COPYRIGHT

Ben West

What are Open Educational Resources

Why use OER?

• It eliminates unnecessary duplication of effort by building on existing content

• It removes costs of copyright negotiation and clearance

• Over time, it can engage open communities of practice in on-going quality improvement and assurance2

What to find out more about OER Commons? Go to http://www.oercommons.org/

Why use OER?

• It eliminates unnecessary duplication of effort by building on existing content

• It removes costs of copyright negotiation and clearance

• Over time, it can engage open communities of practice in on-going quality improvement and assurance2

What to find out more about OER Commons? Go to http://www.oercommons.org/

Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) is an internationally active

non-profit organisation that provides free licences

for creators to use when making their work available

to the public. These licences help the creator to give

permission for others to use the work in advance

under certain conditions.

CC provides six core licences, each of which allows

members of the pubic to use the material in different

ways. While there are different CC licences, all CC

licences include certain standard rights and obligations.