Next Workshop: Ahrash Bissell of ccLearn

Event Date/Time

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 - 3:00 pm

We would like to invite all interested parties to our fourth workshop. As our invited speaker we are happy to welcome Ahrash Bissell of ccLearn


  • When: Wednesday, April 23rd at 3pm

  • Where: The Learning Theater on the ground floor of Wallenberg Hall (Bldg. 160), Stanford University

Talk Abstract:

Open source, open content, open practices. What is "open", why is it compelling, and where is all of this heading? I will focus on recent developments in the open education movement, including the hopes, challenges, and promising advances in this international effort. We can discuss any number of things, including: the establishment of and current work at ccLearn (including a federated search project, best-practices in (CC) licensing, etc.), the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, key barriers to the implementation of open educational resources (OER) in both higher education and K-12, international efforts and coordination, technical platforms for enabling participation (OER creation, use, and adaptation), and more.

Speaker Bio:

Ahrash Bissell is the Executive Director of ccLearn, the education division of Creative Commons, which focuses on removing the legal, technical, and cultural barriers to open education, digital scholarship, and the growth of the global commons. Prior to his current position, Ahrash was at Duke University, where he was Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center and a Research Associate in Biology. He has a Ph.D. in Biology (Evolutionary Genetics) from the University of Oregon and a BS in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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We hope to see you there!

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