Open content licensing for educators (OCL4Ed)

What and When?

Another free professional development opportunity from the OER Foundation
4 – 18 September 2013


This OCL4Ed micro Open Online Course (mOOC) will be facilitated by the UNESCO OER Chair network in support of capability development for theUNESCO 2012 Paris OER Declaration (See video from Abel Caine, Programme Specialist for OER at UNESCO.). The OCL4Ed 13.09 course is sponsored by the OER Foundation and the Commonwealth of Learning.
Otago Polytechnic will provide optional credentialing services for this mOOC which will carry credit towards the Open Education Practice elective of theGraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education.
The collaborative development of this course was enabled by volunteers from the: WikiEducator community,OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from the UNESCO Office for the Pacific states.


Wayne Mackintosh

Wayne Mackintosh

Director, OER Foundation and COL Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic and UNESCO OER Chair elect at Otago Polytechnic.
See: Bio & welcome video
Rory McGreal

Rory McGreal

UNESCO-COL Chair in OER at Athabasca University.
See: Bio & welcome video

Tel Amiel

UNESCO OER Chair elect at the State University of Campinas.
See: Bio & welcome video

How to Register

Register online for Open Content Licensing for Educators 13.09


Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resourcescopyright, andcreative commons licenses. This workshop will:

  • Reflect on the practice of sharing knowledge in education and the permissions educators consider fair and reasonable;
  • Define what constitutes an open education resource (OER);
  • Explain how international copyright functions in a digital world;
  • Introduce the Creative Commons suite of licenses and explain how they support open education approaches;
  • Connect with educators around the world to share thoughts and experiences in relation to copyright, OER and Creative Commons.