During BootCamp activities, I was introduced to Creative Commons. This was the first time, that I have ever read or heard about Creative Commons (CC), and as I worked my way through the Creative Commons website, the history section revealed that as an educator my life is directly affected by the CC.

Even though Creative Commons as a whole touches my everyday interaction with on the Internet, Open Education has the greatest impact on my day-to-day life. According to the CC, “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.”

Little did I know, before today, the CK-12, KHAN Academy, and edX are who they are in part to CC and the educational path the CC has been blazing since 2007.

The future of education revolves around engaging students in their world and their world revolves around technology. With an ever-changing world, it is essential that teachers have access to tools and resources that can meet individual student needs. At the same time, CC provides another level to education by establishing a platform, School of Open, which educators can use to help students learn about the meaning and impact of open licenses and resources. This opens the doors to unlimited collaborative project resources and applications where students can apply what they are learning to real world problems and creation of potential solutions.


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