I truly believe this topic is essential for every single person involved in education today.  Please share this post with your colleagues.

I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, June 2nd at 12noon Pacific for this terrific Online Teaching Conference 2011 Kick Off event!  What? Still not registered for the conference?  It’s not too late!  Click here for registration details.

Creative Commons: 
Opening the Door to Sharing Content in Education
by Jane Park, Education Coordinator Creative Commons

Thursday June 2 at 12noon (Pacific)
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Have you even been frustrated trying to use materials created by others or share your own content without having to consult a legal team to unravel copyrights? The Internet promises universal access to education, but its potential is hindered by archaic copyright laws and incompatible technologies. Creative Commons (CC) works to minimize these barriers by providing licenses and tools that anyone can use to share their educational materials with the world. CC licenses make textbooks and lesson plans easy to find, easy to share, and easy to customize and combine — helping to realize the full benefits of digitally enabled education. Find out more about CC and how you can use CC licenses to share your work, find free educational resources online, and collaborate with other educators to build and improve learning materials.

One Comment to “Creative Commons: Essential Info for Every 21st Century Educator”

  1. Thanks for the tip on both the June 2 Creative Commons event and OTC11. I've found that my students will keep using Creative Commons all semester, once they realize I want to see images/media that are "legal and ethical" (my terms) every single time they snag something off the Web. Would be nice to get better at CC for my own sake and theirs!


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