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Snapshot of the TAACCCT OER Community Pt.1

What’s happening inside the world’s largest OER project? What patterns exist among grantee projects in their use and attitudes of OER and proprietary content?

This blog post summarizes initial results of a survey conducted in February and March of 2014, exploring knowledge areas and use patterns of Open Educational Resources (OER) and proprietary educational content among grantees of the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. The TAACCCT program is a four-round US$2bn program, with 183 grants issued in the first three rounds, representing workforce readiness and career training programs across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Central to Creative Commons’ (CC) involvement in this project, the TAACCCT program has mandated that all deliverables be licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported (CC BY 3.0) license, allowing for the extension, reuse, adaptation, remixing, and sharing of content developed with…

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