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Open Educational Resources (OERs): Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons?

We unlock the full potential to drive a new era of equitable access to information and creativity, development and productivity when we use Creative Commons licenses. 

What is the Creative Commons?

The Creative Commons is a a set of free and easy-to-use copyright licenses that provide a simple and standardized way to give the public legal permission to share and use your creative work on the conditions of your choice.  

What makes OERs "Open"?

Creative Commons licenses are often applied to OERs to provides rights to adopters. OERs licenses allows adopters to:

  • Retain a copy of the content
  • Reuse the content in a range of ways
  • Revise the content as needed
  • Remix original or revised content with other material
  • Redistribute the original, revisions, and remixes with others

What is the difference between OER and Open Access?
Open access usually refers to research publications, while OER typically refers to teaching and learning materials released under such a license. Read more here or watch the short video below.