Light up the Commons
We are working to make
platforms more discoverable,
collaborative, and user-driven.
Each contribution to the
commons should be a joyful act
Open edX + CC
Has: Base Integration
§ License display is hidden, not linked
§ No clear indication that course can be
reused and remixed
§ Search ﬁlter for reusable CC courses?
§ Course downloadability?
§ Remix capability on platform?
§ Automatic or easy attribution?
Open edX integration
§ CC BY-licensed textbook platform
§ 1/5 degree-granting U.S. colleges
have adopted the textbooks
§ $39 million in savings so far for
academic year 2015/16
§ Additional stats à
§ Wordpress CC-licensing plugin:
creating & managing more attributions
on Lumen platform
§ CC LTI plugin – embed CC content in
§ CC Thin Common Cartridge plugin –
export CC content with LTI links to WP
§ CC BY-SA-licensed OER platform
§ Organizes content into textbooks but
also subject matter “hubs”
§ Community of contributors
§ Usage analytics; featured in 2015
State of the Commons
§ Attribution, credit
§ Thanks for contributions; connecting
users to creators; creators to creators
§ Surfacing impact your work had in the
§ We’re still ﬁguring it out! Ideas?
What do we mean by
§ Total contributions under CC
§ Inactive vs. active contributors
§ Total views of CC content
§ Geographic breakdown
§ Type of user
Ø 2015 report à growth, some breadth, some use
Ø 2016 report à keep baseline; increase global
breadth; add usability, vibrancy… feat. super
interesting content use stat or story from each
State of the Commons
• What do your users want?
• What motivates them to share on
your edX instantiation?
• What “gratitude” features might
further motivate them to share?
• How can we clarify intent behind contributions?
• How can we encourage reuse of content across
and oﬀ platforms?
• Can we create spaces that facilitate sharing and
remix on the platform?
• Can we eﬀectively creating a culture of sharing
and remix through gratitude or other social
Ø One search, all CC-enabled platforms
Ø Information about platforms in results
New CC search