“Higher education is rooted in the belief that the free exchange of knowledge is fundamental to the common good” (7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons, Educause). Therefore, we should promote openess and sharing. Using Creative Commons rather than a copyright “helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world” (Creative Commons). Encourage your students to do so too.
Here’s a quick introduction to Creative Commons (click image to view larger):
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Visit the Creative Commons website to learn more and get started. They make it easy to find the right license you need and provide the logo and information to put on your materials.