9 Premier’s message at http://data.qld.gov.au/about “So that people using our data can do so effectively, agencies must provide it in a standard way. Agencies will:follow metadata standardsapply clear licences (preferably open licences such as Creative Commons)assess and advise of data qualityoutline any limitations on data use.”
24 Blackboard xpLorxpLor is a new cloud-based learning object repository that will work across the various learning management systems (LMS) in use at educational institutionsObjective is to dissolve content boundaries between LMS’s and institutions so that instructors can more easily share, discover, and reuse course content.xpLor has CC licensing options - instructors and institutions can create, share, and build on each other’s CC-licensed content through the same interface.
26 The future of OERIncreased direct funding from government for the creation of OER
27 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT): US $2 billion in funding provided under federal education fund to create OER resources for use in community collegesSee andP062311PS-0339 by The White House (US Government Work)
32 Open Book ProjectAn initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific OrganizationInitiative will:Support the creation of Arabic-language Open Educational Resources (OER) and the translation of existing OER into Arabic.Disseminate the resources free of charge through project partners and their platforms.Offer training and support to governments, educators, and students to put existing OER to use and develop their own.Raise awareness of the potential of OER and promote uptake of online learning materials.
43 Australian Research Council (ARC) Open Access policy Effective 1 January 2013Any publications arising from an ARC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve (12) month period from the date of publicationRequirement subject to legal or contractual obligations (i.e. restrictive publishing contracts which prohibit/do not allow for open access)