Creative Commons is first and foremost a non-profit organization that supports creators to both retain their copyright and to freely share their creations as they choose, and allows others to Retain, Revise, Reuse, Remix, and Redistribute those creations. Creative Commons is also recognized as a set of free-to-use licenses allowing copyright owners to show how they want their work to be shared. In this online workshop, you will learn more about Creative Commons (CC) and how CC licenses can be used to support the adoption, creation, adaption, etc. of open resources for you and your students.
Our Creative Commons Workshop (created by Emily Schudel as her final project in her Creative Commons Certification program) should take you 2-3 hours to complete, between reading the materials and completing the suggested activities. By the time you complete this workshop, you will be able to:
Find CC-licensed material you can use in your own course(s).
Create, adapt, and share CC-licensed works for your subject area.
Apply the appropriate CC-license to works you create or adapt for your course(s) and release them as Open Educational Resources (OER).
If you have any questions or comments as you go through our workshop, please email Emily Schudel.
Did you know all our eLearning Tutorials were licenced CC-BY? This means that you can take and use, adapt, modify our tutorial documents for any purpose! So, if you want to take our materials and use or adapt them for your own situation, please feel free! The only thing we ask is that, in addition to attributing us as the original authors, if you make improvements, please send them back to us so we can share those improvements with everyone.
And while I have you here, here are the six Creative Commons (CC) licenses that can be created from the four CC licence elements – note that all six licenses require attribution.
“CC BY” allows people to use the work for any purpose.
“BY-SA” allows people to use the work for any purpose, but adaptations must be made available under the same or a compatible license.
“BY-NC” allows people to use the work for any noncommercial purpose (so, they can’t make a profit from the work or adaptations of it).
“BY-NC-SA” allows people to use the work for noncommercial purposes, but must be made available under the same or a compatible license.
“BY-ND” allows people to use the work for any purpose (even commercially) but NOT to adapt it.
“BY-NC-ND” allows people to use only the un-adapted work for noncommercial purposes.
For those of you who would like to see an more visual explanation of these elements and licenses, here is a video from censiCLICK (note that this video also explains the relationship between CC licenses and the public domain, which I will talk more about later in this post).
Some of you may know that last term, I completed the Creative Commons certificate. It was an amazing course, and I highly recommend it to everyone. A great example of how to open assignments up so that you are meeting outcomes through a variety of assessment choices (leaving it up to the learners to decide which assessment type is good for them), as well as a great example of using various online technologies to support learners in how they interacted with the course material.
For the certificate, I completed a number of assignments, all of which are available on one of my personal blog sites, but I thought for this final Open Education Week post, I would share my final assignment with you, an online workshop entitled Integrating Creative Commons Material into your Course(s).
I will be working on revising this workshop for delivery at Camosun this spring (as an asynchronous, self-paced workshop), and would invite anyone out there to provide feedback to me. If you have any words of wisdom or suggestions for me, please either comment on this post, or email me at Schudele@camosun.ca.
Thanks for joining me this Open Education Week 2020! I will continue to share posts on Open with you regularly, so please keep visiting!
Today, I’d like to take a moment, and a short post, to promote an online course offering, available for you, for free, from the Justice Institute of BC: the open, online course Supporting Students with Disabilities in BC Postsecondary . In addition, content in the course and associated resource site are Creative Commons licenced, so material is available for you to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute!
From the website:
“In collaboration with Selkirk and Camosun Colleges, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has developed this course and a resource website to educate trainers on disability issues in the classroom. The purpose of the course is to increase the success of people with disabilities in a trades / technical program by dispelling common myths about students with disabilities and to address faculty’s concerns and questions about different disabilities. It will help each faculty member to obtain the appropriate knowledge and problem-solving skills to offer accommodations and select appropriate teaching strategies for their disabled students. The expectation is that the new techniques learned will help students achieve their full potential and success in their chosen programs.
This multi-modal course can be taken online independently, or in a facilitated face-to-face group. Throughout the course there are several engaging learning activities including scenarios with reflection questions, case studies followed by discussions, and simulation exercises aimed to trigger learner empathy.
This course provides practical information and easy-to-use strategies to help you to better support the learning of students with disabilities in your classrooms and campuses.
At the end of the course, you will be able to
Define what is meant by having a disability and become familiar with a wide range of disabilities and how they impact learning
Identify the concepts of duty to accommodate and understand the process of reasonable accommodation
Apply strategies and tools from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to create an inclusive learning environment to accommodate your students
Develop personal goals, address institution-wide responsibilities and identify next steps for creating inclusive campuses”