Who to Follow: Cable Green

Allow me to introduce Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons. This guy is a guru and a force in the world of open educational resources (OER), open education, and, of course, Creative Commons (CC). I can’t write a better description of the work he does than he has on LinkedIn:

Cable works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, 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 also a leading advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them.

I met Cable when he came to University of Alaska Anchorage in October 2015 and held an all-day workshop on the above topics. I was amazed at his intimate knowledge of these subjects and his obvious passion. He really inspired me to catapult my understanding of and advocacy for these topics. Cable boldly bring his message of sharing and openness for the greater good to individuals, institutions, and governing bodies around the world. Talk about a guy who is fighting the good fight!

You can follow Cable on Twitter, LinkedIn, and via some posts on the Creative Commons blog. You may also be interested in his SlideShare presentations. Following him will help you keep tabs on what is happening in the areas of OER, open education, open policy, and CC — all of which are terribly important for educators, academics, and taxpayers (yes, if you pay taxes, you should care deeply about open policies!). I cannot recommend this enough! If you ever have the opportunity to see him speak or to attend one of his workshops, GO!


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