Learn open practices at School of Open.
Why "open"? Universal access to and participation in research, education, and culture is made possible by openness, but not enough people know what it means or how to take advantage of it. We hear about Open Source Software, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access… But what are these movements, who are their communities, and how do they work? Most importantly—how can they help me?
A collaboration with the public. The School of Open is coordinated by P2PU and Creative Commons, a globally focused nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Volunteers, individual creators and organizational representatives, can design courses for peer learning in study groups or for facilitation by a subject expert.
Learning about "open". The School of Open will offer courses on the meaning and application of “open” on the web and in offline environments. Artists, educators, learners, scientists, archivists, and other creators already improve their fields via the use of open tools and materials. So can you. Get started by taking a course below!
Get involved.Sign up for announcements. We are just getting started—receive major updates leading up to our official launch in early 2013.Join the discussion. Help us build the School! Conceive, create, and test courses with your peers.Learn more. Give feedback on core documents, attend an upcoming workshop, participate in our monthly working calls, and more.