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Thursday, July 26, 2007

CCLearn: Meet your future license



Logging on to my computer, I use twitterfox that has all of the twitters I missed pop up like little incoming e-mail boxes in my bottom right corner -- saw this from John Pederson:

ccLearn is being launched as a part of the Creative Commons efforts. Here is what they say about it:

ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons which is dedicated to realizing the full potential of the Internet to support open learning and open educational resources (OER). Our mission is to minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials — legal barriers, technical barriers, and social barriers.

  • With legal barriers, we advocate for licensing of educational materials under interoperable terms, such as those provided by Creative Commons licenses, that allow unhampered modification, remixing, and redistribution. We also educate teachers, learners, and policy makers about copyright and fair-use issues pertaining to education.
  • With technical barriers, we promote interoperability standards and tools to facilitate remixing and reuse.
  • With social barriers, we encourage teachers and learners to re-use educational materials available on the Web, and to build on each other’s contributions.
This is a great thing! So many educators shy away from everything with digital storytelling and podcasting for fears of making a mistake... after all ignorance does not always mean innocence.

I look forward to the methods they will use to educate teachers about it! I enjoyed learning about ccLearn from Paul Trafford over at Educause who saw a presentation recently about Open Courseware Sustainability and ccLearn's part in that.

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