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Unlocking the Potential of Educational Resources: Creative Commons Certification
Creative Commons (CC) (https://creativecommons.org/) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build and sustain a thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture. Together with an extensive member network and multiple partners, CC builds capacity, develops practical solutions, and advocates for better open sharing of knowledge and culture that serves the public interest.

MHEC’s contract with CC offers a 15% discount for existing and custom Creative Commons licensing professional learning opportunities to staff and institutional members of the Midwestern Higher Education and its sister compacts through June 2023.

In this webinar, Creative Commons will provide an overview of its CC Certificate program (https://certificates.creativecommons.org/), which offers in-depth courses about CC licenses, copyright and open practices for their global, shared digital commons.

Join MHEC as CC shares tips and what to expect in the Certificate program. They’ll share course content, insights from their participant surveys, what’s coming next, and answer any questions. Alumna Andrea Bearman of TrineOnline, will also share her experience completing the CC Certificate, and what she’s done with the knowledge since graduating.

This webinar will be one hour with time allotted for questions. Resources, as they are available, will be posted to our Past Events page of the MHEC website: https://www.mhec.org/convening/past-events.

Oct 4, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jenny Parks
Vice President @Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Jenny Parks is Vice President of Policy and Research at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). She leads the exploration, development, and implementation of projects that help Midwestern postsecondary institutions improve the way they serve students. Jenny has worked at all levels of education and in multiple sectors of higher education having worked with state and federal compliance, institutional research, and policy advocacy. She earned her master's degree in Educational Policy and Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she is pursuing her doctorate in Higher Education from Northeastern University in Boston. Jenny joined the Compact in September 2013.
Jennryn Wetzler
Director of Learning and Training @Creative Commons
Jennryn develops and manages CC training programs including the CC Certificate. She facilitates collaborative projects and partnerships for open education. Prior to CC, Jennryn worked on open policy and open educational resources (OER) at the U.S. Department of State, piloting OER use for public diplomacy and global partnerships. She’s also enjoyed gaining a different perspective of education through international development work in Thailand and Niger. Jennryn has a Masters in ‘Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs’ from American University’s School for International Service. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband Nick, and kids. Jennryn enjoys yoga, podcasts and feeding her more daring friends cooking experiments.
Andrea Bearman
Director of Instructional Design and Development @TrineOnline
Awarded Award for OER Excellence and the PALSave Open Educator Award in 2022, Andrea Bearman is an active OER creator while also training those within Trine University in the adoption of OER. With a background in environmental education instructional design, she has begun expanding her expertise from single lesson plans, to course maps, to entire open textbooks. In 2022 alone, she has written or facilitated the creation of nearly 15 OER textbooks and over 50 OER courses. She has a graduate degree in education and will complete her doctorate in educational technology in 2025. She is passionate about OER both for its accessibility and its innovative potential in all forms of education.