Attribution (CC BY)
for DOL TAACCCT
Dr. Cable Green
A special thanks to our real lead!
Associate Director of Global Learning
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under:
Attribution: Slides are a remix from CC staff:
Jane Park, Paul Stacey, Tim Vollmer & Cable Green
• DOL's TAACCCT SGA CC BY requirement.
• What is CC BY?
• What is Creative Commons? What does it do? How does
• What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
• How does the CC BY requirement and OER affect
• Where to find existing OER to use in your courses.
• Factors to consider when authoring and developing your
Economic Adjustment – Grant Program
• $2 billion grant funding over 4 years starting 2011
• Grants provided to community colleges
• Expand education and career training programs that can be
completed in two years or less
• Help TAA-eligible workers and other adults acquire skills,
degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill
employment while also meeting the needs of employers
• Grant requires all newly developed materials be CC BY
Largest OER initiative in the world.
High Growth Industry Sectors
Bridging Basic Education
% GRANTEES DEVELOPING CURRICULA
IN SHARED FIELDS OF STUDY
DOL TAACCCT Round 1 Data Analysis by Paul Stacey 20-Feb-2013
TAACCCT program is uniquely creating OER in vocational industry sectors like manufacturing, health, energy, transportation and IT.
What is the CC BY requirement in
the TAACCCT grant?
In order to further the goal of career training and education and
encourage innovation in the development of new learning materials, as
a condition of the receipt of a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community
College and Career Training Grant (“Grant”), the Grantee will be
required to license to the public (not including the Federal Government)
all work created with the support of the grant (“Work”) under a Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0 License (“License”).
This license allows subsequent users to copy, distribute, transmit and
adapt the copyrighted work and requires such users to attribute the
work in the manner specified by the Grantee. Notice of the License
shall be affixed to the Work.
Work that must be licensed under the CC BY includes both new content
created with the grant funds and modifications made to pre-existing,
grantee-owned content using grant funds.
Only work that is developed by the grantee with the grant funds is required to
be licensed under the CC BY license. Pre-existing copyrighted materials
licensed to, or purchased by the grantee from third parties, including
modifications of such materials, remain subject to the intellectual property
rights the grantee receives under the terms of the particular license or
purchase. In addition, works created by the grantee without grant funds do
not fall under the CC BY license requirement.
The Department will ensure that deliverables developed with these funds are
“to ensure that materials developed with funds provided by these
grants result in work that can be freely reused and improved by
How does CC BY and OER affect TAACCCT work?
1. Share development costs of learning resources among institutions
2. Quality improvements through collaboration, visibility, creativity, and
3. Save time and effort through the reusing and remixing of resources
4. Pedagogical innovations
5. Lower costs to students
6. Open accessibility of resources to previously excluded groups
7. New partnerships and market opportunities
FAQ: What if we have a mix of our own
content plus proprietary licensed
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OER are teaching, learning,
and research resources that
reside in the public domain
or have been released under
an open license that permits
their free use and
re-purposing by others.
OER are learning materials freely available
under a license that allows you to:
FAQ: What if we incorporate other OER
into our materials? How do we give
Marking Best Practices: Users
• machine readable
• URL / link
FAQ: Is there a deadline by which we
must apply the CC BY license? Do the
materials have to be in final version
before it is made available under CC BY?
FAQ: Can we change the license on the
materials after the project has ended?
FAQ: We are meeting resistance from
faculty and others around opening
materials. What steps can I take?
FAQ: Where can I go if I have
✓ Understand CC licenses
✓ Apply CC BY to your materials
✓ Find existing OER to use
✓ Attribute other CC-licensed works
✓ Open policy
✓ Universal Design for Learning and accessibility
✓ Data-driven learning designs
✓ Best practice in creating and managing OER
Free support and technical assistance to all DOL TAACCCT grantees to
help meet SGA requirements including support for:
• licensing TAACCCT grant work with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
• incorporating principles of universal design
• ensuring deliverables are readily accessible to qualified individuals with
• developing and implementing online and technology-enabled courses
• supporting accelerated learning in a flexible manner that allows students
to master concepts or course content more successfully in a shorter
period of time
• evaluation to ensure continuous improvement & data-based decision