Open content licensing for educators

29 November 2012
Open content licensing for educators

The Open Content Licensing for Educators (OCL4Ed) is a free online workshop (3-14 December) designed for educators, students and education policy makers who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses.

This workshop is an initiative of the Open Education Resource Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, international networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education.


This workshop will:

  • Reflect on the practice of sharing knowledge in education and the permissions educators consider fair and reasonable;
  • Define what constitutes an open education resource (OER);
  • Explain how international copyright functions in a digital world;
  • Introduce the Creative Commons suite of licenses and explain how they support open education approaches;
  • Connect with educators around the world to share thoughts and experiences in relation to copyright, OER and Creative Commons.


The course materials were collaboratively developed by volunteers of OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO. The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses.


The workshop will take place from 3 to 14 December. Find more information here.

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Publication Date
 29 November 2012
Area of interest:
Learning & Society
  • engagement with OER
  • information society policy
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