Creative Commons for education

Today Creative Commons announced ccLearn, a new division devoted to promoting the use of freely copyable materials for classrooms and education.

Our mission is to minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials – legal barriers, technical barriers, and social barriers.

* With legal barriers, we advocate for licensing of educational materials under interoperable terms, such as those provided by Creative Commons licenses, that allow unhampered modification, remixing, and redistribution. We also educate teachers, learners, and policy makers about copyright and fair-use issues pertaining to education.

* With technical barriers, we promote interoperability standards and tools to facilitate remixing and reuse.

* With social barriers, we encourage teachers and learners to re-use educational materials available on the Web, and to build on each other's contributions.