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Open Educational Resources (OER): Copyright

Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational material that are freely available for teachers and students to use, adapt, share, and reuse.

What is Creative Commons?

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

Apply a Creative Commons License to make your work re-usable on your terms. The chart below explains the different Creative Commons licenses and what the licenses allow others to do with your work. 


CCCOER - Copyright and Licensing with OER Webinar 9/18/2019

Creative Commons, the 5Rs, and OER

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