Realizing the critical role that an open educational resource (OER) policy can play in supporting Early Grade Reading (EGR) efforts, the Global Reading Network has collaborated with Global Book Alliance (GBA) and All Children Reading (ACR) to conduct a series of three in-depth webinar-based trainings on open licensing in April and in the summer months of 2019. The webinars are intended to support ministries of education, publishers and Early Grade Reading (EGR) implementers as they work to provide open EGR resources.
Webinars are offered at times accessible to people in the United States, Africa and Asia. The first webinar, offered on April 10 and April 24/25, focused on basic information about Creative Commons.
Creative Commons clarifies how the public may access, use and adapt resources, but also encourages respect for copyright and copyright holders. Both webinars featured Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons.org.