We are thrilled for Cathy
to receive this honor and for her
continuing work supporting open educational resources (OER) at Creative Commons
, along with other distinguished recipients, will be presented the award at the upcoming OCWC meeting in May, celebrating 10 years of open courseware.
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Board members Catherine Casserly and Esther Wojcicki, CEO Joi Ito, CTO Nathan Yergler, International Project Manager Michelle Thorne, Open Society Foundation (OSF) Policy Fellow Timothy Vollmer, myself, and a slew of CC Affiliates from all over will be participating in the Open Ed Conference, first Mozilla Drumbeat Festival, Free Culture Forum/oXcars, and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) Workshop.
Board member Catherine Casserly will present "Open Educational Resources and the Bull's-Eye: Opening Access to Knowledge AND Improving Teaching and Learning," CTO Nathan Yergler will lead a session on "Search and Discovery: OER's Open Loop," which focuses on DiscoverEd, a prototype for scalable search of educational resources online, and OSF Policy Fellow Timothy Vollmer will present the "iNACOL survey: An inquiry into OER projects, practices, and policy in U.S. K-12 schools."
Active workshoppers include Neeru Paharia (former CC Executive Director) and myself, in addition to a "friends of P2PU" day where CC board member Catherine Casserly will contribute her expertise and support.