Keeping up with the Commons #4

Going back to school with Creative Commons

Students Studying at Cathedral Senior High School in New Ulm, Minnesota, no known copyright restrictions

Want to stave off a teacher’s dirty looks? Share your resources! This week at HQ we’ve been celebrating everything that makes education great, from Open Educational Resources to adorable students explaining what the licenses mean. We also have updates on the Great Minds case, our new website, and the very big announcement of our global summit!

  1. Our Global Summit will be in the great city of Toronto, CA April 28–30. All your friends will be there.
  2. Excellent, practical post from Cable Green about how to find and use #OER as an educator.
  3. Ever wondered what we actually do all day? Check out this update!
  4. Keeping the commons usable for all: Ryan Merkley’s comment on protecting noncommercial uses of our license.
  5. An inspiring interview with Jane-Frances Agbu, an open educator in Nigeria.
  6. Digital skills for researchers from Software Carpentry.
  7. A sleek new look for the most important website you’ll see today.
  8. How Public Lab works with schools and communities to promote citizen science.
  9. Ever wondered what the true cost of textbooks is? Dig into the data with Lumen Learning.
  10. “Creative Commons is very pleased by Open Up Resources’ plans to build the highest quality K-12 instructional content.” Nice words about “Open Up Resources”
  11. Fiona McAllister told us how her educational institution cultivates a culture of knowledge sharing.
  12. The EU Commission Copyright Proposal is leaving users in the dark.

Your moment of inspiration

My my, how far we’ve come!

It’s an early incarnation of a CC site! Screengrab from Jonathan Zittrain’s talk at the Berkman Center this week. Thanks, Jonathan!