Encouraging the Ecology of Creativity (PDF from CreativeCommons.org)
VIDEO: Why Open Education Matters (2:27)
Why is the Open Source model compelling for learning and research?
VIDEO: Get Inspired [making education more affordable] (OpenStax)
VIDEO: Supporting Students to Succeed with Open Education (Lumen Foundation)
VIDEO: Open Source Cancer Research - TED Talk by Jay Bradner
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. They include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge." - Hewlett Foundation
What can I do with OER?
Open content uses free license that grant users permission to:
Retain - Make, own, and control (download, duplicate, store, and manage)
Reuse - Use the content in a wide range of ways (in class, study group, website, video, anthology, in software)
Revise - Adapt, adjust, customize, or alter the content (translate, modify, reorganize, change formats)
Remix - Combine original or revised content with other material to create something new (mashup, anthology, package)
Redistribute - Share copies of the original content, your revisions or remixes (share publicly online, give a copy to a friend)
This material is based on original work by David Wiley, and you can download, edit, and share the original for free under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license from: http://www.opencontent.org/definition
All original content on this page, "Open Education Resources" by Anita Walz and Virginia Tech University Libraries, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 3rd-party content including, but not limited to images and linked items, are subject to their own license terms.
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