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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.

Peer-university course offerings open

Photo: ‘create environments for learning doodle‘ by Inha Leex HalePeer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is a collaborative, open education program that provides individuals with informal learning opportunities outside the classroom. Their main goal is to offer you the highest quality learning material and guides to help fulfil your educational requirements. They deliver on this mission through the the use of the internet and open content licences on educational packages. Running over six weeks, all of P2PU’s courses are licenced by a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence. The free courses utilise university-grade teaching materials taught in small groups (around eight to fourteen students).

Although currently accredited is not available across the full suite of courses, P2PU is working on gaining full accreditation for all its courseware. P2PU offers fantastic programs which are run by passionate and dedicated volunteers who just want to ensure that you are receiving top quality educational service. One such course that is currently being offered is Copyright 4 Educators which is being faciliated by Delia Browne, friend of ccAustralia and well-known Australian CC and open eduation advocate. Sign up for courses has already opened. Register before 8 September 2010.

Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘create environments for learning doodle‘ by Inha Leex Hale, CC BY 2.0 Generic.