Thursday, July 26, 2007

Launch of Creative Commons Learn: ccLearn

Courtesy of the ever present and alert boingboing we are thrilled to learn of the launch of ccLearn. This is a new dimension of Creative Commons "dedicated to realizing the full potential of the Internet to support open learning and open educational resources (OER)."

ccLearn aims "to minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials — legal barriers, technical barriers, and social barriers."

Creative Commons acknowledges the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in establishing the initiative.

The project is still in its early developmental stages, but given the sense of potential unleashed by resources like Wikipedia there is every reason for all of us involved in educational work to get behind this Creative Commons project and see if we can't liberate some more ground from IP Inc.

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