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What?

Free education opportunities on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” as it applies to education, science, research. We offer online courses, face-to-face workshops, and innovative training programs on topics such as Creative Commons licenses, open educational resources, and sharing creative works. Learn about the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” as it applies to education, science, research.

Why?

Universal access to and participation in research, education, and culture is made possible by openness, but not enough people know what it means or how to take advantage of it. We hear about Open Source Software, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access… But what are these movements, who are their communities, and how do they work? Most importantly—how can they help me?

Learning about “open.”

Whatever the field, we seek to help people do what they already do better with the aid of open resources and tools. For example, “open” can help: educators find free, useful resources online; scientists share research and data; artists find music and images for remix.

Who is involved?

We are a community of volunteers from organizations and regions all over the world. The School of Open community is coordinated by Creative Commons (CC) and the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU).

Creative Commons is a globally focused nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. P2PU is a peer learning community for developing and running free online courses. All School of Open courses and resources are licensed to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike or more open license.

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