Events: Developing Open Educational Resources at UH with Cable Green

DAHI Admin/ April 25, 2014/ Events/ 0 comments

cable greenYou are invited to participate in discussions with Dr. Cable Green (Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons) about the future of open educational resources at the University of Hawai‘i. The cost of textbooks and other instructional materials represents a significant financial burden to students. It also adversely impacts the academic success of students as they forgo buying textbooks or do not take classes because of the high cost of textbooks. The Open Educational Resource movement aims to produce open textbooks and other instructional materials, making them available to students free of charge.

Wednesday April 30th
The Power of Open: The Learning, Business, and
Policy Case for OER
Open Education movement, why it’s important, what universities are doing, what faculty, students, and administrators need to know.
UHM – ITC 105 A&B (in person presentation)
UHH – Mo’okini Library Room 359/UHWO – Building C Room 247 (remote sites)
10:30 – 11:45
In Depth Q&A with Cable Green
Follow-up working session (open): Open forum for more in-depth discussion of issues raised during the presentation.
UHM – ITC 105 A&B (in person presentation)
UHH – Mo’okini Library Room 359/UHWO – Building C Room 247 (remote sites)
Thursday May 1st
12:00-1:30 PM
Brown Bag Open Forum
UHM Hamilton Library
Open forum looking at issues related to libraries, open repositories, open access policies and journals and development & implementation issues.

General description

As part of its mission to facilitate academic innovation, Outreach College has initiated an effort to reduce the cost to students through open educational resources. Working with the university libraries and the UH Information Technology Services, Outreach College has begun a number of initiatives, one of which is to bring Dr. Cable Green, a leading national proponent of open educational resources, to UH for two days of presentations and meetings, April 30 and May 1. Below is a copy of his bio and you can get more information about open educational resources at

The goal of these two days is to initiate discussions of policy, technical, and academic issues among faculty, staff, students, and administrators at UH Mānoa and UH Community Colleges.


Dr. Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. He works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, open policies, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world.

Cable is a strong advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them. Previously, as Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, he led a project to build and share highest enrolled courses under a CC BY license. They call it the “Open Course Library.”

Cable also served as the Director of Technology for the Ohio Learning Network and Director of Educational Technology for the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy where he built Ohio State’s first online doctoral program. He earned his PhD in educational psychology at Ohio State University studying how students learn when they visualize their understandings and share them in public.

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