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4 weeks, 6 cities, 30 speakers, 250+ attendees, countless questions and 280+ tagged tweets and the CC Roadshows are now over! The blog post is a few reflections from the ccAustralia on the roadshows. Please comment on this post with your thoughts; what worked? What didn’t? What information was good? What did we miss out? Which case studies and champions did you like?

For the slides, featured CC projects and other documentation see our roadshow wrap up.

We kicked things off in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on 1 September where the breadth of represented CC project tussled with the amazing lunch spread for the audience’s attention. Despite the amazing catering, Justin Schmidt‘s tales of syndicated Digital Fringe content on dental surgeries screens, Chris Chinchilla‘s challenge to take to copies of Aduki Independent PressStick this in your memory hole with scissors and glue and Andrew Garton‘s reminder that sometimes playing guitar in the bush is more important than thinking about rights management, the projects had the audience and the Twitterverse abuzz.

From Melbourne we flew straight on to Perth for the second event at the State Library of Western Australia on 2 September. The West Coast audience was especially attentive and engaged, in spite of the beautiful panoramic view from the Great Southern Room! As always, Tama Leaver gave a compelling talk about CC as a education tool and Luke Steele did a fine spruk for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts record label, Slow Release (regardless of how nervous he was).

Credits—Image: Screen capture of Australia from OpenStreetMap, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic. Font: ‘Rawengulk‘ by GLuk, SIL Open Font 1.1. Icons: ‘Remix’, ‘Noncommercial’, ‘Attribution’, ‘Share Alike’, ‘Copy’ and ‘No Derivative Works’ icons by Creative Commons Corporation, CC BY 3.0 Unported.

CC-licensed online education package wins AIMIA Award

We just found out that the Budd:e e-security education package published by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy won the Best Children’s interactive media and digital content category at 2010 AIMIA Awards.

The Budd:e package, which incorporates activity-based modules for primary and secondary school students was developed by Roar Film. Plus, all materials in the package are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence. That includes video footage of ccAustralia’s own Elliott Bledsoe.

Here’s what the judges had to say about it:

“Address the ever increasing importance of internet awareness and etiquette through a fun, interactive and stimulating way. Targets its audience well and conveys key messages and provides learning in an effect but indirect way.”

Congratulations to Roar and to DCBDE on the win, and for releasing the package under CC!