Monday, July 13, 2009

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner & Permissions to Use

I have been following with interest the postings that Chris Harris has been doing on his Informancy Blog about AASL restricting the use of the standards for the 21st Century Learner. Harris is raising several questions including pushing for the idea of adopting Creative Commons licensing or looking for some other alternative to allow those in the field to actually use the language within the standards in teaching situations and in discussions within the school library field.

This is surprising as it was a member-created effort and supposedly incorporated lots of input from school librarians. I'm curious about how this will play out. What do you think?

1 comment:

Pam Meiser said...

Thanks for alerting our class about this information! His arguments make sense to me. If we, as librarians, are going to be good role models to our students, then we need to follow the copyright restrictions. And, as this document was a cooperative effort between many groups and individuals, its use should be less restrictive. Kudos to CH for looking up the copyright page when the librarian asked about copying it! Those of us who are in schools are not always as cognizant about copyright as we should be.