Notes From an Open Licensing Playbook

English: Three “Layers” Of Creative Commons Li...

Three “Layers” Of Creative Commons Licenses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was at a great webinar today sponsored by CCCOER called “Open Licensing Playbook” and presented by Quill West and Cable Green and hosted by Una Daly of CCCOER.

“Open licensing of instructional materials such as textbooks, videos, and other related resources makes possible free sharing and remixing which reduces cost barriers for students. Creative Commons provides the legal infrastructure for easily sharing creative works including instructional materials but how do the different creative commons licenses indicate a resource can be re-used. Join us for an interactive session of playbook license scenarios where you can test your knowledge of the allowed OER re-use based on license type.”

This webinar reviewed the Creative Commons licenses and gave example problems in use and remixing of work. I was there because, as an education consultant, it is important to keep abreast of what is happening with Creative Commons and open licenses and these webinars are a good way to do that.

There are a lot of answers to questions about licenses at the Creative Commons FAQ:

Dcc-licensingecisions about licensing start with what you plan to do with the materials: local, sharing, and grants.

This interesting case about NC licenses (still in process):

There was a review of the latest license version (CC 4.0) and some helpful tools:

Best practices in marking your work with the appropriate CC license:

Attribution builder from OpenWA:

We were reminded to use “TASL”: Title, Author, Source, License

Definitions of OER:

I appreciated the refresher course in Creative Commons and the links to all the latest. I highly recommend the CCCOER webinars.

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