Jennryn Wetzler

Jennryn Wetzler

Jennryn Wetzler
Director of Learning and Training
Jennryn develops and manages CC training programs including the CC Certificate. She facilitates collaborative projects and partnerships for open education.
Jennryn Wetzler

Prior to CC, Jennryn worked on open policy and open educational resources (OER) at the U.S. Department of State, piloting OER use for public diplomacy and global partnerships. She’s also enjoyed gaining a different perspective of education through international development work in Thailand and Niger.

Jennryn has a Masters in ‘Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs’ from American University’s School for International Service. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband Nick, and kids. Jennryn enjoys yoga, podcasts and feeding her more daring friends cooking experiments.

Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY

Jennryn's News

Open Education Week 2022 Lightning Talks: Recordings and Slides

In honor of Open Education Week (March 7-11, 2022), the Creative Commons Open Education Platform community offered Lightning Talks, or  seven-minute presentations on specific updates or stories in open education. Moderated by Stephen Downes, the lighting talks covered everything from leveraging tax legislation for open education funding, to theories and practices around OER, fireside stories … Read More “Open Education Week 2022 Lightning Talks: Recordings and Slides”

Claim your CC GLAM Certificate Scholarship ticket this week–there are a few left!

Creative Commons is thrilled to announce our first CC Certificate scholarships for our newly launched GLAM course. If you would like to nominate a member of the CC Global Network or Open GLAM community for a scholarship – who has contributed to Open GLAM efforts – please read below.  The scholarship will help individuals seeking … Read More “Claim your CC GLAM Certificate Scholarship ticket this week–there are a few left!”

Open Education Week 2022: Join our latest round of Open Education Lightning Talks

Join the CC Open Education Platform on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 at 9 p.m. UTC / 4 p.m. EST for an Open Education Week round of Open Education Lightning Talks. By popular demand, the CC Open Education Platform is bringing back our Open Education Lightning Talks Series. We are kicking off the first round of … Read More “Open Education Week 2022: Join our latest round of Open Education Lightning Talks”

Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information … Read More “Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training”

CC Certificate Alumnus, Mostafa Azad Kamal on his work with open education policies and practice

The Creative Commons Certificate program provides unique training courses for educators, academic librarians and the GLAM community (galleries, libraries, archives and museums). Certificate courses are an investment in open movements, training people on copyright, open licensing, and the ethos of working with our global, shared commons using CC licenses. After launching in 2018, and certifying … Read More “CC Certificate Alumnus, Mostafa Azad Kamal on his work with open education policies and practice”

Creative Commons (CC) Certificate: available in Yorùbá, Burmese and Turkish!

The CC Certificate is a global learning opportunity covering open licensing and the ethos of sharing. The Certificate is built with the intention of adaptation and remix. While the CC Certificate courses address (1) educators, (2) academic librarians, and (3) the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) communities, everyone is welcome. We seek opportunities to … Read More “Creative Commons (CC) Certificate: available in Yorùbá, Burmese and Turkish!”

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CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!

Creative Commons is proud to announce six winning project proposals from the inaugural round of the CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund! The CC Open Education Platform is a vibrant, international network of over 1120 open education advocates, educators, librarians, lawmakers, graduate students, and more, spanning 79 countries. This year, CC launched an activities fund … Read More “CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!”

Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio!

Creative Commons provides educators and the expertise they need to harness Open Educational Resources (OER). We strive to make education more accessible to more people around the world. One way we do this is through our CC Certificate training, which is licensed CC BY 4.0 and available for use.  Today, we’re delighted to announce our … Read More “Say What? Jonathan Poritz Records All CC Certificate Content As Openly Licensed Audio!”

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Leveraging OER for COVID-19 Response Efforts and International Partnerships

This post was written in collaboration with Jan Gondol, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Karolina Szczepaniak, and Spencer Ellis. A portion was also published on the Open Government Partnership’s website. Currently, we face both a swell of support for open educational resources (OER) and devastating upheaval of our traditional education systems. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1.5 billion … Read More “Leveraging OER for COVID-19 Response Efforts and International Partnerships”

2020 CC Certificate Scholarship Recipients

Creative Commons Welcomes Our 2020 CC Certificate Scholarship Recipients!

The CC Certificate aims to increase our global community’s expertise in open licensing and awareness of our shared, digital commons.  Our first goal is to train at least one person interested in open licensing in every country and territory, around the world. So far, we have CC Certificate graduates from 44 countries and counting! One … Read More “Creative Commons Welcomes Our 2020 CC Certificate Scholarship Recipients!”