Proposal for action: Creative Commons policies for schools

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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.
  • 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