Proposal for action: Creative Commons policies for schools
Policies for the compulsory sector
Aims of the activity (longer term)
- Increase the adoption of creative commons licencing in schools
Objectives of the activity (short term)
- Create a toolkit to help schools adopt a creative commons policy
Narrative description of what you will do
Develop a WE site that explains, in simple language, the advantages of CC licencing for teachers, community & board:
- Better understanding of how IP works in schools- BoTs own output, fair use etc.
- Help BoTs retain their intellectual property by ensuring a copy remains in the commons even if a teacher removes teaching and learning resources from a school.
- Separation of education from the commercial market. Education is about sharing and collaboration.
- NZ schools don't compete with each other.
- List the major international universities that see value in sharing resources
- List the advantages to a range of schools: rural, primary, secondary, Maori
- NZGOAL framework
- Deeper learning for students/pedagogy better aligned to effective 21st Century- pedagogy
- Improvement of own resources put out under CC licence.
- Develop networks of local content and swap. Northland school developing early history resources, and Canterbury schools developiung geography resources on floodplains.
What inputs are required?
- Find creative commons policies from a range of schools
- Pull together resources explaining Copyright and CC
Group decisions for this activity including who and when.
- Set up the CC Toolkit for schools and port Digital Citizenship resources- Mark. Done. http://wikieducator.org/A_Creative_Commons_Toolkit_for_NZ_Schools
- Post the call for participation to the MLE- Mark
- Set up a group in the VLN and invite participants- Mark
- Contact PPTA ICT Representative- Douglas
- Contact School Trustees Association - Douglas