Friday, May 04, 2007

Two Open Source "Commons"

Today is "Spring In-Serivce" at LCC, when classes are canceled and employees attend meetings all day.

The best meeting so far mentioned two websites related to the "Open Educational Resources" or "Open Courseware" movement.

The first,, is an archive of positively reviewed free material. Besdies this resource there are few colleges such as MIT use their reputation to claim all materials are worthwhile, and other colleges that participate in cooperative consortiums with rules for quality of shared content.

The second,, is a website that allows anyone to easily create personalized copyright and terms-of-use information for material they wish to share on the internet.