Manifesto for OER

Various authors, Open Oregon, May 08, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Now this is what a manifesto looks like. Cable Green writes by email "Lane Community College (Oregon) has released an "Open Education Manifesto" poster designed by graphic design student Char Houweling." Here it is:

  • We call on educators and learners to actively participate in the emerging open education movement
  • We call on educators, authors, publishers and institutions to release their resources openly
  • We call on governments, school boards, colleges and universities to make open education resources a high priority

Contrast this with the Vague Declaration. There's no moralizing about By-SA or CC0 licenses or underlying commercial motivation - just plain and simple open access to learning. Hal Plotkin: "Right on, right on, right on! Students rising up! If the students lead the leaders will follow. Their demands are just, practical and timely. Good for them!"

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