Creative Commons Internship Midsummer Presentations

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The Creative Commons summer interns gave their midsummer presentations to the CC staff yesterday.  Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito was in town, so he sat in on our presentations and gave feedback.  I talked about my main project for the summer: coming up with an internationalization strategy for ccLearn’s OpenEd project.

The OpenEd site (currently in beta) is:

for anyone interested in open education, from Open Ed experts to those new to the field…

This site should help you arrive at a variety of information, whether you are looking for an organization contact, a particular report, guidance on how to license your educational work, or information on where/when a particular conference is being held. However, please keep in mind that thought we host some of these resources (such as event data), most of the information on this site is linked to other sites. Rather than duplicate efforts, we choose to drive traffic to the many excellent, existing resources out there. The goal is for everyone to contribute by adding information and links to sites we have not yet discovered.

OpenEd is a point of departure for people to understand some of the issues and aspirations related to open education, and we expect it to drive interest in creating new forms of media and outreach to help more people understand open education, CC licenses, and hopes for the future.

In related news, the CC interns have been participating in periodic lunch talks with interns from other tech-related non-profits in the area.  Previously, we have “done the Google” and also gone down to Stanford to hear a presentation by Ryan Calo, a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society.  Today, we are headed to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a talk by Seth Schoen called “Information Security Discovers Physics.”

Creative Commons Internship Self-Intro

The summer interns at Creative Commons gave their self introduction presentations to the CC staff today.  I gave a brief 5-minute overview of my life, education and work.  This post is more for self-archiving and documentation purposes, but if you want to see my slides, they are here:

Download ZIP of my self-introduction Keynote presentation.
Download PDF of my presentation (no multimedia).

Summer Internship in SF at Creative Commons

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I will be in San Francisco this summer interning at ccLearn, the education division of Creative Commons.  According to the ccLearn site:

ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons dedicated to realizing the full potential of the internet to support open learning and open educational resources.
Our mission is to minimize legal, technical, and social barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials.

I look forward to put into practice some of the theoretical and techie knowledge I’ve picked up at ITP.  It’s also a great opportunity to live in California for the first time.  Find out who else is interning at CC this summer here.