Approaches for Open Licensing Early Grade Reading Materials
A key barrier to improving children's reading skills is limited or no access to textbooks and reading materials. Restrictive copyrights limit how reading resources are used, shared or repurposed, which in turn limits the potential impact, reach and scalability of the materials. An open education resource (OER) policy could help forward Early Grade Reading (EGR) efforts and is now a policy requirement for all United States Government-funded projects. Can stakeholders in the book production chain embrace an OER model, finding benefit in the approach?
This webinar, "Open Licensing will focus on Approaches for Open Licensing Early Grade Reading Materials", targeted reading program implementers who were executing an open educational resource (OER) policy in collaboration with government and publishers. The webinar introduced forthcoming guidance on open licensing developed by the Global Reading Network. Furthermore, it tapped the expertise of USAID-funded programs that have executed open licensing of EGR materials in different contexts in Africa and Asia in collaboration with local Ministries of Education and publishers.
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