Digital Fluency Course. Module 4: Academic Integrity in a Digital Age

In this module learners will be introduced to issues related to academic integrity, which has become a matter of increasing concern in the digital age. Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been widely embraced, and much information and many resources are readily accessible through the internet. However, these available resources may be licensed or copyrighted in a variety of ways, and adhering to this may cause challenges in ensuring academic integrity in higher education.

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.

OER and Open Licenses: The Dual-Pub Solution

There are several different types of CC licenses, and deciding which licenses are appropriate for different circumstances remains a significant point of contention for the OER community.

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