Creative Commons proudly highlights the work of CC Network members in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Thanks to CC Network members Paola Corti and Lokesh Rajendran, translations of the CC Certificate content are now available in Italian and Arabic (below). With these translations, over 483 million additional people around the world have access to the course content in their first language.
Augmenting the Italian translation is a country case study, entitled ‘General Principles on “Diritto d’Autore” and Related Rights in Italy.’ This case study provides supplementary information on the rules regulating authors’ rights in Italy. All of the works created are licensed CC BY 4.0 enabling maximum future use.
How is this possible? Upon successfully completing the CC Certificate*, METID – Politecnico di Milano Project Manager and Instructional Designer Paola Corti and National Center for e-Learning Project Manager, Lokesh Rajendran applied their expertise, creating the first language translations to reach their communities’ needs in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Their work with METID- Politecnico di Milano colleagues (Deborah de Angelis and Laura Sinigaglia) and National Center for e-Learning’s Saudi Open Educational Content Program team members (Ahmed Al Mobarak, Saleh Al Khaliwey, Rabah Al Bawardi, Sara Mazen, and Maha Al Sheikh) took between 3-5 months to complete.
Their translation work is an example of what’s possible when educational resources are openly licensed. Creative Commons has licensed its CC Certificate content CC BY with the intent of making the content as useful and accessible as possible. The CC BY license enables anyone to create adaptations (also known as derivatives), such as language translations, to better reach their particular audience needs. We laude these Certificate graduates for their fantastic work, and look forward to highlighting future translations of the CC Certificate content! If you are interested in this work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arabic Translations published on SHMS – Saudi OER Network
Links to CC Certificate materials in Italian: