The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Yet before we break the "iron triangle" of access, cost and quality with new models, we need to educate policy makers about the obviousness of open policy: public access to publicly funded resources.
As Director of Global Learning, Cable is responsible for setting Creative Commons strategic direction and priorities to build on the global Open Educational Resources (OER) movement that will enable robust and vibrant practices and policies for free and open sharing of learning assets. 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.
Cable will lead Creative Commons’ recently-announced project to provide technical assistance to winning grantees of the US Department of Labor TAACCCT grant program with our partnering organizations Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative, CAST, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Previously, as Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, he led a project to create and share low-cost, digital, instructional materials for 81 general education community college courses under a Creative Commons Attribution (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 (educational technology) from Ohio State University, MA (communication) from Ohio State, MPC from Westminster College, and BS (international affairs) from Lewis and Clark College.
Cable blogs @ OER and tweets @cgreen