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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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Coleen July 27, 2007 - 4:54 pm


I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been checking out your blog as part of an on-going assignment for an ED tech class that I’m taking in the MAC program at the University of Michigan. Many of the tools and technologies that you describe in your posts are new to me, so I’m glad that I found your blog since I can definitely see myself using it as an additional tech resource both for this course and for my actual teaching.


Gary August 3, 2007 - 7:21 am

I wrote about the enthusiasm over CCLearn here.

Gary Stager

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