So far, we have addressed the history of Creative Commons, how it connects to copyright law, and some of the nuts and bolts of its usage. But why is Creative Commons important for our academic community at Palm Beach State College? Creative Commons is an important aspect of the Open Access, Open Education, and Open Pedagogy movements. When you as a faculty or staff member choose to learn more about these movements and use Creative Commons licensing with your work, you are making education at PBSC more accessible for a variety of students. You also help PBSC become more connected with academic communities around the country and the world by engaging with other scholars and students.
As we have discussed, different CC licenses will yield different permissions for use and distributions of works. See the visual below to learn more about Free and/or Open Resources and how different licenses might apply. You may also want to read the article “Clarification of Free Cultural Works, Open Educational Resources and Open Access” for more information.
Visit the subpages of Open Access and Open Education to learn more.
Creative Commons. (n.d.). Creative commons certificate for educators, academic librarians and GLAM. https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/
West, P.G. (2021). "Clarification of free works, open educational resources, and open access." Medium. Clarification of Free Cultural Works, Open Educational Resources and Open Access | by Paul G. West | Creative Commons: We Like to Share | Medium