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S.B.1052 California Open Education Resources Council

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Date: 2012/09/27
Policy Status: Current
Language: en
Jurisdiction: Province / State
Country: United States
Institution: California legislature
Policy license: copyright

Tags: Law, California, add tags

Policy Title: S.B.1052 California Open Education Resources Council - Go to the policy
Author(s): Darrell Steinberg, Elaine Alquist

Description: (PDF) The bill requires the California Open Education Resources Council, which the bill establishes, to determine a list of the 50 most widely taken lower division courses in the public postsecondary segments. The bill requires the council to establish a competitive request-for-proposal process in which faculty members, publishers, and other interested parties will apply for funds to produce, in 2013, 50 high-quality, affordable, digital open source textbooks and related materials, meeting specified requirements.

Policy Comments:

All textbooks created will be licensed CC BY.

Press:

http://www.thetextbookguru.com/2012/09/27/oer-a-push-toward-mainstream-gov-jerry-brown-signs-bill-into-law

http://20mm.org/infographic-open-source-impact.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/09/free-digital-textbooks-to-be-made-available-after-gov-jerry-brown-signs-bills.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter