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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creative Commons

This guide provides information on what OERs are and where you can find them.


Creative Commons licensing allows creators to specify more flexible forms of licensing than copyright allows.  It can allow for a wider variety of uses and modification.



OER is about using and sharing openly licensed works.  However, the topic of fair use often comes up in OER discussions because it is the means by which teachers have frequently shared copyrighted information with their students.  It is helpful to be familiar with copyright and fair use concerns, generally, when discussing OER.

Fair Use & Copyright Information