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Teach it!

You've got everything you need, now find an unwitting victim and TEACH!


Presumably you've had someone or some group of learners in mind when you set out on this journey. If not, think of one that might find your resources helpful. What's the best way to share these resources with those learners? How will you use the resources you've collected? Do you imagine teaching people face-to-face or publishing a web tutorial for anyone in the world to access?
Are you planning to share a bunch of math videos with your niece on YouTube? Maybe you could make a playlist for her or simply send the links in an email. As with everything else in this course, the answers are up to you. How you hope to teach your topic will determine how you share the resources you've collected. The only constants are that they will be organized and attributed (and OPEN!). 


  1. Teach it. You have the open content, now go out and teach someone something.
  2. Share your story. Communities love stories, especially those behind a well assembled resource. Consider documenting the reasoning behind creating the resource you did.
  3. Share your resources. Choose where and how you're going to share your work, and post the links here. Where: You can revisit the list of websites and platforms where you found your resources or check out the Hints section below for places to share your work. How: For help deciding how to share your work, eg. under which CC or open license, see the Get CC Savvy challenge


If you want to learn more about web publishing, teaching methods, or digital storytelling, all of which might help you teach your topic of interest, P2PU has courses on these topics. 
Some great places for sharing your teaching resource might be Vimeo or YouTube for videos, Flickr for photos, or Connexions or Curriki for educational resources. Check out this Creative Commons wiki page for tutorials on how to publish your work under a CC license on these and other platforms.
You can even share on your own website or blog powered by platforms like Tumblr and WordPress. The CC license chooser gives you easy to copy-and-paste html for these purposes.


Report back on teaching -- what didn't go over so well and why? What worked, what resources best served your purpose?

How did you decide to share your work the way you did? Which license did you choose and why? What other options did you consider, and why did you rule them out? Did any challenges come up?



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Task Discussion

  • Elizabeth said:

    Here is my info.gram (this is the first time I've used this service) which, hopefully, explains the concept of aperture to a beginner.  I used one standard youtube video and two CC images. I love the video by Mike Browne. Jane helped me find the link to the standard youtube license. This license indicates that you can embed any video as long as youtube provids that functionality, so I think I'm good with that.

    • You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or the Content without YouTube's prior written authorization, unless YouTube makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Service (such as the Embeddable Player).

    The two images were CC 3.0 attribution (us) and I think will definitely help. One of the images clearly shows the inverse relationship between the size of the aperture and the f-number, and the other one displays depth of field. I think it would be fun for my students to create their own 'vocab' infographic using CC in future.

    I went over this with our Communications Director who is starting to branch out of her DSLR 'automatic' mode. She seemed to understand!

    I shared my work with a CC 3.0 attribution license, basically because that's how the others were shared. I think people should be able to adapt things to fit their needs!

    on April 4, 2014, 1:14 p.m.