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What are Open Educational Resources?
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. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
"OER defined" by The Hewlett Foundation is licensed under a CC BY 3.0 license.
Rion Huffman, Assistant Professor in Graphics & Imaging Technologies, led two presentations in April of 2015 in the CTLT. Below are his presentations, both licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY NC license.
Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons, speaks to Pitt State faculty on February 27, 2015.
Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER by Dr. Cable Green is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through fee legal tools.
These free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”
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.
Most Open Education Resources take advantage of Creative Commons licensing.
This work, "What is Creative Commons?", is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Below is a brochure produced by Rion Huffman, Assistant Professor, Graphics & Imaging and Marisa Windisch, PSU Graphics & Imaging student, discussing the use of Creative Commons (CC) in the classroom.
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Below are a few OER resources. For additional information, please visit the PSU Axe Library's OER Initiative resource website.