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Digital Fluency Course: Module 2 - Working with OER

This module is aimed at providing the learner with basic guidance on OER, including underlying concepts, and encouraging practical use of OER. The first topic covers the basic definition of OER, their forms and repositories. Topic two introduces the learner to OER licensing, particularly Creative Commons licences (CC). The third topic covers ways that OER can be adapted and produced. Topic four highlights the importance of an institutional OER policy and its associated formulation considerations.      

Open Content Licensing: A Three-Step Guide for Academics

This guide will enable academics to make informed and purposeful decisions about
licensing their work openly.

Copyright and Open Educational Resources

Introduction to copyright and licensing; What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Key OER Projects from around the world and key licensing resources.

OER Copyright and Licensing Toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work.

Guidelines for developing OER at UWC Faculty of Dentistry

These guidelines have arisen from the University of Western Cape (UWC) Faculty of Dentistry’s experiences of participating in the African Health OER pilot project. It covers copyright policy, attribution and acknowledgement procedures, and the peer review

Defining Noncommercial: A Study of How the Online Population Understands "Noncommercial Use"

In 2008-09, Creative Commons commissioned a study from a professional market research firm to explore understandings of the terms “commercial use” and “noncommercial use” among Internet users when used in the context of content found online.

Draft New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (NZGOAL)

This draft New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework (NZGOAL)(a) sets out a series of open access and open licensing principles, for non-copyright information and data and copyright works, respectively; (b) advocates the use of:(i) clear

Licensing & Marking Your Content with Creative Commons

With Creative Commons licenses, you keep your copyright but share your creativity. CC licenses allow others to copy and distribute your work, provided they give you credit and follow the conditions you specify. CC licenses are a great choice for musici

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, re-purposing,

Open Content Licensing (OCL) for Open Educational Resources

This paper outlines a legal mechanism that has been developed, known as open content licensing that provides copyright owners with a facility for sharing their content with the world and thereby establishing a zone or space on the Internet for lawful and


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