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Ecuador encourages learning, research, and creativity with localized CC licenses

Patricia Escalera, April 21st, 2008

Open education and Creative Commons projects very often go hand-in-hand, just as the talented folks at ccLearn are demonstrating with the Universal education search, Cape Town Open Education Declaration, and ODEPO Project.

A Creative Commons jurisdiction that has really taken to pursuing the goals of open education and related learning initiatives is CC Ecuador, the forty-fifth jurisdiction worldwide to port the Creative Commons licensing suite.

CC Ecuador will celebrate its involvement in the license porting process on Tuesday at 6:00pm at the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) as one of the highlights of the annual Congress for Quality Assurance and Main Challenges in Distance Learning, a 3-day conference focusing on issues in education within Latin America. Creative Commons Board Member Michael Carroll will join the event as a keynote speaker.

CC Ecuador will also be unveiling the university’s open courseware initiative, “Open UTPL,” a project that will offer entire courses, books, study guides, and multimedia content under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ecuador license.

Our warmest congratulations to the CC Ecuador team, Dr. Juan José Puertas Ortega and Carlos Correa Loyola, with team members Dra. Patricia Pacheco Montoya, Abg. Verónica Granda González, and Abg. Gabriela Armijos Maurad.

The localized Ecuadorian licenses will be the second CC licensing suite to be released at Version 3.0 in Spanish, following CC Puerto Rico’s launch this past February. Also, for the first time, we will be publishing our press release in two languages.

Image: Flyer by CC Ecuador. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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