Jennryn Wetzler

Jennryn Wetzler

Jennryn Wetzler
Assistant Director, Open Education
Jennryn supports CC's OER efforts and manages the CC Certificate.
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 son Ezra. Jennryn enjoys teaching yoga and feeding her more daring friends cooking experiments.

Photo credit: Priscilla C. Scott, CC BY

Jennryn's News

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Our Book, “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians,” Is Now Available

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”

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A Coalition to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation

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 “A Coalition to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation”

Millions Now Have Access to the CC Certificate in Italian and Arabic!

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!”

Congratulations to Our 157 June CC Certificate Graduates!

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!”

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Book Preview: “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians”

Over the last several months, Creative Commons has collaborated with the American Library Association (ALA) on the first-ever print complement to the CC Certificate program—and we are thrilled to announce that the book will be available in November!   The CC Certificate program is Creative Commons’ official training in open licensing. It targets copyright law, CC … Read More “Book Preview: “Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians””

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CC Certificate Changes and Improvements for 2019

  12/6/18 UPDATE: January 2019 courses have only seven tickets left!  Background: The CC Certificate provides an-in depth study of Creative Commons licenses and open practices, developing participants’ open licensing proficiency and understanding of the broader context for open advocacy. The course content targets copyright law, CC legal tools, values and recommended practices of working … Read More “CC Certificate Changes and Improvements for 2019”