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!”

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!”

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!”

Kevin Corcoran Interview

CC Certificate Graduate on the Ripple Effect of Open Licensing Expertise for K12 Pedagogy

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”

ALA CC Book Cover

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”

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!”

ALA CC Book Cover

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””