Open Education Rising

Open Education Rising

Latest Episodes

12. The Open Education Leadership Summit
February 12, 2019

My guest is Paul Stacey, Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium. Paul and I discussed the Open Education Leadership Summit, which took place in December, 2018. Paul describes the collaboration process and some of the learnings.

11. How Can OER Be More Inclusive?
February 04, 2019

My guest is Jess Mitchell of the Inclusive Design Research Centre.  Jess provides a set of practical resources to help improve inclusiveness in open education.  Jess and I have licensed our comments under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.

10. Licensing for Collections vs. Remixes
January 27, 2019

What are licensing issues that you need to manage with your OER Collection or Remixes?  Let’s find out! Special thanks to Cable Green for reviewing this script and making some very helpful suggestions. This episode is licensed by Deepak Shenoy under a ...

9. Five Questions About Creative Commons Licenses
January 24, 2019

This episode is licensed by Deepak Shenoy under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  But what exactly does that mean, how does Attribution differ from other Creative Commons licenses?  What are all those cute little icons?  And,

8. How Houston Community College Is Scaling Up OER
January 21, 2019

Our guests, Drs. Stephen Levey, Amy Tan, and Nathan Smith, share some great experiences and advice. Visit for additional information.

7. Wherefore Art Thou Copyright?
January 19, 2019

The philosophical ideas behind copyright law powerfully legitimate the status quo in the United States. However, those same ideas can also be used to create conceptual space in which to envision reforms. This episode is licensed by Deepak Shenoy under ...

6. Seven Questions About Copyrights
January 17, 2019

Much of the open education community runs on Creative Commons licenses, and those licenses themselves are based on copyright law.  This episode is a basic primer about copyrights.  I cover seven questions: What’s a copyright?

5. A Brief Creative Commons Primer
January 11, 2019

If you are unfamiliar with Creative Commons (CC) and want to learn a few basics, this episode is for you! I talk about the sharing and coordination problem CC licenses were created to help solve. I also provide a brief history of the origins of the CC ...

4. What’s Next for LibreTexts?
January 07, 2019

Our guest is the founder and executive director of, Dr. Delmar Larsen of the University of California-Davis (@LibreTexts). In late 2018, LibreTexts received a $5 million grant to expand the popular OER site.

3. Dr. Richard Sebastian, Part 2: OER in Transition
December 31, 2018

This is Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Richard Sebastian, who is the Director of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Topics include: Expanding the conversation beyond cost savings; (mis)interpreting faculty resistance to OER; faculty enthusia...