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Open educational resources (OER)

Find, create and evaluate OER materials, available to legally and freely copy, such as ebooks, images, audio, video and software. Understand copyright and Creative Commons (CC) licences.

Using open educational resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) can be used by others (shared, downloaded, modified), as long as any licence conditions are followed and the original creator is credited.

  • Creative Commons section has information on the different licence types that can be applied to OERs and how this effects the use of the resource.
  • Copyright section has an overview of copyright and how it applies to OERs.

Character sharing papers

Image credit: Original by WMF, character extracted by User:Yuriy Bulka, Sharing-Character, size, CC BY-SA 3.0

Tools with guidance on creating and using OERs