Open-Licensed Content: The Missing Piece


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Open-Licensed Content: The Missing Piece

  1. 2. Session Resources <ul><li> All resources are linked here, as well as step-by-step instructions and other options for hands on activities. This is a wiki. Feel free to add your own links, comments, thoughts, etc. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Why Open Education? <ul><li>Content is central to education and learning.
  3. 4. Differentiating instruction requires the ability to modify and remix content.
  4. 5. Textbooks and proprietary software make it difficult, expensive, and even illegal to do this.
  5. 6. Open content that permits and encourages remixing and sharing is a solution to this.
  6. 7. Sharing is good. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Open Educational Resources (OER) are: <ul><li>Digital
  8. 9. Free and open
  9. 10. Tools, content, and implementation resources
  10. 11. For teachers, students, and lifelong learners </li></ul>
  11. 12. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use
  12. 13. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
  13. 14. Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪ No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA) Recommended for education: CC BY
  14. 15. Creative Commons: <ul><ul><li>CC BY – You can use however you want; just cite the source.
  15. 16. CC BY SA – You can use however you want, but you must cite the source AND license your work under a sharing license.
  16. 17. CC BY NC – You can use only if it is noncommercial (you can’t charge $); cite the source.
  17. 18. CC BY ND – You can use the work but you can’t change it or put it into a bigger work; also cite the source. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Others: <ul><li>GFDL – Share-alike license used by Wikipedia and others.
  19. 20. Public domain – not copyrighted; you can use however you like.
  20. 21. Custom licenses (e.g. morguefile and Stock.XCHNG) </li></ul>
  21. 22. 1 - Sharing open-licensed content building blocks <ul><li>Share a photo under an open license. If you don't have one of your own, you can upload one of ours. Get a slip of paper and find the link for your number. </li><ul><li>Easy: Upload to K12 Open CD.
  22. 23. Medium: Upload to Flickr.
  23. 24. Advanced: Upload to Wikimedia Commons (for inclusion in Wikipedia). </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. 2 – Contributing to an OER <ul><li>Edit or add to an OER. </li><ul><li>Easy: Write a definition for the open dictionary.
  25. 26. Medium: Edit or add to a Wikibook (open-licensed textbooks).
  26. 27. Advanced: Edit or add to a Wikipedia article. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don't be shy! </li></ul>
  27. 28. 3 – Open licensing your own work <ul><li>If you are willing to share your original lesson plans, presentations, handouts, or web-based materials, open license them. </li><ul><li>Easy: Write &quot;licensed under Creative Commons Attribution&quot; (or the license of your choice) on your work or web site.
  28. 29. Medium: Use the CC license wizard. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing is good! </li></ul>
  29. 30. Spreading the word <ul><li>If you like what you learned today, tell three people you know about OER.
  30. 31. Q&A
  31. 32. I'll be in the Open Source playground today and tomorrow from 2-4. Hope you see you there! </li></ul>
  32. 33. Thank you. Licensed under CC BY Karen Fasimpaur [email_address] First screen image credits: Linux computer lab – Michael Surran Linux penguin - Larry Ewing <> with the GIMP Books - Tizzie Globe – NASA Cloud background - Anca Mosoiu