#LegalHack Open Educational Resources

Should publicly funded education resources be openly licensed?

#LegalHack OER: Should publicly funded education resources be openly licensed? Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 for a conversation about how we should be thinking about the ownership of publicly funded educational materials.

If the federal government pays for educational resources to be developed, should those resources belong in the public commons? Increasingly, federal agencies are starting to think the answer should be “yes.” From the Departments of Labor and Education, to the National Science Foundation, agencies are considering how to share the wealth of educational materials they fund with the public. 

But many questions remain: How should these materials be licensed? Where will these materials be stored? Who will be responsible for curating them? What incentives can be used to encourage the creation of new materials? To talk through these questions and more, we’ve assembled a panel of experts to #LegalHack publicly funded educational materials. 

About DC Legal Hackers:

DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than twenty legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the country.

A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. 

Featured Speakers:

Meredith Jacob
Creative Commons US

Sharon Leu
U.S. Department of Labor

Dipayan Ghosh
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Chris Lewis
Public Knowledge


6:00 PM: Drinks/Networking

6:45 PM: Panel Introductions / Brief Presentations

7:00 PM: Panel

7:45 PM: Q&A