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Matt McGregor - Creative Commons in Schools


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Presentation from the CC in Schools events on March 12, 13 and 17.

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Matt McGregor - Creative Commons in Schools

  1. 1. Our goal: “To realise the potential of the internet.”
  2. 2. Our goal: “Universal access to research and education, full participation in culture.”
  3. 3. More free More restrictive 1 1. Free Licences
  4. 4. 2. Projects
  5. 5. Schools: Creative Commons Policies
  6. 6. Let's begin with the obvious.
  7. 7. First point: It’s becoming much easier to access and reuse works online.
  8. 8. Second point: It hasn't always been easy to build on other works.
  9. 9. Family watching television, c. 1958. National Archives and Records Administration. 1944 – 2006. No known copyright.
  10. 10. Third point: The technical barriers to access and reuse are dropping
  11. 11. Screenshot from ‘Lego Life Lessons - Safety Tips for Walking to School’ by the Manning Brothers. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike licence.
  12. 12. Fourth point: Obvious potential to share a massive amount of educational resources for reuse
  13. 13. 50,000+ teachers 2,500+ schools Enormous potential to save time, money & frustration.
  14. 14. 50,000+ teachers 2,500+ schools Enormous potential to share & collaborate.
  15. 15. Fifth point: The legal barriers to dissemination & reuse remain.
  16. 16. Copyright is very restrictive. Automatic. Applies online. No 'c' required. Lasts for 50 years after death.
  17. 17. This means you legally need an exception or permission.
  18. 18. Exception = Fair Dealing (v limited)
  19. 19. Permission = 1. Collecting society licences (limited) 2. Creative Commons (open) 3. Out-of-copyright (v open) 4. Other forms of permission
  20. 20. Sixth point: Teachers don’t own copyright to resources they produce in the course of their employment.
  21. 21. Seventh point: Most schools don't have clear IP policies on sharing & reuse.
  22. 22. “Grayson, Westley, Stanislaus County, Western San Joaquin Valley, California. Seventh and eighth grade class in Westley school after lesson in Geography” 1940, US National Archives 83-G-41445, via Flickr. No known copyright. What to do?
  23. 23. Open education is global: US: $2 billion TAAACT Grant Utah & CA: open textbook Mongolia: OER Hub Latin America: Project LATiN Poland: Open textbooks & across India, Africa, EU, Asia...
  24. 24. And New Zealand is leading the way: 40-50 CC schools (up from 4 in March 2013) Otago Poly and Lincoln U OER Universitas OER Foundation Next step: Other NZ resources
  25. 25. How we can help: Workshops Web resources Print resources Mentors/community
  26. 26. How you can help Tell us about your experiences!
  27. 27. @cc_Aotearoa This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. QUESTIONS?