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Be the change [Nov. 1, 2012, 11:16 a.m.]

Probably the best and most impactful part of the dScribe model is the advocacy it generates for sharing what we create in everything we do. We've seen dScribe participants go on to publish all of their courses online, become policy fellows at Creative Commons, and even run their own OER site. dScribe is about carrying forward what you've learned and building awareness for the opportunities and benefits for sharing resources.

Welcome Aboard

There are a lot of folks in education, industry, libraries and nonprofits who care about sharing. Join the conversation by checking out a few organizations, asking questions, sharing information, and reading up on trends, opportunities or changes in Open Education. Remember to check out the communities listed in Connect and Collaborate.

Here are a few groups you may want to consider joining: 

  • P2PU School of Open Community
    • This is the group of dedicated folks doing some hard thinking around how to share our passion, skills, perspective or experiences in Open.

  • Communicate OER
    • Help improve Wikipedia content related to openness in education.

  • Students for Free Culture Discussion List
    • A great list for discussing larger issues in intellectual policy, privacy, internet freedoms and advocacy. 

  • OER Forum 
    • A UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning forum around "Taking OER beyond the OER Community: Policy and Capacity."

These are just a few of the communities, discussion lists, and places to find people who share your interests. Post discussion lists you've found in the comments below and let others know if one of these lists is inactive. 



Start Contributing

Make something. Go to the Daily Create and do today's (or another day's) assignment. Give us a link to your creation in the discussion below. 

  1. Check out the other Daily Create assignments. Have the Creators added a Creative Commons license to their Creations? Can you tell if they've posted them or linked to them in another location outside of the assignment parameters? Why do you think they did this? Why should we do this?
  2. Start a converstation. Is there a Daily Create that you really like? If it's CC licensed, remix it with yours to create something new. If it isn't, ask the Creator if they will share and encourage them to license their Creation. Remix it. Share it. Talk about it.