Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

Movements for change

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What is Creative Commons and how does it work? Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers? What is open scholarship and what does it have to offer me?


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Giving it all away

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Increasingly, due to the good offices of Creative Commons, much of the content on the web can be legally repurposed or appropriated for other use. A lot of art and music could be said to be 'derivative' - and there have been many court cases and fallings out over this grey area of creativity, but here's my point: I don't mind at all if other people borrow my content for their own purposes, as long as they attribute it to me and don't make any commercial profit at my expense.

Opening spaces, open learning

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I'm enjoying the workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) here in Windhoek, Namibia. Today, the workshop for Quality Assurance Agencies is addressing the concept of OERs and how they can be quality assured. Creative Commons and IPR issues have already been raised, and this afternoon we continue round table discussions with representatives from a number of African countries, and delegates from Holland, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.

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The ivory towers are crumbling

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Another threat is Creative Commons which has an entire range of licencing agreements which variously enable users to modify, extend and share versions of the original work. Image source The ivory towers are crumbling by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship Intellectual property is a strange and difficult concept.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course


These photos are all open licensed Creative Commons images. In fact I’ve used Creative Commons images, videos and audio throughout the course. These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) and both the course and its accompanying textbook titled Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are also licensed through Creative Commons as OERs. LearnDash is being used to power elearning programs of all shapes and sizes.

What if they threw a party and none of us came?

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Image source What if they threw a party by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE Academic publishing is changing. Has to, because the old model of academic publishing is sadly outmoded.

Wayne's world

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Image source Wayne's world by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 education OER learning #eif2011 Portugal Efquel forum Wayne MackintoshWayne Mackintosh's world vision of free learning for all is one that is shared by countless educators around the world. We all want to see quality learning provided, especially to the populations of the less well-off nations of the world.

Four game changers

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It was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. There is growing presence and force behind this vision, and as the OER movement gains traction and impetus, we should expect to see some changes in the way universities offer their programmes of study. OER computer games social media OLPC

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