Testimonials

Mayya RevzinaI have taken the Creative Commons Certificate for Educators and have enjoyed the course greatly. In my opinion, the course was very well organized, well structured, and very informative. It was great to receive feedback on assignments from the CC Certificate team. It was also helpful to have the opportunity to provide comments on each assignment and to discuss course-related matters on Slack.—Mayya Revzina, Publishing Rights Manager/Copyright Officer, The World Bank (DC, USA)

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Maran Wolston This course opened doors for me the moment it began, and I see no signs of this stopping. It is a tremendous source of education, opportunity, and inspiration.—Maran Wolston, Faculty (Philosophy) and OER Consultant (Center for Teaching and Learning), Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MN, USA)

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Lokesh Rajendran The course content is well organized. The topics in this course almost cover the entire ecosystem of Openness. Excellent references and case studies. I highly recommended this course for open education practitioners and the ones who are willing to join the open movement. The support and feedback provided by the course staff are commendable. Completing the performance assessments and sharing it with others gave me a sense of satisfaction.—Lokesh Rajendran, Project Manager, SHMS – Saudi OER Network, National Center for e-Learning (Saudi Arabia)

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Colleen Cressman The CC Certificate course gave me the opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of license compatibility. But it was more than that: through the course and conversations with my fellow classmates, I came away with new ideas for opening up my community.—Colleen Cressman, Project Coordinator, Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (MA, USA)

 

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“A well structured and diverse course. Do you think you know everything about Creative Commons? Well, enroll in this programme and see if you can pass the quizzes. I guarantee you that you will have some surprises and, for sure, you will learn new things.” —George Hari Popescu, Project Manager at TRUSTED.RO, Romania

“I wasn’t sure at first if I should take this course because I thought I knew a lot about Creative Commons and CC licenses already. I’m very glad I did take the course because I learned quite a bit more than I had already known. The information is just the right amount, with lots of additional resources if one wants to go further. The assignments were particularly helpful in solidifying my understanding and providing resources that I can reuse in my own advocacy work!”—Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching (Philosophy), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

“The course took the general information about Creative Commons I had already acquired and expanded it into areas that I’d not experienced such as open resources. It rounded out an incomplete mental picture. If you already know something about CC, this will take you farther, but if you are new to CC you’ll leave with a working knowledge and the resources to grow your own mental map.”—Carol Simpson, Assoc. Professor, University of North Texas College of Information, USA

“The fundamentals of copyright, open licensing, and cultures and technologies of sharing creative intellectual products are of absolutely fundamental importance in the everyday lives of scholars and educators today. Creative Commons’ Certificate Program is an intensive but engaging and illuminating way to master these intricacies. This stuff is so important and the CC Cert Program is so powerful that I encourage every single educator and educational policy person I know to take it!” Jonathan Poritz, Associate Professor of Mathematics (and open textbook author … as well as Chair of the Colorado Open Educational Resources Council), USA

“I’m so glad I got the chance to take the CC Certificate for Librarians course in its beta version. It has been an amazing learning experience. As somebody who leads our OER initiative on campus, the opportunity to learn more about Creative Commons licenses on a much deeper level, engage with our instructor and the rest of the cohort to dispel our misconceptions about the licenses enabled me to  have a better understanding of what each CC license means.”—Regina Gong, Librarian and OER Project Manager, Lansing Community College,  USA

“This certification is a ‘must have’ for librarians working with Open Access and Open Educational Resources.  The content is thorough and engaging, and you will feel your confidence growing as you work with the CC licenses each week.”—Jennifer Cournoyer, Director of Library Services, Quinebaug Valley Community College, USA

“I work with minority language speakers as they promote and develop their languages.  For the literacy division of our organization, using CC licenses is already a standard procedure, but I wasn’t aware of this until recently.  I would like to help develop a consistent way to consolidate our knowledge of Open Education Resources and OER ideals within our organization.”—Anonymous

“The peek I had into Open Education Resources was exciting and inspiring! OER can be the building blocks in a movement to change the way education and literacy are done around the world, providing access to those who are cut off due to lack of finances, while at the same time empowering them to adapt resources to fit their needs and cultures or create their own new resources.”—Anonymous