Be the change [Jan. 4, 2013, 11:42 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.
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.
Make it a Routine
Build openness into your day. Make it a part of some routine so that you're thinking about new ways to share and participate in the culture of openness. Sometimes the best way to do that is to just make something - be creative. Try this Daily Create (from the DS106 community!) challenge: