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School of Open opens
School of Open Project Showcase from Creative Commons on Vimeo.
As teacher librarians, we need to be aware of major shifts in the intellectual property arena.
We need to be experts on the exciting developments in the culture of openness.
And we need to prepare classroom teachers and digital age learners for similar understandings of how they can now create and how they can now contribute.
Among the major events during this past Open Education Week, was Creative Commons’ Announcement of the opening of the School of Open, an initiative devoted to sharing the benefits of openness to creativity and education.
The project, a collaboration with Peer to Peer University (P2PU), offers a variety of both facilitated and stand-alone free online classes.
You may register for classes that begin on Monday, by clicking the start course button by tomorrow, Sunday, March 17:
- Copyright 4 Educators (US)
- Copyright 4 Educators (AUS)
- Creative Commons for K-12 Educators
- Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond
Or you may take these courses at any time:
- Get a CC license. Put it on your website
- Open Science: An Introduction
- Open data for GLAMs
- Intro to Openness in Education
- A Look at Open Video
- Contributing to Wikimedia Commons
- Open Detective
So much of this is so usable with middle and high school learners.
And, it is certainly not too late to explore the rich, archived, liberally licensed content of Open Education Week.
Filed under: creative commons, creativity, OER, online learning, Open access, open source, professional development
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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