Presentation given at Open Education Conference 2015 in Vancouver British Columbia, November 19, 2015.
Description: In March of 2015, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, Creative Commons launched an open business model initiative aimed squarely at showing how Creative Commons licenses can, and are, used by business, nonprofits and governments. This initiative emerged out of a need to show how organizations and creators can produce OER and other Creative Commons licensed works in a way that generates social good in sustainable and financially sound ways.
Creative Commons open business model initiative is being done in an interactive community-based way using an open business model canvas and an online community for sharing and discussion. Creative Commons directly collaborates with organizations using a process that supports both autonomous and collaborative design, development of open business model designs, and ensuing analysis of the results.
In this panel presentation, organizations who worked with Creative Commons to generate an open business model will share their experience. They will describe their motivations, explain how they engaged in the Creative Commons open business model process, outline what they learned, and reveal new opportunities and directions they took as a result.
Creative Commons will describe the tools and processes it used and how those tools and processes evolved and changed through community interaction. Latest versions of tools and process will be compared to starting ones and made available to all participants. Analysis insights from both panel organizations and Creative Commons will be shared.
Creative Commons will outline open business models lessons learned, the types and categories of open business models that emerged, and summarize key findings. Next steps, opportunities for participation and future plans will be described.
Attendees of this session will gain:
- an understanding of the open business model initiative and process
- hands on access to the open business model canvas and other tools they can use to develop their own open business model
- knowledge and insights into how open business models work
- strategies and tactics they can incorporate into their own open business model initiative
- the opportunity to get involved in the initiative in an open and collaborative way