Adapting OER

One of the biggest benefits of open educational resources (OER) is that you can tailor existing materials to meet your needs and the needs of your students. Before you start adapting a resource, be sure to check the license on it. Some Creative Commons licenses allow you to use a work as long as you don't change it in any way.


Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free, legal tools. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Creative Commons offers six copyright licenses to choose from when publishing your work.

  • Attribution, CC BY

  • Attribution-ShareAlike, CC BY-SA

  • Attribution NoDerivatives, CC BY-ND

  • Attribution-NonCommercial, CC BY-NC

  • Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike , CC BY-NC-SA

  • Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives, CC BY-NC-ND

Creative Commons pt 2

Choosing and attributing licenses

Video of Creating OER and Combining Licenses Part 2

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