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Instructions for Session 4 - Creative Commons unplugged and remix game

You should follow the OCL4Ed course according to your own time zone. These instructions are for your Monday 30 June & Tuesday 1 July 2014.

Participation in #OCL4Ed has been great. Amazing to have educators from +25 countries sharing ideas on how to share the gift of knowledge in education!

We will now learn how to refine our copyright from all rights reserved to some rights reserved. Creative Commons is the air OER breathes and we now have the prerequisite knowledge of copyright to realise this OER potential by returning to the core values of education, that is to share knowledge freely.


We started our #OCL4Ed journey asking ourselves what we deem fair and reasonable practice with reference to sharing of teaching materials (You can still contribute to the online survey and consult the live results.) Our discussions were guided by the values underpinning our educational vocation and profession. We then explored how copyright works with particular reference to the digital environment and international context. We are now well prepared to unleash the potential of OER using Creative Commons licences.

Creative Commons unplugged

In Session 4 we introduce the free legal tools provided by Creative Commons which we can use to refine our copyright. We will explain how Creative Commons works and introduce the six licences. Finally we will learn about the compatibility among the different licences using the remix game.

We invite participants to share their thoughts and experiences via WikiEducator WENotes, Twitter, Google + and your blogs. (Don't be shy, share your thoughts and learning journey using microblog posts. It's more fun that way.)

Visit the learning console for access to the learning materials and live course feed.

I strongly encourage all participants to allocate a little time to complete one or more of the following E-Activities this week:

We need your help to test and refine the alpha release of the peer evaluation software. I've done my homework this weekend by completing two E-Activities. We will use my submissions as an orientation to the peer evaluation system and looking forward to receiving your evaluations. More information later this week ....

Have a great week!

Wayne Mackintosh