2017 Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER OEW 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 at 16:00 CET/ 07:00 PST

Open Education Week webinar

University Computing Centre SRCE and European Distance and E-learning Network EDEN

invite you to join the webinar:

“Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER”



Lecturer: Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons

Monday, 27 March 2017 at 4PM (7AM US Pacific)

Summary of lecture:

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 universal access to education is possible. Governments are supporting this shift with a move toward open policies: requiring public access to publicly funded resources. Dr. Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons, will provide an overview of open licensing and OER, and discuss specific examples where institutions, governments and foundations have moved the default on funding, praxis and culture from “closed” to “open.”


Cable works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open content, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain their education goals. He’s a leading advocate for open licensing policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available.

Cable helps lead the global open education movement and is the Director of Open Education at Creative Commons (CC) – a nonprofit organization at the center of an international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge. CC provides the well-known suite of open licenses that have become the global standard used by governments, institutions and individuals across culture, education, and science, to promote sharing, collaboration and innovation. The CC licenses are everywhere—1.3+ billion are in use across 9 million websites—making it easy for anyone to freely access and use open educational resources.

Cable has 20 years of academic technology, online learning, and open education experience and helped establish the Open Course Library. Cable holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, and enjoys motorcycling and playing in the mountains with his family. He lives in Olympia with his wife and two boys.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cablegreen
Twitter: @cgreen