Monday, February 24, 2014

Free Copyright and Creative Commons Courses for Educators

Peer 2 Peer University is again offering some free courses on Copyright and Creative Commons for educators. Copyright for Educators and Creative Commons for Educators begin in March and run through early May. Copyright for Educators has an enrollment limit and requires an application. Creative Commons for Educators does not have an enrollment limit nor does it require an application.

Here are the goals of the Copyright for Educators course:
  • Understand the basic concepts of copyright law.
  • Identify copyright issues in education.
  • Understand when fair use or other copyright exceptions apply to teacher, librarian, or student use of copyrighted content. 
  • Strategize and talk with your students, peers, and administrators about how to use copyright exceptions in education.
These are the goals of the Creative Commons for Educators course:

  • Find educational resources that are open for sharing and remix 
  • Remix open educational resources 
  • Share remixes on the web 
  • Attribute CC licensed materials 
  • CC license your work 
  • Explain CC licenses and how they work 
  • Edit collaboratively 
  • Work transparently 
  • Advocate openness
Thanks to Jacques Cool for sharing the announcement about the courses on Twitter.