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!”
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 son Ezra. Jennryn enjoys teaching yoga and feeding her more daring friends cooking experiments.
Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY
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”
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!”
After running 26 CC Certificate courses, and certifying hundreds of graduates, CC is exploring the way the courses impact graduates and their communities. In this interview, we highlight one CC Certificate graduate’s work within Connecticut, a #GoOpen state, and celebrate the momentum he’s built in open education. This interview is with Kevin Corcoran. Kevin is the … Read More “CC Certificate Graduate on the Ripple Effect of Open Licensing Expertise for K12 Pedagogy”
We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) to create the print companion to the CC Certificate has finally come to fruition! The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s … Read More “Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available”
The UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation was unanimously adopted on November 25 by 193 UNESCO member states at the 40th UNESCO General Conference. This milestone offers a unique opportunity to advance open education around the world. Why does it matter? This Recommendation is an official UNESCO instrument that gives national governments a specific list … Read More “NGO Network to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation”
To date, the CC Certificate has only been available in English. However, thanks to the incredible efforts of CC Global Network members, the CC Certificate course content (e.g., readings, articles, etc.) is being translated into multiple languages. In particular, we are proud to highlight the work of CC Network members in Italy and Saudi Arabia. … Read More “Millions Now Have Access to the CC Certificate in Italian and Arabic!”
As part of the drafting committee, Creative Commons (CC) fully supports the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) on which the member states will vote at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November. We laud the multitude of national governments and open education experts engaged in the development of this international … Read More “We Support the UNESCO Recommendation on OER”
The Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) is a passionate community that lights up our vibrant, collaborative, global commons. The CC Network is also critical to our mission of sharing. To support CC Network members, we launched a scholarship program for CC Certificate courses. Today, we are proud to highlight our first 10 CC Certificate Scholarship … Read More “Meet Our First CC Certificate Scholarship Recipients!”
From June—August 2019, Creative Commons hosted eight CC Certificate classes for Academic Librarians and Educators. Participants in the classes studied Creative Commons licenses, copyright, the public domain, and open practices. Certificate students developed open licensing proficiency and deepened their understanding of the broader context for open advocacy. See examples of the assignments participants shared under … Read More “Congratulations to Our 157 June CC Certificate Graduates!”