New publication on OER in China

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…

Date claimer: Creative Commons for You, and for Government


Can’t get enough of CC? We will be making our way down to Canberra in about a month, so make sure you mark it in your diaries!

A free public seminar on the topic CC for You, and for Government, will be presented by Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Cheryl Foong on Friday, 4 November 2011, 9.00am – 3.30pm at National Library of Australia (Theatre at Lower ground floor), Parkes Place, ACT.

We want to make this event meaningful for you. If you have encountered any practical or operational issues in your personal or working environments, please contact Cheryl Foong at cheryl.foong@qut.edu.au. We will do our best to accomodate your interests.

For more details, updates and to RSVP, please visit the event page.

ACMI generates rights literacy by releasing quality media products

Photo: Chunky by Yun Huang Yong
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image joins a growing list of Australian and international arts institutions making resources available for reuse and remixing under Creative Commons. In September last year ACMI launched Generator, an online creative studio space for students and teachers to access and engage with screen content. This week ACMI expanded on its commitment to teaching screen literacy through dynamic programs by relicensing the downloadable media resources on Generator under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical 3.0 Australia licence. The 1000+ media products available in the Free Media Library go beyond being passive teaching aids – they are now part of the wider commons of legally reuseable content.

The ACMI has spent over 20 years delivering dynamic screen literacy programs that create deep and engaging learning spaces for young people to be active producers of screen content. ACMI’s Generator project was initiated as a concerted effort by the Centre to address changes in teaching screen media. It is the outcome of funding from the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to develop premium content for the FUSE Portal, a State-funded repository of content and resources to help teachers Find, Use and Share quality Education resources. To further that aim, ACMI looked to CC.

Credits—Photo: ‘Chunky‘ by Yun Huang Yong, CC BY 2.0 Generic.

Dr Tama Leaver talks up CC for education

Photo: ‘create environments for learning doodle‘ by Inha Leex Hale
We just got word from long-standing friend of ccAustralia, Dr Tama Leaver eloquently discusses the CC licensing suite and it’s application to teaching and learning. Published by the College of Fine Arts and the University of New South Wales as part of their ‘Learning to Teach Online‘ video series, Tama takes us through the licensing protocols and each licence you can apply to your work, the metadata associated to CC licences and why that is usesful, how to choose a licence and motivations for why you might want to use CC.

Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘

Credits—Photo: create environments for learning doodle‘ by Inha Leex Hale, CC BY 2.0 Generic.