dScribe, short for "digital and distributed scribes," is a participatory and collaborative model for creating open content. It was developed by students and faculty at the University of Michigan to leverage the interest and talent of students in working with faculty and staff to transform educational material into open educational resources (OER). The dScribe model encourages students, faculty, staff, and other interested individuals such as alumni and community members to get involved in not only creating open content, but also generating awareness about the benefits of creating and sharing educational content that is openly licensed and available to people throughout the world.
Are you interested in sharing content that you authored with an audience of educators and learners around the world? We can teach you how to do it. We'll teach you the practical process of how to create and remix legally for publicly available content, including the basics of copyright law, the Creative Commons licensing scheme, and how to review materials for legal concerns (copyright, privacy, and product endorsement) before you make them available to others online.
As of January 2013, we have transitioned our dScribe training to a course at the School of Open at Peer-2-Peer University. The course is open to the public. You can signup and participate at your own pace. Please leave us your feedback and questions in the comments as you go through the course.
Here are some editable versions of our dScribe materials:
See also: Open Policy Development