This month, Creative Commons is celebrating its fifth birthday. Creative Commons is a flexible way for creators to decide for themselves what level of copyright protection they choose for their work. Creative Commons has had a profound impact in the world of education. For example, MIT provides open access to its course materials through Creative Commons licensing and allows educators around the world to use and adapt those materials locally. Sharing learning? That’s a profound idea.
However, in Canada, we currently face copyright legislation that will have significant impact on educators & learners. If you’re Canadian, don’t stay silent.