Teachers and students can freely use Creative Commons licenced material and can apply Creative Commons licences by using the licence tool to material they create. This allows sharing of resources with other educators and schools. The main focus is on what you CAN do with the material rather than what you cannot do.

Why Open Education matters

An educational video explaining how to share digital content legally using Creative Commons licences.

This video explains in practical terms how creators expose, share, and remix their works using our free public licenses.

 

Case studies and examples

The IMERSD (Intermedia, Music Education & Research Design) project established at Griffith University in 2004 uses Creative Commons licences in the production and publication of their key works. The project emphasises the importance of immersion and engagement across various art forms and facilitates sharing of creative works through the use of Creative Commons licences.

For more information about the IMERSD project check out their website: www.griffith.edu.au/imersd or the Creative Commons case study.


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Recent news and blog posts

  • Paris OER Declaration formally adopted (04 Jul 12) The 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress was hosted by UNESCO in Paris, on 20-22 June 2012. In addition to showcasing the world’s best practices in OER policies, initiatives and experts and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 UNESCO forum that coined the term “OER”, UNESCO member States unanimously approved the Paris OER Declaration ...
  • Why Open Education Matters video competition (26 Jun 12) Creative Commons has been running a video competition to solicit high quality videos that explain what Open Educational Resources are and why they are important for teachers, students, and schools everywhere. The competition submission period closed 5 June. 1st and 2nd prizes will be chosen by CC’s judging panel – but you get to pick the ...
  • World OER Congress (21 Jun 12) The UNESCO World OER Congress is being held in Paris, 20-22 June 2012. The Congress aims to lead the debate on the development of OERs worldwide, with the participation and support of global governments, educators, NGOs and prominent universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The event will be livestreamed online and the program ...
  • New Adapt OER project website launched (14 May 12) The Adapt project, which aims to create a repository of OER to enhance learning and teaching in Adaptation studies, has recently launched its new website. Project partners will be able to share learning and teaching materials across the disciplines in the Arts and Humanities to encourage the identification of a community of scholars who engage ...
  • Free OER and CC online course: OCL4Ed Workshop (11 May 12) To celebrate 10 years since UNESCO coined the term “Open Educational Resources”, the OER Foundation is hosting a free online training workshop on OERs, Copyright and Creative Commons licensing. When: 20 June –  3 July 2012 (to coincide with the UNESCO World OER Congress in Paris). Where: Online Cost: Free Registrations for the OCL4Ed Workshop are now open:  Register today to ...
  • UNESCO’s New OER Global Logo (10 May 12) UNESCO has released a new OER logo which allows the global OER community of practitioners, projects and researchers to create a common identity. The OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. A document which explains the logo is available here. The logo is currently available ...
  • Vocational Training Packages licensed under CC (03 May 12)     We’ve blogged recently about various overseas developments in the global OER movement (here and here), so it’s great to be able to highlight an Australian Government initiative in this arena as well. Training.gov.au (TGA), the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia, has released all Training Packages published after 16 September 2011 under a Creative ...
  • NY Times highlights the significance OER (23 Apr 12) An article in the New York Times, Building Schools Out of Clicks, Not Bricks, has recently emphasised the importance of the growing Open Education Resources (OER) movement, and its potential to close the knowlege divide between different regions around the world. The phrase “clicks instead of bricks” was coined by Sir John Daniel, President and ...
  • New publication on OER in China (20 Apr 12) Professor Chunyan Wang (Renmin University of China and Creative Commons China Mainland) and Professor Guodong Zhao (Peking University) have authored a book titled Open Educational Resources in the People’s Republic of China: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Development. It is published by UNESCO’s Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) and is available on the ...
  • Polish government approves open textbooks program (17 Apr 12) The Polish government has adopted a regulation for implementing a “Digital School” program, which aims to raise ICT competencies in Polish schools. As part of that program, 43 million PLN (Polish zloty) has been assigned for the creation of digital CC BY  licensed (or compatible) textbooks for grades 4-6 primary schools. You can read more about ...
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