[cc-community] Teaching Commons: CC at School
rgx at gmx.de
Thu Jun 21 11:11:27 EDT 2007
http://www.teachingcommons.ca/ is only one small example of how Creative
Commons could (and should) enter schools.
As it comes to education and the transfer of knowledge from generation
to generation, the importance of free (and thus mobile) resources
becomes very obvious.
I wonder if there is any larger communities of teachers, dealing with
work sheets and teaching material under free (cc-alike) licence?
Apart from wiki books (possibly host for free school books)
http://creativecommons.org/education/ points to quite few sites.
As for Germany (my home country), there are several community pages
sharing educational stuff - but mostly under pending/unknown licenses.
Possibly, a new set of licences could make sense for schools in order to
make governmental and official institutions use them. Of course it is
better to keep the amount of different licences low (to
ease "share-alike" handling) - but maybe you have an idea for an
attractive "lable" to tag educational stuff with:
Educative Commons / Teaching Commons / Free Knowledge / Public Heritage
P.S.: Thinking about it, an extension of the BY-tag could make sense,
claiming the naming of the parent version and of its first anchestor
like this: Derived from <PARENT WORK>, based on the work <ANCHESTOR>.
This makes it easier to keep track of great amounts of variations of a
work sheet (which might make sense in Math exams for instance).
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