[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Education] School of Open has launched!

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Wed Mar 13 03:49:59 UTC 2013

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From: Jane Park <janepark at creativecommons.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Education] School of Open has launched!

To: Wikimedia Education <Education at lists.wikimedia.org>

Hey guys, in case you haven't seen School of Open launched its first set of courses today, including several on Wikipedia/Wikimedia: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/37179.

Sign up for these facilitated courses
 this week (sign-up will remain open through Sunday, March 17). These
 courses will start the week of March 18 (next week!). To sign up, 
simply click the “Start Course” button under the course’s menu 
navigation on the left.
Copyright 4 Educators (US) – Sign up if you’re an educator who wants to learn about US copyright law in the education context.

Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) – Sign up if you’re an educator who wants to learn about Australian copyright, statutory licenses and open educational resources (OER).

Creative Commons for K-12 Educators – Sign up
 if you’re a K-12 educator (anywhere in the world) who wants to learn 
how to find and adapt free, useful resources for your classroom, and 
incorporate activities that teach your students digital world skills.Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond – Sign up
 if you want to learn how to edit Wikipedia or improve your editing 
skills — especially if you are interested in and knowledgeable about 
open educational resources (OER) (however, no background in this area is
All other courses are now ready for you to take
 at any time, with or without your peers. They include:
    Get a CC license. Put it on your website
 – This course is exactly what the title says: it will help you with the
 steps of getting a CC license and putting it on your work. It’s 
tailored to websites, although the same steps apply to most other works.    Open Science: An Introduction
 – This course is a collaborative learning environment meant to 
introduce the idea of Open Science to young scientists, academics, and 
makers of all kinds. Open Science is a tricky thing to define, but we’ve
 designed this course to share what we know about it, working as a 
community to make this open resource better.    Open data for GLAMs
 (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) – This course is for 
professionals in cultural institutions who are interested in opening up 
their data as open culture data. It will guide you through the different
 steps towards open data and provide you with extensive background 
information on how to handle copyright and other possible issues.    Intro to Openness in Education
 – This is an introductory course exploring the history and impacts of 
openness in education. The main goal of the course is to give you a 
broad but shallow grounding in the primary areas of work in the field of
 open education.    A Look at Open Video
 – This course will give you a quick overview of some of the issues, 
tools and areas of interest in the area of open video. It is aimed at 
students interested in developing software, video journalists, editors 
and all users of video who want to take their knowledge further.    Contributing to Wikimedia Commons
 – A sister project of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons is a repository of 
openly licensed images that people all over the world use and contribute
 to. This challenge gets you acquainted with uploading your works to the
 commons.    Open Detective – This course will help you explore the scale of open to non-open content and how to tell the difference.

And more… check out all the courses at http://schoolofopen.org/.
Jane Park
Project Manager

Creative Commons

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