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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Why Share?

“Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content?” video by Nadia Mireles, CC BY 3.0

Choosing an OER license


The CC License Chooser can assist you in selecting a license. In order for materials to be considered OER they must allow users to revise and remix.

The Open Textbook Committee advocates CC BY license for open textbooks

How do I apply a CC license to my work?

Once you’ve chosen the CC license you would like to use, all you have to is indicate which license you are applying to your work. CC also recommends linking to the license URL.  For more information see Marking your work with a CC license.



Except where otherwise noted, content of this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0 license and is adapted from the Creative Commons Certification Course by Creative Commons. CC BY 4.0.