We are a global community of volunteers providing free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and innovative training programs on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age. Learn how to add a Creative Commons license to your work, find free resources for classroom use, open up your research, remix a music video, and more!
Start by navigating the projects below. You can also start your own.
Training program leadsThese people design and run training programs that equip their local communities with the tools and resources to build DIY plumbing systems, conduct science experiments, and advance information literacy in schools.
Course creators & workshop leadersThese people create and facilitate online courses and sometimes real world workshops that gather groups of people to explore field-specific topics. For example, as an educator how do you find and utilize free resources for the classroom? As a citizen scientist, how do you get access to academic research and project data? As a freelance video creator how do you discover and remix still and moving images using open tools?
We offer a variety of free online courses on topics ranging from copyright for educators to open science. Our stand-alone courses can be worked through at your own pace at any time, with or without others. Our facilitated courses run for a set period of weeks with an organizer that provides feedback and facilitates discussion.
We run real world training programs for specific groups of learners, like high school students in Kenya, elementary school children in rural China, and librarians in Latin America.