Under the umbrella of the OpenMed project, and as part of our mission to widen participation in Open Education in the South Mediterranean, we have organised a webinar on “Open Licensing in the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education projects” with Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons.
More than 130 participants from 20 countries registered to the webinar, and almost all of them are involved in one or more Erasmus+ projects with the South-Mediterranean countries, representing approximately 70 Erasmus+ projects funded by the European Union.
The webinar provided an overview of Creative Commons open licenses which can be applied to the Erasmus+ projects’ results, to make project outputs available for the public
The Erasmus+ Open Access requirement ensures that the resources created with the support of the Erasmus+ public funds, are shared freely for the public under an open license, and guarantees freedom and flexibility to other educators in Europe and around the world to revise and remix the work in the way that they might want to.
During the webinar, Cable Green presentes the set of Creative Commons licenses that works for the Erasmus+ Open Access requirements, which is the same set that works for Open Educational Resources in general. The OER compliant and not compliant CC licences are presented below:
Those who are responsible for an Erasmus+ project, might use one of the CC licences in the in the green bar area, and try to be as close to the top as you are willing to be, Cable said. Choosing a more restrictive license makes more complicated for other educators to revise and remix the work in the way that they might want to.
The recording of the webinar, the transcript, and the slides of the webinar are available HERE.
We are grateful to Cable Green for delivering such interesting webinar, and we hope that by making this work publicly available, we can embody the principles of openness and collaboration underpinning open education.