Creative Commons Offers New Certificate on Open Licensing – WCET Frontiers
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"...In response to the growing use of CC licenses globally, and the corresponding need for open licensing expertise, CC recently developed the CC Certificate. The Certificate is the first official training to develop individual and institutional expertise in open licensing, using CC licenses. The program is an investment in advocates in open movements – a way to build and strengthen their open licensing and “commons” expertise. The CC Certificate The CC Certificate provides an-in depth study of Creative Commons licenses and open practices, uniquely developing participants’ open licensing proficiency and understanding of the broader context for open advocacy. The training content targets copyright law, CC legal tools, as well as the values and good practices of working in the global, shared commons. The CC Certificate is currently offered as a 10-week online course to an English-speaking audience of educators and academic librarians. In 2019, Creative Commons will expand offerings for a wider range of audiences. Creative Commons developed the idea for the CC Certificate after providing support for over 700 community colleges who created new Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the $2 billion U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT program. As TAACCCT grantees began to address the new Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) open licensing requirement within the grant program, Creative Commons recognized the growing need for open licensing training...."