Arizona Professor Releases 2600 Math Videos Under Creative Commons
DYNO-MATH!: Look out Sal Khan. James Sousa (nope, not John Philips), Arizona Phoenix College math instructor and long-time math teacher at the college and K-12 levels, has recently released over 2600 video tutorials covering a wide range of mathematical concepts. Technically, many of the videos have been available on YouTube for a few years, but Sousa has now released the content under a CC-BY license, the least restrictive license that allows reuse for commercial purpose. Clearly Sousa is more concerned with student learning than any other accolades. He provides the following reason for the license change on the Creative Commons website:
“Originally, the videos were licensed CC BY-NC-SA. However, the reason for creating these videos was to help students be more successful in mathematics. To increase student access and more easily share this resource with others, I decided to make the videos more open and change the license to CC BY. I hope the videos will provide a quality math tutorial resource to many.”
Check out Sousa's site, Mathispower4u, for a comprehensive database of all his works.